Announcing SPG’s 2016 Category Changes

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  1. SPG Champion
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    SPG Champion Official Representative

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    Our annual category changes will go into effect on March 1, 2016.

    Just over 20% of hotels are changing category; of these, 12% are moving up and 8% are moving down including some favorites such as The St. Regis Bangkok, Thailand & Le Meridien Bora Bora.

    We’re not adding new categories or changing category pricing at this time.

    Here’s a look at the preliminary list to help you maximize your Starpoints. Please review the changes to decide if you’d like to redeem your Starpoints prior to - or after - the changes take place on March 1, 2016. Also in March, select Design Hotels will be available for redemption – look for more to come on that.

    Please note that Category adjustments are always subject to change. While we make every attempt to provide you the latest, most accurate information, adjustments may be made before or after the category change date, March 1, 2016.

    Again, you can view the list here.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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  2. alfagirl

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    Wow, I am surprised that the Sheraton Universal is going UP a category. I put my mom up here every year for my dad's b-day (this year I was going to put her somewhere nicer, the Hilton is basically next door). Calling it a Category 4 was really stretching it. The rooms are tired and you don't even have to look too closely. The bathrooms are tiny, even in the 'suites.' The door to the Club Lounge is basically open to anyone who is staying in the hotel and knows it is there, people come by, knock on the glass door and I have yet to see anyone NOT open the door.
     
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