Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa is Leaving Starwood

The Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa will be leaving Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide on Friday, September 29, 2017. Reservations for dates on or after Saturday, September 30, 2017, will not be eligible for the benefits of membership in the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program — nor for award redemption or accrual of Starpoints.

Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa is Leaving Starwood

“Looks like the new owner intends to renovate it and convert it to a Four Seasons”, according to content which was posted by FlyerTalk member James Luckard — along with this link to the source of that information, which reports that Albwardy Investments paid $55 million for the resort property.

The resort property is already listed at the official Internet web site of the holding company, which is based in the United Arab Emirates and currently owns the Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires property, which celebrated 15 years in Argentina this month.

In addition to the resort property, the possibility exists of an investment to build luxury villas on 600 hectares of the property.


As the Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa is the only hotel property located within Cataratas National Park, it is a convenient lodging option through which you could earn or redeem Starpoints…

…but if it indeed does become a Four Seasons resort property, it will most likely undergo a significant renovation — and expect to pay significantly more money to stay there.

If you want to experience staying at this resort property either using or earning Starpoints — or paying what may now be considered a relatively reasonable rate — book your reservations to stay prior to Friday, September 29, 2017.

I stayed at this resort property years ago; and I may post a retro trip report pertaining to it in a future article.

Photograph ©2005 by Brian Cohen.

10 thoughts on “Sheraton Iguazú Resort & Spa is Leaving Starwood”

  1. Peter says:

    Going there on the 7th of September so I will post how they are treating Starwood guests

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Please do, Peter.

      I look forward to your review.

  2. worldtraveller73 says:

    This is too bad. It was always one of the Starwood properties that I had wanted to visit but never made the effort of actually getting to (Laughing). Maybe Four Seasons next time…

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      If you enjoy staying at luxury resort properties, then this may be good news for you, worldtraveller73.

      I had a good stay at this resort property years ago; but at that time, it was rather dated. Had it not been conveniently located inside of the national park, the stay would have been less than ordinary and not worth the money.

  3. Dangerous Yogurt says:

    What about award stays that are already booked for dates after September 29th? Honored or cancelled?

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      That is a good question, Dangerous Yogurt. I do not have a definitive answer at this time.

      Typically, when a hotel property changes ownership, all bookings — including award redemptions — are honored; and regardless of whether or not they are indeed honored, you should have received a communication of some sort from Starwood pertaining to your reservation.

      Officially, “Reservations for dates on or after September 30, 2017, will not be eligible for Starwood Preferred Guest membership benefits, award redemption or accrual.”

      That date is quickly approaching. I would contact Starwood Preferred Guest and inquire about the status of your reservation…

      …and for what it is worth, you are not the only one with this issue…

  4. Danny says:

    This was fantastic SPG property.
    Located inside the National park.
    Stayed there Jan 2017, upgraded to suite with a view, really enjoyed it.
    Too bad, as I wanted to stay there again.

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      At least you stayed there once, Danny, and had a fantastic stay.

      Got to look on the bright side…

  5. I recommend staying the town of Puerto Iguazu at at Hotel Posada La Sorgente Av. Cordoba, 454, Puerto Iguazu, 3370, Argentina. Phone +543757422756. Very pleasant small family owned hotel. Good food. A couple of blocks easy walk to the bus station where you can easily get the local bus to the park. I have visited the falls twice. The first time, years ago, I stayed at the Shearaton in the park. The second time I stayed at Hotel Posada La Sorgente. I enjoyed the second stay much more than the first.

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