We value our partnership, and feel that good business is as much about reliability as it is about building a positive, rewarding relationship, and how we handle commissions is a part of it.
Commissions are paid to retail travel agencies for consumed bookings in most
retail rate categories, including Rack, Corporate, Brand experience packages,
Best Available, Weekend, AAA, and Retired Persons. Commissions are paid on room
rates, included package components where specified and exclude taxes and
Commissions are not paid on net rates, which generally include Groups, Government, and Travel Industry Rates.
StarCom is a global travel agency commission processing solution powered by
Worldwide Payment Systems (WPS), providing our travel partners commission
consolidation from all Starwood brands (Aloft, Element, Four Points, Le
Meridien, Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W and Westin). Starwood
has partnership with WPS, an industry leader in commission processing that
provides travel agents with consolidated payments that will help them optimize
their costs and have better control of their commission payments.
90% of Starwood hotels have transitioned to StarCom and process their payments via WPS. This collaboration will provide you with:
Consolidation - you decide when you receive a payment.
Electronic statements including brand logos, guest detail, hotel name and address.
Reconciliation – customized payment reports designed to be imported into your back office systems for reconciliation
Online reporting to analyze commissions paid by hotel, by month, by country
To take advantage of the above tools, click here to obtain access codes.
All commission inquiries should be directed to the StarCom customer support desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1 866 531 0170 (within US) or +34 95 503 1400 (Spain) (outside US). The support desk is operational from 2.30am to 17:00pm EST (8:30am to 11:00pm CET) Mon-Fri. WPS support speaks 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.
Tracking: search for the payment status of a commission by hotel
name, guest name, Starwood confirmation number, dates of stay
To track your commission status:
Reconciliation: customized payment reports designed to be imported
into your back office systems for reconciliation
To develop a customized payment report:
Commission Inquiry: open a new commission claim or track an existing
To open a new commission claim or track an existing claim online:
If you require additional information, or would like to access a User Guide in pdf format, click here.
If you need further assistance please click on the envelope icon located
at the right top corner of the main screen to open a ticket with the WPS TA
If you have commission queries for non-WPS hotels (Starwood hotels not processing commissions via WPS), you may email Starwood Customer Service at email@example.com or call 1-800-328-6242.