Category Archives for SPG.

My Experience Booking SPG Hotel Award Reservations for Someone Else – Confirmed at Gritti Palace!


Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points are some of the most sought after for the frequent traveler, in part because they have some fabulous aspirational properties around the world.  For my parents, who recently went on a Mediterranean cruise that ended in Venice, Italy, the opportunity to stay at The Gritti Palace was one they were…

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SPG AmEx: Great for the Increased Sign-Up Bonus, Crappy for Daily Spend


With Starwood Preferred Guest giving their yearly bump on the sign-up bonus from 25,000 points to 30,000 points for the next month for the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express (EXPIRED), there’s been a lot of chatter about this program and the…

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Starwood iPhone/Droid/Apple Watch SPG Keyless Entry Goes Live!

SPG Keyless Entry iPhone

Starwood Hotels today officially launched its SPG Keyless service, allowing guests to skip check-in and use their iPhone, Droid, or Apple Watch (coming later in 2015) to unlock their hotel room doors. There are currently only 10 properties participating, however in 2015 all Aloft, Element, and W hotels and resorts are scheduled to launch SPG Keyless.…

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