Starwood Preferred Guest Program
The complimentary Starwood Preferred Guest® program offers exclusive member benefits and flexible reward options with nine distinguished hotel brands. Free Night Awards with no blackout dates is what it’s known for, but that’s just the beginning.
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Number of Countries: 90+
Size of Network:
Number of Hotels: 1100+
Number of Brands: 9
- W Hotels
- Le Meridien
- St. Regis
- Four Points
- The Luxury Collection
Earning Points at Hotels
Earn points or airline miles (with Airline Direct Deposit℠).
Earn Rate: 2 points per $1 USD
Elite Bonus Points
Reach elite status and automatically receive extra Bonus Points on all the Base Points earned.
with SPG 75 nights
Promotion Bonus Points
Earn bonus points for various hotel promotions at participating properties throughout the year.
Earn Rate: Varies by promotion
Meeting Planner Bonus Points
Earn bonus points for events planned at any of the hotels.
Earn Rate: 1 point per $3 USD (up to 20,000 points per event)
Refer a Friend Bonus Points
A few points short? Buying Points is the easy way to get the award you want.
Point Price: 500 points = $17.50
(20,000 point maximum purchase per year)
Earning Points at Partners
Credit Card Partners
Earn bonus points for spend on a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card.
Earn Rate: Varies by card
Everywhere else: 1 point per $1 USD
Canada, UK, Japan
Point Exchange Partners
Transfer points from partners to Starpoints
Earn Rate: Varies by Partner
1,000 Membership Rewards® points = 333 Starpoints
1,250 ClubRewards® points= 750 Starpoints
Earn bonus points for spend at various program partners.
Redeem points for hotel stays.
Standard Room Rewards
Redeem points for rewards from a variety of partners.
Reward Flexibility & Attainability
Spend Required For Free Room Night
In order to compare programs to measure how quickly a member can redeem points for a free night reward, we look at the spend required for a free night.
Minimum Spend¹: $1,000
(by Preferred Member for base level hotel reward)
Average Spend¹: $3,333
(by Gold Member for average level hotel reward)
¹Does not include promotional or partner bonus points earned.
Hotel Rewards Rules
The terms and conditions for the hotel rewards.
Points expire after 12 months of inactivity.
Elite Tier Requirements
Earn elite status based when you stay at Starwood properties.
The terms and conditions for achieving elite status.
Elite Tier Benefits
- Earn & redeem points
- 5th night free on hotel rewards
- Members only offers
- Preferred Benefits + 50% elite bonus
- 4pm late checkout¹
- Free upgrades¹
- Elite customer service line
- Welcome gift – WIFI, bonus points or drink
- Crossover Rewards w/ Delta
- Gold Benefits + 50% elite bonus
- Welcome gift – includes free breakfast option
- Free WIFI
- Free access to gyms
- 48-hour room guarantee
- SPG 50 Night Benefits: 10 suite night awards confirmed 5 days before arrival
- SPG 75 Night Benefits: 100% elite bonus + choose any 24 hour period for stay
¹Subject to availability
Average Value per Point
Average Value Per Point
$0.024 per point
Room rate / # points required for a free night (determined by average across representative sample of hotel rewards).
Average Program Value
AVERAGE RETURN ON HOTEL SPEND
- Base Member: 4.8%
(Preferred Guest Member)
- Highest Elite Member: 9.6%
(Platinum SPG 100 Member)
- Credit Card Member²: 4.8%
²Includes bonus points earned on hotel spend only. As such, incremental value likely to be higher.
Average Earn Rate x Average Value per Point.
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