5 Luxurious Starwood Hotels in Asia & Australia

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Starwood has lots of great hotels all over Asia and Australia.  And you can book them with Starwood points you’ll earn from the sign-up bonuses on their cards.   

The sign-up bonus on The Starwood Preferred Guest Card from American Express (personal and small business) has increased to 30,000 Starwood points after meeting minimum spending requirements.

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Starwood hotels include AloftElementFour PointsLe MeridienSheratonSt RegisThe Luxury CollectionWestin and W brand hotels.

The sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood card (personal and small business) is usually 25,000 Starwood points after after meeting minimum spending requirements.

But until September 14, 2015, you can earn 30,000 Starwood points.  That’s a big deal because with 5,000 extra Starwood points you can get:

30,000 Starwood points is more than enough to get started with award stays at Starwood hotels!  Or treat yourself to a luxury night at a top-tier hotel!

It’s possible to get both cards at once.  Just be sure you’re comfortable meeting the minimum spending requirements!

Here’s how to redeem Starwood points for award stays.

5 Starwood Hotels in the Asia & Australia That Make Great Award Stays

Note:  The prices in these examples are based on travel in October 2015.

I like using Hotel Hustle to find hotels because it shows you how many points you’ll need for your specific travel dates, and show you if award nights are available!

Another option is AwardMapper.  It shows similar information, but it’s not specific to travel dates and won’t search for available award rooms.

I haven’t stayed at all the hotels on the list, but I chose them because of their locations and reviews.  I’d love to visit them all someday!

1.    The St. Regis Beijing

The St. Regis Beijing is located in the heart of the business and shopping district and near the Forbidden City.  So you’ll have plenty to experience!

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Explore the Forbidden City with The St. Regis Beijing as Your Base!

It’s a Category 5 hotel, and a night here costs ~$221 per night or 16,000 Starwood points for a Deluxe Room with a personal St. Regis butler!

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Stay in Beijing for 16,000 Starwood Points per Night and Save ~$221

2.    Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa, Thailand

A Category 5 hotel, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa is located off the eastern coast of Thailand, with its own private access to Lamai Beach.

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Stroll the Private Beach or Relax Near the Pool in Thailand

You can take yoga classes at sunrise, get a spa treatment, or lay out next to the pool.

Be sure to experience the heritage and local culture of the surrounding area.  And the amazing food.  Thai food is 1 of my spicy favorites!

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Save ~$367 When You Redeem 24,000 Starwood Points to Stay in Koh Samui

A 2-night stay costs ~$367, or 24,000 Starwood points. 

This would make a perfect tropical getaway!

3.    W Seoul Walkerhill

Stay in a “Wonderful Room” in wonderful Seoul for ~$223 a night or 12,000 Starwood points.

Folks love Seoul, and the area the around the W Seoul Walkerhill.

The hotel is surrounded by gardens…

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The Peaceful Gardens of the W Seoul Walkerhill

…but is a short train ride to all the hustle and bustle of downtown Seoul.

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You’re a Short Ride to Myeong-Dong, the Entertainment District of Seoul

This is a Category 5 hotel, and folks love the modern feel of the W brand!

4.    Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa, Australia

Located north of Brisbane, the Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa is a Category 5 hotel.

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Soak up the Sun in a Large Lagoon-Style Pool…or Get in the Car and Go Surfing in the Ocean!

Brisbane is known world-wide for its surfing.  In fact, you’ll be driving distance to world-famous Surfer’s Paradise.  Or you can explore the area around Australia’s Gold Coast.

A night here costs ~$302 or 12,000 Starwood points.

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Stay in a Studio With a Kitchenette and Balcony for ~$302 per Night or 12,000 Starwood Points

If you go in December or January, you’ll be just in time for Australia’s summer!

5.   Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

By November 2015, Sydney will have 4 Starwood hotels.

All of them are centrally located, but guests seem to love the Sheraton on the Park.  Which park?  Hyde Park, named for the 1 in London.

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Stroll Through Hyde Park and Visit the Many Attractions in the Area, Like the Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House

You’ll be walking distance to Sydney Harbor and the Sydney Opera House.

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Stay in a City Side Room for ~$327 a Night or 12,000 Starwood Points

A Category 5 hotel, nights here start at ~$327 or 12,000 Starwood points.

This hotel would make a great starting point to explore Sydney!

Bottom Line

There are many Starwood hotels in Asia and Australia where you can get Big Travel with Small Money!

Stay at hotels like the W Seoul WalkerhillSheraton on the Park in Sydney, or The St. Regis Beijing.

The sign-up bonus on the AMEX Starwood card (personal and small business) is usually 25,000 Starwood points, so you’ll get an extra 5,000 Starwood points with the current 30,000 point sign-up bonus.  That’s valuable because Starwood points can be worth a lot of money, and they’re hard to earn.

The sign-up bonus is only this high for a few weeks each year, and the offer expires September 14, 2015.

Do you have a favorite Starwood hotel in Asia or Australia?  Share your top picks in the comments!

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7 responses to “5 Luxurious Starwood Hotels in Asia & Australia

  1. I don’t know if you meant it, but this was actually a post on how a 2% cash back card is better for earning hotel stays, sign up bonus excluded. 3 out of 5 of these hotels didn’t even crack 2 cents per point. Of course I got both cards during the promotion, but I’ll never actually use the card unless I have an awesome redemption worth far more than 2 cents/pt in mind.

  2. Agree with the first comment, it would be better to earn cashback, and then pay for these hotels than to use SPG points for these redemptions. With cash, you can even earn SPG points and status, and depending on the promo at the time, maybe even free nights!

    I think that’s the problem with SPG, the aspirational properties are very expensive points-wise…you might not even get a weekend in NYC for 35K points.

  3. I agree with @Daniel and @David. Most of these are examples of how not to use SPG points. For example, I can stay at the Cat. 4 Westin Kyoto in the spring for 10K points with room rates going for $371/night.

  4. Guys the way to look at this is they I would never pay such outrageous fees to stay at any hotel. If I got 2% cash back I am keeping the cash and staying in a cheap hotel. I think most posers/bloggers would do the same. They get picky only on someone else’s dime.

  5. Guys the way to look at this is they I would never pay such outrageous fees to stay at any hotel. If I got 2% cash back I am keeping the cash and staying in a cheap hotel. I think most posers/bloggers would do the same. They get picky only on someone else’s dime.

  6. Sure they’re nice hotels, but what terrible redemption rates! By the time you slap on a promo code to the paid rate, your SPG starpoints would hardly be worth 2 cents in these cases. Why shouldn’t I just use a 2% back card?

  7. My buddy from Brisbane is here in the US for a month and he was just telling me Noosa is as good as it gets for beaches so staying there is a no brainer (there and Fraser Island).