Introducing the re-designed SPG Social

 
Old Dec 13, 13, 1:41 pm
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Introducing the re-designed SPG Social

In May, SPG launched the beta version of an experience called SPG Social, a Facebook-powered travel recommendation tool aimed at making travel planning easy, social and fun! We got some great feedback from our members about site usability and ways to enhance the experience.

Today, we are excited to launch a redesigned version of this experience called SPG Social Traveler to help address member feedback.

The site is divided into three main components: Discover, Plan and Share.
  • DISCOVER:
    o View personalized hotel recommendations based on your stay history, and you and your friends’ social check-ins and likes.
    o Create wishlists to keep a running list of where you want to go.
    o You can also see “Trending” hotels in our portfolio—our most-liked, checked-into and wishlisted hotels.
  • PLAN:
    o Create an itinerary for your upcoming trip, or create a to-do list where you live. This section pulls in the most popular foursquare venues nearby, and lets you search by venue type (restaurants, coffee shops, shopping, nightlife) to add them to your itineraries
  • SHARE:
    o Share your upcoming stays, itineraries and wishlists with your social network. Don’t worry, you can control sharing upcoming stays, full wishlists & itineraries. The only action auto shared are hotels you wishlist. Change these settings under “My Share Preferences”.

We have exciting enhancements and new features slated for the coming months, and are always looking for more feedback. If you have any thoughts on how social media can help enhance your travel experiences, please send them our way!

Get started: http://spg.com/social

And as always, the Starwood Social Media Team is here to answer any questions you may have.

Best regards,

Christopher Carman
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

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Old Dec 13, 13, 4:18 pm
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Too bad it requires Facebook.
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Old Dec 13, 13, 5:01 pm
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One of the more intrusive FB add ons as they want to read not just your status updates but those of your friends too.
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Old Dec 13, 13, 7:54 pm
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Too bad it requires Facebook.
- Yes, what SPG wants is to connect your SPG and Facebook accounts. I have stopped right there.
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Old Dec 13, 13, 8:12 pm
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Definitely won't be taking advantage of this "feature."
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Old Dec 13, 13, 10:34 pm
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Originally Posted by roverkt View Post
One of the more intrusive FB add ons as they want to read not just your status updates but those of your friends too.
Does FB give your friends (that is, all users) the choice of being accessed by third-party apps?

If that is so, it can be argued that this is the whole point of FB: to connect you and your friends in ways that all agree to be connected.
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Old Dec 13, 13, 11:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Alex_I View Post
- Yes, what SPG wants is to connect your SPG and Facebook accounts. I have stopped right there.
Exactly.
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Old Dec 13, 13, 11:38 pm
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The facebook integration is a deal killer for me.
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Old Dec 14, 13, 3:23 am
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Old Dec 14, 13, 9:29 am
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I say no to Facebook integration also.

SPG marketing folks - are you targeting families/vacation or business?
http://www.domo.com/blog/2013/08/ceo...k-not-so-much/

Sportify switched to mandatory Facebook account. Angry reaction => they no longer require a FB account.
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.co...uirement/?_r=0

http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/s...irement/051646
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Old Dec 14, 13, 10:25 am
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"RE-designed" with facebook
This is not year 2010
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Old Dec 14, 13, 10:52 am
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no Facebook integration pls!
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Old Dec 14, 13, 11:26 am
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have too much respect for friends to subject them to SPG's surveillance of their status updates
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Old Dec 14, 13, 11:52 am
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Never a fan of Facebook...
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Old Dec 14, 13, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by bdraco View Post
The facebook integration is a deal killer for me.
Mr too. I'll pass thanks.

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