Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Named Favorite Hotel Loyalty Program Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), our award winning guest loyalty program was named ‘Favourite Hotel Loyalty Programme’ at the fourth edition of the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards 2014.

Internationally recognized as a benchmark for excellence in the travel and tourism industry, the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are adjudged by the most important stakeholders – travelers themselves. The public evaluate each nominee based on indicators such as alliance partners/brands, customer service, ease of use, frequency and promptness of communication, network of member hotels and guest reward system.

Dilip Puri, Managing Director, India and Regional Vice President, South Asia, Starwood Hotels and Resorts received the award at the recent award ceremony. “We are delighted to be recognized by the discerning Indian traveler and influential readers of Conde Nast Traveller. SPG is creating new loyal members for our 9 brands. Today, one out of every 2 guests at Starwood Hotels in India is an SPG Member. India is one of Starwood’s key markets and our nine lifestyle brands are resonating with travelers. Through SPG we are building emotional connections with our guests and creating “loyalty beyond reason”. We will continue to innovate and create newer and unique value added benefits and personalized experiences to engage with our members,” said a jubilant Dilip Puri at the ceremony.

Irene Lin, Director, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnerships, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific added, “We want to thank the readers of Condé Nast Traveller India for voting for us. This award is truly a testament of our innovative guest loyalty program and our guests agree with SPG membership in India doubling every 2 years since 2007. As we amp up digital, mobile and social innovations from SPG Keyless to SPG moments; Starwood Preferred Guest will continue to revolutionize and cement our position as one of the leaders in this space.”

The Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards are closely watched, as they are a barometer of the market’s changing tastes and preferences. Its discerning audiences are influencers in travel, and vote for their favourites across various categories. With nominations for the award and voting left open to readers, Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are considered indicative of what discerning travelers really want and enjoy.


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