Starwood Inks Deal to Open Properties in Cuba

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card Although the future of Starwood and its beloved SPG program is still unknown as the bidding war between Marriott and Anbang continues, the company is continuing to expand its portfolio. Starwood recently added…

Marriott Outbids Anbang with Latest Offer for Starwood

It’s clear that Marriott is in the Starwood deal for the long haul. Just last week, the future of Starwood was in the news again as the Chinese firm Anbang announced its bid to acquire Starwood — for $78 per share, or a total of $13.2 billion. It’s a deal Starwood was really considering, meaning Marriott would have…

Can I Earn Hotel Points for Booking More than One Room?

TPG reader Kar Min sent me a message on Facebook to ask about earning Starpoints: “Can I book rooms at two different Starwood hotels at the same time and earn points for both stays? Does it matter if I’m the one checking in/out, or if my card is used to pay for each room?” While you generally can’t accrue frequent…

Should I Get the SPG Amex or Marriott Rewards Premier Card?

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express TPG reader Colin sent me a tweet to ask about a few limited-time credit card offers: “Which sign-up bonus do you like better, 35,000 Starpoints or 80,000 Marriott Rewards points?” Credit card sign-up…

A Memo to Starwood Employees from CEO Tom Mangas About the Anbang Bid

This morning, we learned that Starwood has accepted a bid from a Chinese consortium, which consists of Anbang Insurance Group, J.C. Flowers and Primavera Capital. Marriott now has until midnight on March 28 to respond. Meanwhile, in a company-wide memo this morning, Starwood CEO Tom Mangas addresses today’s news — you’ll find Tom’s note just…

Starwood Accepts Anbang’s Bid for Acquisition

A week ago, most Americans had never heard of an insurance company called Anbang — now the Chinese firm could very well be the next owner of Starwood Hotels. According to CNBC, Starwood has accepted Anbang’s bid of $78 per share, or a total of $13.2 billion (which is a hair higher than Anbang’s initial…

How Much Value Can You Get from SPG Amex Card Benefits?

In light of the current 35,000-point sign-up bonus offers on the Starwood Amex and its business version, TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Nick Ewen takes a look at how much value you can get from the SPG Amex cards and their respective benefits. As you’re hopefully aware, American Express recently announced its highest-ever sign-up…

Historic Starwood Hotels in the US That You Can Book With Points

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card, Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card While many hotels affiliated with major loyalty programs can seem cookie-cutter, not all properties were cast from the same mold. TPG Senior Points & Miles Correspondent Jason Steele takes a look at…