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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #615 on: April 20, 2016, 01:17:33 PM »
FWIW I got upgraded there as a gold member.
Upgraded to what?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #616 on: April 21, 2016, 12:12:19 AM »
Upgraded to what?
Was a few years back, don't recall exactly. I remember it was some sort of one bedroom suite. If it makes a difference I can look it up.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #617 on: April 22, 2016, 07:58:18 AM »
Does Starwood points ever expires if I have the spg cards?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #618 on: April 22, 2016, 11:39:46 AM »
Does Starwood points ever expires if I have the spg cards?
no. with activity.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #619 on: April 22, 2016, 11:40:47 AM »
no. with activity.
What do you call activity?  Is earning points considered activity?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #620 on: April 22, 2016, 01:45:56 PM »
What do you call activity?  Is earning points considered activity?
yes

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #621 on: April 24, 2016, 09:55:07 PM »
What do you call activity?  Is earning points considered activity?
Any spend on the card.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #622 on: April 25, 2016, 08:39:55 PM »
Can I transfer from one spg account to another when it's different names? Is it instant?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #623 on: April 25, 2016, 08:46:58 PM »
Can I transfer from one spg account to another when it's different names? Is it instant?
yes as long as the addresses match and it takes 3-5 days bit instant.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #624 on: May 02, 2016, 12:52:30 PM »
Any SPG Plat want me to add their SPG number to an upcoming 5 night reservation? I'm SPG Gold, with no chance of getting to Plat - so I'll gladly trade the stay credit for Plat benefits. Staying on a points reservation for 5 nights in May at the SLS Beverly Hills. Would it work for you to get the stay credit, and I get the Plat benefits? Or would that only work for a paid reservation?

Getting back to my earlier post...We've determined that the only way to do this for sure is to have the Plat book the room on points...thanks for the responses and suggestions.

But what may work (may, not guaranteed) is for me to call the hotel and tell them that a Plat will be joining me in the room, and ask for the Plat benefits as a courtesy (I'm SPG Gold, so breakfast and a room upgrade to a suite would be the goal).

Any SPG Plat want to PM me with their name and membership number as a DD courtesy? :)  I've 'paid forward' lots of favors on DD...

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #625 on: May 03, 2016, 10:30:27 AM »
Getting back to my earlier post...We've determined that the only way to do this for sure is to have the Plat book the room on points...thanks for the responses and suggestions.

But what may work (may, not guaranteed) is for me to call the hotel and tell them that a Plat will be joining me in the room, and ask for the Plat benefits as a courtesy (I'm SPG Gold, so breakfast and a room upgrade to a suite would be the goal).

Any SPG Plat want to PM me with their name and membership number as a DD courtesy? :)  I've 'paid forward' lots of favors on DD...

BUMP - Any nice SPG Plats out there willing to assist here? Aside from 'Paying it Forward'. it would be interesting to see if it works? Probably a HUCA case with the front desk...

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #626 on: May 03, 2016, 11:35:54 AM »
BUMP - Any nice SPG Plats out there willing to assist here? Aside from 'Paying it Forward'. it would be interesting to see if it works? Probably a HUCA case with the front desk...

they only give plat upgrades if the actual plat SPG account books the room. (Even if the plat member is the add-on and present at booking, they do not extend plat upgrades. This happened to us when the first day was not my plat booking, but the last 3 days were -- they refused to extend plat upgrades, even though I was standing at the front desk, unless the reservation came from my actual plat account.) 

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #627 on: May 04, 2016, 08:56:59 AM »

they only give plat upgrades if the actual plat SPG account books the room. (Even if the plat member is the add-on and present at booking, they do not extend plat upgrades. This happened to us when the first day was not my plat booking, but the last 3 days were -- they refused to extend plat upgrades, even though I was standing at the front desk, unless the reservation came from my actual plat account.) 

I think it would depend on who you asks and when. Front Desk supervisors have lots of discretion in room upgrades and other amenities. As an SPG gold, I have often been granted club privileges or a club floor, when I've been specifically told, in advance, that a club room upgrade is only for Plat members. It really depends on the property and who you happen to get at the front desk

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #628 on: May 04, 2016, 12:14:22 PM »
I think it would depend on who you asks and when. Front Desk supervisors have lots of discretion in room upgrades and other amenities. As an SPG gold, I have often been granted club privileges or a club floor, when I've been specifically told, in advance, that a club room upgrade is only for Plat members. It really depends on the property and who you happen to get at the front desk

true. I suppose that arriving to a Sheraton in FL the day after Yeshiva Week ended is not a great indicator of how rational they would be about extending plat status when day One was booked with non-plat, even though days 2-5 were booked with plat for the same family -- and I was standing right there.

The front desk has a lot of power of assigning rooms. SPG and Hyatt say "thank you for being a valued customer" every. single. time.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #629 on: June 01, 2016, 12:03:34 PM »
Bad news for Starwood enthusiasts like myself. As of June 1st the St Regis monarch beach is no longer a part of SPG :(. I never got to cross this hotel off my bucket list so I'm really pissed about this.