Starwood Preferred Guest and Emirates NBD partner for special loyalty card

Starwood Preferred Guest, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s loyalty programme, in partnership with Middle Eastern bank, Emirates NBD, have launched Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest World MasterCard.

The Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest World MasterCard will grant UAE consumers the opportunity to reap great rewards, including the ability to earn instant SPG Gold status.

Commenting on the news was vice president digital, loyalty and partnership marketing, Starwood Hotels & Resorts EAME, Daniel Kerzner: “Our primary focus is to always strive to offer our guests more, whether that is through our various brands or through collaborations with like-minded businesses to expand benefit options. With our new alliance with Emirates NBD, we will introduce SPG to their customer base and the SPG loyalty programme to a wider audience in the UAE.

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“This region is SPG’s third fastest growing market globally with an increase of new frequent guests traveling throughout the UAE and around the world. This partnership reflects our commitment to provide more luxurious travel options with more rewards and benefits across the globe,” he added.

Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest World MasterCard cardholders in the UAE can redeem  points across Starwood’s 1,200 properties and over 1,000 restaurants in over 100 countries across the company’s 10 brands.

The Emirates NBD Starwood Preferred Guest World MasterCard offers one Starpoint per US Dollar on domestic and international spends and two Starpoints per US dollar at all SPG participating hotels; renewal bonuses that include free nights at select SPG properties and automatic SPG Gold status, and up to 30 per cent discounts at restaurants and spas across Starwood hotels  globally.

Furthermore, cardholders can benefit from discounts at participating restaurants, spas, health clubs and entertainment destinations via ‘Bon Appetit’, Emirates NBD’s dining loyalty programme.

Adding to this, further perks include access to over 500 airport lounges around the world; complimentary local concierge services and airport transfers in the UAE; complimentary rounds of golf and privilege access to select courses across the UAE; and complimentary multi-trip travel insurance.