Starwood has a great award night redemption promotion, registration required by November 30.
For award stays at specific hotels between October 21 and December 20, you’ll receive a rebate of 30% to 50% of the points you redeem. (That means you do need the full amount of points in your account to begin with, and will get a portion of those points back later).
Participating hotels at the 50% rebate level:
- St. Regis Aspen
- St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
- St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, Miami Beach
- St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point
- The Phoenician, Scottsdale
- W South Beach
- Westin Diplomat
Participating hotels at the 40% rebate level:
- W Retreat & Spa — Vieques
- Westin Trillium House, Ontario
- Westin St. John Resort
- Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage
- Westin Grand Cayman
- Westin Resort Aruba
- Sheraton Nassau Bahamas
Participating hotels at the 30% rebate level:
- Sheraton Steamboat Resort, Steamboat Springs
- Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, Chandler Arizona
- St. Regis Deer Valley, Park City
- Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale
- Westin La Cantera, San Antonio
- Westin Savannah Harbor
- Westin Whistler, British Columbia
This deal makes award night redemptions better than cash and points offerings during the promo period. And really surprisingly, these are not low season discounts when hotels are empty. There are some great hotels included and at times that people want to go visit these places. Perhaps not always in the peak of peak season, but a nice December getaway when it’s cold in the Northeast.
As long as one night of an award stay falls within the promo period, you’ll get back the rebate on starpoints for the entire stay — despite that stay starting before October 21 or ending after December 20. So really generous terms and conditions. Awards booked prior to the announcement count, no need to cancel and rebook. And 5th night free, as is normal with Starwood awards, continues to apply.
The rebate is available only on standard award redemptions, not cash and points or upgraded room awards. Points will be rebated back 4 to 6 weeks after the award stay.