News You Can Use – 35% Off Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels & 1,000 United Miles per Night with Hilton Stay

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1.   35% Off Select Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels

Frugal Travel Guy writes that Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has a 35% discount on award stays at seven of their Luxury Collection hotels, through March 1, 2014.

Starwood Preferred Guest Discount at Luxury Collection Hotels

SPG Offering Offering 35% Off Awards at Select Luxury Collection Hotels

Starwood Preferred Guest hotels includes Aloft, Element, Four Points, Le Meredien, SheratonSt RegisWestin and W Hotels., in addition to The Luxury Collection.

The seven Luxury Collection hotels participating are as follows:

The standard room in these hotels is a suite or villa, so Starwood charges you more points.

And as always, the 5th night of an award stay is free when you redeem Starwood points for 4 nights.

I compared the value of using points versus cash for a random date at the Le Méridien Bora Bora.

Starwood Preferred Guest Discount at Luxury Collection Hotels

39,000 Points Could Beat $880 for One Night!

The cash rate was $880 per night!

You would be getting a value of 2.2 cents per point if you used Starwood points instead of cash ($880/39,000 points).

That said, most of these hotels aren’t worth the high price in points.  Starwood hotel points are hard to come by, and are better used at mid-tier hotels.

If you’ve already booked at the higher price, you could cancel and rebook at the lower price.

So do the math before redeeming Starwood hotel points for these hotels.  Just because something is on sale does not mean it is a good deal!

 2.  1,000 United Miles Per Night with Hilton

Via LoyaltyLobby, Hilton is offering a bonus of 1,000 United miles per night for stays at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels, through December 31, 2013.

Hilton Offering 1,000 United Miles per Stay at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels

1,000 United Miles per Stay at Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotels

Registration is required before your first stay.  Also, you must book at a rate eligible for the promotion, and have selected United as your Double Dip earnings partner in your Hilton account

Fortunately, this promotion can be combined with other offers, and there does not appear to be a limit on the number of times you can receive this bonus.  So this could be quite lucrative if you will have a large number of Waldorf Astoria or Conrad stays coming up.

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7 responses to “News You Can Use – 35% Off Starwood Luxury Collection Hotels & 1,000 United Miles per Night with Hilton Stay

  1. I just wanted to let you guys know that I received my package from Hawaii and thanked you on my blog because I wanted to make sure my readers know about your fantastic travel/points secrets. Thanks again. Enjoy your summer! -Jenny

  2. Hi Daraius, is there something wrong with the mobile site? I was trying to browse with Chrome on iPhone 4s but it popped out a box asking for username and password for ‘authentication required’. You may try with a mobile device and see what happens. Andy.

  3. It looks like the points have gone down, meaning you need fewer points for redemption?

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