Starwood Hotels in North America have an 11/11/11 special rate offer for bookings from November 11-21 for stays completed by January 31, 2012. This special rate comes as a hotel value-added package with 1,111 bonus points and either $11 breakfast for two, parking for $11 per night, or a room upgrade.
- Most hotels offer these rates for Thursday through Sunday nights and resorts offer these rates seven days a week.
- The special rate is available everyday at all hotels November 20-26 and December 18-30, 2011.
- Rate Plan = FMNOV1-9.
- Promotion Rate Code = FMV
The guest does not receive the option to choose between parking, breakfast or room upgrade. Each hotel package rate includes one of these options and they are shown on the promotion booking page for the specific hotel.
Loyalty Traveler Analysis
Breakfast for two persons at $11 is a great deal for many Starwood Hotels. Parking for $11 in cities where the daily rate is $30 to $50 is a good deal.
The problem I see are higher rates for some hotels I checked that pretty much negate the savings of discount parking and breakfast. You need to check hotels and compare rate options carefully to see if this is the best deal. I have provided examples below where this is a good deal and where it is not.
This promotion has more value for SPG members who are not Platinum elites. As a Platinum I generally receive complimentary upgrades at most Starwood Hotels and free breakfast when staying at Sheraton Hotels in North America.
St. Regis Monarch Beach
This hotel offers a room view upgrade. I have stayed at St. Regis Monarch Beach where I had the end room on the wing with ocean view and I have stayed at the hotel where I had a room view of the sidewalk and grand stairway wall. An upgraded view is highly desirable here.
St. Regis Monarch Beach November 24-25, 2011
- FMNOV rate = $416 King Balcony Room with Preferred Resort View
- AAA rate = $348 King Balcony Room with Preferred Resort View
- 11/11/11 rate exceeds AAA rate for same room by $68 + tax to net only 1,111 bonus points.
- 11/11/11 Special Rate offer is not a good deal in this example for St. Regis Monarch Beach.
Westin Verasa Napa, November 24-25, 2011
- FMNOV rate = $180 King Deluxe Room with $11 Breakfast for Two
- AAA rate = $194.55 King Deluxe Room (no breakfast).
- Both rates have same cancellation terms of 3 days before arrival.
- 11/11/11 special offer rate is $15 less than AAA rate and includes breakfast for two and 1,111 bonus points.
- Special Rate offer is a good deal for Westin Napa with a lower room rate than AAA and breakfast included, plus 1,111 bonus points.
Be sure to compare different rates before booking. This can be a good Starwood Hotel deal…or not.
Starwood Lurker, the Starwood Hotels representative on FlyerTalk stated this offer for 1,111 bonus points may be combined with the current Triple Up promotion running through December 18, 2011. The 1,111 bonus points will post separately from bonuses earned for the 2X/3X SPG promotion.