Did you know that in 2012 Starwood Preferred Guest ran an unannounced promo where they awarded guests who stayed at all nine of their brands with a special gift and three free nights? Yes, around two weeks ago members who stayed at all nine brands in 2012 began receiving a special FEDEX from Starwood. I only hit 7 of the 9 SPG brands in 2012, but lucky for us Flyertalk member cleanfloor hit all 9 and shared a picture of the contents of his FEDEX delivery in the following thread.

Here’s the full message:

Dear ____,

You’re a member of a very exclusive club – only a few SPG members worldwide stayed at all nine of our hotel brands last year. That makes you a real rock star in our book. Whether you planned it that way or not, you’re on quite a roll.

Let’s keep it going – with a here’s to you gift of three Free Night Awards courtesy of SPG. They’ve already been added to your account and can be used through December 31, 2013 at any Category 1-6 hotel or resort. From the relaxing vibe of Westin to the iconic design of W, to the bespoke service of St Regis, you’ve experienced them all. Chances are you already have a favorite. Feel free to go back for a visit on us.

In the meantime, please enjoy these custom chocolates. Think of them as a sweet reminder of the luxury that awaits you this year.

It’s clear you had a busy, vibrant travel life in 2012 and we’re so glad you shared it with us

Chris Holden
Senior Vice President, Starwood Preferred Guest

PS Check on the back for details about redeeming your Free Night Awards

Now, as this was an unannounced promo, there is no word as to whether SPG will do the same in 2013 or what the actual T&Cs were. Based on the thread, it appears that cash&points and awards stays also qualified for the promo. If you stayed at all nine properties in 2012 and haven’t yet received a package from SPG, be sure to check your account to see if you have 3 Free Nights!

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Boon April 10, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Gives a whole new meaning to mattress runs

B April 10, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Darn.. only if I knew about this. I think I stayed at all of the brands with the exception to Luxury collection.

Joe April 10, 2013 - 3:37 pm

You could get 8/9 in Bangkok alone. The difficult part, I’d assume, for most members is notching a stay in an Element.

Carl April 10, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Hmmm I’ve got Element, Aloft, Westin, Sheraton, Le Meridien and St. Regis so far this year. I’d like to know whether to make a push for the other 3. I usually don’t select W since it’s expensive and lounge-less, and often skip Four Points since they can be sketchy. But for 3 free nights those principles might go by the wayside.

Archon1995 April 10, 2013 - 8:59 pm

I have Aloft, Four Points & Sheraton so far, and Element (Miami airport) and Luxury (Charlotte) booked. I can get all the rest without leaving Atlanta. Do I want to go for it, speculatively…3 nights would be really handy next year when I take my sister & nephew to Disney Tokyo…


Curtis April 11, 2013 - 6:38 am

That’s great. Glad to hear their marketing dept gets some creativity and power like this. Good question whether the same will happen. We have 4/9 so far this year.


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