Hotel Loyalty 2012-Q3 Promotions Starwood Hotels Starwood Preferred Guest

10,000 Starpoints for stays at Westin Kierland and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass

SPG members can earn 10,000 Starpoints with a stay at both Westin Kierland and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in commemoration of the 10th anniversay for these two Phoenix-area Starwood Resorts.

    • Guests must stay one night or more at each of the two participating properties, The Westin Kierland Resort and The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort.
    • Guests will receive a 10,000 SPG point award. Starpoints will be credited to the guest’s SPG account within 30 days after the completion of their second stay.
    • Valid for stays August 10 – December 29, 2012, based upon availability, cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or package and is subject to blackout dates.
    • Guests must be a Starwood Preferred Guest member, or are invited to join the Starwood Preferred Guest Program.
    • Rate Code 10YEAR. Book online or by phone
  • Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa: 602-225-0100, Sheraton Wild Horse Pass – 10 Years of Luxury Package.
  • Westin Kierland Resort & Spa: 480-624-1202, Westin Kierland – 10 Years of Luxury Package.



Loyalty Traveler Analysis

10,000 bonus points is worth at least $280 based on the current 20% discount for buying Starpoints through August 31.

Basically I look at this promotion as being a $280 future rebate on hotel stays at these two hotels.

In addition, the rates are as low as $119 for one night at these resorts in August 2012. This is a great deal for someone in the Phoenix area to stay one night each at both resorts and earn this bonus.

Westin Kierland Resort – Friday, August 10 = $159.79


Sheraton Wild Horse Pass – Saturday, August 11 = $133.28


Total spend for two stays = $293.07.

Starpoints earned = 10,000 bonus points + 476 base points + elite bonus points + SPG Choice bonus points.

Bottom line is this deal earns enough points to make these two stays essentially a buy one get one free. 10,000 Starpoints is sufficient for two Cash & Points nights at category 4 and 5 hotels that will likely save $300 to $400.

Keep this offer in mind if you are visiting Phoenix in the near future for a great hotel deal. Rates climb as the weather moves into the cooler months nearer December making this far less lucrative based on the cost of two nights at these Starwood Resorts.

These are two nice resorts for family fun with great pools and activities.

Loyalty Traveler stay at Westin Kierland Resort May 2008. I thought I had written a review of Westin Kierland Resort, but I can’t locate one.

In short, I loved the place. Any place where I can swim in a pool with colored underwater lights at 3am is cool with me.

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  • Jamison July 29, 2012

    thanks ric! this goes great with the lax-phx trip i booked for under $2 using the travelocity deal

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  • Allison July 29, 2012

    Saw the offer in the Phoenix paper today.

  • mark July 29, 2012

    what kind of rates are people seeing?

  • laurent July 29, 2012

    With SPG do you have complete the stays to get the bonus, or a no show with paid penalty will qualify?

  • Ric Garrido July 29, 2012

    @laurent – in my experience the SPG member needs to check-in to get stay credit and points.

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  • mike July 30, 2012

    hi if anyone does not want to complete their stay I can check it for the room for them as I am going to be in that area m90291 at gmail com

  • Jason July 30, 2012

    I live in Phoenix, and if they allow someone else to check in under your mileage number, I can check in and out for people. You can email me at jhill10428 at aol com. I can do it any night from now till the end of the year.

  • laurent July 30, 2012

    Also do you know if SPG “Friends and Family” rates qualify for this promo with these two hotels?

  • Ric Garrido July 30, 2012

    Friends & family rates are not eligible rates for promotion credit with SPG.

  • Martin July 30, 2012

    Hi Ric,
    just another small question:
    Do you already know when the next sweepstakes are planned … to win 10.000 Starpoints? 😀
    Bye, Martin

  • Ric Garrido July 30, 2012

    @Martin – Stay tuned…about 10 days from now I’ll post another SPG Amex Stars sweepstakes opportunity for free Starpoints through Loyalty Traveler blog.

  • laurent July 30, 2012

    Do you know if rates are eligible? Or any of the special SPG rates besides the “Family and Friends” rate are eligible?

  • Flip July 31, 2012

    Am I reading this correctly, you have to stay at both hotels?

  • Ric Garrido July 31, 2012

    @laurent – These SPG rates have to be booked using the 10YEAR booking code to get the 10,000 bonus points.

    You can’t use other rate codes.

    @Flip – Yes. You need a stay at both hotels for the 10,000 bonus points. A 1-night stay at each hotel counts.

    @Jason and @Mike – Starwood Hotels are very good about checking ID when a person checks into the hotel. On the rare occasion when I check into a hotel and the desk clerk does not check my ID, I point out that they need to check ID when a person checks in since I know they do not know me and I don’t want another person checking in for my room.

  • worldtraveller2 July 31, 2012

    can you get 5000,if you only book one of these hotels for one night? or is it required to book both to get the full 10,000?

  • worldtraveller2 July 31, 2012

    never mind, I reread the rules!

  • David K August 13, 2012

    Do these bookings need to be for cash, or can we make an award booking or cash+points booking and have it count towards the stay requirement at each of the two hotels?

  • Ric Garrido August 14, 2012

    @David K. – Hotel bookings need to be paid rates using 10YEAR booking code.

    Starwood Preferred Guest and almost any promotion from any hotel chain requires paid rates for the loyalty member to earn promotion bonuses.

    Club Carlson is unique in counting Points + Cash rates as paid rates for promotions. Hilton, IHG Priority Club and SPG do not count Cash & Points stays for promotion credits.

    SPG, Choice and Hilton count award stays including Cash & Points stays for annual elite qualification nights and/or stays, but that is entirely different from counting award stays for bonus points promotion credit.

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