One of many reasons why I start this blog is giving alternative for traveler (especially Indonesian traveler) to travel comfortably without breaking their banks. Thats why I wrote a lot about travel deals from the beginning I start this blog.
However one (or maybe more?) thing that I less explained to you is how to apply the promotion on your travel plan. So this time I will try to give you an example how to cheaply book 5 night stay in 5 Star The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa.
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is a tranquil resort on tropical Siray Island in Phuket boasting breathtaking ocean views and a secluded beach. So if you fancy for a luxury beach vacation, stay tune.
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Lobby
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Superior Sea View Room
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Horizon Pool & Outdoor Relaxation Deck
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Seasonal Taste Restaurant
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Couple Treatment Room
How much does it cost to stay 5 nights in The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa? I made a dummy booking with conditions 1 superior king room (room only) for 2 adults and 1 child (under 12 years old) who share the bed with their parents. I choose staying periode from 28th March 2018 until 2nd April 2018. Why I picked this date? Simply because 30th March 2018 is Good Friday, which is a public holiday in Indonesia.
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Superior King Room Booking Condition
The cash rate for this booking is USD 224 per night (charges & taxes included). So total cash rate for booking of 5 nights will be USD 1,120 (about IDR 15mio).
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Superior King Room Cash Rate
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa is fall under Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) category 3 properties. The redemption rate for this category 3 property is 7,000 points per nights. What makes points redemption lucrative is you will get 5th night free for every points redemptions of 4 nights stay. So the the total points redemption rate for 5 nights stay is 28,000 StarPoints (5,600 StarPoints per night).
The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa – Superior Room Points Redemption Rate
Your StarPoints isn’t sufficient to satisfy this redemption? Then you may want to consider the on going StarPoints purchase promotion, where you can buy StarPoints with 35% discount. With the promotion, you can buy 28,000 points to satisfy the redemption in nett price for only USD 637 (about IDR 8.5mio).
Purchase 2,8000 StarPoints With 35% Discount
You will save USD 483 (about IDR 6.4 mio) if you choose to make points redemption instead of paying cash for the exactly same booking condition. What do you think? Crazy huh?
Image courtesy: Starwood Hotels & Resorts
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