In a few weeks, the CEO and 25 other employees from our parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will embark on a four-day bike ride from Chamonix, France to Monte Carlo called “The Road the Awareness” to raise money for the UNICEF Early Childhood Care and Education program in Ethiopia.
Starwood Execs Bike for a Cause – and You Can Follow Their Training Program!
Starwood’s Rewards for Foodies
Love food? Then you’ll drool over Starwood’s rewards for foodies. As long as you’re a member of our SPG Loyalty Program (and get those points up!) you’ll be able to take advantage of some tantalizing rewards like sushi-making classes or dinner with world-renowned celebrity chefs. Lacking in the points department? No worries, you’ll still get dining discounts at more than 500 restaurants and bars at Starwood properties around the world – including the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. How’s that for a sweet deal?
Starwood’s new live music program
Starwood recently announced a new live music program for Starwood Preferred Guests called “On Tour with SPG: Hear the Music, See the World.”
Hot Contest Alert! Win Free Hotel Stays at Any Starwood Hotel
Psst – did you hear about the cool contest parent company Starwood recently launched with a few of our favorite travel bloggers? The Starwood Preferred Guests American Express blogging partners program (try saying that three times fast!) features six travel bloggers (we like to call them “Amex Stars”) giving away 25,000 points from Starwood/Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express. We’re talking a bunch of free hotel stays in New York City, people!
Transforming Starwood From Bricks and Beds Into Lifestyle Brands
Last week, Forbes ran a Q&A with Starwood’s Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer, Phil McAveety, on how the company stands apart in creating dynamic and innovative brands – including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, and Sheraton. It’s a good read and a good overview on how our parent company is working to differentiate the brands. C
Front Desk Supervisor Jene Crawford Receives Top Honors in Starwood's Employee Campaign to Promote the SPG Program
Jene Crawford, a five-year employee, enrolled more guests in the SPG Program than any other front-desk agent at Starwood properties across North America during the January to December 2011 timeframe.
There's an App for that!
Last week, our parent company – Starwood Hotels and Resorts – launched a new free iPhone, iPod and iPad app that complements the changes we recently made to our Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program – the richest elite program in the industry for mega travelers and road warriors who travel a ton for business.
Membership DOES have its Privileges!
Have you heard about the changes we made to our loyalty program? Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, our parent company, just announced on Wednesday the launch of the “richest elite traveller benefits in history.” These perks are for our most frequent Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members: road warriors who travel a ton for business or mega travelers who have the luxury of taking many personal vacations a year (we’re talking 75 nights or more in a Starwood property).