Starwood has been heavily promoting the SLS Las Vegas hotel since it announced a new partnership with the property late last year. This is partly because it’s one of a handful Tribute Portfolio hotels, a new brand that Starwood unveiled about the same time these two hooked up.
Another possible reason for the publicity is the hotel’s difficult financial situation. It’s part of the former Sahara at the far north end of the Strip, and there isn’t a lot of traffic up at that end. Despite this I’ve heard it’s a reasonably nice hotel. The upside is that you can book mid-week rates and earn credit toward SPG status for just $53 a night. (The $29 resort fee includes airport transportation.)
Now Starwood is running a pretty generous promotion. Pick a card, any card, and you could win one of four different offers:
- 500 bonus points per stay up to a maximum of 1,500 points.
- 1,000 bonus points per stay up to a maximum of 3,000 points.
- 1 free night at a Category 1-6 hotel, to be redeemed by July 31, 2016.
- 2 free Uber rides ($25 credit each) per stay up to a maximum of 6 credits.
A single, one-night stay counts as qualifying activity, if you get offers 1, 2, or 4 that means you could book three one-night stays and maximize this offer. Just remember to space them out. Stays on consecutive days count as one even if you check in and check out between them. (See the terms and conditions.)
I was lucky and received an offer for one free night at any Starwood Category 1-6 hotel! Category 6 properties normally cost 20,000 to 25,000 points per night and include properties such as the St. Regis Bangkok or the Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs, so this is much better than receiving 1,500 or 3,000 points. I just need to book one stay to receive it.
You must register and complete your qualifying stay(s) by April 30, 2016. Coincidentally, Frequent Traveler University is happening that same weekend in Las Vegas. You could book your first night (or the whole stay) at the SLS Las Vegas on April 29 before heading up to the conference hotel on Fremont Street. The northern location of the SLS is actually very convenient in that context.