Tepid Starwood Promotion Returns: Earn Double Points With Take Two Promotion

tarting on Monday, January 11, 2016, you can earn double Starpoints on eligible stays of two or more consecutive nights at all of the greater than 1,200 Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties worldwide in the Take Two promotion offered by the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program through April 30, 2016 — but in order to participate in this promotion, you must register for it, which you can do right now.

The last day to register for this promotion is Sunday, April 10, 2016; but if you had already completed an eligible stay during the promotion period before registering for this promotion, your Starwood Preferred Guest account will be credited retroactively.

As long as one night of the stay is within the promotion period, bonus Starpoints will be earned on every night during the entire stay — even if part of the stay falls outside the promotion period — and this promotion is “stackable”, meaning that you can take advantage of other promotions simultaneously; but each promotion earns bonuses independently of each other.

Also Earn 250 Bonus Starpoints in the Take Two Promotion

You can also earn a bonus of 250 Starpoints for every night — not two or more consecutive nights — stayed at select hotels and resorts in popular destinations as shown in the list below:

BRAZIL

  • Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba
  • Four Points by Sheraton Macaé
  • Sheraton Barra Rio de Janeiro Hotel
  • Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, Salvador
  • Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
  • Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel
  • Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel & Convention Center, Recife
  • Sheraton Sao Paulo WTC Hotel
  • Sheraton Vitoria Hotel

 

CHINA

  • Aloft Beijing, Haidian
  • Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel & Serviced Apartments
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
  • Le Méridien She Shan Shanghai
  • Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
  • Sheraton Grand Beijing Dongcheng Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences
  • Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel
  • The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
  • The Hongta Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai
  • The St. Regis Beijing
  • The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
  • The Westin Beijing Financial Street
  • The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
  • Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai
  • W Beijing – Chang’an

 

EGYPT

  • Le Méridien Cairo Airport
  • Le Méridien Dahab Resort
  • Le Méridien Heliopolis
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
  • Sheraton Luxor Resort
  • Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna
  • Sheraton Montazah Hotel
  • Sheraton Sharm Hotel, Resort, Villas & Spa
  • Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
  • The Westin Cairo Golf Resort & Spa, Katameya Dunes
  • The Westin Soma Bay Golf Resort & Spa

 

GERMANY

  • Aloft Munich
  • Aloft Stuttgart
  • Element Frankfurt Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Munich Central
  • Four Points by Sheraton Munich Olympiapark
  • Hotel Elephant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Weimar
  • Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig
  • Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg
  • Le Méridien Hamburg
  • Le Méridien Munich
  • Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
  • Le Méridien Stuttgart
  • Sheraton Berlin Grand Hotel Esplanade
  • Sheraton Carlton Hotel Nuernberg
  • Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Essen Hotel
  • Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center
  • Sheraton Frankfurt Congress Hotel
  • Sheraton Hanover Pelikan Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
  • Sheraton Offenbach Hotel
  • The Westin Bellevue, Dresden
  • The Westin Grand Frankfurt
  • The Westin Grand Munich
  • The Westin Grand, Berlin
  • The Westin Leipzig

 

HONG KONG

  • Le Méridien Cyberport
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
  • W Hong Kong

 

JAPAN

  • Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
  • Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel
  • Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel Osaka
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo
  • Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
  • The Kiroro, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Hokkaido
  • The St. Regis Osaka
  • The Westin Awaji Island Resort & Conference Center
  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto
  • The Westin Nagoya Castle
  • The Westin Osaka
  • The Westin Rusutsu Resort
  • The Westin Sendai
  • The Westin Tokyo
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

 

MACAU

  • Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central
  • The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central

 

MALDIVES

  • Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
  • W Retreat & Spa – Maldives

 

PERU

  • Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores
  • Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
  • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
  • Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
  • Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
  • The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

 

SINGAPORE

  • Sheraton Towers Singapore
  • The St. Regis Singapore
  • The Westin Singapore
  • W Singapore – Sentosa Cove

 

SPAIN

  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
  • Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal
  • Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
  • Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
  • Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
  • Le Méridien Barcelona
  • Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort Canary Isle
  • Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort
  • Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife
  • Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
  • The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
  • The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella
  • The Westin Palace, Madrid
  • The Westin Valencia
  • W Barcelona

 

TURKEY

  • Aloft Bursa Hotel
  • Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum
  • Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Batisehir
  • Four Points by Sheraton Istanbul Dudullu
  • Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
  • Lugal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Ankara
  • Sheraton Adana Hotel
  • Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center
  • Sheraton Bursa Hotel
  • Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort and Spa
  • Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel
  • Sheraton Istanbul Atasehir Hotel
  • Sheraton Samsun Hotel
  • The St. Regis Istanbul
  • W Istanbul

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
  • Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Aloft Abu Dhabi
  • Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai
  • Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
  • Le Méridien Abu Dhabi
  • Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
  • Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
  • Le Méridien Fairway
  • Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
  • Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
  • Sheraton Deira Hotel, Dubai
  • Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
  • Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
  • Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort & Spa
  • The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
  • The St. Regis Dubai
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City
  • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • W Dubai Al Habtoor City

 

UNITED STATES

California

  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego – SeaWorld
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown
  • Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton La Jolla Hotel
  • Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
  • THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
  • The Westin San Diego
  • The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
  • W San Diego

Hawaii

  • Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
  • Sheraton Kauai Resort
  • Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
  • Sheraton Waikiki
  • The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
  • The St. Regis Princeville Resort
  • The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
  • The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
  • The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

Illinois

  • Aloft Bolingbrook
  • Aloft Chicago City Center
  • Aloft Chicago O’Hare
  • Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport
  • Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center
  • Sheraton Chicago Northbrook Hotel
  • Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton Grand Chicago
  • Sheraton Lisle Hotel
  • Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove
  • The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chicago
  • The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile
  • The Westin Chicago North Shore
  • The Westin Chicago Northwest
  • The Westin Chicago River North
  • The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
  • The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
  • The Westin O’Hare
  • W Chicago – City Center
  • W Chicago – Lakeshore

Massachusetts

  • Aloft Boston Seaport
  • Aloft Lexington
  • Element Boston Seaport
  • Element Lexington
  • Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Norwood
  • Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center
  • Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT
  • Sheraton Boston Hotel
  • Sheraton Commander Hotel
  • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sheraton Needham Hotel
  • The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
  • The Westin Boston Waterfront
  • The Westin Copley Place, Boston
  • The Westin Waltham Boston
  • W Boston

Nevada

  • Element Las Vegas Summerlin
  • Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo
  • SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
  • The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa

New York

  • Aloft Harlem
  • Aloft Manhattan Downtown – Financial District
  • Aloft New York Brooklyn
  • Element New York Times Square West
  • Four Points by Sheraton Long Island City/Queensboro Bridge
  • Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Chelsea
  • Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
  • Four Points by Sheraton Midtown – Times Square
  • Four Points by Sheraton New York Downtown
  • Four Points by Sheraton Newburgh Stewart Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Plainview Long Island
  • Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, a Member of Design Hotels
  • Hotel Americano, New York, a Member of Design Hotels
  • Le Parker Méridien New York
  • Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel
  • Sheraton JFK Airport Hotel
  • Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
  • Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
  • Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
  • Sheraton Tribeca New York Hotel
  • The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
  • The St. Regis New York
  • The Westin New York at Times Square
  • The Westin New York Grand Central
  • W New York
  • W New York – Downtown
  • W New York – Times Square
  • W New York – Union Square

Puerto Rico

  • Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino
  • Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel
  • Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
  • The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
  • W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island

Similar Tepid Promotions Offered in the Past

This promotion is similar to other promotions which have appeared in the past — such as the Double Take promotion from the second quarter of 2013 and the Take Two promotion from the third quarter of 2013 — but this promotion will be valid on eligible stays at all of the greater than 1,200 Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties worldwide; whereas there was a list of hotel and resort properties — 161 in 34 countries and 148 in 35 countries respectively, by my count — which were excluded from the similar promotions of 2013.

Also, the promotion from the third quarter of 2013 offered a bonus of 2,500 Starpoints for every five eligible nights up to a maximum of 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 nights at participating hotel and resort properties; while the promotion from the second quarter of 2013 offered a bonus of 500 Starpoints for stays booked through the mobile Internet site or mobile telephone applications for either Android or iPhone operating systems.

Eligible Stays, Eligible Nights and Eligible Rates

An eligible stay is defined as two or more consecutive nights paying an eligible rate in the same hotel or resort property — regardless of the number of times you check in or check out of the hotel or resort property and post to your Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program account. Eligible stays with at least two nights during the earning period will receive a bonus of double Starpoints.

An eligible paid night includes at least one night paying a qualifying rate at a select group of hotel and resort properties included in the aforementioned list during the promotion period. Eligible paid nights will receive a bonus of 250 Starpoints.

An eligible rate is any rate which is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program.

Stays booked with Free Night Awards or Cash & Points do not count as qualifying stays for this promotion. Even if part of the stay is reserved using an award and part is paid, you will not receive bonus Starpoints for any part of the stay.

How Reservations Must Be Booked

Stays must be booked through any Starpoints-eligible channel, which includes a travel professional who books through those channels or the global distribution system. This is the only way to earn double Starpoints and get our best rates. Stays booked through prepaid third-party channels — such as orbitz.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, delta.com — are not eligible rate plans; so you will not earn bonus Starpoints and you will not qualify for the offer.

Other Terms and Conditions

With double Starpoints, a member will earn four total Starpoints per eligible United States dollar spent. Elite-level extra Starpoint earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled — only the base earnings of two Starpoints per dollar will be doubled. Other than the duration of time during the promotion period, there is no limit to the number of bonus Starpoints which can be earned.

Other terms and conditions apply.

Summary

I once again agree that this is not exactly the best quarterly promotion ever offered by the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program — but it is still better than nothing. As with prior similar tepid promotions, I recommend registering for this promotion anyway, as registration is required to be eligible for this promotion and there is no cost to you.

Source: Starwood Preferred Guest.

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