The second phase of the partnership between Design Hotels and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has kicked off, allowing SPG members to not only earn Starpoints on every stay, but to also redeem them at participating Design Hotels member hotels.

“Our partnership with SPG offers tremendous advantages on all levels and strengthens what’s at the heart of everything we do; creating long-term value for our Community and our member hotels. It’s exciting to see these impressive results only three months after our first member hotels went live,” says Claus Sendlinger, founder and CEO of Design Hotels.

In November 2015, Design Hotels joined forces with Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), enabling its member hotels to have both a greater and more selective reach while at the same time offering its Community the benefits of one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs.

Design Hotels has long been in the business of creating lasting memories, and this expanded partnership with the industry’s most powerful loyalty program has made making these memories more rewarding.

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“We are thrilled to bring SPG members expanded access to design-led hotels, created by true Originals in sought-after destinations,” says Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Digital, Loyalty and Partnerships, Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

“Our expanded relationship with Design Hotels continues to raise the stakes in loyalty, boosting exposure for Design Hotels across Starwood’s industry-leading distribution and loyalty platforms, while introducing a new set of global travelers to SPG’s award-winning program.”

More than 30 Design Hotels are now bookable through, the SPG mobile app, and a global network of Customer Contact Centers.

Each month, additional Design Hotels properties will be joining SPG, granting members access to the following benefits at all participating Design Hotels properties:
-2 Starpoints per eligible US dollar spent (3 for Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred Members);
-Night and stay credit toward elite status;
-On-property benefits of internet access and bottled water;
-Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred Members will automatically receive a Starpoints bonus as welcome gift; and
-Room upgrades and late check-out (subject to availability at check-in and prioritized by membership level).

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management