Announcement: Le Meridien Al Aqah is now part of the SPG program!

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  1. SPG Champion 2

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    Please join us in welcoming Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort to the Starwood Preferred Guest Program!

    As of May 1, Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort in Fujairah, UAE has joined the Starwood Preferred Guest program as a Category 4 resort.

    • SPG Members will earn Starpoints for any stays post May 1, 2013
    • SPG Gold & Platinum Members are entitled to their elite member benefits
    • SPG Members can redeem Starpoints for Free Night Awards. The hotel will be classified as a Category 4 property: 10,000 Starpoints for a free night

    Members may enjoy 9 specialized restaurants and bars at this resort, located on a stretch of a pristine beach fronted by the Indian Ocean with the Hajar Mountains forming the backdrop.

    http://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe...iew/index.html?language=en_US&propertyID=1901

    Best regards,

    Christopher Carman
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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  2. uggboy
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    Thanks for the info, that's great news, what about the Le Meridien Fairway in Dubai? I hope they will join the SPG program too.
     
  3. ssullivan
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    Hotels can be part of a Starwood brand and not participate in the loyalty program? Had no idea.
     
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  4. SPG Champion
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    Yes. There are still a handful of branded properties that do not participate in SPG. They are listed in the Terms and Conditions of Membership as:
    • Le Méridien Dubai
    • Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
    • Le Méridien Fairway
    • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
    These properties did not participate in Le Meridien Moments (their former frequent stay program), so when the Le Meridien brand came under Starwood, they were contractually omitted as part of the sales contract. SPG continues to try and convince these properties to participate in the program and they have been successful in moving several former non-participating properties into participation as a result.

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    William R. Sanders
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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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  5. MSPeconomist
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    Did the Pocono resorts (IIRC all inclusives) that didn't participate leave Starwood?
     
  6. SPG Champion
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    Yes, last year, I believe.

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    William R. Sanders
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