Rumor:Award nights/C+P count as eligible stay effective Oct 1st(a promotion, not permanent benefit)

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  1. troyliu
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    I heard some rumor about this upcoming promotion(benefit), rather than double stay/night promotion, SPG will allow award nights/stays be counted toward elite qualification.

    I don't know the exact detail of the promotion, if it's permanent benefit, then I guess a member level will be created very soon.

    let's wait and see
     
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    Promo or permanent, both fit my needs at the moment with 9 or 10 stays to go...

    Wheredya hear this rumor?
     
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    This would be wonderful, indeed -- even as a limited time promo!:cool:
     
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    Amazing, indeed, if it's true. Historically, though, does SPG always have stay 1 get double credit in the last few weeks of the year?
     
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    I liked the year we could choose (in advance) to either have stays and nights count double or have the stays and nights advance to the next year, so that they counted once for the current year and once for the following year. I think that was the first bad year of the recession, probably 2009.
     
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    I have read this post dozens of times and still can't make sense of it. What is OP actually saying? From others' posts it appears that Stays and Nights would count as double credits for elite qualification. IIRC this did happen a couple of years ago and I agree this would be great news, and a lot better than the current promo under way that seems to exclude most major city properties around the world. Hope it starts in October as I have six Starwood stays booked, only one at a property participating in the current promotion. This would easily renew my Platinum status...and be nice if any "overage" credits could be carried into 2013 requalification.
     
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    I would be particularly interested if C+P stays (as noted in the title) are actually 'counted' towards elite qualification!
     
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    Although I'm not the OP, I think they are saying award nights/stays would count toward elite quailification. Currently award nights do not contribute to stay/night counts for elite qualification. I can't remember SPG having run a promo like this before.
     
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    Okay, I get it now. (That's the problem with being up in the middle of the night in a time zone half a world different from what one's body is still operating on.) IIRC HHonors does permit award nights to count towards elite status, so this would be a welcome addition to the SPG program as C+Ps are one of the best deals in any program (PC's similar program is not as generous).
     
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    News reports for Starwood are still glowing about profits. Why would they all of a sudden start giving away 'status'?
     
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    paging Starwood Champion! :D We promise not to tell anyone if you give us the scoop - PROMISE! :cool:
     
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    For some reason I'm not gonna hold my breath.
     
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    I know! :p
     
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    Today I asked two SPG Plat agents (whom I had to call anyway) about this along the lines of "I heard this rumor. Have you heard anything?" Both said they hadn't heard, as I expected. It would be nice......but I'd still be very surprised. (However, it could encourage me to use some points or do a cash and points booking in Asia late this year rather than probably staying at a non-Starwood/independent hotel.)
     
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    Sorry, but I'm not in the habit of confirming or denying unsubstantiated rumors. When/if SPG has a message for me to deliver, however, I'm sure it will somehow make its way here.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
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    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    Gary makes it sound like it is not a promotion, but rather a feature of the program going forward.
     
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    William

    Please do not take my previous post too seriously - it was an homage to threads gone by where someone asks you to confirm rumors! I fully understand that it is not good to confirm rumors and would never wish for you to jeopardize your role at Starwood -- you do a fabulous job, but we really do need a tongue-in-cheek emoticon for occasions like this! :)
     
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    As a PLAT for the last four or five years, I'm not happy about this, UNLESS they create a new Unobtainium level with enhanced bennys. I also suggest a 1,000 night program ala airlines million miler programs.
     
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    With the end of year use of the FRN certs, this would be huge to minimize rev stays with award stays and still requal plat (if needed). This would make C&P rewards even better use!
     
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    No worries. It was aimed mostly at those folks who may have expected otherwise. ;)

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
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    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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    It would be very cool if it is true. Not long to wait until October 1st to find out.
     
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    Interesting, my free night award last week added one more to "Since 2010, you have a total of XX stays and XX nights"

    Coincidence? Mistake?

    Any others have this?
     
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    It sometimes seems to happen if you have some room charges. However, don't count on using this night/stay to requalify for Plat. SPG could well discover and fix it at the end of the year.
     
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