Coming Soon: SPG Take Two

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  1. SPG Champion 2

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    SPG is pleased to announce the details of our upcoming promotion, SPG Take Two, which can be found at spg.com/taketwo. Open to all members worldwide, SPG Take Two allows registered members to earn bonus Starpoints two ways from September 1 through December 15, 2013:
    • Earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays with no earning limits.
    • Plus, earn an additional 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every 5 eligible nights during the promotion- up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 nights.
    Over 1,000 Starwood hotels and resorts are participating. A list of hotels not participating can be found at spg.com/taketwo. Registration will open later this month, but in the meantime you can book stays now, and those that fall during the promotion earning dates will be eligible.

    Best regards,

    Christopher Carman
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  2. Mike Reed

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    I'm always up for additional points! I'll have to go peruse the "not participating" list and see where to unbook...

    Would be nice if I could check a checkbox on SPG to "ignore non-participating hotels" when searching for availability. Then again, maybe that's a good use of my ambassador... :)

    Edit: Wow, the Sheraton Music City in Nashville has opted out. I'll get a chance to mention this to them when I check out Monday morning. When they ask about coming back, I'll explain that I'll be actively avoiding them since they're not participating in Take Two starting in September.

    You've got to be vocal and let GM's know they're losing business when they opt out... then vote with your wallet.
     
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  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Is there another option which is participating which you'll stay in instead? Or are you just boycotting out of spite?? ;)

    Seriously, though, I get being annoyed if a property isn't participating (check NYC, SF, LA or Chicago) but unless another property at a comparable price is participating it seems a bit of a self-defeating move to either pay more or stay somewhere else just because you'd "only" earn the regular points. Otherwise shouldn't you just stay at the other place anyways?
     
  4. Mike Reed

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    In Nashville there are other properties. Looking at the list there are other hotels I've stayed at (Sheraton Metairie) that have other locations available.

    My point is to make the GM's aware that non-participation causes them to lose business - often the kind customers (repeat stays) they're looking for.
     
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    interesting that the only non-part. hotel in Thailand is the PA Bangkok. Good for me since that isn't where I'd prefer to stay anyway!
     
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    The two following properties will be added to the opt-out list later today:

    • Sheraton Kuwait Hotel & Towers
    • Four Points by Sheraton Kuwait
    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  7. SPG Champion
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    The two following properties will be added to the opt-out list later today:

    • Westin New York Times Square
    • W New York Times Square
    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  8. slalom

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    William, can you put a link to the Opt Out list....the link in the FAQs at www.starwood.com/doubletake goes to T's & C's and list:

    • Le Méridien Dubai
    • Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
    • Le Méridien Fairway
    • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
    As the only properties not participating. Also....for the extended program (i.e. through December 15)....is an additional registration required?
     
  9. SPG Champion
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    The next, upcoming offer is SPG Take Two, not SPG Double Take. Your link leads to a "We're Sorry..." page. ;)

    However, the properties listed do not participate in SPG, so they never participate in SPG promotions.

    If you are looking for SPG Double Take, the url is https://www.spgpromos.com/taketwo/?action=main.comingsoon&language=en_us

    If you click on the link there for Hotels and resorts not participating, you'll open this url that lists all of the hotels and resorts not participating in SPG Double Take: https://www.spgpromos.com/taketwo/?action=terms.nonparticipating&language=en_US

    If you are speaking here of the additional 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every 5 eligible nights during the promotion- up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 nights, then no...no additional registration will be required, other than registering for SPG Take Two.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    I get an error when I try to register. Anyone else having this issue?

    EDIT: just tried again and was able to register.
     
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    Hmmmm....am I the only one that finds the names of these programs confusing?
     
  13. Mike Reed

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    It actually makes sense:

    Double Take, then Take Two. A play on being the second "Take" promotion.
     
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    .....it didn't when i posted it!

    There are a lot of exceptions, including most of my preferred properties (NYC W's!)
     
  15. En-Route
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    Great news. I have 5 SPG stays upcoming
     
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    No complaints since I don't keep my points (they go to my employers), but interesting that I have nine stays planned, (five already booked) and seven are at non-participating hotels.
     
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    Nice to see my friends at the Sheraton SMF aren't participating. Then again, they seem to have an outsized opinion of how special they are.

    Guess this might be a good chance to check out the new Westin on my next trip out that way. Not nearly as convenient, but I can make it work.

    Good promo though. I imagine that with planned travel I can max it out. Assuming, of course, I don't go chase Hyatt's very nice promo instead.

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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    How does that work? I'm not aware of a way for employers to accrue employee earned points.

    Sent from my iPhone using milepoint
     
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    You don't WANT to be aware...
     
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    SPP ... most likely.
     
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    California
    • Le Méridien San Francisco
    • Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Franciscol
    • The St. Regis San Francisco
    • The Westin San Francisco Market Street
    • The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square
    • W San Francisco
    New York
    • Aloft New York Brooklyn
    • Element New York Times Square West
    • Four Points by Sheraton Midtown – Times Square, New York
    • Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea, New York
    • Four Points by Sheraton Plainview Long Island
    • Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village, New York
    • Le Parker Meridien New York
    • Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
    • The St. Regis New York
    • The Westin New York at Times Square
    • W New York
    • W New York – Downtown
    • W New York – Times Square
    • W New York Union Square, New York
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    So pretty much any hotel in DT SF or NY is out? BLAH
     
  22. Mike Reed

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    This time of year there's likely no need to incent people to stay in either of those locations - they're likely full, or will be.
     
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    yeah rates are super high :( I need to go soon .
     
  24. Mike Reed

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    Just saw my first Take Two bonus hit. Had completely forgotten about that... :)
     
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