What's New for SPG Members:

Changes are Coming:
See Them Now.

In August we’ll become one powerful program with separate names; we’ll consolidate everything else into one set of benefits to give you easier access and more opportunities.

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    Earn and redeem with 6,500 extraordinary hotels across 29 brands — more hotels where you want to go.

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    Enjoy elevated Elite benefits and consistent Elite status recognition at all hotels across 29 brands.

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    Simplify your experience — one account, profile, login, points balance and Elite-night balance.

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    Seamlessly access everything through our websites and apps, and when you call Member Support.

Here’s how SPG is changing.

Six things you need to know.

  1. 1 Starpoints Convert to Points:

    • In a one-time conversion in August, Starpoints® will automatically become points and your Starpoints balance will be multiplied by three.
    • Also starting in August, you’ll earn 10 points per US$1 spent on eligible hotel charges (5 points per eligible US$1 at ElementSM, Residence Inn® and TownePlace Suites® hotels). Elite members earn even more.
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    JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Florida, USA
    JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, Florida, USA
  2. 2 Combine Accounts into One:

    • If you have an account with Marriott Rewards or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards in addition to your SPG account, in August you’ll want to combine them (even if you’ve already linked them).
    • Combining accounts will create a single account and profile; and it will combine your points and Elite-night balances — so all your points and nights will work harder for you.
    • Make sure we have your current email address so we can notify you when it’s time to take this action.
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    Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand
    Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa, Thailand
  3. 3 New Elite Status Levels and Benefits:

    • In August, we’ll launch new Elite status levels and new benefits, including a new Silver Elite status achieved at 10 nights. Click here to learn more.
    • Starting January 1, 2019, Elite status will be achieved on nights and not on stays. Until then, SPG members can achieve status based on stays at SPG-associated brands only, but can also qualify based on nights at any of the 29 brands.
    • Existing Elite members will continue to be Elite and will achieve a new, but similar, tier level in August. Elite tier will be based on the status earned, not status granted via linking and status matching. See chart below for August status.
    • Don’t forget — when you combine accounts, you could also achieve a higher Elite tier — based on combined SPG and Rewards nights stayed at any of our 29 brands, starting from January 1, 2018.
    • If you’ve previously achieved Lifetime Elite status in SPG or Rewards, you will have that Lifetime Elite status in the new program. In addition, when you combine SPG and Rewards accounts, we will combine your lifetime activity across both toward Lifetime Elite status in the new combined program.
    • And, if you’ve achieve Elite status in both Rewards and SPG in a single year, it will count as two years toward Lifetime status.
    The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand
    The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand

    SPG Tier Today

    Elite Tier in August

    Preferred Guest with 10-24 nights

    Silver Elite

    Corporate Preferred Guest

    Silver Elite

    Preferred Guest Plus

    Silver Elite

    Gold Preferred Guest

    Gold Elite

    Platinum Preferred Guest

    Platinum Elite

    Platinum Preferred Guest with 50 nights

    Platinum Elite

    Platinum Preferred Guest with 75 nights

    Platinum Premier Elite

    Platinum Preferred Guest with 100 nights

    Platinum Premier Elite with ambassador


    SPG Lifetime Elite Status Today

    Lifetime Elite Status in August

    Lifetime Gold

    Lifetime Gold Elite

    Lifetime Platinum

    Lifetime Platinum Elite

    Achieve 750 nights & 10 years Platinum by 12/31/18

    Grandfathered in to Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite

The Fastest Way to Elite: Add up All Your Nights.

Once your accounts are combined, all of your nights across the 29 brands will count toward qualifying for the new Elite status levels — going back to January 1, 2018.

See what level you’ll be:

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  1. 4 Earning Changes:

    • Starting in August, all your stays across all 29 brands (including the addition of our Marriott Rewards brands, such as The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott®, Renaissance® Hotels, Courtyard® and more) will earn points and nights with your single account.
    • Earn points for shopping, cruises and more.
    • Crossover RewardsTM with Delta SkyMiles will continue through July 15, 2018, with all current benefits being honored through that date.
    • Benefits associated with Your World RewardsTM with Emirates® and Eastern Explorer RewardsTM with China Eastern will continue to be honored for registered members. Learn more about these programs using the links below.

    Link to Your World Rewards with Emirates>>
    Link to Eastern Explorer Rewards with China Eastern>>

    The Miami Beach EDITION, Florida, USA
    The Miami Beach EDITION, Florida, USA
  2. 5 New Redemption Opportunities:

    Free Nights:

    • A new unified Award Chart will offer you more than 6,500 hotels across all 29 participating brands — all with no blackout dates.
    • In August, standard redemption rates for hotel Categories 1-7 will be available. Peak, off-peak and Category 8 redemption rates will be introduced in early 2019.
    • We’ll share more information soon regarding which Categories hotels will fall into in the new Award Chart. In the meantime, you can preview a sampling of hotels across five top redemption destinations. Good news: overall more hotels are moving down in redemption rates than up.

    Compare redemption rates in New York City, Paris, Dubai, Bali and Caribbean/Mexico >

    Airline Miles:

    • You’ll be able to transfer points to more than 40 airlines, including new options, such as Qantas, JetBlue, Turkish and more. The new ratio will be 3 points for one mile.
    • Plus, starting in August, we’ll add 15,000 points for every 60,000 points you transfer to airline miles, providing you with a total of 25,000 miles in the airline program of your choice.

    Free Night Award Chart

    CategoryStandard Effective AugustOff-peak Coming 2019Peak Coming 2019
    8 Coming 201985,00070,000100,000
  3. 6 Credit Card Earning and Benefits:

    We’ve refreshed our credit card benefits globally to support the exciting new loyalty program changes.

    • Enjoy refreshed benefits with the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express
    • New ways to earn rewards with the updated Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express

    Get the latest updates on:
    The SPG Credit Card (U.S.) >
    The SPG Credit Card (Canada) >
    The SPG Credit Card in (Japan) >
    The SPG Credit Card in the (U.K.) >
    The SPG Credit Card in the (U.A.E) >

    SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
    SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA