Announcing SPG.com/resorts

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  1. SPG Champion
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    We're excited to announce SPG.com/resorts, a brand new website to help you discover your perfect resort escape. We'll be unveiling the site to the public tomorrow but wanted to give our milepoint members a sneak peek. The site is extremely visual, drawing on large aspirational photography, live webcams and actual resort footage, rather than words to showcase each breathtaking resort.

    The launch of the site also coincides with the revealing of our first annual “SPG Member Favorites” list. Members were asked to identify their favorite resorts across the following nine categories:


    -Best Beach Resort
    -Most Romantic Retreat
    -Best Exotic Escape
    -Best Family Experience
    -Best Golf Getaway
    -Best Island Paradise
    -Best Spa Indulgence
    -Best Winter Adventure
    -Best Small Wonder


    To see all the resorts on the SPG Member Favorites list, visit spg.com/memberfavorites. Additionally, we polled top travel professionals to identify the best Starwood resorts by region, including Best in U.S., Best in Asia and Best in Europe. For a complete list of travel professional recommendations you can visit spg.com/travelprofessionalfavorites.


    To celebrate the launch of the new site, we'll be giving away ten grand prize trips with the SPG Pack Your Bags Giveaway starting March 15th. Make sure to check out spg.com/packyourbags tomorrow for your chance to win.


    And as always, we'd love to hear your feedback as you begin interacting with the new resorts site.

    Best regards,

    William
     
  2. Kaanapali
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    William - I like the selection of interest tabs on the upper right hand corner of the spg.com/resorts website to tailor a search for a family looking for a beach vacation or nightlife plus intimate retreat. The results page listing pictures instead of actual words is also a nice way of presenting the hotels/resorts, and simply letting your cursor hover over a picture which interests you will give you the name/location of the resort, a brief bio and a find availability tab.

    Thank you!
     
  3. gleff
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    Like the photos, sites like these are nice for getting great ideas and also dreaming about future trips. Even better, they'll be fun to debate, we can argue whether or not the Westin Macau ought to have been included for instance :)
     
  4. intueri
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    I agree with this completely-- definitely a very nice feature! The navigation and organization of information is intuitive, as well, and, of course, a photo-heavy website describing resorts seems only natural. Very nice work.

    Thanks for posting here before the other place, William.
     
  5. hulagrrl210
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    Love the pictures. Visually I give it an a+
     
  6. BondAir007
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    Wow. Great looking site. [​IMG]
     
  7. mizwada
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    Wow, stunning visuals. Strong work.
     
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    Very nice looking site...makes me want to visit the South Pacific...
     
  9. From NYC
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    So many cool-looking places to go to!
     
  10. sobore
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    Agree with others, lots of nice pics and choices!
     
  11. Mileage Junky
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    I love it! The pictures are beautiful. Very aspirational.
     
  12. Downunder girl
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    Oh its awesome! So many beautiful locations. Now I just have to hope that I win one of the 10 dream vacations. I will be going back to enter as many times as I can :D.

    Thanks for sharing the sneak peek, William.
     
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  14. Flews
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    [​IMG] --13 posts after *wood launches something new, and not one threat to defect to the competition?

    Cheers,
     
  15. DealHound
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    I'm ready to pack my bags!![​IMG]
     
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    :)
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  17. Philphactor
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    totally agree ... stunning visuals ... strong work ... what a great way to promote the resorts!
     

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