You can convert to Starpoints in non-consecutive use years.
You may convert your ownership week to Starpoints during the SPG Conversion Window and receive your Starpoints within approximately 72 hours of the transaction. The SPG Conversion Window extends from: October 1 (prior to the Use Year being converted) through March 31 (of the actual Use Year being converted). If you request to convert your week prior to the SPG Conversion Window, your Starpoints will not be credited to your Starwood Preferred Guest account until October 1.
A fee of $99 per week converted will be charged to convert to Starpoints. Owners must be current in their financial obligations for the Use Year being converted.
Once your Starpoints have been deposited into your SPG account, call Owner Services or SPG at 1-888-625-4990 to redeem them for vacations, airline travel and merchandise, or visit www.spg.com for details.
For example, Mr. Jones wishes to convert his week to its equivalent value of Starpoints for the 2008 Use Year. He can make that request between the dates of October 1, 2007, and March 31, 2008. Mr. Jones will receive his Starpoints within approximately 72 hours of paying the $99 conversion fee and prepaying his maintenance fees, taxes and club dues for the 2008 Use Year. As soon as his Starpoints are credited to his account, he may call Starwood Preferred Guest at 1-888-625-4990 to make travel plans using his Starpoints.
NOTE: Please see examples at left for more details on using Starpoints.
To effectively manage the inventory of your Home Resort, and to ensure that there is sufficient space for Starwood Vacation Network (SVN) members, allotments for Starpoints conversion are set according to season and villa type at each resort. If the total allotment number has been reached, or if it is determined that SVN does not have the ability to rent the week to recover the costs associated with the conversion, a request may be denied.