Save Up To 50% On Select Starwood Hotel Redemptions!

Update: 11/30: Today is the final day to register for this awesome promotion.  You can still book after today as long as you register your account by today.
I’ll be hitting up one of the hotels below for the first time myself combining a 5th night free award with the 50% off for a whopping 60% total Starpoint discount!


Originally posted on 10/18:

Many people transfer their Starwood Starpoints into airline miles.  It offers a lucrative transfer ratio, 20,000 Starpoints becomes 25,000 miles with most airlines or even 50,000 with OneWorld’s LAN.

However using Starpoints for hotel redemptions can be very lucrative.  There are no blackout dates or capacity controls, if a standard room is for sale you can use points for it, even during peak travel times.  Additionally if you redeem for 4 nights you get the 5th night for free.

Starwood has a great new promotion that will rebate up to half of the points you use for select resorts. (Registration required)

All you need to do is have at least one night of your stay occur between 10/21 and 12/20 and you will receive a rebate for points used for the entire stay, even if just one night falls within the promo dates!

-You must register your SPG number by 11/30 to receive the points rebate.

-This promotion applies for standard Starwood free nights and 5th night free awards.  It does not apply for cash and points, nights and flight, or for suite awards.

-If you stay 2 nights at a category 4 (10,000 points per night) hotel you will pay 20,000 points and get a 10,000 point rebate. If you stay 5 nights at the same hotel you will pay 40,000 points and get a 20,000 point rebate.

-There is no limit to the amount of times you can take advantage of this promotion.

-You will receive the rebate automatically within 4-6 weeks after checking out.

-As always, Starwood award stays qualify towards elite status qualification.
Normal point requirements (Every 5th consecutive night is always free)
Starwood category 4 is 10,000 points per night. There are no peak season dates for hotels in categories 1-4.
Starwood category 5 is 12,000 or 16,000 points per night during peak season.
Starwood category 6 is 20,000 or 25,000 points per night during peak season.
Starwood category 7 is 30,000 or 35,000 points per night during peak season.
These hotels qualify for a 50% points rebate:
Category 7 properties (15K-17.5K after the rebate):
• The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico, USA
No peak season around the promo times.
• The St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
No peak season around the promo times.
• W South Beach, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Peak: 12/03/2012-2/09/2012 and 12/26/2012-1/01/2013
• The St. Regis Aspen Resort, Colorado, USA
Peak: 12/20/2012-1/02/2013

Category 6 property (10K after the rebate):
• The St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, California, USA
No peak season around the promo times.

Category 5 properties (6K-8K after the rebate):
• The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Peak: 11/25/2012-12/29/2012
• The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida, USA
No peak season around the promo times.
These hotels qualify for a 40% points rebate:
Category 6 property (12K after the rebate):
• W Retreat & Spa — Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA
No peak season around the promo times.
Category 5 properties (7.2K-9.6K after the rebate):
• The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada
Peak: 12/21/2012-01/05/2013
• The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, Virgin Islands, USA
No peak season around the promo times.
• The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, Cayman Islands
Peak: 11/25/2012-12/01/2012, 12/12/2012-01/01/2013
Category 4 properties (6K after the rebate):
• The Westin Mission Hills Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage, California, USA
• The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
• Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort & Casino, Bahamas
These hotels qualify for a 30% points rebate:
Category 6 property (14K-17.5K after the rebate):
• The St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City, Utah, USA
Peak: 12/14/2012-01/01/2013
Category 5 properties (8.4K-11.2K after the rebate):
• Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA
Peak: 12/20/2012-01/02/2013
• The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
No peak season around the promo times.
• The Westin Whistler Resort & Spa, British Columbia, Canada
Peak: 11/24/2012-01/02/2013
Category 4 properties (7K after the rebate):
• Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa, Chandler, Arizona, USA
• The Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, Texas, USA
• The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Georgia, USA

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22 Responses to “Save Up To 50% On Select Starwood Hotel Redemptions!”

  1. Kidooo Says:

    No New York love

  2. rafi Says:

    St. Regis Monarch Beach is a Category 6 hotel.
    So thats 10,000 for free night

  3. daniel Says:

    What if you only have enough points for the discounted rate? Would thy still let you book with the discount or must you have the full amount of points and have the points given back as a rebate.

  4. SEG Says:

    @daniel: The T&C states you need the full amt of points to book, then they refund your points back after the completion of your stay. You’d have to buy the extra points (currently on sale for 20% off reg price). Still a great deal.

  5. Nissim Says:

    Are there any hotels I can use in Jerusalem?


  6. DAWG Says:

    Does this work for cash and points

  7. ? Says:

    would it work if i needed to use it for a few nights in february? or is the promotion over then??

  8. Jeff Says:

    @ DAWG: Read the post!!!!

  9. yo Says:

    ANY hotel ideas for israel??
    around chanuka??

  10. KA Says:

    what would be best room upgrade a SPG gold member can get at st regis in Miami beach?

  11. ozzy Says:

    What about some israel love? No hotels in Israel Qualify?

  12. Nissim Says:

    Regarding Israel, I’ve emailed them and this is the reply:


    Thank you for choosing Starwood Preferred Guest. I hope this email finds you well.

    The below offer for our SPG Redeem and Reward promotion is targeted for the 21 featured resorts in the U.S. and Canada.

    We appreciate our loyal guests worldwide and love to launch promotions that have participating properties from around the world; however, from time-to-time SPG has promotions for hotels and resorts in particular regions, and this is one such time. It is the first time we are doing a redemption promotion of this nature, and if successful, SPG hopes to have more in the future for select hotels around the world.

  13. Daniel S. Says:

    @KA: Deluxe on a higher floor. They will not give you a suite they will lie and say they are fully booked. I’m am here right now and booked a second reservation to change from cash and points to all points. Thanks Dan. You saved me $275 for the night. I believe this is a better choice than the W based on Dans review of the W Miami Beach. Service is Amazing. I requested a Diaper Genie turns out the didnt have one so the sent my personal Butler out off property to Buy one. Lol.

  14. live Says:

    the deal on the starwood preferred guest cc to get those extra miles for spending 1000 dollars is that u have to apply for a new card-10000 pts and 15000 pts?

  15. time Says:

    What happens after 12/20?

  16. E Says:

    just booked The St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort Thanks

  17. Curious Says:

    I booked a reservation for dec 20-dec 25. issue is im nervous my flight wont land in time for me to check in by midnight. any tips?

  18. question Says:

    What do you do when they lie and say all suite upgrades are booked? (which they always do!)

  19. jay Says:

    if i missed signing up, what can i do ?

  20. Sarah Says:

    I just emailed SPG and was told that if I checked in on Dec. 20th and checked out on the 26th, only 12/20 would be rebated. Anyone have the rules of the promotion so I can get my whole time rebated. I can’t seem to pull up on the internet. Thanks!

  21. Dan Says:


  22. me Says:

    @dan, i 4got to register my card and stayed by hotel this week for 3 nights. Do you think ill be able to get my 50%points if I call them?


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