Jul012008

Starwood 1,000 bonus points for summer stays

Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii 

Starwood 1,000 bonus points for summer stays

“Far Away is Closer than You Think”

The picture of the white sand beach and palm tree caught my eye.  1,000 bonus Starpoints definitely captured my attention.

From the beaches of the Caribbean to the Maldives, Starpoints take you farther.  Earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints for Sunday through Thursday stays at participating Starwood Hotels and Resorts now through September 30, 2008.”

Registration is required online or by telephone at 888-625-4988 and mention code M7A.

Key Terms:

         Valid on new reservations only.

         Not valid on group rates like AAA, senior rates, but may be available on some corporate rates

         Only one bonus per stay that includes a Sunday through Thursday night.

         Four Points hotel brand stays only earn 500 Starpoints

         Participating hotels are only in North America and specific months of participation varies from hotel to hotel.

         Participating hotels in USA

         Participating hotels in Hawaii

         Participating hotels in Canada

         Participating hotels in Caribbean

I understand the W Retreat and Spa Maldives is Starwood’s trophy travel luxury property in Central Asia, but mentioning the Maldives in a North American promotion for 1,000 Starpoints is a drop in the bucket – or sand in the face- for the 60,000 Starpoints per night requirement for an award stay at the W Maldives Indian Ocean island location.

Wouldn’t “From the beaches of the Caribbean to Hawaii” be more appropriate ad copy for this North American promotion?

Regardless, I just booked a mid-week stay and the 1,000 Starpoints is a welcome bonus promotion for summer travel in the USA.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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