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SPG More For You Promotion (Enter daily through Sept 12th)

Photo: W Vieques, Puerto Rico © Thrifty Traveler   Starwood is offering a month-long SPG More For You promotion where you could win: Free Night Awards Bonus Starpoints Plus you will also be entered into a grand prize drawing to win 5 Free Night Awards plus 50,000...

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Anbang walks! The Starwood drama is over! Marriott to acquire!

Featured photo: W Resort and Spa – Vieques, Puerto Rico Yesterday, the Chinese consortium led by Chinese insurer Anbang, walked from their offer of $14 billion for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. It appears that the soap opera is finally over,...


Starwood signs first Cuba Hotel deal since 1959 Revolution

Wooo! We’ll soon be able to book Cuban hotels with SPG points! Last weekend, Starwood Hotels became the first US hotel chain to be permitted to operate a Cuban hotel since the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Starwood received special permission from the...

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[Breaking News] Starwood Accepts Counter Offer from Marriott!

Marriott has responded to last week’s offer by Chinese insurer Anbang. Marriott’s new offer is $13.6 billion which exceeds Angbang’s $13.2 billion offer from last week. Marriott’s original offer was $12.2 billion. Marriott justified it’s new higher offer citing increased...