Starwood announced their partnership with Design Hotels last year, however the partnership is now in full swing, and SPG members now have the ability to earn and redeem SPG points at Design Hotels, as well as earn stay/night credit toward elite status.
Per this Flyertalk post,
A few months ago we welcomed Design Hotels into the SPG family as our 11th brand, giving SPG members the opportunity to experience unique hotels in top destinations while receiving Starpoints and on-property benefits. Starting today, SPG members can now redeem Starpoints for Free Night Awards at 32 Design Hotels and counting around the globe. Redeem now to experience Design Hotels and join us in celebrating this new milestone.
As a reminder, SPG members who book stays at Design Hotels properties through Starwood channels will receive the following benefits:
• Two Starpoints per eligible U.S. dollar spent (three Starpoints for Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred Members, four for P75 and P100)
• Night and stay credit toward elite status
• On-property benefits of high-speed Internet access and bottled water in-room
• Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred Members will automatically receive a Starpoints bonus as their Welcome Gift
View here for the most current list of SPG participating Design Hotels. Also, keep checking FlyerTalk where later this month we’ll be announcing a SPG promotion exclusively for stays at Design Hotels.
Note: Award redemption for upgraded room types and suite night awards are not available at Design Hotels.
If you’re looking for a way to earn even more Starpoints, you may want to consider the Starwood credit cards, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.
I’m thrilled to see this latest development with Design Hotels and the new added benefits for SPG members.
Have you stayed at a Design Hotel yet, or do you have plans to in the future? Feel free to comment below!