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Sheraton, part of the Starwood Preferred Guest programme, has launched an interesting promotion for anyone booking a club / executive lounge level room at its 350 Club lounge hotels this Autumn.
Until 2nd December, you will receive:
500 bonus SPG points for a one-night Club stay
1,000 bonus SPG points for a two-night Club stay
3,000 bonus SPG points for a 3+ night Club stay
There is no limit to the number of times you can earn the bonus. However, all stays must be paid for with an American Express card.
I value SPG points at a touch over 1.5p each based on recent redemptions. That would represent £45 of value on a 3-night stay, which might be enough to tilt you towards taking a club level room.
Because SPG benefits are not incredibly generous for SPG Gold (mid tier) members, a club room can be a decent option. You would receive free breakfast in the lounge plus evening drinks and snacks. Sheraton also offers free wi-fi in its lounges – SPG Gold members can claim free in-room wi-fi, of course, but that means turning down the alternative of 250 SPG points.
Interestingly – for anyone who thinks it is only expense-account business travellers who book into the executive lounge – Sheraton claims that 46% of Club bookings are from tourists. 41% are from business travellers whilst the balance are on a combined ‘work and holiday’ trip.
Note that this promotion is ONLY available at Sheraton hotels and no other SPG brand. Full details and booking information can be found here.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)
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.
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 Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
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