Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Starwood Platinum for 2015

As mentioned in an earlier post, we just renewed my father's Starwood Platinum status for another year (ending February 2016) by reaching 25 stays this year.

We wouldn't have been able to reach this level of hotel loyalty status without (a) having the Starwood American Express business and personal credit cards which give 2 stay/5 night credits for each card and (b) Starwood giving elite earning credit for award stays (i.e., stays using points).

Our 25th stay in 2014 actually came on Thursday night at the Sheraton Suites in Elk Grove Village. Having Platinum status with Starwood really enhances our travel, primarily because we often get a room upgrade to a larger room, including suites, access to club lounges (if available), as well as complimentary (continental) breakfast.

For a list of some of the Starwood hotels we've stayed at this year, check out:

However, our 25th stay only gave us 48 nights for the year. While 25 stays can earn you Platinum status, only way to get the 10 Suite Night Awards is to hit 50 nights. Fortunately, we needed to stay 2 additional nights before we came back home, so it worked out perfectly.

So yesterday morning, when our 50th night at the Four Points O'Hare posted to our account, we received another email.

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