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My geographic lists for SPG category changes March 10, 2015

Today is the last day to book hotel rewards at Starwood Hotels before category changes tomorrow on March 10. Starwood’s list of changes are ordered by hotel brand. I created regional tables a couple of weeks ago and organized hotels geographically. Here are links to my articles where I looked more closely at Starwood Preferred Guest hotel reward category changes by region.

Loyalty TravelerOverview of SPG category changes March 10, 2015

About 275 hotels, 22% of Starwood’s global portfoilio are changing category. Around 140 hotels go down and 135 hotels go up in SPG category. The USA is hardest hit with 2 of 3 hotels worldwide rising in SPG category for 2015 located in the USA.

Loyalty TravelerList of USA 94 Starwood Hotels with SPG category increase March 10, 2015 (94 hotels go up in USA, 22 hotels drop).

Loyalty Traveler22 Starwood Hotels in USA drop category March 10, 2015. Is 2015 the year to take advantage of lower priced rewards?

Loyalty Traveler  – SPG 2015 category changes Asia Pacific Region Starwood Hotels (34 hotels down, 23 hotels up).

W Retreat Koh Samui rising from 6 to 7 is a 50% increase and a hotel to book today if it is in your sights.

Loyalty TravelerSPG Europe 2015 hotel category changes are all down (46 hotels down, 0 up). Probably the best news to me is seeing Europe drop.

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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