Last year I wrote an article on how to earn Hyatt Diamond Elite Status for $980 or less at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas (and I survived). I’m going to show you how to earn Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum Status for under $800 at the Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur.
So where is the Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur you might ask? It’s in India, so you’re going to have to do a temporary move (or a phantom check in).
Room Rates at the Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur are INR 2,280.00 (~$36.92) almost every day of the year.
Room Rate: INR 2,280.00 (~36.92 USD)
Lux Tax: 12.50%, which is INR 285.00 (~$4.62 USD)
Service Tax: 7.42% which is INR 169.18 ~($2.74 USD)
Total with taxes = $44.28
First of all, you must sign up for the Starwood Platinum Challenge by e-mailing Starwood’s Platinum Liaison at [email protected] to request the challenge.
Rules: You must stay 18 nights within a 90 day period of your choice (3 month selections given via e-mail). In addition, you must not have had Platinum status within the last 5 years. You cannot complete Platinum challenge twice (only first timers).
The 18 nights can be consecutive, so it can be completed in 1 stay. 18 nights multiplied by $44.28 comes out to $797.04.
You’ll also be earning 665 Starpoints in the process of achieving Starwood Platinum status.
Is Starwood Platinum status worth $800?