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Monday, February 4, 2013

Starwood Rewards on the Double Offer for MICE planners



Starwood Hotels & Resorts (“Starwood”), the world’s largest luxury and upper-scale hotel operator, launches “Rewards on the Double” MICE promotion in Asia Pacific with over 200 participating Starwood hotels and resorts from Australia, China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.  Event bookings must be made by 31 March 2013 and held by 30 June 2013 to qualify for this promotion.

Exclusively for members of Starwood Preferred Planner (“SPP”), receive “Rewards on the Double” – a trendy tablet and Double Starpoints®. For an individual group booking whose spend is more than US$18,000, SPP member will receive a mini trendy tablet. For an individual group booking above US$25,000, SPP member will receive a tablet. In addition, for every US$3 spent, SPP members will earn 2 Starpoints® - a double up from the regular ratio of 1 Starpoint® for every US$3 - with no maximum. The offer is valid for all group events and meeting bookings, including those booked through travel agents.

SPP is a loyalty program that enables members to earn and accumulate Starpoints® that can be redeemed for a wide number of rewards including: Free Night Awards (with no blackout dates on standard rooms); room upgrades at more than 1,000 hotels worldwide and, credit on their next event's master bill through Starwood’s Instant Meeting Awards(SM) program. To join, visit: starwoodmeetings.com.

Starwood Senior Vice President, Sales - Asia Pacific, Ms Alison Taylor, said: “We are excited to welcome 2013 with the “Rewards on the Double” promotion. As the world’s largest luxury/upper upscale hotel operator, Starwood’s growing footprint across nine brands offers meeting planners with greater value and choices of venues to suit every budget and requirement. This limited time offer is also an excellent way to book meetings at our new hotels such as Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central; W Bangkok; the ITC Grand Chola, A Luxury Collection Hotel; or soon-to-open hotels such as W Guangzhou and Aloft Kuala Lumpur – Sentral. ”

With over 200 participating Starwood hotels across Asia Pacific, SPP members are spoilt for choice.  Some of the participating hotels include:
Macau’s largest and Starwood’s largest hotel, the 3,896-room Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central boasts of 15,000 square meters of state-of-the-art meeting facilities plus access to a further 5,000 square meters of meeting space;
Debuted in Singapore on 16 September 2012, the 240-room W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, with eight meeting spaces totalling 750 square meters will electrify guests with its creative MICE themes and concepts, as well as unique food and beverage offerings;
Centrally located opposite Hyde Park and one of the largest conference hotels in the city, the 557-room Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, offers versatile meeting space for up to 900 guests theatre-style and cutting-edge meeting facilities to create a memorable and conducive meeting environment;
Tucked minutes away from Tokyo’s thriving business and culture centres, The Westin Tokyo with 438 guest rooms and superb meeting facilities, is the ideal venue of choice for either a small meeting of 10 or an elaborate themed banquet for 1,200; and
Head to Hainan Island – a home to eight Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Strategically located in various parts of the island from Yalong, Haitang, Haikou to Tufu Bay, Starwood resorts offer meeting venues suitable for events of all sizes and styles. For example, Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya offers a pillar-less ballroom and five meeting rooms, totaling more than 1,700 square meters of function space. Its meeting space can accommodate 1,400 guests, and most rooms feature flexible setups and the latest audiovisual technology. For intimate settings, The Royal Begonia, A Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya offers an incomparable backdrop for an event to remember with 130 square meters of indoor meeting space and a fully equipped Business Center.

Soon-to-open hotels include:
Opening in February 2013, The Westin Chennai Velachery, India will offer inspiring and smart solutions for a distinguishing meeting and social experience with over 1100 square meters of refined meeting and function space, which include 2 large pillar-less ballrooms and 12 break out rooms equipped and a Business Center, High Speed Internet Access and sophisticated audio visual technology.
Aloft Kuala Lumpur – Sentral – Opening in March 2013, Aloft Kuala Lumpur – Sentral will offer premier space for serious business with over 1,600 square meters of space to suit every event. The grand ballroom, 800 sq m in size, will feature an expansive layout that can easily be subdivided into smaller rooms as needed.
Setting a new scene for events and meetings in Guangzhou, W Guangzhou will open its door in the first quarter of 2013, featuring more than 1,000 square meters of event space and studios. The Great Room, W Hotels’ version of the ball room, offers 638 square meters of event space that can welcome up to 900 trendsetters and jetsetters in one occasion.

To book or for more information, please visit: Starwoodmeetings.com/doublerewards.