If you’re a Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) member you might not be aware of a really cool feature that’s been added this year. It’s called SPG Dashboard, and it features your annual and lifetime stats. It also keeps track of your quarterly promotions and other promotions you may not be aware of.
According to SPG Dashboard, I’ll be earning Lifetime Gold when I stay four more nights! You can earn Lifetime Gold status after 250 stays and 5 years of elite status. With the pending Starwood/Marriott merger, there is no way to know what will happen to my Lifetime Gold status. The SPG program could possibly continue on after the merger or more likely it will be merged into Marriott Rewards. If SPG does merge with Marriott Rewards I hope to be given at least Lifetime Silver or Gold status in Marriott’s program. If SPG does continue on then Lifetime Platinum would be my next goal, which you can reach after 500 stays and 10 years of Platinum Status. Lifetime Platinum status is my goal, but it’s still a ways off!
SPG Dashboard also features a geographic representation of stays since January 2012. As you can tell I typically don’t stay in upper tier properties for work or on vacation. I spend the majority of my stays at Sheraton, Westin, or W properties. When staying on a point redemption, Mrs. TT and I try to stay in lower-tier to mid-tier hotels to stretch our points. I have stayed in an Aloft property prior to 2012, but I still need to check out the new Tribute and Design Hotels.
SPG Dashboard also features your crossover rewards. If you aren’t signed up for Delta SkyMiles or Uber Crossover Rewards you are missing out! It’s an easy way to earn Starpoints when riding Uber or flying Delta. I haven’t flown Emirates yet, but they also allow you to earn Crossover Rewards. Flying Emirates is on our bucket list, and we hope to fly the Emirates A380 in First Class in 2016.
Before logging into SPG Dashboard, I wasn’t aware there was a promo for staying at 9 or more Starwood brands each year. I definitely could have hit an Aloft or Four Points if I had known! I guess that is something to keep an eye on in 2016.
You can also track your current quarterly promotion on the right-hand side. The upcoming promotion is called SPG Take Two, which allows you to earn double points when you stay two or more nights. There is typically a new promotion every quarter.
SPG Dashboard is a great way to check out your SPG stats, and see where you’ve been over the years. It’s nothing too exciting but it does give you a nice graphical representation of your progress towards elite status as well as some other unique tracking.
Other SPG Posts You Should Read:
- Starwood Hotel Reviews
- Design Hotels added to Starwood Portfolio (11th brand)
- Marriott to Purchase Starwood for $12.2 Billion
- Ten Reasons why SPG is the best hotel rewards program
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