The Starwood Preferred Guest program offers participants different rewards, including free hotel stay nights, the option to use points to purchase gift cards or merchandise, and purchase tickets to exclusive events, concerts, cultural events and other experiences. Points earned through the program can be converted to airline frequent flyer miles or used to purchase plane tickets. Members can choose to gift points to other members. Points can be donated to participating charitable organizations.
All Starwood Preferred Guest program rewards are subject to availability, and the points to purchase a reward may change at any time. Members who don't have enough points for a reward may purchase select rewards with a combination of points and cash. Members can purchase additional points.
Members earn points by making purchases at Starwood hotels, including hotel stays and food and beverage purchases. Members earn two points for each dollar spent. Gold and platinum members earn three points for each dollar spent. Points are also earned by making purchases using a Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card. Starpoints are earned by booking hotel stays through participating member hotels, including Caesar's Palace and the Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Points are earned and can be used on participating Emirates and Delta Airlines flights.