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Hotel: Full Hotel Name
SPG Lifetime Gold - YES OR NO
Paid Stay OR BRG Stay OR Award Stay - (# nights)
Date: Month Year
Booked: Room Type
Upgraded to: Room Type (# category upgrade)
When Upgraded: Before check-in OR Upon check-in


Take it to the next level as a Gold member and enjoy all the benefits of Preferred membership, plus:

Earn three Starpoints® for every U.S. dollar spent on eligible stays — a 50% bonus over Preferred.

4p.m. late checkout, subject to availability at resort and conference center hotels.

An upgrade to an enhanced room at check-in — corner room, higher floor, or better view.

Your choice of welcome gift upon arrival - choose from bonus Starpoints, complimentary premium in-room internet or a beverage on us.
Complimentary in-room, premium Internet access when you book on SPG digital channels. This is in addition to your welcome gift.

Register to earn one Starpoint per dollar spent with Delta Crossover Rewards™ on eligible Delta flights.

New! Your World Rewards ™ with SPG and Emirates Skywards®: Register to earn one Starpoint per dollar on eligible Emirates® flights.

Earn one Starpoint for every US$2 in eligible revenue2 when you book a group for any occasion, business or pleasure. From weddings to meetings to family reunions.
Go Gold — for life. Achieve 250 eligible nights total and five years of elite status, and you’ll earn SPG® Lifetime™ Gold status.

Register and earn with Uber®. Earn 1 Starpoint per U.S. dollar spent with Uber every day, and 3 Starpoints per U.S. dollar spent with Uber during your stays with SPG.
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Old May 8, 17, 9:45 pm
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Posts: 27,200
Hotel: Four Points Charlotte
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Paid Stay, 1 Night, Prepaid Rate (First Stay Here)
Date: May 7-8, 2017
Booked: Standard Room ( 1 King )
Upgraded to: King Suite

Really impressive upgrade and I was upgraded without asking on a $77 rate which was a nice surprise.
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Old Jun 1, 17, 12:24 am
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: SIN;CGK
Programs: HH Gold;SPG Plat;Marriott Plat
Posts: 112
Hotel: W Seminyak Bali
SPG Lifetime Gold - Normal Gold
Prepaid Weekend Rate - 1 night
Date: 05/2017
Booked: Garden View Room
Upgraded to: Ocean View Room
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Old Jun 1, 17, 3:02 am
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Programs: AB*S, SPG Plat, MR Plat, IHR Gold, Accor Plat
Posts: 910
Hotel: Le Meridien Frankfurt
SPG Lifetime Gold - No
Prepaid Weekend Rate - 1 night
Date: 05/2017
Booked: Superior Room
Upgraded to: Executive Room
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Old Jul 27, 17, 4:18 pm
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: ORD, MKE
Programs: HH Silver, MR Gold, SPG LT Gold, WoH Disco, Avis Pref+, Hertz PC, National EE, Global Entry, TSA Pre
Posts: 697
Hotel: Sheraton Garden Grove-Anaheim South
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Award Stay - YES (5 nights)
Date: July 2017
Booked: 1K Classic
Upgraded to: 2Q Traditional (1 category upgrade)
When Upgraded: Before check-in

This hotel considers 2Q Traditional rooms non-standard so doesn't offer them for points and charges ~$10-$40/nt more than 1K rooms, probably because it's close to Disneyland so there's a lot of demand for 2Q rooms from families. I'd booked the 1K room on points a few months ago for a business trip. Later decided to bring my son along and wanted to switch to the 2Q room, but they wanted $20/nt or 1,000 pts/nt more. I asked if they'd confirm in advance the 2Q room as my Gold "upgrade" and they agreed as a "one-time courtesy." We really appreciated the gesture, especially as the hotel is sold out for most of our nights here.
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Old Jul 28, 17, 7:14 pm
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Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: San Diego
Programs: AA SPG UR
Posts: 92
Hotel: Hotel Bristol Vienna
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Cash + Points - (3 nights)
Date: July 2017
Booked: 2 nights in Classic Room, 1 night in Penthouse Jr Suite
Upgraded to: 3 nights in Penthouse Jr Suite
When Upgraded: Upon check-in

Schedule changed and went from 1 night in Vienna to 3, and I had already booked a Penthouse Jr Suite before adding two more nights before. Booked two nights for a Classic Room with cash and points and a third night in a Penthouse Jr Suite with cash and points. My first two nights were upgraded to the same room as the third night, saved me from swithching rooms. Paid the Classic Room rate for the Jr Suites the first two nights. Semi upgraded?
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Old Jul 30, 17, 11:35 pm
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Location: ORD, MKE
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Posts: 697
Hotel: Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
BRG Stay - (4 nights)
Date: July/Aug 2017
Booked: 1K Traditional
Upgraded to: 2Q Deluxe (1 category upgrade)
When Upgraded: Before check-in

Needed to change my 1K to a 2Q but couldn't because of BRG. Called hotel directly the night before check-in and they offered the last 2Q Deluxe as my Gold Upgrade. Really appreciated it.

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Old Aug 7, 17, 11:56 am
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Posts: 373
Westin Dallas Park Central

Hotel: Westin Dallas Park Central
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
BRG Stay.
Date: August 2016
Booked: traditional king
Upgraded to: Junior Suite
When Upgraded: Before check-in

Parking $18/night.
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Old Aug 7, 17, 4:15 pm
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Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 125
Hotel: Royal Hawaiian
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Paid Stay
Date: July 2017
Booked: Garden View Room
Upgraded to: Ocean View room with lounge access
When Upgraded: At check-in
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Old Aug 11, 17, 8:38 am
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: YYZ
Programs: NEXUS, AC35K, SPG Gold, WS Gold
Posts: 311
Hotel: Westin Atlanta Perimeter
SPG Lifetime Gold - Normal Gold
Paid Stay
Date: June 2017
Booked: Traditional Double
Upgraded to: Club Traditional Double
When Upgraded: At check-in

Hotel: W Washington DC
SPG Lifetime Gold - Normal Gold
Prepaid Stay
Date: July 2017
Booked: Wow 1K
Upgraded to: Spectacular 1K
When Upgraded: Before Check-in
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Old Sep 15, 17, 11:35 am
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Join Date: Sep 2016
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Three stays in Dubai recently:

Hotel: Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Paid Stay, BRG (1 Night)
Date: 09/2017
Booked: Standard Room
Upgraded to: Executive Suite
When Upgraded: At Check-In

Hotel: Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Paid Stay, BRG (1 Night)
Date: 09/2017
Booked: Standard Room
Upgraded to: Sea View Room
When Upgraded: At Check-In

Hotel: Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai
SPG Lifetime Gold - NO
Paid Stay, BRG (7 Nights)
Date: 09/2017
Booked: Standard Room
Upgraded to: Club Room (probably because of my SPG Business Amex)
When Upgraded: At Check-In
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