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Starwood releases details of its Spring promotion

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The Starwood Preferred Guest Quarter 1 2014 promotion will be called “Bring On The Nights”.  This could be of interest if you are likely to be staying at a Sheraton, W, Westin, aloft, Luxury Collection, Le Meridien etc hotel next Spring.

There is a holding web page now available although you cannot yet register.

SPG Starwood 350

It is certainly a straightforward one:

  • You will earn 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every 5 nights (nights need not be consecutive) up to 20 nights
  • You will earn an additional 5,000 point bonus on your 25th night

This is not uber-generous – with a Starpoint worth 1.5p – 2p in my mind, you are effectively getting an extra £10 per night in rewards.

This obviously accelerates if you hit 25 nights, but the qualifying period is only January 5th to April 30th.  Given the relatively modest number of SPG properties in Europe, that will be very tricky.

I will let you know when registration opens up.  Competing promotions from the other chains should drip out over the next few weeks.

One thing to note is that registration closes on February 28th despite the April 30th closing date. Starwood is particularly bad at this, effectively disenfranchising people who don’t know their hotel plans well in advance.  It will be worth registering just in case, on the off-chance that you end up in an SPG hotel on short notice on business.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (September 2022)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points, £200 travel credit and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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