Dec302011

SPG Members at a Glance 2011

An interesting email I received from Starwood Preferred Guest this week provided statistics on SPG members for 2011 with factoids like most Starwood Hotels visited by one SPG member in 2011 and most nights redeemed.

SPG AND YOU. A YEAR IN REVIEW.

In whichever time zone you ring in the start of the New Year, we’d like to extend our sincerest thanks to you for choosing SPG® during your travels.

Join us below to reflect back on 2011 with a glimpse of how you and your fellow SPG members experienced the world. From top destinations to moments shared with friends and family, we’ve included a variety of information that we hope you will find interesting.

Our New Year’s resolution is to continue to provide you with ever more personal experiences that reflect you and your unique world view. We look forward to welcoming you in 2012!

Starwood Preferred Guest Statistics for 2011

SPG Globetrotter = 22 countries visited.

SPG Hotel Hopper = 75 hotels experienced.

SPG Road Tripper = 91 nights redeemed.

Supreme Redeemer = 10,862,000 Starpoints.

Consummate Earner = 19,670,583 Starpoints.

Top Getaway Free Destinations

North America = St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California

Europe = Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Austria

Asia = W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak, Indonesia

South America = Sheraton Rio Hotel & Resort, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Africa = Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove, Mahé, Seychelles

Australia = Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

And one member redeemed 100,510 points for a meet & greet opportunity with Katy Perry along with premium concert seats.

The best news to come out of SPG in 2011 is the program change counting award stays for elite credit.

My last free night stay was at St. Regis Monarch Beach in November. I helped create one of the SPG statistics for North America.

There are more statistics given in the SPG email. You can access the full SPG pdf copy here.

 

 

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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Comments

  1. I got this too. I was impressed someone redeemed 10m points and even more impressed someone earned 20m. I mean how on earth do you do that?

    No surprises in the top redemptions. We redeemed ourselves at the top North America (Monarch Beach, love that place) and Africa (Meridien Fishermans Cove Seychelles – meh)

  2. @Ric that is what I guess too. Even on credit card that’s a lot of spend! Basically $20m. That’s $6-800k in fees to Amex. Whoever did that either wasn’t footing the bill ultimately themselves or should have just negotiated the cash discount. There’s a lot you can do with 20m SPG points but there’s a lot more you can do with $600k hard cash 🙂

  3. I thought I was something going on 3 million starpoints
    I guess I am a just a lowly 12 year Platinum member 🙂

  4. You can earn a LOT of points if you’re a meeting planner, or using a corporate card to pay huge meeting bills… JEALOUS!

  5. @MB – I remember one time talking to meeting planners when attneding a conference at a Hilton resort. They were two young women racking up hundreds of thousands of points.

    I advised them to earn HHonors status and make those hotel reward stays more rewarding.

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