Earn and Redeem Starwood Preferred Guest Points at Caesars Hotels

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Over the summer many of us were very excited when Hyatt Gold Passport and the MGM properties in Las Vegas teamed up to form a relationship where you could earn Hyatt points and stay credits when staying at MGM properties in Vegas.  You could also use Hyatt points to redeem for award stays at those hotels, and benefit from some elite status matching from MLife and Hyatt Gold Passport.

Now Starwood Preferred Guest and Total Rewards (Caesars) are partnering up so that as of January 9, 2014, you can earn and redeem SPG points at over 15 participating hotels in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe, and more.  Just like with the Hyatt/MLife relationship you will also earn SPG points and SPG night credits* at Caesars Entertainment hotels (in addition to Reward Credits earned as a Total Rewards member).

SPG and Total Rewards Mommy Points

Redeem SPG Points at Caesars Hotels:

  • SPG members can redeem Starpoints for stays at participating Caesars Entertainment hotels.
  • Plus, SPG members can redeem Starpoints for exclusive Moments by SPG experiences. See what’s live now at SPG.com/moments

Earn SPG Points at Caesars Hotels:

  • Registered SPG members earn 2 Starpoints® for every eligible $1 charged to their hotel folio at Caesars Entertainment hotels (in addition to Reward Credits earned through Total Rewards, Caesars Entertainment’s award-winning loyalty program).
  • Plus, registered SPG members earn credit toward SPG elite qualification for redeemed and paid Caesars Entertainment stays, up to 10 nights per calendar year.

You can register now to link your Total Rewards and SPG accounts.  You will need a Total Rewards number to register.  You do not get status in the Total Rewards Program based on your SPG status, but a Seven Stars Total Rewards Member that is not a Gold Preferred Guest or a Platinum Preferred Guest in the SPG Program at the time of registration will receive Gold Preferred Status in the SPG Program within 2 weeks after registration and will maintain at least Gold Preferred Status for as long as he/she remains both a Seven Stars Member and a participant in the SPG-Total Rewards Member Benefits;.

According to the SPG announcement on Milepoint, starting today you will also be able to “redeem Starpoints for exclusive access to amazing experiences – including a Platinum member-only celebration weekend in Las Vegas, and so much more through Moments by SPG.”

Some examples of these SPG Moments auctions are VIP Planet Hollywood with Britney Spears Meet and Greet or Caesar’s Palace “Hangover” Weekend  (Tiger Not Included) that includes things like:

  • Two (2) nights’ stay in The Forum Towers Emperors Suite for up to eight (8) guests
  • VIP table for up to eight (8) guests at PURE(R) nightclub – including admission and line passes
  • $400 food and beverage credit at Nobu Restaurant and Lounge
  • Up to eight (8) tickets to Absinthe at Caesars Palace
  • One (1) roundtrip limo transfer for up to eight (8) between the airport and Caesars Palace

There are also some fixed value redemptions (my preference over auctions) such as 10,000 SPG points for two premium tickets to Britney Spears’ “Pieces of Me” show at Planet Hollywood on certain dates.

More to come, but this is a pretty exciting development in my book, even though the relationship doesn’t seem to be as beneficial for us points junkies as perhaps the Hyatt/MGM relationship is.  Still, it is always good to have more options to earn and redeem SPG points.

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  1. This seems great as a way to earn extra points, but just like the MGM/hyatt relationship, I doubt it will make sense to redeem points in Vegas most of the time since room rates are usually quite inexpensive.

  2. Useful. There are potentially some redemption values if you really want to stay at Ceasar’s Palace, as Bellagio might be worth redeeming Hyatt points for say.

    And hey, if you stay at one of the Harrah’s properties, it helps you earn SPG points which are hard to come by otherwise and helps you hit your 50 nights or whatever. Also useful.

    Like you say not as good as the Hyatt/MGM partnership since there’s no reciprocal status. But better than nothing.

    Hey Hilton! What you got? The Wynn chain is pretty much the only thing left no?

  3. Vegas has been very weak for SPG stays. The Westin was a great option until they started charging a $19.95 “resort fee”. At that point their rates were no longer competitive and you are paying for things that Platinums get free at other Westins and everyone gets free at Embassy Suites down the street. If the Caesars room cost is below that of the Westin, then I can see a benefit. If not, I’d invest in stays with other properties or just enjoy a casino room and catch a SPG room in another city…..

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