Is The Luxury Privileges Program Launched by Starwood Worth It?
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Incorporated has partnered with 20 preferred agencies to launch a luxury privileges program which will provide to you the following amenities when you are a guest at every one of the 30 St. Regis, 82 Luxury Collection, and 44 W Hotel properties — as well as one Le Méridien and five Westin hotel properties:
Upgrade on arrival, if available
Early check-in, if available
Late check-out, if available
Daily breakfast for two guests
Value-added welcome amenity
Some examples of the value-added welcome amenity — which vary by hotel property — include but are not limited to:
One food and beverage credit worth US$100.00 per room, per stay
One foot bath in the spa for two guests per room, per stay
A bottle of champagne, wine or other alcoholic beverage
Cheeses or sweets such as cakes or tortes
Some hotel properties offer greater than one welcome amenity.
Room rates are based on the best available flexible rate which is not a promotional rate; and bookings apparently count towards elite status with the Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty program.
This can be a good deal if you like to experience and enjoy a semblance of luxury when you stay at select hotel properties — but you cannot participate in any promotions, as they cannot be combined. For some FlyerTalk members, that stipulation is a deal-killer in what would otherwise be a promotion with the potential to offer some good benefits.