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SPG® Offers Are Hotter Than Ever!

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Chris Austin
Vice President Global Leisure & Luxury Sales

Hello my fellow travel professionals,

Sad to say we are all staring down the end of summer, but our SPG® offers are hotter than ever! I wanted to be sure you know about two of our end of summer offers to help you and your customers make some last minute plans this season. And to help you promote these offers to your clients, we have even built some exclusive marketing materials available to our SPG® Pros. Once logged in to spg.com/pro, click on”ProLearning” and then “Marketing Tools” to download and share the good news with your clients.

“SPG Make It Count” includes 1,000 bonus Starpoints® for weekend stays through August 31, 2015. Eligible stays must include a weekend night (Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, except in the Middle East, where a weekend night is defined as a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night). Registration is open through August 15, 2015, at spg.com/makeitcount.

And our Sheraton brand also has a summer weekend promotion available. “Sheraton Free Weekends” offers your guests one free weekend night for every five nights booked at a Sheraton through September 30, 2015. Your customers can earn up to three Sheraton Free Weekend Night Awards. So if you help them book some last minute travel plans this summer, they can earn some weekend nights to use through December 13, 2015. Registration is open through September 15, 2015, at spg.com/sheratonfreeweekends.

As a reminder, there are still a few weeks left to take advantage of our first ever SPG Pro bonus offer! The “SPG Pro Book Two Bonus” is a way for you to earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints for every two eligible client bookings — up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints. That’s in addition to the regular Starpoints you earn for these bookings with SPG Pro. Register here and then earn for stays with arrival dates between July 1 and August 31, 2015, at our more than 1,200 hotels and resorts worldwide.

We consider the members of the Travel Professional Community among our best partners. We value our relationship with Joanie, Tom and Andy Ogg and want to make a special note to welcome Andy to the business. We know he brings great energy and creativity to the group and we look forward to working with him.

As long time partners we have one ask of you! Each year, Starwood and our SPG® Pro program as well as our individual hotels and brands, are recognized by the travel agency community with awards and accolades. We work hard for those recognitions and truly appreciate your support. We would love your support in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice awards ballot this year. The ballot is now live for voting at http://www.travelweekly.com/rc.aspx and we would be honored to receive your vote in all appropriate categories especially in the Best Travel Agent Education Program and Best Travel Agent Loyalty Program for our travel professional program, SPG Pro.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and thanks, as always, for your support of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

Chris