Thursday - May 24, 2018

SPG Hotel Category Changes for 2016 – 168 Going Up and 114 Going Down. India is also Effected


SPG Hotel category changes for 2016 are announced, 282 hotels are changing in category (168 going up in category and 114 going down in category)

As a reminder, here is what you need to redeem a free night at an SPG hotel.

 

Award Nights start at just 2,000 points

 

Changes in India

It is surprising to see that some of the hotels in India are going up in category given the strong Dollar vs Rupee. 8 properties are going up in category and 4 properties are going down in category.

 

Region Property Country City Brand 2015 Category 2016 Category
Asia Pacific ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Resort, Gurgaon, New Delhi Capital Region India Gurgaon Luxury Collection 5 6
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Bangalore India Bengaluru Le Meridien 2 3
Asia Pacific ITC Windsor, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru India Bengaluru Luxury Collection 2 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa India Mahabaleshwar Le Meridien 4 5
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai, Vashi India Mumbai Four Points 2 3
Asia Pacific The Westin Mumbai Garden City India Mumbai Westin 3 4
Asia Pacific ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur India Jaipur Luxury Collection 1 2
Asia Pacific ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata India Kolkata Luxury Collection 2 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Kochi India Kochi Le Meridien 2 1
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Mumbai India Mumbai St Regis 4 3
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton New Delhi, Airport Highway India New Delhi Four Points 2 1
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Agra India Agra Four Points 2 1

You can still book at the old rates until Feb 29,2016. Some of the properties I would like to book before the changes.

ITC Rajputana will soon be a category 2 hotel requiring 3,000 – 4,000 Starpoints per night.

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Element Hanover – Lebanon is going up in 2 categories.

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Here is the complete list of hotel going up in category.. As you may notice, most of the hotels that are going up in category are located in North America.

 

Region Property Country City Brand 2015 Category 2016 Category
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien Ile Maurice Mauritius Pamplemousses Le Meridien 2 3
Africa, Middle East W Doha Hotel & Residences Qatar Doha W Hotels 5 6
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien Medina Saudi Arabia Medina Le Meridien 4 5
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers Saudi Arabia Riyadh Sheraton 5 6
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Central China Macau St Regis 5 6
Asia Pacific Sheraton Chongqing Hotel China Chongqing Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Fuzhou Hotel China Fuzhou Sheraton 2 3
Asia Pacific Sheraton Xiamen Hotel China Xiamen Sheraton 2 3
Asia Pacific Sheraton Dongguan Hotel China Dongguan Sheraton 2 3
Asia Pacific Sheraton Grand Guangzhou Huadu Resort China Guangzhou Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Guilin Hotel China Guilin Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Guiyang Hotel China Guiyang Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya China Sanya Bay Four Points 2 3
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Langfang, Guan China Langfang Four Points 1 2
Asia Pacific The Westin Wuhan Wuchang China Wuhan Westin 3 4
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Yixing China Yixing Le Meridien 1 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Changbaishan Resort China Changbaishan Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian China Dalian Luxury Collection 4 5
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Qingdao, West Coast China Qingdao Four Points 1 2
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning China Shanghai Four Points 2 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien She Shan Shanghai China Shanghai Le Meridien 3 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel China Shanghai Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Hotel China Shanghai Sheraton 2 3
Asia Pacific The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai China Shanghai Westin 4 5
Asia Pacific Sheraton Zhoushan Hotel China Zhoushan Sheraton 2 3
Asia Pacific The Westin Zhujiajian Resort, Zhoushan China Zhoushan Westin 4 5
Asia Pacific ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Resort, Gurgaon, New Delhi Capital Region India Gurgaon Luxury Collection 5 6
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Bangalore India Bengaluru Le Meridien 2 3
Asia Pacific ITC Windsor, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru India Bengaluru Luxury Collection 2 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa India Mahabaleshwar Le Meridien 4 5
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai, Vashi India Mumbai Four Points 2 3
Asia Pacific The Westin Mumbai Garden City India Mumbai Westin 3 4
Asia Pacific ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur India Jaipur Luxury Collection 1 2
Asia Pacific ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata India Kolkata Luxury Collection 2 3
Asia Pacific W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak Indonesia Denpasar W Hotels 6 7
Asia Pacific Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Indonesia Kuta Sheraton 4 5
Asia Pacific The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali Indonesia Nusa Dua Luxury Collection 4 5
Asia Pacific Sheraton Bandara Hotel Indonesia Jakarta Sheraton 2 3
Asia Pacific Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel Japan Urayasu Sheraton 5 6
Asia Pacific Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers Japan Yokohama Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto Japan Kyoto Luxury Collection 6 7
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Osaka Japan Osaka St Regis 5 6
Asia Pacific The Westin Tokyo Japan Tokyo Westin 5 6
Asia Pacific W Seoul – Walkerhill Korea (South) Seoul W Hotels 5 6
Asia Pacific The Westin Singapore Singapore Singapore Westin 5 6
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Penghu Taiwan Ma Gong City Four Points 1 5
Asia Pacific The Westin Tashee Resort, Taoyuan Taiwan Taoyuan Westin 3 4
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15 Thailand Bangkok Four Points 2 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Bangkok Thailand Bangkok Le Meridien 3 4
Asia Pacific The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok Thailand Bangkok Westin 3 4
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Chiang Mai Thailand Chiang Mai Le Meridien 2 3
Asia Pacific Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa Thailand Hua Hin Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Samui Resort Thailand Koh Samui Sheraton 3 4
Europe Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg Austria Hof Bei Salzburg Luxury Collection 6 7
Europe Le Méridien Vienna Austria Vienna Le Meridien 4 5
Europe Aloft Munich Germany Munich Aloft 4 5
Europe Le Méridien Munich Germany Munich Le Meridien 4 5
Europe Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel Germany Munich Sheraton 3 4
Europe Aloft Stuttgart Germany Stuttgart Aloft 3 4
Europe Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens Greece Athens Luxury Collection 5 6
Europe Sheraton Athlone Hotel Ireland Athlone Sheraton 1 2
Europe Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center Italy Catania Sheraton 1 2
Europe Sheraton Lake Como Hotel Italy Como Sheraton 4 5
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Milan Center Italy Milan Four Points 3 4
Europe The Westin Palace, Milan Italy Milan Westin 5 6
Europe The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta Malta St. Julians Westin 4 5
Europe Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center Netherlands Amsterdam Sheraton 4 5
Europe Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa Portugal Lisbon Sheraton 3 4
Europe Grand Hotel River Park, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bratislava Slovakia Bratislava Luxury Collection 3 4
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal Spain Barcelona Four Points 2 3
Europe Le Méridien Barcelona Spain Barcelona Le Meridien 5 6
Europe Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort Spain Fuerteventura Sheraton 2 3
Europe Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel Switzerland Zurich Sheraton 5 6
Europe The Park Lane Hotel, London United Kingdom London Sheraton 5 6
Europe Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London United Kingdom London Tribute Portfolio 5 6
Latin America Sheraton Mendoza Hotel Argentina Mendoza Sheraton 2 3
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village Dominican Republic Punta Cana Four Points 1 2
Latin America The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa Grand Cayman Cayman Islands Westin 5 6
Latin America Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos Mexico Los Cabos Sheraton 4 5
Latin America Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon Mexico Uayamon Luxury Collection 5 6
Latin America Sheraton Chihuahua Soberano Mexico Chihuahua Sheraton 2 3
Latin America Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City Mexico Mexico City Luxury Collection 5 6
Latin America W Mexico City Mexico Mexico City W Hotels 5 6
Latin America Sheraton Ambassador Hotel Mexico Monterrey Sheraton 1 2
Latin America The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun Mexico Cancun Westin 5 6
North America Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel Canada Richmond Sheraton 2 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport United States Mesa Four Points 2 3
North America Aloft Phoenix-Airport United States Phoenix Aloft 2 3
North America Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe United States Tempe Sheraton 2 3
North America Sheraton Agoura Hills Hotel United States Agoura Hills Sheraton 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside United States Culver City Four Points 3 4
North America W Hollywood United States Hollywood W Hotels 5 6
North America Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport United States Los Angeles Four Points 3 4
North America The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles United States Los Angeles Westin 5 6
North America The Westin Los Angeles Airport United States Los Angeles Westin 4 5
North America Aloft San Francisco Airport United States Millbrae Aloft 4 5
North America Sheraton San Jose Hotel United States Milpitas Sheraton 4 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton United States Pleasanton Four Points 3 4
North America Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center United States Pomona Sheraton 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga United States Rancho Cucamonga Four Points 2 3
North America The Westin San Diego United States San Diego Westin 4 5
North America Le Méridien San Francisco United States San Francisco Le Meridien 5 6
North America The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square United States San Francisco Westin 5 6
North America The Park Central San Francisco United States San Francisco Westin 5 6
North America Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Airport United States San Jose Four Points 3 4
North America Sheraton Universal Hotel United States Universal City Sheraton 4 5
North America The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain United States Avon Westin 5 6
North America Aloft Denver Downtown United States Denver Aloft 4 5
North America The Westin Denver Downtown United States Denver Westin 4 5
North America Sheraton Denver West Hotel United States Lakewood Sheraton 3 4
North America W Washington D.C. United States Washington W Hotels 5 6
North America Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek United States Fort Lauderdale Sheraton 2 3
North America Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park United States Jacksonville Aloft 2 3
North America Walt Disney World Swan United States Lake Buena Vista Westin 4 5
North America Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort United States Orlando Sheraton 2 3
North America Aloft Tampa Downtown United States Tampa Aloft 3 4
North America Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel United States Tampa Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North United States Atlanta Westin 3 4
North America Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa United States Maui Sheraton 5 6
North America The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali United States Maui Westin 5 6
North America Aloft Chicago City Center United States Chicago Aloft 4 5
North America Sheraton Lisle Hotel United States Lisle Sheraton 2 3
North America Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel United States Rosemont Sheraton 3 4
North America Le Méridien Indianapolis United States Indianapolis Le Meridien 4 5
North America Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing United States Indianapolis Sheraton 3 4
North America Sheraton Iowa City Hotel United States Iowa City Sheraton 3 4
North America Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center United States Overland Park Sheraton 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton French Quarter United States New Orleans Four Points 4 5
North America W New Orleans – French Quarter United States New Orleans W Hotels 5 6
North America The Westin Copley Place, Boston United States Boston Westin 5 6
North America Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center United States Framingham Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Waltham Boston United States Waltham Westin 4 5
North America W Minneapolis – The Foshay United States Minneapolis W Hotels 4 5
North America The Westin Minneapolis United States Minneapolis Westin 4 5
North America The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center United States Kansas City Westin 3 4
North America Element Bozeman United States Bozeman Element 3 4
North America Element Hanover – Lebanon United States Lebanon Element 2 4
North America Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel United States Atlantic City Sheraton 3 4
North America W Hoboken United States Hoboken W Hotels 5 6
North America Aloft Mount Laurel United States Mount Laurel Aloft 3 4
North America The Westin Mount Laurel United States Mount Laurel Westin 3 4
North America The Westin New York Grand Central United States New York Westin 5 6
North America Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls United States Niagara Falls Four Points 2 3
North America Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center United States Syracuse Sheraton 3 4
North America Aloft Asheville Downtown United States Asheville Aloft 4 5
North America Aloft Durham Downtown United States Durham Aloft 3 4
North America Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons United States Greensboro Sheraton 3 4
North America Aloft Cleveland Downtown United States Cleveland Aloft 3 4
North America Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel United States Cleveland Sheraton 2 3
North America Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph United States Columbus Le Meridien 4 5
North America Sheraton Suites Columbus United States Columbus Sheraton 2 3
North America Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station United States Portland Aloft 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Portland East United States Portland Four Points 2 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast United States Philadelphia Four Points 2 3
North America Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel United States Nashville Sheraton 4 5
North America Sheraton Arlington Hotel United States Arlington Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Austin Downtown United States Austin Westin 5 6
North America Aloft College Station United States College Station Aloft 3 4
North America The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio United States San Antonio Luxury Collection 4 5
North America Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio United States San Antonio Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio United States San Antonio Westin 4 5
North America The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont United States Manchester Village Luxury Collection 5 6
North America The Westin St. John Villas United States St. John Westin 5 6
North America Le Méridien Arlington United States Arlington Le Meridien 4 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton Richmond Airport United States Richmond Four Points 1 2
North America The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center United States Virginia Beach Westin 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore United States Brown Deer Four Points 2 3
North America Aloft Milwaukee Downtown United States Milwaukee Aloft 3 4

 

Most of the hotels are going up by 1 or 2 categories, except Four Points by Sheraton Penghu which is going up from Category 1 to 5.

Here is the list of the properties going down in category.

 

Region Property Country City Brand 2015 Category 2016 Category
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Bahrain Hotel Bahrain Manama Sheraton 5 4
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Miramar Resort El Gouna Egypt El Gouna Sheraton 2 1
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Soma Bay Resort Egypt Red Sea Sheraton 3 2
Africa, Middle East Hotel Mandji Gabon Port-Gentil 5 4
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien Amman Jordan Amman Le Meridien 4 3
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien N’Fis Morocco Marrakech Le Meridien 2 1
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Abuja Hotel Nigeria Abuja Sheraton 5 4
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien Towers Makkah Saudi Arabia Makkah Le Meridien 3 2
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove Seychelles Mahé Le Meridien 6 5
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Pretoria Hotel South Africa Pretoria Sheraton 3 2
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Damascus Hotel Syrian Arab Republic Damascus Sheraton 4 3
Africa, Middle East Le Méridien Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Le Meridien 4 3
Africa, Middle East Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Four Points 5 4
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers United Arab Emirates Dubai Sheraton 5 4
Africa, Middle East Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai Sheraton 5 4
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane Australia Brisbane Four Points 4 3
Asia Pacific The Westin Hefei Baohe China Hefei Westin 4 3
Asia Pacific Aloft Beijing, Haidian China Beijing Aloft 2 1
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Guilin, Lingui China Guilin Four Points 2 1
Asia Pacific The Westin Blue Bay Resort & Spa China Lingshui Westin 5 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Harbin Xiangfang Hotel China Harbin Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Zhengzhou China Zhengzhou Le Meridien 3 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Wuhan Hankou Hotel China Wuhan Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town China Suzhou Element 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Qingdao Licang Hotel China Qingdao Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Chengdu China Chengdu St Regis 5 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort China Jiuzhaigou Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa China Lhasa Four Points 3 2
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Lhasa Resort China Lhasa St Regis 6 5
Asia Pacific Sheraton Urumqi Hotel China Urumqi Sheraton 4 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Bora Bora French Polynesia Bora Bora Le Meridien 7 6
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Kochi India Kochi Le Meridien 2 1
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Mumbai India Mumbai St Regis 4 3
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton New Delhi, Airport Highway India New Delhi Four Points 2 1
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Agra India Agra Four Points 2 1
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran Indonesia Jimbaran Le Meridien 4 3
Asia Pacific The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Indonesia Jakarta Pusat Tribute Portfolio 5 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel Japan Hiroshima City Sheraton 5 4
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Le Meridien 3 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Resort Samoa Mulifanua Sheraton 4 3
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Bangkok Thailand Bangkok St Regis 6 5
Europe Sheraton Baku Airport Azerbaijan Baku Sheraton 4 3
Europe Sheraton Dubrovnik Riviera Hotel Croatia Mlini Sheraton 4 2
Europe Sheraton Essen Hotel Germany Essen Sheraton 4 3
Europe Element Frankfurt Airport Germany Frankfurt Element 4 3
Europe The Westin Athens Astir Palace Beach Resort Greece Athens – Vouliagmeni Westin 6 5
Europe Sheraton Palace Hotel, Moscow Russian Federation Moscow Sheraton 5 4
Europe Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel Russian Federation Moscow Sheraton 3 2
Europe Sheraton Ufa Hotel Russian Federation Ufa Sheraton 3 2
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons Slovenia Ljubljana Four Points 2 1
Europe Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center Turkey Ankara Sheraton 4 3
Europe Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum Turkey Bodrum Luxury Collection 7 6
Europe Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler Turkey Istanbul Le Meridien 5 4
Europe Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel Turkey Istanbul Sheraton 5 4
Europe The St. Regis Istanbul Turkey Istanbul St Regis 7 6
Europe W Istanbul Turkey Istanbul W Hotels 5 4
Europe Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort and Spa Turkey Izmir Sheraton 3 2
Latin America Sheraton Libertador Hotel Argentina Buenos Aires Sheraton 4 3
Latin America Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, Salvador Brazil Salvador Sheraton 4 3
Latin America Sheraton Vitoria Hotel Brazil Vitoria Sheraton 4 3
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba Brazil Curitiba Four Points 4 3
Latin America Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel & Convention Center, Recife Brazil Cabo De Santo Agostinho Sheraton 5 4
Latin America Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel Brazil Porto Alegre Sheraton 5 4
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Chile Los Angeles Four Points 2 1
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Barranquilla Colombia Barranquilla Four Points 3 2
Latin America Aloft Bogota Airport Colombia Bogota Aloft 2 1
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Bogota Colombia Bogota Four Points 3 2
Latin America Sheraton Bogota Hotel Colombia Bogota Sheraton 4 3
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Cali Colombia Cali Four Points 3 2
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Medellin Colombia Medellin Four Points 2 1
Latin America Sheraton San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica Costa Rica San Jose Sheraton 3 2
Latin America The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club Dominican Republic Punta Cana Westin 5 4
Latin America Sheraton Quito Hotel Ecuador Quito Sheraton 4 3
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Saltillo Mexico Saltillo Four Points 2 1
Latin America Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center Mexico Puerto Vallarta Sheraton 3 2
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Monterrey Linda Vista Mexico Guadalupe Four Points 2 1
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Galerias Monterrey Mexico Monterrey Four Points 2 1
Latin America Four Points by Sheraton Queretaro Norte Mexico Queretaro Four Points 2 1
Latin America Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas Peru Paracas Luxury Collection 5 4
North America Aloft Calgary University Canada Calgary Aloft 4 3
North America Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel Canada Calgary Sheraton 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton International Airport Canada Nisku Four Points 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops Canada Kamloops Four Points 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Prince George Canada Prince George Four Points 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport Canada Winnipeg Four Points 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Moncton Canada Moncton Four Points 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Halifax Canada Halifax Four Points 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Cambridge Kitchener, Ontario Canada Cambridge Four Points 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview Canada Niagara Falls Four Points 3 2
North America The Westin Prince, Toronto Canada Toronto Westin 4 3
North America The Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport Canada Toronto Westin 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Waterloo – Kitchener Hotel & Suites Canada Waterloo Four Points 3 2
North America Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa United States Costa Mesa 5 4
North America The Westin Pasadena United States Pasadena Westin 5 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Miami Beach United States Miami Beach Four Points 5 4
North America The Westin Jekyll Island United States Jekyll Island Westin 5 4
North America Le Méridien Chicago – Oakbrook Center United States Oak Brook Le Meridien 5 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport United States Louisville Four Points 4 3
North America Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel – BWI United States Linthicum Heights Sheraton 4 3
North America The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI United States Linthicum Heights Westin 4 3
North America Sheraton Bloomington Hotel United States Minneapolis Sheraton 4 3
North America The Westin St. Louis United States St. Louis Westin 5 4
North America Element Las Vegas Summerlin United States Las Vegas Element 4 3
North America Sheraton Eatontown Hotel United States Eatontown Sheraton 3 2
North America Sheraton Mahwah Hotel United States Mahwah Sheraton 4 3
North America Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel United States Albuquerque Sheraton 3 2
North America La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa United States Santa Fe Luxury Collection 5 4
North America Sheraton Columbia Downtown Hotel United States Columbia Sheraton 4 3
North America Aloft Charleston Airport & Convention Center United States North Charleston Aloft 3 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Houston Hobby Airport United States Houston Four Points 3 2
North America The Westin Houston, Memorial City United States Houston Westin 5 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Midland United States Midland Four Points 4 3
North America Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center United States Burlington Sheraton 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham Hotel & Conference Center United States Bellingham Four Points 3 2

 

In terms of the hotels going down in category, majority of them are located outside of North America.

 

Conclusion:

SPG has released the Hotel Category changes for 2016. 282 properties are effected with this change (20% of SPG’s portfolio). 168 going up and 114 going down.

These changes will go in to effect on March 01, 2016. You can still book at the old rates until Feb 29, 2016.

During this change, SPG has also announced that, we will soon be able to redeem Starpoints at Design Hotels.

 

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