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Now You Can Get More from Your Vegas Vacation with SPG and Caesars' Total Rewards

December 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

Aside from redeeming and earning SPG points at the Westin Casaurina just off the Strip or at the Element Las Vegas way out in the Vegas burbs, there hasn't been much opportunity for Starwood Preferred Guests to make the most of their Vegas Vacation. Until now.

Yesterday, SPG and Caesars' Entertainment's players club program, Total Rewards, announced a new partnership that will give program members "the ability to both earn and redeem Starpoints and Reward Credits when staying at participating Starwood or Caesars Entertainment hotels."

This is tre similar to the sharing program launched over the summer by Hyatt Hotels and MGM Resorts. The SPG-Total Rewards program will officially launch on January 9 but you can sign up at spg.com/caesars or totalrewards.com/spg in the meantime.

The key word here though is "participating." Right now, about 1,100 Starwood properties are participating. That's most of Starwood's portfolio but it does leaves out about a few hundred hotels. Just FYI.

Below is the nitty gritty of what the program entails including point redemptions and the types of SPG Moments that you can purchase in Vegas. (HELLO, BRITNEY!!!)

HOW TO EARN AND REDEEM POINTS WITH SPG & TOTAL REWARDS

Beginning Jan. 9, 2014, members who have linked their SPG and Total Rewards accounts will be eligible to earn both Starpoints and Total Rewards Reward Credits for stays at participating hotels and resorts across both networks. In addition, SPG members will be able to redeem Starpoints for stays at participating Caesars Entertainment resorts, and Total Rewards members will be able to redeem Reward Credits for stays at more than 1,100 Starwood properties.

-- SPG members can earn two Starpoints/$1 in addition to standard Reward Credits for all stays at participating Caesars Entertainment hotels and up to 10 elite qualifying nights towards SPG status per year. SPG members can also redeem their Starpoints for free nights at Caesars hotels and can access amazing experiences in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City and beyond through Moments by SPG at SPG.com/caesars.

-- Total Rewards members will gain access to Starwood's unsurpassed luxury hotel portfolio. Elite Total Rewards members will earn 1 Reward Credit for every eligible dollar spent at Starwood in addition to standard Starpoints earning and a flat 100 Tier Credits per qualifying stay. Total Rewards members can now also redeem Reward Credits for hotel stays at Starwood hotels. Additionally, Seven Stars members, the highest Total Rewards tier, will be upgraded to SPG Gold Status.

HOW TO GET TICKETS TO BRITNEY IN VEGAS (Or, What Kind of SPG Moments Are Now Available In Vegas)

In addition to the dual earn and redeem benefits, SPG and Caesars will create one-of-a-kind experiences allowing guests to experience Las Vegas and the participating Total Rewards network like a high roller. Beginning today, SPG members can use their points to redeem exclusive experiences in Vegas and beyond, including:

-- Planet Hollywood Experience with premium Britney Spears show tickets and meet and greet (May 9-10, 2014) - Features a two-night stay in a Panorama Suite at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with two Platinum tickets to see "Britney: Piece of Me" plus a meet and greet with the pop superstar.

-- "Wolf Pack Weekend" (SPG member chooses date) - Gather your buddies and head to Vegas with a two-night stay at Caesars Palace in the suite guests popularly refer to the "Hangover" suite; plus VIP table for up to eight guests at PURE Nightclub, includes admission and line pass; dinner at Nobu Restaurant & Lounge; roundtrip limo transfers and much more.

-- Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Weekend (May 9-11, 2014) - Features a two-night stay in an Octavius Tower deluxe room at Caesars Palace Las Vegas complemented by two tickets to the Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit Grand Tasting Party with celebrity chef meet and greet (chef TBD).

SPECIAL WEEKEND IN VEGAS FOR PLATINUM MEMBERS

To celebrate the new partnership, SPG will offer its Platinum Members the opportunity to take part in an unforgettable VIP weekend on the Las Vegas Strip. For just 15,000 Starpoints, SPG's Platinum members will experience Las Vegas the way it should be- star-studded shows, amazing food and drinks and much more. For hotel accommodations during the VIP weekend, members will have the option of choosing one of three Caesars premiere Las Vegas hotels, including Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, as well as their choice of Las Vegas shows including: "Britney: Piece of Me" at Planet Hollywood, JERSEY BOYS at Paris Las Vegas, or Celine at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Platinum members can redeem at SPG.com/moments

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