What are SPG Star Points, and How to Redeem Them

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. offer Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points to their loyal customers, which can be redeemed in many different ways such as for booking hotel rooms, flight tickets, or any subscription. Users can also transfer Starwood points to any frequent flyer programs.

The value of your reward points will depend on the type of redeeming method you use. In case of Starwood rewards points, these are among the most valued ones when used for hotel rooms booking.

Get More with Starwood Points

The Starwood Preferred Guest program is offered in three levels: Preferred Guest, Gold Preferred Guest, and Platinum Preferred Guest. Users can reach the Gold status only after finishing ten eligible stays or 25 nights in a year. User will be awarded Platinum status only after finishing 25 eligible stays or 50 nights in a year. With Gold or Platinum membership, you can reap many added benefits.

If you are a Gold Preferred Guest, you can avail a 50% points bonus over the Standard Preferred Guest status, room changes, late checkouts, welcome gifts, and many more. If you are a Platinum Preferred Guest, you can get complimentary health club, better upgrades, and room availability guarantee if booked seventy-two hours prior to stay.

Sell Starwoods Points

There are many good redeeming options for Starwood rewards points, and these points are worth more than the standard one-cent deal. If you wish to get the best value for your reward points, you need to book hotel rooms at SPG allied properties. You can get value of up to 2.3 cents per point while booking hotel night stays. In addition, if you are booking rooms for weekdays, you can have best redemption value. The values for free nights are as follows:

  • Domestic weekday: 2.7 cents per reward point
  • Domestic weekend: 2.4 cents per reward point
  • International weekday: 2.2 cents per reward point
  • International weekend: 1.9 cents per reward point

This means that if you sell Starwoods points for free-nights option and use it to book for five consecutive nights at a hotel that falls in SPG category, you can have the fifth night stay for free.

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