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.
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 Traveler – List of USA 94 Starwood Hotels with SPG category increase March 10, 2015 (94 hotels go up in USA, 22 hotels drop).
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 Traveler – SPG Europe 2015 hotel category changes are all down (46 hotels down, 0 up). Probably the best news to me is seeing Europe drop.