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Starwood and American Express Enhance Cobrand Credit Card Benefits

Effective August 11, 2015, the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Credit Card from American Express will sport enhanced benefits, enabling card members to accelerate earnings and achieve privileges faster, according to Mark Vondrasek, senior vice president, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.  
The credit card enhancements include:
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
  • Complimentary, Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi access will be given on up to four devices to more than 1,000,000 hotspots worldwide with no Wi-Fi roaming fees.
  • Complimentary Premium In-Room Internet Access at SPG participating hotels  
  • Access to Sheraton Club Lounges for SPG American Express OPEN Card Members
    Sheraton Club Lounges include a complimentary daily breakfast, evening selection of premium beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and space for hosting a friend or colleague.

Existing card benefits include:
  • Earn up to 5 Starpoints for each dollar of eligible purchases at SPG Participating Hotels – that’s 2 Starpoints in addition to the 2 or 3 Starpoints for which card members may be eligible as an SPG member.  Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.
  • Receive credit for 5 nights and 2 stays toward SPG elite status each year.  
  • Upgrade to SPG Gold status after spending $30,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in a calendar year.
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