I love boutique hotels. Rather than waking up around the world and feeling like I could be anywhere, design hotels give me the wonderful sensation of being somewhere unforgettable, somewhere truly unique, an actual destination. Well, wherever you wake up, if you stay three nights, you can wake up somewhere else for free, with a new Starwood promotion...

The Deal

Starwood and Design Hotels have launched a very easy, lucrative, new promotion, where anyone who registers, and then staying three nights in a Starwood Design Hotel property, around the world, between now and May 31st, will earn a free night at any Starwood or Design Hotel property in categories 1-5 around the world for free. Staying six nights before then? You can earn up to two free nights. Your free stay must be used by September 30th 2016. It's that simple.

How To Register

Simply register HERE, by inputting your Starwood Preferred Guest number. If you haven't already registered for Starwood Preferred Guest, it's free to register and you should do so before registering for the contest, just be sure to write down your new Preferred Guest number.

WhIch Hotels Are Design Hotels?

Great question. To answer that entirely, here's a complete list of SPG owned or operated Design Hotels, all of which count toward the promotion. Stay three nights in any hotel on this list, and as long as you book through Starwood and register for the promotion beforehand, you will get a free night at any Starwood Category 1-5 property...

Which Hotels Are Category 1-5 For My Free Night?

If you visit this link, click "Rooms" and then scroll down, you'll find a complete list of each hotel in each category. Many W, St Regis and other luxury properties are included. To maximize the promotion, you'll want to shoot for a category five. Higher the category, the more expensive....

Expert Tips

If you happen to be traveling between now and May 31st, with a reasonably priced design hotel in your destination, a free night's stay for a future trip in a luxury hotel is a very attractive offer. Not only will you still earn points for these stays, you'll also be able to take advantage of the current winter bonus promotion for 2x points, if you register for that, HERE. Starwood points are extremely valuable for both hotel stays and airline transfers, so don't miss out on a single point!

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