Starwood Preferred Guest (Sheraton, Westin)

Starwood Preferred Guest is the loyalty scheme for Westin, Sheraton, aloft, Le Meridien and St Regis hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Starwood Preferred Guest which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

FINAL WEEK: Exclusive Billhop discount for HfP readers – pay (almost) any bill with your Amex card

Back in September we first wrote about Billhop, a Swedish company that lets you pay almost ANY bill with a credit or charge card – including American Express cards. You can probably imagine how this situation could be useful in your points collecting …. If […]

Bits: Hilton boost Waldorf status benefits, £100 Amex / Royal Lancaster offer, Waldorf and Mandarin expand in London

News in brief: Hilton Honors improves Gold and Diamond benefits at Waldorf Astoria hotels Hilton Honors has announced a small but welcome improvement to their programme which removes one of the anomalies. From Monday, all Waldorf Astoria properties will offer complimentary continental breakfast or an […]

Bits: booking a hotel this week?, 80% bonus buying Hilton points, 35% discount on SPG points

News in brief: Booking a hotel this week? There was a spike in readership to our hotel pages yesterday so it seems that people are looking to get some bookings in place during this quiet(er) time between Christmas and New Year. As a reminder, here […]

REGISTER NOW for Starwood’s new Spring 2018 promotion

Three days ago we looked at the new Marriott Rewards promotion, Megabonus, for Spring 2018 (click here).  This offers 2,000 bonus points per stay, or 3,000 points at weekends. Starwood has now launched its own Spring promotion.  With Starwood now owned by Marriott, the promotion […]

Bits: EXCELLENT £994 Club World fare to California, the Starwood Amex may not be on its last legs ….

News in brief: British Airways selling Oakland for £994 in Club World British Airways has quietly started selling tickets to Oakland in California for £994 return for travel in January or February. (EDIT: This fare appears to have been withdrawn early despite the 14th December […]

Why the Starwood Amex credit card is a mess – and why you should get it!

If you have never considered getting the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card, there are some good reasons why you should. Before I explain why, here is some background. Hotel credit cards in the UK are currently on a bit of a roll.  I […]

What are the best hotel promos currently available? (registrations close today)

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Your Black Friday deals special – our pick of the hotel offers

Black Friday is here again!  With an overwhelming amount of travel-related Black Friday deals, we’ve decided to put all the exciting ones – or at least the ones we were told about – together to save you time whilst also saving money. Over at Shopper Points, […]

Bits: 35% discount buying SPG points, Amex / Eurostar transfers suspended, BA Run Gatwick race

News in brief: 35% discount when you buy Starwood Preferred Guest points Starwood is offering a 35% discount when you purchase SPG Starpoints before 29th December. The link to buy is here. The good news is that the discount is not staggered.  As long as you […]

Bits: LAST CALL for £15 Amazon / Amex discount, no SPG points from Uber, Madrid BA lounge

News in brief: £15 Amazon discount code ending soon (EDIT:  at the last minute, Amazon has extended this offer to 31st March 2018!) For the last 10 months or so, Amazon has been offering an exclusive £15 discount code for Amex Gold, Green and Platinum cardholders […]

Bits: Now use Avios on Virgin America, new Marriott Amex coming?, a HFP winner

News in brief: Use Avios on Virgin America flights from April Virgin America, the US domestic airline operating primarily on the West Coast, was bought by Alaska Airlines in 2016. Integration, as always with airline mergers, has been slow.  However from 25th April 2018 all […]

Use Marriott or SPG points for VIP hospitality at England v Argentina, Barbarians v New Zealand

I’ve slotted this in as an extra article (it has not been emailed) because I doubt these tickets will stick around for long and I’d prefer Head for Points readers to get them. Marriott Rewards has just dropped VIP hospitality packages for the rugby at […]

Bits: BA closing Toronto lounge, new SPG Moments concerts, new Amex offer at Thistle, Amba, Guoman

News in brief: British Airways closing Toronto lounge It was rumoured on Flyertalk earlier this week that the British Airways lounge in Toronto was closing. The closing date has now been confirmed by the Twitter team as 31st October.  BA will be using the Plaza […]

Are the seven Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status quickly, there is no easier route than getting an American Express Platinum charge card. It comes with SEVEN hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and two require you to complete a […]

Valuing my points – what I REALLY got over my last year of redemptions

Valuing miles and points is a thankless task.  I wrote this long piece on valuing Avios points but all it does is show you how complex it can be.  I also tend to throw out valuations of hotel points in articles – 0.4p-0.5p for IHG, […]