FAQ: Assistance With Our Site
- How do I access my account information?
- How do I update my account information?
- I am not able to make or find my reservation online. Why?
- Why can't I find the reservation I made online?
- What's the best way to modify a reservation I made online?
- What type of browser is best to view this site?
- What are cookies? Can I get rid of them?
To access your account information, you first need to sign in to your account at the top of the homepage, or on SPG.com.
To update your account information, you first need to sign in to SPG.com. Once you have logged in, click My Preferences under My Profile.
The most common reasons are network firewalls and online security encryption.
Network Firewalls: If you are accessing the Web from a company network, there is probably a network firewall. The firewall configuration often conflicts with secure transactions. In this case, you will need to contact the hotel directly, or the Worldwide Reservations Office nearest you.
Online Security Encryption: The reservations process is done on a secure site, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) Encryption. For security reasons, the online reservations system can only take reservations from Web browsers that accept this type of encryption. Netscape 3.0, Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0, and America Online 3.0 (and later versions) all support SSL. If you have the most up-to-date Web browser, and are still not able to make bookings online, check the browser's settings to make sure SSL is enabled.
There are two reasons why a booking might not come up online. First, only bookings made via the online reservations system can be retrieved online. If you made your booking with the hotel directly, or through a central reservations office, you will not be able to look it up online. Second, if the hotel made a change to the reservation in their system, our system will be unable to find the booking. In either case, you may contact the hotel directly, or contact the Worldwide Reservations Office nearest you.
You can modify your reservation online, or call 888-625-5144 to make your change over the phone. Changes are subject to restrictions depending on the details of your original reservation.
The most recent edition of any browser is best for viewing our websites; however, at a minimum, we recommend using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher for most operating systems except MAC. For MAC users, we recommend using Netscape 7.1 or higher or Safari 1.2.3 or higher. Unfortunately our sites will not work on older browser versions. Be sure to select the 128-bit encrypted (or secure) version, which is required if you wish to make reservations.
Cookies are bits of information retained on your hard drive that contain your preferences for a particular website. Cookies are useful on Starwood websites because they store your personal information and hotel preferences so you don't have to re-enter the information every time you make a reservation. Cookies are also needed to carry information from one page to the next during multi-step processes such as becoming a Starwood Preferred Guest® member or reserving a room.
If you wish to delete cookies from your hard drive, consult the instructions for your particular browser for details. Just remember that deleting a cookie effectively deletes any personalization you previously enjoyed on a site.