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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #760 on: February 12, 2017, 12:55:08 AM »
Any way to get someone with platinum status make the reservation for me with my points. I'm only spg gold but want to guarantee the upgrade? How could it work?

A plat making and paying for the reservation will def. help with the chances of an upgrade....but.... there is def. no guarantee even with high level plat. that you will get it. you have a better shot with properties with a large amount of suites (avail.)

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #761 on: February 12, 2017, 09:52:14 PM »
Even platinum can't guarantee an upgrade.

a plat with a suite night-upgrade certificate can be guaranteed and pre-reserved.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #762 on: February 12, 2017, 10:25:22 PM »
a plat with a suite night-upgrade certificate can be guaranteed and pre-reserved.
True. Didn't think that's what OP had in mind though

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #763 on: February 20, 2017, 02:56:27 AM »
a plat with a suite night-upgrade certificate can be guaranteed and pre-reserved.
On that note, Does anyone have a plat account with 3 suite night upgrades? 2 might work as well.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #764 on: April 05, 2017, 07:02:53 PM »
Does anyone know if SPG is doing the Stay at X amount of brands and get X amount of SPG bonus points this year?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #765 on: April 27, 2017, 04:01:30 PM »
If I book a points stay for a standard room, and I have an SPG Amex Business card, will I get free club lounge access?  Or is the club access only on paid stays?  Specifically for Tel Aviv Sheraton.  Thanks.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #766 on: April 27, 2017, 04:03:58 PM »
If I book a points stay for a standard room, and I have an SPG Amex Business card, will I get free club lounge access?  Or is the club access only on paid stays?  Specifically for Tel Aviv Sheraton.  Thanks.
you are entitled to club lounge access

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #767 on: April 27, 2017, 04:04:27 PM »
If I book a points stay for a standard room, and I have an SPG Amex Business card, will I get free club lounge access?  Or is the club access only on paid stays?  Specifically for Tel Aviv Sheraton.  Thanks.

the recent change is supposed to include all guests with an SPG biz card to provide club access, instead of the past Gold/Plat status club ammenity. (They now limit the age at 16 and older in some Sheraton locations.) I'd call them in Tel Aviv and confirm their policy.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #768 on: April 27, 2017, 04:10:32 PM »
you are entitled to club lounge access

Anyone here know if that includes a room on the club floor, or a standard room with access to the club?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #769 on: April 27, 2017, 04:11:43 PM »
Anyone here know if that includes a room on the club floor, or a standard room with access to the club?
the latter but again as CS1 said check with the sheraton as they are notoriously stingy with handing out free benefits

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Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #770 on: June 20, 2017, 05:03:36 PM »
Someone with platinum status suggested that my friend book a room (which my friend is paying for) through the platinum Starwood account and then have them my friend's name to the reservation so that he would get the benefit of the platinum status at check-in.  The SPG member would not be travelling with my friend but would add his name to the reservation.  Has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Thanks.

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Re: Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #771 on: June 20, 2017, 05:21:56 PM »
Someone with platinum status suggested that my friend book a room (which my friend is paying for) through the platinum Starwood account and then have them my friend's name to the reservation so that he would get the benefit of the platinum status at check-in.  The SPG member would not be travelling with my friend but would add his name to the reservation.  Has anyone ever done this? Does it work? Thanks.
it works but I would stay away from it at international hotels where they request passports as sometimes they will not pass over the benefits. But in the US you should be fine

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Re: Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #772 on: June 20, 2017, 08:01:47 PM »
it works but I would stay away from it at international hotels where they request passports as sometimes they will not pass over the benefits. But in the US you should be fine
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Re: Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #773 on: June 20, 2017, 08:06:37 PM »
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Re: Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #774 on: June 20, 2017, 08:07:10 PM »
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Re: Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #775 on: June 21, 2017, 06:52:50 AM »
I know from personal experience that the Sheraton in tlv is very strict on giving benefits if the platinum member doesn't actually check in

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Re: Share SPG Platinum Status By Booking Through Someone Else
« Reply #776 on: June 21, 2017, 10:12:58 AM »
I know from personal experience that the Sheraton in tlv is very strict on giving benefits if the platinum member doesn't actually check in
That is why I said to be wary at International hotels. I had the same issue with the St Regis in BKK and other properties I do not really remember.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #777 on: June 26, 2017, 01:40:51 PM »
Anyone have experience with getting upgraded at the 4p in Niagara to a fall view room with spg gold, or would I need platinum

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #778 on: June 27, 2017, 12:13:59 PM »
If I cancel a free night reservation how long does it take for the points to post back?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #779 on: June 27, 2017, 12:37:42 PM »
If I cancel a free night reservation how long does it take for the points to post back?
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