Will I fall in love with New York City? American Express Starwood Preferred Guest Amex Stars program has tempted me with some New York City travel this year and I wonder if New York is going to suck me in?
Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck and John Lennon all ended up living in New York.
New York is a foreign land to me. I have spent more time in the vicinity of the Queen’s Buckingham Palace than I have Queens New York. I have walked the Brooklyn Bridge across Las Vegas Boulevard many times, but never stepped foot on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
Enter my Amex Stars 25,000 Starpoints sweepstakes on Twitter
This American Express SPG Amex Stars program provides me with some trips to New York later this year. The project also provides my Loyalty Traveler readers the opportunity to win some Starpoints in giveaways throughout 2012. The first Loyalty Traveler Amex Star sweepstakes is for 25,000 points in conjunction with the New York Tribeca Film Festival, the first Amex Stars event I missed due to a commitment in Los Angeles.
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is sponsoring a prize for one Loyalty traveler reader to receive 25,000 Starpoints.
The Twitter sweepstakes is based around the concept of readers sharing the Starwood Hotel you would most like to visit in New York.
Rules to enter the 25,000 Starpoints Sweepstakes:
1. Follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter.com.
2. Post a tweet sharing which Starwood Hotel in New York you most want to visit. See the list of 19 New York Starwood Hotels at end of this post.
3. Use the hashtag #SPGAMEXin the tweet.
4. Use @LoyaltyTravelerin the tweet. Supposedly this makes it easier for me to see all the entries for when I pick a random winner.
5. Eligible entries accepted from 10:00 am Pacific time Monday, April 30 through 10:00 am Pacific time Friday, May 11, 2012.
The Loyalty Traveler SPG Amex Star 25,000 points sweepstakes entry period will run 12 days, the same length as the Tribeca Film Festival April 18-29, 2012.
6. Prize winner will be chosen at random. You can tweet one entry per calendar day of the contest for 12 entries total.
7. Make sure to include a New York Starwood Hotel, #SPGAmex and @LoyaltyTraveler.
Sample Eligible Tweet:
@LoyaltyTraveler W New York Times Square #SPGAMEX
Cheat sheet for Starwood Hotels In New York (with NY city address).
There are 37 Starwood Hotelslisted when you search New York, New York on spg.com. The 19 hotels listed below are within the New York city limits. Your tweet should include one of these 19 hotels.
1. W New York Times Square
2. The Chatwal, New York City
3. The Westin New York at Times Square
4. The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
5. Four Points by Sheraton Midtown – Times Square
6. Element New York Times Square West
7. Sheraton New York Hotel
8. Le Parker Meridien New York
9. The St. Regis New York
10. W New York
11. The New York Helmsley Hotel
12. Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea
13. W New York – Union Square
14. Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
15. Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel
16. W New York – Downtown
17. Aloft Harlem
18. Aloft New York Brooklyn
19. Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
Please tell me about your New York.
Please leave a tip or advice on this blog post if you know New York and have some good travel information to share with me. Commenting here won’t help you in the Twitter sweepstakes, but seriously, I have only been to New York City one time in my life in the year 2000 and I didn’t do much while there except hang out in a Starwood Hotel, Sheraton Russell, and that property has been demolished.
I’d love to read your New York insights as a newbie experiencing New York this year.
Blogger Disclosure: The 25,000 Starpoints Twitter Sweepstakes and this post are sponsored posts by American Express Starwood Preferred Guest as part of my participation in the 2012 Amex Stars program.