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Double/Triple Points For SPG Better By The Night Promo

by on December 27, 2011 · 21 comments

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Yesterday, Starwood sent out a link launching its first promo for 2012. Register here (The link has been taken down, but I will post it when its live again) for double points on two-night stays and triple Starpoints on three night stays or longer.

In my opinion, it’s a decent promotion, but nothing spectacular. I’m most annoyed that Asia Pacific is excluded (this was confirmed by Starwood), since I am going to China in early January. Starwood does have an Asia mini promotion if you use your Mastercard – Stay 5 nights for 1 night free or 9 nights for 2 free nights from November 29, 2011 to March 15, 2012. Redeem the free nights from January 1, 2012 to April, 10 2012. I don’t have a Mastercard that waives foreign transaction fees, so I’ll probably just settle with paying with my Sapphire Preferred for the double points on the total hotel spend and earn regular Starwood points.

As far as hotels that aren’t participating, there are 144 so make sure you check the list (posted below) before you bank on this promotion.

Register for SPG’s Better by the Night promotion, and earn potentially unlimited bonus Starpoints for stays between January 9-April 8, 2012 at over 750 participating hotels and resorts in North and Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

-Earn Double Starpoints on eligible charges for two-night stays.

-Earn Triple Starpoints on stays of three consecutive nights or longer.

You must register by March 15, 2012 and then book your stays to begin earning the bonuses.

Terms & Conditions

Here are the Terms and Conditions from SPG’s website (I’ve highlighted key points):

  • Registration: SPG® members must register online at SPG.com/bythenight by March 15, 2012, midnight Eastern Time. Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® with every eligible stay between January 9, 2012, and April 8, 2012, (the “promotion period”) at more than 750 participating properties only. A list of non-participating properties can be found at SPG.com/bythenight and is subject to change. A list of non-SPG-participating hotels can be found at SPG.com/t&c under section 5.1.
  • Earning: Registered members will earn double Starpoints for all eligible charges during stays of two consecutive nights at participating properties during the promotion period that post to their SPG account.  Registered members will earn triple Starpoints for all eligible charges during stays of three or more consecutive nights at participating properties during the promotion period that post to their SPG account.  A member who earns double Starpoints will earn an additional two Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent at a participating property during the promotion period (for a total of four Starpoints per dollar). An elite member still earns one extra Starpoint per eligible US$1 spent, regardless of any bonusing that occurs (for a total of five Starpoints per dollar). A member who earns triple Starpoints will earn an additional four Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent at a participating property during the promotion period (for a total of six Starpoints per dollar). An elite member still earns one extra Starpoint per eligible US$1 spent, regardless of any bonusing that occurs (for a total of seven Starpoints per dollar). The triple Starpoints for stays of three consecutive nights or longer are in lieu of, not in addition to, double Starpoints. There is no limit to the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the promotion period.
  • Bonusing: Starpoints earned, whether double Starpoints or triple Starpoints, will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts.
  • Eligible stays: An eligible stay is defined as two or more consecutive nights within the promotion period at any of the more than 725 participating properties paying an eligible rate in the same hotel, regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occur and post to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest® account. Multiple rooms charged to the same member during the same stay will count as one stay. SPG-participating hotels and resorts and a description of qualifying rates can be found at SPG.com/t&c under program terms and conditions. See Section 4B.4 for the complete definition of Eligible Rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com and orbitz.com) are not Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify toward promotional earnings.
  • Qualifications and Starwood terms: A definition of what comprises eligible charges can be found at SPG.com/t&c under section 5.3. All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at SPG.com. Offer is applicable to individual members only and is not available to groups or Starwood employees. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on SPG.com/privacy, or call 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries to access our privacy information line. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Westin, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Void where prohibited by law. © 2012 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. All rights reserved.

Non-Participating Property List

While there doesn’t seem to be a list of participating properties, in a rather backwards fashion, SPG has at least provided a list of non-participating properties throughout the world, so be sure to check it before booking any stays:

The below properties are not participating in the SPG® Better by the Night promotion.

ALGERIA
Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Oran

AUSTRIA
Schloss Fuschl, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg
Sheraton Fuschlsee Salzburg Hotel Jagdhof

ARGENTINA
Sheraton Mar del Plata

BRAZIL
Sheraton Barra
Four Points Curitiba

CANADA
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon

CHAD
Le Méridien Chari

CHILE
Sheraton Miramar

COLOMBIA
Four Points Cali
Four Points Medellin

EGYPT
Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers and Casino

EL SALVADOR
Sheraton Presidente San Salvador

FRANCE
Prince de Galles, Paris

GERMANY
Four Points by Sheraton Muenchen Olympiapark
Four Points by Sheraton Muenchen Central
Four Points by Sheraton Brauneck
Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuernberg
Dom Hotel
Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Le Méridien Munich
Le Méridien Stuttgart
Sheraton Frankfurt Congress Hotel
Sheraton Offenbach Hotel
Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel
Arabella Sheraton Alpenhotel
Sheraton Essen Hotel
Sheraton Hanover Pelikan Hotel
The Westin Grand Frankfurt
The Westin Grand Munich
The Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
The Westin Bellevue Dresden

GREECE
Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens
Vedema Resort
Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
Mystique, Santorini
The Romanos, Costa Navarino
Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos
Sheraton Rhodes Resort
The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

HUNGARY
Le Méridien Budapest

IRELAND
Sheraton Athlone Hotel

ITALY
Gritti Palace
Hotel Pitrizza, Costa Smeralda
Hotel Romazzino, Costa Smeralda
Hotel Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda
Sheraton Diana Majestic
The Westin Palace Milan

JORDAN
Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers

LEBANON
Four Points by Sheraton Bhamdoun
Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun

LITHUANIA
Le Méridien Vilnius

MAURITIUS
The Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa

MEXICO
Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey

NIGERIA
Sheraton Lagos Hotel

OMAN
Sheraton Oman Hotel

PAKISTAN
Sheraton Karachi Hotel

RUSSIA
Le Méridien Moscow Country Club

SAUDI ARABIA
Le Méridien Jeddah
Sheraton Jeddah Hotel
Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers
Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers
The Westin Jeddah

SPAIN
Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian
Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca
Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa
St. Regis Mardavall, Mallorca

SWITZERLAND
Hotel President Wilson

SYRIA
Le Méridien Lattakia
Sheraton Aleppo Hotel
Sheraton Ma’aret Sednaya Hotel & Resort
Sheraton Damascus Hotel

TURKEY
Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center
Lugal, A Luxury Collection Hotel Ankara
Sheraton Cesme

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
Le Méridien Dubai
Le Méridien Fairway
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
Grosvenor House
Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

UNITED KINGDOM
The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel

UNITED STATES
Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne
Aloft Frisco
Aloft Las Colinas
Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
Aloft Phoenix-Airport
Aloft Plano
Cove Haven Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Destin Fort Walton Beach
Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte-Pineville
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West
Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beach
Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport
Four Points by Sheraton Newark
Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
Four Points by Sheraton Norwalk
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose
Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs
Paradise Stream Resort
Pocono Palace Resort
Sheraton Bellevue
Sheraton Grand Sacramento
Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel
Sheraton Reston Hotel
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
Sheraton Suites Key West
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
Sunset Key Guest Cottages
The St. Regis Deer Valley
The St. Regis Atlanta
THE US GRANT
The Westin Bellevue
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
The Westin Edina Galleria
The Westin Galleria Houston
The Westin Houston, Memorial City
The Westin Imagine Orlando
The Westin Key West Resort Marina
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
The Westin Reston Heights
The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas
The Westin South Coast Plaza
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
Vistana’s Beach Club
W San Diego
W Silicon Valley
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan

URUGUAY
Sheraton Colonia

YEMEN
Sheraton Sana’a Hotel

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  • RKS

    TPG, SPG pulled the link per FT thread and SPG II.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Senise/100002604511161 Ben Senise

    it’s one free night for 5 paid and two free nights for 9, not 10 as you wrote, nights paid.

  • Anonymous

    Good catch- I updated the post

  • Dbrasier

    Let us know if they post a new link

  • http://infamousdx.com infamousdx

    I, for one, am satisfied with this promo, but only because I have a stay planned at St. Regis Princeville in Feb for my honeymoon. Looking forward to the 9x points.

    I wish I had gotten into the game when they were doing the free resort nights though!

  • AirD0c

    Per FT, SPG didn’t intend for this to be public until 1/9/12 so they took down the page until then, apparently.

  • http://twitter.com/cconti Christian Conti

    Shoot, gone already!

  • John Bidwell

    This will be a great promotion for those of us who have been hopping for various other SPG promos. It will be nice to actually be rewarded for a longer stay for once!

  • NewBA

    The site will be back open on 1/9/2012 for enrollment

  • Me

    Did they mention if those who registered for the promo would stay that way or if you will need to re-register when it goes live again?

  • AirD0c

    “we will follow up with those who have already registered as soon as we have an update.”

    link to FT discussion: http://goo.gl/aw7vk

  • Jenny

    Why do you say “9x points?” Even a Platinum, I would think, would get only 7 points per dollar. Maybe with the SPG AmEx you’d get 9 points per dollar — do you mean that , not 9 times the regular points but 9 points per dollar? It’s likely to be a pretty good haul for you, I’d think, as you’re likely to have incidentals on a honeymoon stay, as well.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000544922379 Marcus Worth

    I read in Frequent Business Traveler that the registration period is from 9 Jan. 2012 through 9 March 2012. The link will probably go live on 9.1. based on that.

  • http://infamousdx.com infamousdx

    Yes by 9x, I mean 9 Starpoints per dollar (yes I have the spg amex). In fact, I just got the Business SPG amex in the mail today and that will still be within the window to spend the $5000 (or is it $4500)

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  • Dan

    If you call SPG and ask to register they can do that prior to the 1/9/12 opening of the link at spg.com/promos

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