Starwood has been at the forefront in innovating in the Hotel rewards space. Be it running creative partnerships with Emirates and Delta or the Make a Green Choice campaign to the setup of Starlabs to spur new ideas. Starwood has now gone a step further and setup an exciting collaboration to earn point while riding Uber. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Uber is an innovative technology start-up that is disrupting the way the taxi industry works. It has offerings for all ends of the taxi segments ranging from normal cabs to the super luxurious cars. This tie-up is now all the more reason for me to ride with Uber more often. I am in love with Uber for the way they have solved the age-old taxi problems by making it an effortless and a seamless activity and not a hassle. You request a cab through the app and the ride charges are automatically deducted from your credit card at the end of the ride.
The tie up will enable you to earn 1 SPG point for every US 1$ spent with Uber. The offer has been made sweeter with bonus points being earned for every ride taken during stay at eligible Starwood properties worldwide. The offer is valid wherever Uber is now operating which involves many of the big cities around the world including USA, India, China to name a few. The complete list of cities where Uber operates can be seen here.
In order to be eligible to start earning points for this offer, head over to link your SPG and Uber accounts at spg.com/uber and complete one qualifying stay in the calendar year at any Starwood hotel worldwide. The earning table would be as follows:
The full details on the partnership can be found here.
In order to celebrate this partnership, Starwood is running a special #SuiteRide promo on the 28th February 2015 at Dubai, London, Mexico City, New York, and San Francisco from 2 pm – 7 pm local time whereby Uber riders who link their Starwood and Uber accounts can select the “SPG” vehicle option within the Uber app for a customized Starwood experience as part of their ride and stand to earn 15,000 Starpoints.