“We’re always looking to reward our members with experiences that play to their unique passions and that they cannot access anywhere else” said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice-President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “Together with Live Nation we’ve curated nine distinctive experiences that allow our members to select the hotel brand, destination, and genre of music that resonate most with them and their entourage.”The On Tour with SPG: Hear the Music, See the World global tour includes the following:
- St. Regis: Poolside acoustic set by acclaimed jazz singer/songwriter Jamie Cullum, St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, Miami Beach, FL (May)
- Aloft: Premium concert tickets and after party attended by Daughtry at the Aloft Dallas Downtown, TX (June)
- Westin: Group performance by the recently reunited Ben Folds Five at the flagship Westin New York at Grand Central, New York, New York (October)
- W: Sunset deejay set by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation on the rooftop at W Santiago, Chile (November)
- Sheraton, Element, Le Meridien, Four Points by Sheraton, and Luxury Collection artist events to be announced soon
About Starwood Preferred GuestThe SPG program’s breakthrough policy of No Blackout Dates at the world’s most sought after collection of hotels reinvented the hospitality loyalty program when it launched in 1999. By creating a program centered on its members, SPG has developed the most passionate and knowledgeable membership base in the hotel loyalty space. Through its use of new technologies and innovative channels such as SPG.com, SPG.com/stayconnected, SPG.com/flights and others, SPG continues to innovate and lead the industry. By offering No Blackouts on standard rooms at 1,090 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries, No Blackouts on hundreds of airlines, the introduction of Your24 and SPG Lifetime, and unparalleled experiences available through SPG Moments at spg.com/moments, the program has proven to be a big draw for the world’s most frequent travelers, and a significant competitive advantage for Starwood. For more information about Starwood Preferred Guest please visit SPG.com. About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element SM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com. About Live Nation Entertainment: Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.