SPG 2013 Member’s Favorites – How Many Have You Been To? The True Value of SPG Points

by Adam

I love points and miles because they allow me to visit places that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. That said, one of my favorite programs to accumulate points in is the Starwood Preferred Guest program. I value my SPG points so highly that I only redeem (either all points or cash&points) them on aspirational properties or for stays during holiday time when the price per night would otherwise be too expensive. As a big fan of Starwood’s properties all of the world,  I was excited to view their 2013 Member’s Favorites lists. This year there were nine different categories including:

  • Best Island Paradise
  • Best Small Wonder
  • Best Exotic Escape
  • Best Beach Resort
  • Best Golf Getaway
  • Best Family Experience
  • Most Romantic Retreat
  • Best Spa Indulgence
  • Best Winter Adventures

The first four of are particular interest for me as I love exploring beaches all over the world. SPG points (paired with airline miles for my flights) allowed me to visit 7 of the 12 properties in the island paradise category, 4 of the 12 properties in the small wonder category, 6 of the 12 properties in the exotic escape category, and 7 of the 12 properties in the best beach resort category. This is why I love our hobby! Are any of your favorite properties missing from the lists?

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