Summary of Starwood Hotels May 2009 Stays and Promotional Value:
$1,500 in Starwood Hotels spending in May 2009 for 14 hotel stays earned:
- $1,000 in points and miles for future travel
- 7 free hotel nights with a potential value of $500 per night ($3,500)
- $2,200 in room value during my actual stays based on room upgrades and complimentary hotel amenities due to my SPG platinum elite status.
$1,500 Paid and an estimated $6,700 in hotel value earned from these stays.
Average cost per hotel night: $57.70
$1,500 paid for 14 hotel nights + 7 free nights + 5 free nights using points (Cat 3 for 5 nights) =
$1,500 / 26 hotel nights = $57.70/night for 26 mostly upper-upscale hotel nights.
I received $2,200 in hotel rooms based on the cost it would have been to book the type of room.
I received at the different hotels. I was always upgraded based on SPG platinum elite status, always the preferred room view and several times to room suites.
I received an additional $1,000 in points (26,000 Starpoints) and miles (14,000 Northwest miles) earned from these 14 hotel stays.
7 free weekend nights were earned in May 2009 from the 14 Starwood Hotel stays.
I redeemed one free night in June at the St. Regis San Francisco for a $500 value.
Here is the tally of free nights and points earned in May 2009
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