Mar162016

SPG reward nights up to 40% off Caesars resorts

Starwood Preferred Guest members can get up to 40% off reward rates at Caesars Resorts in Las Vegas and other places around the USA for reservations booked March 15 through April 21, 2016 for hotel stays through December 29, 2016.

MORE WAYS TO EARN. NO LUCK REQUIRED.

  • Registered SPG members earn 2 Starpoints® for every eligible $1 charged to their hotel folio at Caesars Entertainment hotels (in addition to Reward Credits earned through Total Rewards, Caesars Entertainment’s award-winning loyalty program).
  • Plus, registered SPG members earn credit toward SPG elite qualification for redeemed and paid Caesars Entertainment stays , up to 10 nights per calendar year.
  • SPG Platinum members can take advantage of VIP Access at Caesars Entertainment hotels in Las Vegas – VIP Line for hotel check-in, casino cages, select restaurants, entertainment venues, nightclubs, and more!

SPG Caesars registration

PARTICIPATING PROPERTIES

Bally’s Atlantic City, NJ

Bally’s Las Vegas, NV

Caesars Atlantic City, NJ

Caesars Palace Las Vegas, NV

The Cromwell Las Vegas, NV

Flamingo Las Vegas, NV

Harrah’s Atlantic City, NJ

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, NV

Harrah’s Las Vegas, NV

Harrah’s New Orleans, LA

Harrah’s Reno, NV

Harvey’s Lake Tahoe, NV

Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace, NV

Paris Las Vegas, NV

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, NV

The Linq Las Vegas, NV

Rio Las Vegas, NV

Turned out I never signed up for Caesars Total Rewards since the Starwood-Caesars partnership was announced in December 2013.

After signing up for Caesars Total Rewards today and registering for the Starwood Preferred Guest reward discount promotion, the next challenge I had was figuring out how to find reward rates for Caesars properties on SPG.com?

A search of Las Vegas only lists the five Starwood Hotels. Caesars properties do not come up in a city search on SPG.com.

Starwood Las Vegas hotels

Only Starwood Hotels show up on SPG site search for Las Vegas.

Starwood can learn about hotel partner integration from Hyatt website

Hyatt Hotels has a partnership with MGM Resorts that offers seamless booking transparency on the Hyatt website.

A search of Las Vegas hotels brings up all the MGM Resorts as well as Hyatt Hotels in Las Vegas. The initial search on Hyatt.com only shows paid room rates.

Hyatt Las Vegas hotel list

Click on an individual MGM hotel and select “Use Hyatt Points” to find MGM hotel reward rates using Hyatt Gold Passport points.

Hyatt Bellagio reward night

Bellagio Las Vegas is 25,000 points through Hyatt Gold Passport.

SPG.com reward bookings for Caesars properties requires finding the Caesars booking link: http://totalrewards.spg.com/search/default.aspx.

Las Vegas Friday April 15 – Sunday April 17 reward rates

SPG Caesars reward rates Apr15-17

These are pretty outrageous reward levels for an April 15-17 weekend in Las Vegas. 25,000 Starpoints will buy some very expensive hotel rooms around the world. Most of these Las Vegas Caesars hotels are available for $200 per night or less that weekend.

Changing dates to weeknights made a phenomenal difference in SPG reward rates.

Las Vegas Tuesday April 12

SPG Caesars Tue Apr12 reward rate1

As long as you don’t want to stay at Caesars Las Vegas.

SPG Casears reward rates Apr 12 -2

Planet Hollywood Reward Rates

The funny thing is I used to earn quite a few hotel elite nights in SPG through cheap Aladdin Resort stays before that property rebranded to Planet Hollywood and then for some stays after it became Planet Hollywood, before it partnered with Wyndham Rewards.

Planet Hollywood 4,500 points reward night Tuesday April 12.

SPG Planet Hollywood reward rates

I assume the normal rate is 7,000 Starpoints for this hotel. A 4,500 points room is a 35% discount reward rate.

SpG Planet Hollywood 4500 points

There are plenty of upgrade options to push the reward rate back to 7,000 points, like an upgrade to a Hip Room with Strip View.

SPG 7000 Planet hollywood

Of course the important question is what kind of redemption value is this compared to the published room rates for the same date?

Vegas.com rate for Planet Hollywood Hip Room = $58.24

Vegas.com Planet Hollywood rate $58

$58.24 savings for 4,500 Starpoints = $12.94 per 1,000 points. Poor redemption value. SPG members still have to pay $35.84 resort fee at Planet Hollywood on a reward stay.

Since Caesars properties have dynamic reward rates through Starwood Preferred Guest and nightly reward rates vary by tens of thousands of points per reward night depending on dates and rates, I doubt there are many instances where a Caesars reward night booked with Starpoints will provide the kind of potential redemption value Starpoints have for reward nights at Starwood Hotels.

About Ric Garrido

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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