Is The Luxury Privileges Program Launched by Starwood Worth It?

This is the interior of a room at the Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville, which offers a bottle of wine and a cheese plate as its welcome amenity. Photograph by FlyerTalk member FrAAmer. Click on the photograph for additional photographs by FrAAmer, as well as a discussion pertaining to this hotel property, which is a part of the Luxury Collection of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Incorporated.

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.

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