Category Archives for SPG.

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, there’s been a lot of chatter about this program and the card.…

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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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Trip Report & Hotel Review – W Bangkok – WOW!

This is part five of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes my stay at the W Bangkok which opened in December 2012.  British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong…

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Awesome July 4th Views from My W Chicago – Lakeshore Room

These are some pretty fantastic views of Lake Michigan, but the view will be even better for tonight’s 4th of July fireworks celebration. I checked in and was upgraded this morning before 9am to a room on the 32nd floor (no suites were available). Pretty sweet vista upon entering…those boats are snagging spots for tonight’s show: The trip was…

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