New SPG App for Android

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  1. SPG Champion 2

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    SPG strives to provide new and better tools for you to take on the road. We are excited to announce that our SPG App for Android is available on the Google Play store! We would like our frequent traveler communities to be the first to know about and try our App – let us know what you think.

    With the new SPG App for Android:

    • Discover nearly 1,100 hotels in over 100 countries across all 9 of our brands and book your next stay within 1 App.
    • Access the benefits of our state-aware technology – personalized whether you’re planning a trip, en route or checked out.
    • Manage your SPG account & track Starpoints, member benefits and offers, all a tap away.
    • Connect to your family and friends with Facebook, foursquare & Twitter integration.

    To download visit: http://bit.ly/SPGAndroidApp. Let’s us know what you think.

    Carrie Houston
    Social Media Supervisor
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    Awesome I just saw this on Facebook.
     
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  3. canucklehead
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    woohoo! are Android app users also eligible for the Starpoint booking bonus during the Better by the Night bonus (that is available to iOS/iPhone users?
     
  4. lcpteck

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    Yep, it is as mentioned in FT by SPG.
     
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  5. Sperry8

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    Finally! It took FOREVER to get this. About time.
     
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  6. SC Flier
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    Thank you! Finally!

    I downloaded it yesterday and looked around briefly. I'll explore it a bit more in the next few days as I make some bookings.

    I like that I can choose from among multiple rate categories to search, but I wish that it would be a bit more helpful in just directing me to the lowest rate without me having to search each one-by-one.

    Awards cannot currently be booked directly through the app, but it does offer to link to the mobile website* to book an award reservation. Is there a forecast for when award booking will be part of the app?

    I like the date selection interface better than the one used in most of spg.com.

    *I despise the usablenet "mobile website."
     
  7. SPG Champion
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    No timeline to give; however, award booking and the ability to cancel a reservation using the app are both a "coming soon" feature.

    Best regards,

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

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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  8. garyst16
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have been unkind in the past with my words regarding SPG's focus on Apple products the lack of an Android app. I shall now sing your praises! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    :D
     
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  9. KENNECTED
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    The app was updated. Not sure what was fixed. the "whats new" section is vague.
     

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