Program Details

The Starwood Preferred Guest program is great for travelers who want to earn bonus rewards on stays. Best of all, it's completely free to enroll. As a Starwood Preferred Guest member, you earn 2 SPG points for every dollar you spend on Starwood Hotels & Resorts purchases and can earn up to an additional 2 SPG points by using an affiliated credit card.

Provider

Starwood Hotels

Earns SPG points
How to Earn

Stay at Starwood Hotels & Resorts

As a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, you earn bonus rewards on every Starwood Hotels & Resorts stay you purchase

Starwood Preferred Guest Member

2x on Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Eligible hotel brands:

  • Aloft
    Aloft
  • Four Points
    Four Points
  • Sheraton
    Sheraton
  • W Hotels
    W Hotels
  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
  • The Luxury Collection
    The Luxury Collection
  • Element
    Element
  • Westin
    Westin
  • St Regis
    St Regis
  • Tribute Portfolio
    Tribute Portfolio
  • Design Hotels
    Design Hotels

Use a Starwood Preferred Guest credit card

Apply for and use the following credit card to earn up to an additional 2x SPG points per $ spent on Starwood Hotels & Resorts purchases and bonus points on your everyday purchases

That's up to 4x points on Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express

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Starwood Preferred Guest Loyalty Tiers

As you earn Starwood Preferred Guest you may qualify to earn bonus miles on Starwood Hotels & Resorts hotel stays and receive access to other benefits and upgrades.

Starwood Preferred Guest Gold

3x points on Starwood Hotels & Resorts hotel stays

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum

3x points on Starwood Hotels & Resorts hotel stays

Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum SPG Nights

4x points on Starwood Hotels & Resorts hotel stays

Learn how to become an elite status member

How to Redeem

Cash back sounds straight forward but some programs offer other ways to redeem your cash back rewards. Check the table below for all the ways Starwood Preferred Guest gives you to spend the cash back you earn.

Redeem for

The value of SPG points varies depending on how you redeem them. We look at millions of flights, hotels, car rentals and reward portals to calculate what rewards are actually worth on average.

SPG points can also be worth more depending on the card that you own. Select a card below to see exactly how much their SPG points are worth for each redemption option.

Redeem Starwood Preferred Guest points on Redemption Value

Additional fees and restrictions may apply when redeeming. Check out the Starwood Preferred Guest website for more details.

Transfer Partners

Interested in earning more Starwood Preferred Guest points or transferring them to another program? Here are the best transfer partners:

Transfer Starwood Preferred Guest points to another partner Base Exchange Rate

Alaska Airlines MileagePlan

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1:1

American Airlines AAdvantage

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1:1

Delta Skymiles

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1:1

HawaiianMiles

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1:1

United MileagePlus

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1:2

Marriott Rewards

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3:1

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

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3:1

Starwood Preferred Guest points do not transfer to any other program

Transfer from a partner to Starwood Preferred Guest points Base Exchange Rate

American Express Membership Rewards

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10:3.3

Marriott Rewards

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3:1

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

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3:1

No other programs transfer their rewards into Starwood Preferred Guest points

Additional fees and restrictions may apply when transferring Starwood Preferred Guest points. You may also be eligible for special bonuses if you transfer a certain amount of points.

Starwood Preferred Guest program does not have any transfer partners

These details only scrape the surface! Reward programs are highly complex and always changing. We are working hard to include even more information on the Starwood Preferred Guest program but for now, you can find the full details through the Starwood Preferred Guest website.

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