Earn One Free Weekend Night for Every Five Nights You Stay With Sheraton
F or every five eligible nights you stay at virtually any of the greater than 400 Sheraton hotel or resort properties worldwide through Wednesday, September 30, 2015 — the nights do not need to be consecutive — you earn one free weekend night with which you can stay on any Friday, Saturday or Sunday night free of charge through Sunday, December 13, 2015; and you can earn up to three free weekend nights during this promotion.
You must register for this promotion by Tuesday, September 15, 2015. If you stay any eligible nights during the promotional period before registering for this promotion, those nights will count towards the free weekend nights.
While this promotion is overall not terribly exciting, in my opinion, there are some nice advantages of potential value to you: all award category levels of Sheraton hotel and resort properties are included; so you can theoretically stay of five nights at Category 1 hotel properties and stay for free for one night in a standard room at a Category 7 hotel property.
Another nice aspect of this promotion is that there are no blackout dates imposed on the free weekend nights, which are flexible in terms of how you use them: you can combine them into one long weekend; or you can redeem them separately.
You also do not have to switch hotel properties during this promotion, as nights are counted and not stays. In my opinion, that is the way a promotion from a lodging chain should work from the customer point of view.
In case you were wondering, each free weekend night award stay and night will count towards the earning qualification of elite level status; and they can be combined and may be added to existing paid or award stays. This promotion may be combined with other Starpoints or free night promotions in market during the same time; however, earnings are exclusive of each other.
Additionally, you can earn eligible nights for each room you book, pay for and stay in — as long as you assign your Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program number to all rooms and pay an eligible rate. For example, if you book three rooms for two nights each, you will earn six eligible nights towards the maximum of the three free weekend nights from this promotion.
Sheraton hotel and resort properties which are not participating in this promotion include:
- Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel
- Sheraton Algarve, a Luxury Collection Hotel
- Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel
- Sheraton Kuwait, a Luxury Collection Hotel, and
- Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas
At Sheraton hotel and resort properties in the Middle East, Algeria, Israel and Langkawi, Malaysia, a weekend night is defined as Thursday, Friday or Saturday night. That would include the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, at which I recently stayed.
An eligible rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program. Free Night Awards and Cash & Points Award nights are not eligible toward promotional free night earnings.
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.