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Starwood and SPG frequently run promos, giving members an opportunity to earn bonus points and even a few free nights. The latest promotion from the hotel brand will reward you with one SPG Free Night Award after you spend three nights at Design Hotels, which are eligible for SPG benefits after their partnership began last year. You can earn up to two free nights as part of this promotion.
SPG and Design Hotels have been increasing the number of eligible properties quite frequently — there are some fantastic hotels on the list, including the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York and the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir, Iceland. While there are more than 280 Design Hotels worldwide, only some are currently participating in SPG.
To be eligible for this promotion, you must register by May 16 — existing bookings will be eligible for this promo as well. Your three eligible nights at Design Hotels must be completed by May 31, and don’t need to be done consecutively.
Here’s a list of Design Hotels properties currently in the SPG portfolio:
|Austria||Vienna||The Guesthouse Vienna||6||20,000-25,000|
|China||Shanghai||The Waterhouse at South Bund||5||12,000-16,000|
|France||Paris||Les Bains, Paris||7||30,000-35,000|
|Greece||Athens||New Hotel, Athens||5||12,000-16,000|
|Greece||Athens||Semiramis Hotel, Athens||4||10,000|
|Iceland||Nesjavellir||ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir||6||20,000-25,000|
|Italy||Cassago Brianza||C-Hotel & Spa, Cassago Brianza||3||7,000|
|Italy||La Thuile||Nira Montana, La Thuile||5||12,000-16,000|
|Kenya||Nairobi||Tribe Hotel, Nairobi||5||12,000-16,000|
|Mexico||Acapulco||Boca Chica, Acapulco||4||10,000|
|Mexico||Guadalajara||Casa Fayette, Guadalajara||4||10,000|
|Mexico||Mexico City||Condesa df, Mexico City||5||12,000-16,000|
|Mexico||Mexico City||Distrito Capital, Mexico City||4||10,000|
|Mexico||Mexico City||Habita, Mexico City||5||12,000-16,000|
|Mexico||Monte Gordo||Azucar, Monte Gordo||4||10,000|
|Mexico||Puebla||La Purificadora, Puebla||3||7,000|
|Mexico||Puerto Escondido||Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido||6||20,000-25,000|
|Mexico||San Rafael||Maison Couturier, San Rafael||4||10,000|
|South Africa||Johannesburg||Ten Bompas Hotel, Johannesburg||4||10,000|
|South Korea||Seoul||GLAD Hotel Yeouido||2||3,000-4,000|
|Singapore||Singapore||New Majestic Hotel||4||10,000|
|Spain||Barcelona||Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona||6||20,000-25,000|
|Spain||Madrid||The Principal Madrid||5||12,000-16,000|
|Switzerland||Adelboden||The Cambrian, Adelboden||5||12,000-16,000|
|Switzerland||Silvaplana||Nira Alpina, Silvaplana||6||20,000-25,000|
|Turkey||Istanbul||Gezi Hotel Bosphorus, Istanbul||4||10,000|
|United Kingdom||London||Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, London||5||12,000-16,000|
|United States||New York||11 Howard, New York||6||20,000-25,000|
|United States||New York||Gramercy Park Hotel, New York||7||30,000-35,000|
|United States||New York||Hotel Americano, New York||6||20,000-25,000|
SPG members who book stays at participating Design Hotels directly through Starwood will be offered slightly different benefits than they receive at other SPG hotels and resorts. You’ll earn two Starpoints per dollar spent (three for Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred, four for P75 and P100), as well as night and stay credit toward elite status and on-property benefits like internet access and bottled water in your room.
Members who pay with a Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express will earn two points per dollar at participating hotels, on top of the points you’ll earn from the property itself.
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There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.
- Earn 25,000 bonus Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
- Earn 2 Starpoints® for each dollar of eligible purchases spent on the Card at participating SPG® & Marriott Rewards® hotels. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
- No Foreign Transaction Fees on International purchases.
- Receive free in-room, premium internet access. Booking requirements apply.
- Redeem Starpoints® at over 1,300 participating hotels and resorts in over 100 countries and for flights on more than 150 airlines with SPG flights, all with no blackout dates.
- $0 introductory annual fee for the first year, then $95.
- Terms and Conditions apply.
- See Rates & Fees