WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – November 3, 2009 – Starwood Hotels &
Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and its award-winning loyalty program,
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG) invites members to come behind the velvet rope
at this season’s hottest events – all without spending a cent.
Today, the SPG Moments pre-holiday line-up debuts with a variety of exclusive experiences up for auction, including tickets to the upcoming Jonas Brothers concert in London, plus a meet and greet with the band. Other highlights from this season’s auction include sideline seats to the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, an exclusive dinner with NFL legend Vince Papale and insider access to the People’s Choice Awards and after party in Los Angeles. To bid on these events – as well as to view the full gamut of experiences – members can visit www.SPG.com/moments.
The groundbreaking SPG Moments program launched in 2007, and since thousands of members have transformed their Starpoints® into extraordinary lifestyle events. Through Moments, SPG members have gained insider access to red carpet movie premieres, closed rehearsals with today’s top music artists, private dinners with world-renowned chefs, rounds of golf with PGA TOUR pros and more.
“What is so special about SPG Moments is that it provides opportunities for our members to connect with their passions – or those of their friends and family – in a very unique way,” said Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Starwood Preferred Guest. “SPG Moments is about the father who becomes a hero in his daughter’s eyes for giving her the chance to meet the Jonas Brothers backstage. Or the wife who is able fulfill her husband’s lifetime dream of watching his favorite NBA team courtside. It’s about opening access to these once-in-a-lifetime experiences that people will share and treasure forever.”
SPG Moments up for auction now:
Arts and Lifestyle
Sporting Events and Celebrity Sports Clinics
About Starwood Preferred Guest
The SPG program’s breakthrough policy of No Blackout Dates at the world’s
most sought after collection of hotels, reinvented the hospitality loyalty
program when it launched in 1999. By creating a program centered on its
members, SPG has developed the most passionate and knowledgeable membership
base in the hotel loyalty space. Through its use of new technologies and
innovative channels such as SPG.com, SPG.com/flights, thelobby.com and others,
SPG continues to innovate and lead the industry. By offering No Blackouts on
standard rooms at 940 properties, No Blackouts on hundreds of airlines, and
once in a lifetime experiences available through SPG Moments, the program has
proven to be a big draw for the world’s most frequent travelers, and a
significant competitive advantage for Starwood. For more
information about Starwood Preferred Guest please visit SPG.com or call (877) –
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 960 properties in 97 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft®, and ElementSM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.