SPG Moments At The US Open: A Quick Spin Through The Goody Bag

A final wrap-up on our awesome trip to the US Open.

First, there was our awesome experience with Andre Agassi.

Then, there was a great day hanging in the SPG luxury box to watch some tennis.

And, finally, on our way out the door was a goodie bag.  Pictures and brief descriptions below.  If you see something you like, leave a comment on the blog and I’ll send it your way!

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First, there was a hardcover book featuring pictures of some of the best SPG resorts in the world.  Having stayed at some of them, this was both a walk down memory lane and a shopping list for future redemptions.

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Then, some iPhone covers.  If more then one person wants one of these, we’ll figure some sort of tiebreaker out.  In fairness, Yankees fans will almost certainly get priority. 🙂

First is of Sheraton Huzhou Hot Spring Resort in China.  Built in a lake, I want to visit this property just to figure out how the heck you get to the top floor.  🙂

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Then, Westin Kierland in Scottsdale.  Definitely worthy of a vacation if you haven’t been.

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Incidentally, all the phone covers had the same insert.  And, as far as marketing folks go, they really should have picked a better fake customer for the insert.  I mean, the guy’s only Preferred,and he’s only got 15,000 points.  Someone needs to get this man a Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card, stat.

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Then, some shoelaces to commemorate the new Westin initiative that has sneakers available for you when you travel.  I don’t know about you, but wearing used sneakers gives me the heebies.  Not sure what I’m going to do with the shoelaces.

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Can’t have a goody bag without a luggage tag.

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And, finally a 2012 US Open hat.  There was a pair of matching sunglasses, but my daughter loves purple, so those have been taken over by 6-year old eminent domain.

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Let me know if you’re interested in any of the SPG goodies.

From start to finish, SPG did a great job planning the event.  Even when it was pouring rain we were still enjoying ourselves (Prosecco has a way of doing that).  I’d sign up again in a heartbeat for an experience like this.  Don’t be surprised to see us repeating in the future!


  1. Glad you had a great experience, Ed! I’ll definitely throw my hat in the ring for one of the iPhone covers… Preferably the China property.

  2. Nice! I cannot wait to use my SPG points on something similar. If you can please send me the 2012 US Open hat. 🙂

      1. Wow! What a fantastic experience and can’t wait to use my SPG points in a similar manner. I would really like to put my name in for the Scottsdale iPhone cover.

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