Exciting week with SPG…reached 53 nights -livin the #SPGLife, @SPGInsider announces promo + I need hotel suggestions

What a week it’s been.  We’re 100 days into 2012 and I’ve spent more time in Starwood hotels in 2012 than in my own home! Not to mention that I’m blogging from the Le Meridien Piccadilly (plus 5 more nights), plus 13 Marriott nights completed in 2012 and I begin to question why I’m paying rent!  Anyway, onto the exciting part.

Livin the #SPGLife

I reached 50 nights after my stay at the Aloft Brussels last week and 53 nights after my stay at the Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam this past weekend.   So I have re-qualified for Platinum status through February of 2014, have reached lifetime Gold status and got another 10 Suite Night Awards – bringing my suite night total to 20.   I’m also enjoying the 75-night benefits I earned last year – Your24 and 4 star points per dollar on hotel spend.

Here’s how my points earned for 2012 breakdown:

  • Base points  – 69,589
  • 50% Elite Bonus – 14,832
  • 4th point per dollar benefit – 8593
  • Better By The Night promo –  33,589
  • Make the Green Choice – 3,000
  • Total:  129,600 points earned in 2012 (which is good since I pretty much wiped out my account in 2011)
And that’s not all!  I received an invitation for personal Platinum Concierge – his name is Rick (please don’t burst my bubble if that’s not so special.)  I just booked 20 nights in May at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit  Bangkok.  (that will bring my night total to 87 nights). And have a few more nights to book in May.
I forgot the other exciting SPG news of the week.  I made it to top 10 contributor on SPG Guest reviews!  Now I hope I can keep it up!
Looking for Hotel Suggestions 
I have 5 nights holiday I’ll spend in somewhere in Thailand in May (that would bring my total to 92 nights by the end of May).  I want to stay on the beach, the hotel must have a spa and must be a Starwood hotel.  I’ve already stayed at the Le Meridien Khao Lak, Westin Siray Bay and would go back to either.  What other suggestions do you have?  The W retreat and Naka Island resort are full – I already checked.  (someday I will stay at Naka Island!)
While in Bangkok, I’m staying at the Westin, but would like to hotel hop on the weekends. I really want to stay at the St Regis. Any other suggestions?
New SPG Promo Starts May 1

Today, SPG announced its new promotion will begin May 1.  The website describes it in this way:


Sounds exciting – can’t wait to see what they come up with!

So, all in all, I would say it was a very exciting week – even if my rooms didn’t have great views 🙂 I’m looking forward to the next 50 nights (and then some) with SPG and reporting back to you on all of them!

9 Comments on "Exciting week with SPG…reached 53 nights -livin the #SPGLife, @SPGInsider announces promo + I need hotel suggestions"

  1. WOW! I think it’s time to move out of the house and into a SPG property instead… Nothing better than a yearly contract with a property! 😀

  2. @Jimgotkp – a yearly contract, now that’s an idea!

  3. Ditto on the WOW! Can I have your life/job?

  4. As a BKK resident, I may be biased, but LM Khao Lak and Sheraton Hua Hin are my two favorites. Platinum upgrade suites at these two properties are some of the best. Safe travels!

  5. @J.R. – love LM Khao Lak – one of my favorite meals of all time was there. Would you go there or Sheraton Hau Hin – never been to Hau Hin and it’s on my list.

  6. LeM phuket?

  7. @Maic -LM Phuket was one of my first thoughts, but it’s really expensive the week I’m looking at compared to all the other properties.

  8. If there was vacancy, and you could only stay at one, would you choose Naka Island, or W Retreat?
    I am staying at St. Regis Bangkok….but would really like to hop over to a beach resort for the rest of the vaca.
    I can’t find any info online comparing the two hotels, and they are exactly the same price!

  9. @Tania W is amazing, but Naka is on my bucket list. I’m dying to go and would stay there over W.

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