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In addition to all of the other perks that you get as an SPG Platinum member, elites who stay at least 50 nights get to select from a list of annual benefits, that in the past have ranged from 10 suite upgrades to a $100 Amazon gift card. Well, for 2016, SPG is shaking things up, removing some of last year’s options and adding a few more. The new perks are arguably more valuable than those Starwood scrapped from last year (including a $100 Amazon gift card, TSA Precheck access and four Uber rides up to $25 each).
Here are the new perks Starwood’s offering this year:
- Free rental up to 5 days with Silvercar
- Free night award at any Category 1-5 hotel or resort
- 5 Elite Qualifying Nights toward qualifying again next year
- 40% off a hotel bed, including the Westin Heavenly Bed
In addition, you’ll also be able to choose one of the following perks from 2015 instead of one of those listed above:
- 10 Suite Night Awards
- Gift Gold status to a friend or family member
- Donation to UNICEF
You can make your pick of one perk after earning 50 nights in a calendar year. And don’t forget, you can start off the year with up to 10 elite night credits — you’ll earn 5 night credits from the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and an additional 5 from the business version of the card. Once you’ve earned 50 night credits, you can select your perk here.
What do you think about Starwood’s new 50-night perks?
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
|Intro APR||Regular APR||Annual Fee||Foreign Transaction Fee||Credit Rating|
|N/A||15.49%-19.49% Variable||$0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.||0%||Excellent Credit|