Looks like the SPG team aren’t ready to launch a new promotion before the end of the year. The “Get Closer to Paradise” promotion has been extended past the initial November 30 end date to December 18 for earning 1,000 bonus points (500 points at a few properties) at participating Starwood Hotels.
Registration (SPG Get Closer to Paradise registration link) is required by November 30. The terms & conditions do not state registration is required before your eligible stays which usually indicates a hotel stay during the promotion period will earn the bonus retroactively as long as registration occurs by November 30.
North America and Latin America promotion period for earning bonus points is August 4-December 18.
Europe, Africa, and Middle East promotion period is September 1-December 18.
There are a few hotels where the November 30 promotion end date has not changed to December 18.
Here is the SPG link for participating hotels, bonus points, and applicable promotion end date.
This promotion was initially discussed on Loyalty Traveler August 6, 2009 in this post.
You may notice Asia Pacific Starwood Hotels are not participating in the “Get Closer to Paradise” promotion. There is a free night deal for SPG frequent guests traveling in Asia-Pacific. Loyalty Traveler discussed the Free Weekend Night after two stays paid with MasterCard promotion on September 14 (Loyalty traveler link). Here is the SPG registration page for the “Free Weekend Night in Asia-Pacific” promotion.