To celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced today a special offer for members of its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) loyalty programme.  During Ramadan, SPG members will receive a discount of up to 30 percent on Iftar or Suhoor at 60 participating hotels in the 18 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean as well as in Turkey. SPG members who partake in Iftar or Suhoor at the participating hotels will also earn Starpoints which can be redeemed for free nights, room upgrades and flights, or use the reward points to bid for one-of-a-kind experiences through SPG Moments.
“The Holy Month of Ramadan allows us to offer our SPG members meaningful benefits and enjoyable dining experiences with loved ones,” said Steven Taylor, Vice President Marketing, Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Combining this promotion with the opportunity to earn Starpoints without booking into a hotel means our members can benefit from SPG even when they are not actively travelling.”

The Ramadan offer will be available in 60 Starwood hotels in Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda and United Arab Emirates. Some of the participating properties are featured in the ’2014 SPG Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List‘, which were selected by SPG members from across the globe: Grosvenor House, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai (UAE), Le Meridien Ibom (Nigeria), Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates (UAE), The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa (UAE) and W Doha Hotel & Residences (Qatar).  For a full list of participating Starwood properties and venues, please visit spg.com/Ramadan.

Non-members can sign up for SPG for free on the spot and immediately benefit from the Ramadan promotion.  For enrolment and more information on Starwood Preferred Guest please visit www.spg.com

About Starwood Preferred Guest
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood’s 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world.  SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24™ and SPG Lifetime™.  In addition to Free Night Awards at nearly 1,200 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints® that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like to no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments.  SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today’s connected global traveler – from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood’s Best Rate Guarantee on SPG.com, to SPG’s integration within various social media platforms.  Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers.  Learn more at spg.com and spg.com/moments and connect with us on facebook.com/spg, twitter.com/spg, foursquare.com/spg, pinterest.com/spglife, and youtube.com/spg.