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Your SPG Starpoints Just Got More Valuable at 114 Properties Starting March 1, 2016
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Your SPG Starpoints Just Got More Valuable at 114 Properties Starting March 1, 2016

by jeffreyFebruary 19, 2016

….but they also got less valuable at 168 properties. Starwood just released a list of properties that will be changing categories for award redemption purposes. The changes go into effect on March 1, 2016, meaning that you have about 10 days to either book at the current rate or 10 days to wait until booking at the new rate.

Here’s a map of all of the properties that are changing in value:

For those based in North America, the most interesting ones might be the properties in the US, Mexico and Canada that are decreasing in value:

COUNTRYSTATECITYPROPERTY2015 CATEGORY2016 CATEGORYChange
MexicoCoahuilaSaltilloFour Points by Sheraton Saltillo21-1
MexicoJaliscoPuerto VallartaSheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center32-1
MexicoNuevo LeonGuadalupeFour Points by Sheraton Monterrey Linda Vista21-1
MexicoNuevo LeonMonterreyFour Points by Sheraton Galerias Monterrey21-1
MexicoQueretaroQueretaroFour Points by Sheraton Queretaro Norte21-1
CanadaAlbertaCalgaryAloft Calgary University43-1
CanadaAlbertaCalgarySheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel43-1
CanadaAlbertaNiskuFour Points by Sheraton Edmonton International Airport32-1
CanadaBritish ColumbiaKamloopsFour Points by Sheraton Kamloops32-1
CanadaBritish ColumbiaPrince GeorgeFour Points by Sheraton Prince George43-1
CanadaManitobaWinnipegFour Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport43-1
CanadaNew BrunswickMonctonFour Points by Sheraton Moncton32-1
CanadaNova ScotiaHalifaxFour Points by Sheraton Halifax32-1
CanadaOntarioCambridgeFour Points by Sheraton Cambridge Kitchener, Ontario32-1
CanadaOntarioNiagara FallsFour Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview32-1
CanadaOntarioTorontoThe Westin Prince, Toronto43-1
CanadaOntarioTorontoThe Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport32-1
CanadaOntarioWaterlooFour Points by Sheraton Waterloo - Kitchener Hotel & Suites32-1
United StatesCaliforniaCosta MesaAvenue of the Arts Costa Mesa54-1
United StatesCaliforniaPasadenaThe Westin Pasadena54-1
United StatesFloridaMiami BeachFour Points by Sheraton Miami Beach54-1
United StatesGeorgiaJekyll IslandThe Westin Jekyll Island54-1
United StatesIllinoisOak BrookLe Méridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center54-1
United StatesKentuckyLouisvilleFour Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport43-1
United StatesMarylandLinthicum HeightsSheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel - BWI43-1
United StatesMarylandLinthicum HeightsThe Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI43-1
United StatesMinnesotaMinneapolisSheraton Bloomington Hotel43-1
United StatesMissouriSt. LouisThe Westin St. Louis54-1
United StatesNevadaLas VegasElement Las Vegas Summerlin43-1
United StatesNew JerseyEatontownSheraton Eatontown Hotel32-1
United StatesNew JerseyMahwahSheraton Mahwah Hotel43-1
United StatesNew MexicoAlbuquerqueSheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel32-1
United StatesNew MexicoSanta FeLa Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa54-1
United StatesSouth CarolinaColumbiaSheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel43-1
United StatesSouth CarolinaNorth CharlestonAloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center32-1
United StatesTexasHoustonFour Points by Sheraton Houston Hobby Airport32-1
United StatesTexasHoustonThe Westin Houston, Memorial City54-1
United StatesTexasMidlandFour Points by Sheraton Midland43-1
United StatesVermontBurlingtonSheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center43-1
United StatesWashingtonBellinghamFour Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center32-1

You can view the full list here: 2016 SPG Category Changes.

Here’s a list of the current award redemption rates:

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Some of the most notable changes on the list are:

  • The W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak increased by as much as 50%, from 20-25k per night to 30-35k per night.IMG_3079x
  • Le Méridien Bora Bora actually went down from a Category 7 to a 6.
  • The Four Points by Sheraton Penghu had the most drastic increase, from a Category 1 to a 4!
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