Dec162015

SPG Take Two Double Points Jan 11 to April 30, 2016, plus 250 points per night in a few places

SPG released its 2016-Q1 promotion Take Two offering double points for Starwood Hotel stays worldwide from January 11 through April 30. There is also a supplementary 250 bonus points per night at around 260 hotels, less than 20% of Starwood Hotels globally.

Double points means 4 points per dollar rather than the normal 2 base points per dollar earned for Starwood Hotel stays.

SPG Take Two

Double Points is a weak promotion offer for anyone who is not a high spender. Spend $1,000 at Starwood Hotels and you earn 2,000 additional points with this promotion at 80% of Starwood Hotels.

250 Starpoints per Night

Earning 250 bonus points per night is a good value offer. A 2-night stay spending $200 earns 900 extra bonus Starpoints between 2x points + 250 points per night.

The problem with the 250 bonus points is few locations offer the nightly bonus at participating hotels.

New York City, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Las Vegas and Hawaii participate in the USA. No hotels in Florida, Texas, or California, outside the San Diego area. There are only six U.S. states with participating hotels for the 250 bonus points per night.

Europe only has hotels in Germany and Spain offering 250 bonus points per night.

China, Japan, Turkey, Egypt and UAE have lots of participating hotels.

Overall this is a minimal value promotion for most SPG members. I am curious to see what kind of offers will happen once Marriott International takes over Starwood Hotels in 2016?

I hope for one big splash with a Marriott Rewards bonus points promotion when Starwood Hotels enters their pool of hotels.

SPG Take Two FAQ

SPG Take Two Terms and Conditions

HOTELS PARTICIPATING IN THE 250 STARPOINTS BONUS.

BRAZIL

  • Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba
  • Four Points by Sheraton Macaé
  • Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel
  • Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, Salvador
  • Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
  • Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
  • Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel & Convention Center, Recife
  • Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel
  • Sheraton Vitoria Hotel

CHINA

  • Aloft Beijing, Haidian
  • Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel & Serviced Apartments
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
  • Le Méridien She Shan Shanghai
  • Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
  • Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences
  • Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel
  • The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
  • The Hongta Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai
  • The St. Regis Beijing
  • The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
  • The Westin Beijing Financial Street
  • The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
  • Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai
  • W Beijing – Chang’an

EGYPT

  • Le Méridien Cairo Airport
  • Le Méridien Dahab Resort
  • Le Méridien Heliopolis
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
  • Sheraton Luxor Resort
  • Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna
  • Sheraton Montazah Hotel
  • Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa
  • Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
  • The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes
  • The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa

GERMANY

  • Aloft Munich
  • Aloft Stuttgart
  • Element Frankfurt Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central
  • Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark
  • Hotel Elephant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Weimar
  • Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig
  • Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg
  • Le Méridien Hamburg
  • Le Méridien Munich
  • Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
  • Le Méridien Stuttgart
  • Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
  • Sheraton Carlton Hotel Nuernberg
  • Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Essen Hotel
  • Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center
  • Sheraton Frankfurt Congress Hotel
  • Sheraton Hanover Pelikan Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
  • Sheraton Offenbach Hotel
  • The Westin Bellevue, Dresden
  • The Westin Grand Frankfurt
  • The Westin Grand Munich
  • The Westin Grand, Berlin
  • The Westin Leipzig

HONG KONG

  • Le Méridien Cyberport
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
  • W Hong Kong

JAPAN

  • Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
  • Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel
  • Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo
  • Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
  • The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
  • The St. Regis Osaka
  • The Westin Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center
  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto
  • The Westin Nagoya Castle
  • The Westin Osaka
  • The Westin Rusutsu Resort
  • The Westin Sendai
  • The Westin Tokyo
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

MACAU

  • Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
  • The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central

MALDIVES

  • Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
  • W Retreat & Spa – Maldives

PERU

  • Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores
  • Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
  • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
  • Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
  • Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
  • The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

SINGAPORE

  • Sheraton Towers Singapore
  • The St. Regis Singapore
  • The Westin Singapore
  • W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

SPAIN

  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
  • Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
  • Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
  • Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
  • Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
  • Le Méridien Barcelona
  • Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort Canary Isle
  • Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort
  • Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
  • Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
  • The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
  • The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella
  • The Westin Palace, Madrid
  • The Westin Valencia
  • W Barcelona

TURKEY

  • Aloft Bursa Hotel
  • Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum
  • Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Batisehir
  • Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu
  • Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
  • Lugal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Ankara
  • Sheraton Adana Hotel
  • Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center
  • Sheraton Bursa Hotel
  • Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort and Spa
  • Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel
  • Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir Hotel
  • Sheraton Samsun Hotel
  • The St. Regis Istanbul
  • W Istanbul

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
  • Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Aloft Abu Dhabi
  • Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai
  • Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
  • Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
  • Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
  • Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Le Méridien Fairway
  • Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
  • Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
  • Sheraton Deira Hotel, Dubai
  • Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
  • Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
  • Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa
  • The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
  • The St. Regis Dubai
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
  • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • W Dubai Al Habtoor City

UNITED STATES

California

  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego – SeaWorld
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
  • Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
  • Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
  • THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
  • The Westin San Diego
  • The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
  • W San Diego

Hawaii

  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
  • Sheraton Kauai Resort
  • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
  • Sheraton Waikiki
  • The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
  • The St. Regis Princeville Resort
  • The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
  • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
  • The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

Illinois

  • Aloft Bolingbrook
  • Aloft Chicago City Center
  • Aloft Chicago O’Hare
  • Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport
  • Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center
  • Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel
  • Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago
  • Sheraton Lisle Hotel
  • Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove
  • The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
  • The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile
  • The Westin Chicago North Shore
  • The Westin Chicago Northwest
  • The Westin Chicago River North
  • The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
  • The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
  • The Westin O’Hare
  • W Chicago – City Center
  • W Chicago – Lakeshore

Massachusetts

  • Aloft Boston Seaport
  • Aloft Lexington
  • Element Boston Seaport
  • Element Lexington
  • Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
  • Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center
  • Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel
  • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sheraton Needham Hotel
  • The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront
  • The Westin Copley Place, Boston
  • The Westin Waltham Boston
  • W Boston

Nevada

  • Element Las Vegas Summerlin
  • Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo
  • SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
  • The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa

New York

  • Aloft Harlem
  • Aloft Manhattan Downtown – Financial District
  • Aloft New York Brooklyn
  • Element New York Times Square West
  • Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
  • Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea
  • Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
  • Four Points by Sheraton Midtown – Times Square
  • Four Points by Sheraton New York Downtown
  • Four Points by Sheraton Newburgh Stewart Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Plainview Long Island
  • Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, a Member of Design HotelsTM
  • Hotel Americano, New York, a Member of Design HotelsTM
  • Le Parker Méridien New York
  • Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
  • Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
  • Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel
  • The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
  • The St. Regis New York
  • The Westin New York at Times Square
  • The Westin New York Grand Central
  • W New York
  • W New York – Downtown
  • W New York – Times Square
  • W New York – Union Square

Puerto Rico

  • Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino
  • Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel
  • Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
  • The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
  • W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island

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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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