Save 35 Percent Off of Starpoint Redemption Rates at Luxury Resorts; and $602 Airfare to Maldives

ou have some Starpoints burning a hole in your pocket; and you have always wanted to partake in some aspirational travel — but the cost was always too high, whether it was paying for a room with money or redeeming Starpoints.

If you have been waiting for a sale to such destinations as Maldives or Bora Bora, you are in luck, as you can save 35 percent off of Starpoint redemption rates at seven of the most luxurious resort properties in its portfolio through Tuesday, March 8, 2016 — and you can stay five consecutive nights at any of these resorts and get the fifth night free for even more savings of Starpoints.

Book a reservation to stay using Starpoints at the Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties listed below with links to the official Internet web sites of the hotel and resort properties for your convenience:

Terms and Conditions

  • This offer only applies to the participating property’s most basic room category that can be booked using a Free Night Award redemption — which in some cases may include suites — and is subject to the participating properties existing Starwood Preferred Guest redemption policies.
  • This offer cannot be reserved via the Internet and must be booked by calling the Starwood Preferred Guest Customer Contact center. Discounted Starpoints will be deducted from your account at time of booking.
  • Rooms reserved using Cash & Points, 50% off Awards, and Nights & Flights are not eligible.
  • Award stays under this promotion will count towards your reaching the eligible night and eligible stay milestones needed to earn elite membership status.
  • Offer cannot be combined with other redemption promotions unless specifically permitted according to these terms and conditions.
  • There is no limit on the number of times or nights you may reserve using this special offer during the promotion period within the guidelines of Starwood Preferred Guest Free Night Award redemption.
  • Offer is applicable to single members only and not to groups.


Other terms and conditions apply.

Bonus Tip: $602.20 Round-Trip Airfare Between Los Angeles and Malé

If you are traveling from the United States to the Maldives, you can secure round-trip airfare for as low as $602.20 on China Eastern Airlines — which is a partner airline of the SkyTeam alliance — and Shanghai Airlines from Los Angeles to Malé with a stop in Shanghai. Here is one example available next month.

Shanghai Airlines is wholly owned by China Eastern Airlines; but as I have never flown as a passenger on their aircraft, I cannot personally confirm as to whether you can earn SkyTeam credit on that airline — but from what I understand, it is possible. You can spend a few more dollars on an itinerary of flights which are solely operated by China Eastern Airlines — such as this example — with which you might feel more comfortable about frequent flier mileage and elite level status earnings and credit. This is still a great deal if you do not mind staying overnight in Kunming for 15 hours.

Here is a recent trip report of my experience of flying as a passenger on an airplane operated by China Eastern Airlines on my way from Seoul to Shanghai; and I intend to post a few more articles detailing my experiences on other routes — including from Shanghai to New York, whose duration was approximately 15 hours.

Source: Starwood Preferred Guest.

2 thoughts on “Save 35 Percent Off of Starpoint Redemption Rates at Luxury Resorts; and $602 Airfare to Maldives”

  1. Duke787 says:

    I flew Shanghai Airlines in May in J (PVG – BKK) and received full credit on DL without issue

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Excellent, Duke787.

      Thank you for the confirmation.

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