Cruise Planners December LB 2017

Free Weekends

SPG® PRO offers
Free Weekends for you, on us

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Chris Austin
Vice President, Global Leisure & Luxury Sales
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

This month, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce a rich new promotion for SPG® Pro travel professionals — Sheraton® Free Weekends. Participating in this new promotion, you can combine multiple traveler stays and still earn yourself a free weekend night stay for every five nights booked. We want our travel professional partners to experience our Sheraton properties around the world and we hope all of you will take advantage of this opportunity to earn up to three weekend nights.

Here’s how it works:

• Earn a free weekend night award with Sheraton for every five eligible nights you book for your clients at Sheraton — up to three awards
• Stays must occur between September 1 and December 31, 2015.
• Add up any five eligible Sheraton nights to earn your free weekend night — they don’t need to be consecutive or for the same booking or traveler.
• Redeem your Free Weekend Night Awards* through March 31, 2016, at any Sheraton hotel or resort (Categories 1–7). And there are no blackout dates — if we have a standard room available, it’s yours.

Register today at WWW.Spg.com/wkNd?EM=2015_TPC_SPGPRO_SHERATONWKND_SEPTEMAIL

Free Weekend Night Awards are valid Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, except in the Middle East, where they are valid Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This offer is for all SPG Pro eligible bookings, eligible channels, and full terms and conditions, visit spg.com/terms

As a member of our SPG Pro program, we always want our partners to be the first in the know. As an example, SPG Pros will be kept in the loop on all the exciting innovations coming as part of Starwood’s Sheraton 2020 initiative, a comprehensive 10-point plan revealed in this summer and designed to put Sheraton Hotels and Resorts firmly back into the global spotlight. Sheraton 2020 also includes a new $100 million Sheraton-focused marketing campaign; the launch of the new premier tier, Sheraton Grand; continuous innovation of the Sheraton guest experience; an unwavering commitment to service excellence; and a goal of opening more than 150 new Sheraton hotels worldwide by 2020.

With nearly 80 years of heritage and boasting an extraordinary global footprint in 75 countries, Sheraton has more than 435 hotels offering a wide variety of escapes in enticing destinations, including flagship hotels in many city centers worldwide. With over 145 resorts globally, the brand’s hard-to-rival reach gives guests the opportunity to ski the slopes of Switzerland, practice their putting on premier golf courses in Arizona, wander through the glittering casinos of Macao, or dive in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

As the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Sheraton helps guests make connections with signature offerings such as the exclusive Sheraton Club lounge and Paired, our new menu of expertly matched small plates, premium wines and craft beers. Sheraton, like all brands within the Starwood portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, the industry’s leading loyalty program. And as an SPG Pro, you will earn Starpoints® for all of your eligible client and personal bookings into a Sheraton or any of the 1,200 Starwood hotels worldwide.

As a reminder, we also wanted to be sure you are all reconnected with Starwood in our new SPG Pro format. SPGPRo has been live since last October. This means that all accounts, including the site for pro learning modules, will be accessed with a single sign on at www.spg.com/pro using your SPG membership number. Your Pro Learning log on is no longer active. If your accounts have not been linked yet, please forward your SPG membership number, the email address that was used for your Starwood Pro log on and your accreditation number (IATA/CLIA/TRUE/ARC/TIDS) to spgpro@starwoodhotels.com and we will link your accounts for you. Once your accounts have been linked, you will access everything including your Pro Learning Modules by visiting www.spg.com/pro.