New Culinary Benefits Including Exclusive SPG Member Discounts at over 500 Restaurants and Bars Worl

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...esorts-Announces-Exciting-Collection-Culinary

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) loyalty program announced a mix of new culinary benefits at over 500 restaurants and bars for SPG members globally to enjoy at home and on the road. In conjunction with this announcement, SPG launched a new website, www.SPG.com/restaurantsandbars, where SPG members can take advantage of these exclusive discounts at more than 500 restaurants and bars worldwide. The website will also feature an opportunity to register and win an around the world VIP culinary journey with an SPG member only sweepstakes ‘Around the World in 5 Meals’. Members can earn Starpoints for these dining experiences and turn a night out into a weekend getaway. Through the SPG Moments program, SPG members will have access to VIP culinary experiences with world-renowned chefs such as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud and Masaharu Morimoto

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...esorts-Announces-Exciting-Collection-Culinary
     
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    Just got the SGP email today too. Always nice to have options
     
  4. MSPeconomist
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    Is there a way to see a list of the restaurants by location without endless clicking on the website. Very annoying.


    Also, I notice that Whiskey Blue at the Westwood W is on the list but doesn't indicate a discount for SPG members, so in what sense is this restaurant participating?
     
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    Do you really want to scroll through a list of over 500 properties and their restaurants? :eek: Seems easier just to input a city that you are interested in.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
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    YES! Or at least a list of every participating restaurant in a country. For example, in Hong Kong IIRC apparently every restaurant in a Starwood hotel participates, but one must click "show more" at least twice to see the list for those three hotels. It is very frustrating.
     
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    15% discount on all the hotels i could see which is awesome. Congrats SPG on coming out with another benefit. I just hope restaurant prices don`t go up accordingly.... :eek:
     
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    For some reason the sweepstakes is not accepting my email address!!! :confused:
     
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    Yeah - I'd rather use my browser to search the page, or to scroll through.

    Or, I'd like to see a list of the city options even.
     
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    Seems like a cool new plus to me. Good job SPG.
     
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    Mine either! I tried two different ones as well.

    What a pain.
     
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    I started to look at the sweepstakes but the website wasn't very responsive. Do you pick the numbers corresponding to locations on the world map to enter? Is there any choice or indication of the hotels and restaurants to be used in each location or is it Starwood's choice once a winner is chosen? I had hoped to remind myself of great restaurants in Starwood hotels around the world but the website wasn't cooperating for me.
     
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    To select your venues you have to zoom in on the venues and click on the orange dots that represent participating venues. Once you click on the venues you will see a pop up with the venue details – click add and the venue will be added to the list on the right of the screen. Once you choose five venues click on submit and that will take you through to the registration page.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
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    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    Try this then: http://www.spgrestaurantsandbars.com/venue-directory

    That's about as close as we are going to be able to get.

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    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    That's actually really pretty good. Works for me.

    Any idea why some restaurants show, but with no discount? It's not a complete list of restaurants in the SPG world, so I can't figure out why a restaurant would show up here, but without a discount.
     
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    They may not be offering a discount at the moment, but they will either be doing so later or participating in another promotional offer.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    This looks just like the webpage I looked at yesterday. It still takes four clicks to see all eleven choices for Hong Kong, although the thing seems to be loading much faster today.
     
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    My apologies, but this is the only alternative that I have for you.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    How Can You Make The Most Of SPG's New Culinary Benefits?:)

    SOURCE: http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2012/3/28/10204/7173/hotels/How_Can_You_Make_The_Most_Of_SPG's_New_Culinary_Benefits?

    Excellent new benefit for being with SPG!:) Kudos to Starwood!:)
     
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    I hate to be a downer here, but, when traveling, I like to avoid the hotel restaurants when I can. While I'm sure the restaurants listed above in Paris are good, I really can't imagine wasting a meal there on a hotel restaurant.

    Granted, there are some hotel restaurants that I seek out (The Bazaar, in an SPG in LA is one - but no discount) generally they fall short of the local food available.
     
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    Overall we have made some great experiences with hotel food around the world so far and this incl. Starwoods and other chains!:) Of course, local cuisine in local restaurants is important and shall not be overlooked either!:)
     
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    It`s a little annoying how when you search for promotions in say Australia or Sydney that the results are for things outside of Australia which makes no sense.
     

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