Veteran road warrior, FlyerTalk moderator, and miles-and-points blogger Gary Leff recently uncovered some potentially disturbing news for Starwood Preferred Guest members.
It seems that Starwood is currently surveying some of its members on how to increase the points required for awards in the least objectionable way.
The following survey was passed along to Gary by a trusted reader: “Hilton Hotels has ‘raised their prices’ to redeem a free night. Starwood Hotels and Resorts is considering changing its redemption program. If Starwood were to ‘raise their prices’ we want to know what would be most acceptable to you.
“In thinking about the ‘price increases,’ please review the following options below and rank them in order from 1 to 4 with 1 = the most acceptable and 4 = the least acceptable.
Official Starwood response has been muted. Members? Not quite so muted.