The annual Starwood Hotels SPG hotel award category reassignment has been announced with 139 hotels dropping in hotel award category and 111 going up in category effective March 4, 2014. This is about 20% of Starwood Hotels globally changing award category with 56% hotels moving down and 44% moving up.
Click here to view the list of SPG hotel award category changes.
Asia is the region with most hotels going down and the USA and Europe are regions where hotels are mostly rising.
I’ll write up a deeper analysis of the changes. This is simply a heads-up for readers to check hotels for places you might want to book before they increase March 4.
Sure is nice to see more hotels going down than going up.
The economy in Asia is hurting hotel revenue in that region, while the USA and Europe are pushing on strong in the general trend of these economies for hotel travelers.