WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As millions search online for the perfect gift this holiday season, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces the launch of its Cyber Monday Sale.
The promotion - which kicks-off Monday, November 30, and runs for three days only - offers special rates at 50 of the world's hottest resorts in premium destinations like the Bahamas, Bora Bora, Puerto Rico and Tahiti. The special rates can only be booked online and are for stays from January 1 through April 30, 2010. .
Among the seasonal steals available are The Westin St. John Resort & Villas, with rooms starting at $289; the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel Convention Center Hotel & Casino with rates beginning at $179 a night; and the W Fort Lauderdale, which has rooms starting at $229. For those who would prefer to ski the slopes this winter, there are deals available at properties like The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort in Colorado with rooms starting at $449 a night; and The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Beaver Creek, Colorado with rooms starting at $199.
Travelers can further enhance the value of the Cyber Monday Sale by enrolling in the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) program. New SPG members can earn two Starpoints(R) for every dollar spent at one of Starwood's properties. And Free Weekend Night Awards begin at just 2,000 points.
Guests who want the inside track on this and future promotions can text "GETAWAY" to 95495 to receive text messages with links to Starwood's North American resort offers before anyone else.
Please note that advance purchase is required, and credit cards will be charged at time of booking. Cancellations are non-refundable, and if cancellation takes place, guests forfeit total room charge plus tax.
The SPG program's breakthrough policy of No Blackout Dates at the world's most sought after collection of hotels, reinvented the hospitality loyalty program when it launched in 1999. By creating a program centered on its members, SPG has developed the most passionate and knowledgeable membership base in the hotel loyalty space. Through its use of new technologies and innovative channels such as SPG.com, SPG.com/flights, thelobby.com and others, SPG continues to innovate and lead the industry. By offering No Blackouts on standard rooms at 940 properties, No Blackouts on hundreds of airlines, and once in a lifetime experiences available through SPG Moments, the program has proven to be a big draw for the world's most frequent travelers, and a significant competitive advantage for Starwood.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 982 properties in more than 100 countries and 145,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis(R), The Luxury Collection(R), W(R), Westin(R), Le Méridien(R), Sheraton(R), Four Points(R) by Sheraton, and the recently launched Aloft(R), and Element SM. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts.
SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc