As a frequent traveler for both pleasure and business purpose, I lived in many sophisticated hotel and resorts under SPG program. On my recent visit to Bhutan I stayed in Le Meridien, Thimphu and Le Meridien Riverside, Paro. It was an incredible experience staying is such luxurious retreats. Le Meridien is a brand that is partnered with Starwood Preferred Guest program. Therefore it is a great opportunity for SPG members to get exclusive services from Le Meridien.

First of all, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) is a renowned hotel program that offers exclusive experiences, awards, services, and recognition wherever you go for your leisure or business travel. With the help of this program, members can access interesting benefits and an array of rewards for luxurious vacation across any Starwood partnered high-end hotels and resorts. The SPG brands are Sheraton, Westin, Stregis, The Luxury Collection, Hotels Worldwide, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, Element, Aloft Hotels, Four Points.

Preferred level

This is the basic level, but not an ordinary level as it comes with numerous perks to spark your life. The preferred members can earn and redeem rewards to enjoy exclusive services at many hotels in various destinations no matter what brand you choose from our distinct 11 brands. You get 2 Starpoints for each US dollar that you spend on only eligible days. The best part is you get complimentary in-room internet access when you book through site or through SPG apps. The members are needed to show their activity once a year to avoid getting your rewards expired. Plus you can earn Starpoints if you book car rental facility through

Gold level

Just like the name this level is full of exciting benefits including 4pm late checkout, upgrade to enhanced and luxurious resort or hotel rooms, welcome gift upon arrival, complimentary internet facility and beverage.

Platinum level

Platinum members enjoy all the facilities of a Gold member and lot more additions such as continental breakfast, premium internet connectivity, health club access. Platinum members can earn Hertz Gold Plus Rewards with Five Star status or President Circle Status for the members who have ambassador service.


This is the level appropriate for frequent business travelers who can earn credits as elite status and can have a single account to manage both professional and personal aspects. You can also access to the booking tools and resources so that you work easily earning Starpoints.

My experience was truly splendid. I look forward to live in other hotels and resorts under SPG program in future to make my vacation as well as business trips more memorable.

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