Friday, February 20, 2009

Starwood new yearly catergory change effect March 2nd

Starwood just published new hotel category level for up coming 2009, due to US dollar appreciation, More hotels are moving down in category than up, this is really a great news.

In addition, they eliminate all peak season award level, so all category 5 need 12000 points, all cat 6 need 20000 and all cat 7 need 30000. More detail can be found here

They did the right thing.

I have not carefully review the list yet, but one of my favoriate shanghai property-Le Royal Meridien go up to Cat 5

Here is spreadsheet made by SC Flier shows all the changes as of March 2, 2009