I think I’m the only person in the Point and Mile Obsessive World that doesn’t focus on Starwood Hotel properties. I find it irritating when hotel chains have a promotion but include a huge list of non participating properties. I felt like every time I wanted to stay at a Sheraton, it was on the excluded list.
Well it looks like Starwood is taking a page from Marriott and requiring all properties participate in their newest promotion called “Nice Choice”. I find this extra interesting because I’m heading to Iowa City in July.
The Sheraton in Iowa City is located on the University of Iowa campus. If I stay at this Sheraton, I can save time and gas money by walking to my venue. Additionally, my American Express Platinum card gives me gold status. One of the benefits of gold elite with Starwood is free internet.
Let’s take a closer look at Starwood Hotels new summer promotion.
Reward Program – Starwood Preferred Guest.
Hotel Brands: Le Meridien, Four Points, Westin, The Luxury Collection, Aloft, Sheraton, Element by Westin, St. Regis, W Hotels
Starwood Hotel Nice Choice Summer Promotion
- Registration is May 1 through June 30, 2012
- Register at spg.com/nicechoice
- All hotels worldwide will be participating. (Finally)
- There is no switching of registration codes or earning periods after registration. No exceptions.
Choose your own earning period (Pick One)
- May through July
- June through August
- July through September
Choose whatever you want to earn during (Pick One)
- Double Points beginning with 2nd stay. No limits.
- Every 6 nights, get 3k Starpoints (max of 9k)
- Earn 500 bonus Starpoints per night at Sheratons worldwide (no limits). Online-bookings ONLY
- Stay 15 nights, get Triple Starpoints on all stays retroactively. No limits.
- 10 nights, get 1 Free Weekend Night (cat 1-5). Max of 2 Awards. Weekends are Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun.
- Stay 20 nights, get 1 25% percent off redemption Award (cat 1-5). Max of 2 Awards
3. Merchandise Discounts
- Stay 4 nights; get US$50 SPG Award Cert (max of 3)
- Stay 4 nights; get $50 or EUR50 Westin @ home discount code (max of 3)
- Stay 4 nights, get $50 or EUR50 Sheraton @ home discount code (max of 3)
4. Elite Credit
- Stay 5 nights, earn 1 bonus night toward elite status (max of 3 elite qualifying nights)
- Stay 10 nights, earn 3 bonus nights toward elite status (max of 6 nights)
I like Marriott promo’s better – stay 2 times, get a free night. But Starwood’s Nice Choice promotion is okay. It certainly isn’t earth shattering, but it’s nice seeing all hotels participate.
Starwood Summer Promotion called Nice Choice opens for registration on May 1 and runs through June 30, 2012.