Earn Your Way to the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2013 with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. and MasterCard

Travel and Lifestyle Press Releases Monday March 18, 2013 11:56
Bangkok--18 Mar--GHC Asia
-Exclusive Promotion Grants Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) Members and MasterCard Cardholders in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand A Chance to Win A Lifetime Experience
-Three Pairs of Football Match Tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2013 in London and a three-night stay at W London – Leicester Square

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), an award-winning frequent traveller programme by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., today announced an exciting joint promotional campaign with MasterCard. The top three SPG members, with the highest accumulated spending at any Starwood hotels and resorts in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand using their MasterCard® credit card, will earn a once in a lifetime experience for two to the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2013, European football’s premier event.

Starting from March 6 to April 30, 2013, SPG members who are MasterCard cardholders, and residents of Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, who are interested in participating must register to participate in the campaign via www.spg.com/mastercardfootball. The three members and cardholders who achieve the highest accumulated spending on their MasterCard card during this period at Starwood properties in the three countries listed above will qualify for the reward.

The lifetime experience encompasses a pair of football match tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final Wembley 2013 at the legendary Wembley Stadium, as well as pre-match hospitality and a three-night stay for two at the effortlessly stylish W London - Leicester Square. A total of three winners will be chosen; each will receive two tickets to the final match. Tickets are courtesy of MasterCard, Official Sponsor of the UEFA Champions League

“We are pleased to offer SPG members and MasterCard cardholders who reside in Singapore, Malaysia, or Thailand, the unique opportunity to personally experience the electrifying atmosphere of the world class UEFA football championship in London,” says Natasha Dimmock, Vice President of Distribution, Loyalty and Partnerships, Asia Pacific for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “SPG is constantly looking for opportunities to enrich the experience of our most valuable travellers. Our joint campaign with MasterCard allows us to cultivate ‘loyalty beyond reason’ by offering our members benefits that extend beyond hotel stays.”

“According to the latest MasterCard survey on Consumer Purchasing Priorities – Travel, more than half of the consumers in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, travelled abroad for leisure in the past year – this indicates that travel continues to be an important part of consumers’ lives” said Nagesh Devata, Senior Vice President, Acceptance and Merchant Development, Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, MasterCard Worldwide. “At MasterCard, we are always looking for ways to provide cardholders with bespoke experiences that matter most to them, be it dining, entertainment, arts and culture or sports. The UEFA Champions League is one of football’s most treasured sporting competitions; we are delighted to be working with Starwood again to deliver an unforgettable experience to our valued cardholders.”

From basking in tropical splendor at the lush and secluded Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, to soaking up the glowing cosmopolitan vibe of W Singapore – Sentosa Cove, the SPG joint campaign with MasterCard opens up worlds of possibilities. Featuring both luxurious city hotels and exquisite resorts in the area’s most compelling locations, Starwood’s nine distinctive lifestyle brands, including St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, Aloft, Four Points by Sheraton, W Hotels, and Elements are represented by this dynamic mix of properties.

Starwood currently boasts 33 hotels that are part of this exciting campaign; three are located in Singapore, 20 in Thailand, and 10 in Malaysia. Other property highlights include W Bangkok; Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa; Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa; The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort; The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa; The St. Regis Singapore; and Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur.

For further information, terms and conditions and list of participating hotels and resorts, please visit www.spg.com/mastercardfootball.
About Starwood Preferred Guest®

Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood’s 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24TM and SPG LifetimeTM. In addition to Free Night Awards at over 1,100 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints ® that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like to no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments. SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today’s connected global traveler – from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee on SPG.com, to SPG’s integration within various social media platforms. Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers. Learn more at spg.com and spg.com/moments and connect with us on facebook.com/spg, twitter.com/spg, foursquare.com/spg, pinterest.com/spglife, and youtube.com/spg.


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