Back on March 1st, SPGs new Suite Night Benefits took effect. Members who stayed 50 nights in 2011 were awarded 10 suite nights. Since I reached 50 nights for 2012 on April 1st I was awarded an additional 10 suite nights for a total of 20 Suite Night Upgrades.
I decided to use 2 suite nights at the St Regis Bangkok this weekend. I had read on the blogs and forums that suite upgrades are hard to come by for Platinum and I wanted to ensure an upgrade. Five days before check-in I received an email from SPG confirming my request for an upgrade. At check-in I was with a friend who is also a Platinum member. We booked the exact same room rate and made the reservations on the same day. In 2011, she qualified for Platinum, but did not have 50 nights, so she doesn’t have any suite night awards. She was not upgraded to a suite at the St Regis this weekend but was upgraded from an Executive Deluxe room to a Grande Deluxe room. This made me very happy about my choice to use the suite night awards.
More details about my AMAZING St Regis experience coming this week.
Next weekend I’m headed to Koh Samui and again decided to use suite night upgrades to ensure a better room. I got the email today “Good News Regarding Your Upgrade!” My suite has been confirmed.
Instead of the Verandah Suite I had booked, I’ll be staying in a Pavilion Pool Villa which is going for US $385/night. I used points & cash to book this stay and it’s going to cost me US$60/night and 4,000 points/night so I’ll pay $180 and 12,000 points for 3 nights in a Pavilion Pool Villa.
Here are the villa details:
- 1,130 sq. ft. / 105 m² room space
- 16 sq m private pool
- Open-air sitting room
- Outdoor rainforest shower
- Nespresso coffee machine
I think I’m loving the Suite Night Awards! I still have 15 Suite Night Awards after the St Regis and LM Koh Samui stays!
Have you made use of the Suite Night Awards yet?