Instead of visiting a Starwood Vacation Network resort, you can elect to convert your week to its equivalent value of Starpoints. Starpoints are used to redeem awards earned through the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program offered by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Determining Starpoints Values
Each vacation ownership interest (week) has a predetermined
Starpoints valuation. The Starpoints valuation of your week
is based on many factors including the size of your villa and
the Season you own. To see what you own, select "Your Information"
and then "What I Own."
What You Can Do With Starpoints
You can use Starpoints to redeem vacations at more than 850
Starwood hotels and resorts in more than 95 countries. You can also
redeem your Starpoints for airline travel, merchandise, gift
certificates, discounts on rental cars and more. As an owner,
you are automatically an elite Gold Starwood Preferred Guest,
which entitles you to enjoy:
More Starpoints: Earn 3 Starpoints for every eligible
U.S. dollar spent -- a 50% bonus over Preferred Guests,
more than any other program -- so you earn free nights faster.
Automatic Room Upgrades: As an elite member, you
don't need to redeem Starpoints for a room upgrade -- you'll
automatically be given a Preferred Room at check-in when
Faster Airline Awards: Enjoy a lower minimum transfer
threshold when converting Starpoints to frequent-flyer miles
-- exchange just 1,500 Starpoints versus 2,500 for Preferred
Little Extras: Take advantage of a morning newspaper,
4 p.m. late checkout, check-cashing privileges up to $300,
and access to the Gold Preferred Guest special customer
service telephone number for reservations and information.