If you’re a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program, you’ve probably heard of SPG Moments. They’re SPG’s way of allowing you to redeem your Starpoints for things that are decidedly not travel.
Tickets to sporting events, shows and access to special dinners are just some of the SPG Moments that Starwood features on an annual basis. I’ve actually redeemed Starpoints for an SPG Moment, though it was mostly for me wife. She got a semi-private tennis lesson with Andre Agassi at the US Open a few years ago and we both got to watch a tennis match in the SPG suite. It was pretty darn awesome.
There’s just over a week left on an auction that’s sure to be a big hit with travel geeks. The auction is for two people, and covers a variety of activities you just can’t experience on your own:
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Bring your favorite travel companion and enjoy exclusive access to Star MegaDO 7 — the ultimate field trip for travel junkies. Fly through Europe on an Airbus A320, chartered just for Star MegaDo 7. Start the journey in Zurich where you’ll join other road warriors on a behind-the-scenes tour of Zürich Airport, step inside a new SWISS CSeries aircraft and mingle with Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab. Fly to Hamburg and land at Airbus’ private airport, where you’ll enjoy an exclusive tour of the Airbus facilities. From there, head to Mykonos, where you’ll party with SPG at Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Watch the sunset from the beach and fly to Athens for your final night. Go behind the scenes at Athens International Airport and enjoy the day with Aegean Airlines executives. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience for the ultimate travel aficionados.
Check out the full itinerary here: https://megado.com/schedule/.
The Star MegaDO 7 Travel Experience package includes:
- Access for two (2) to Star MegaDO 7, the ultimate field trip for travel junkies, 13–16 September 2016
- Flights for two (2) on a chartered Airbus A320 operated by Aegean Airlines from ZRH/XFW/JMK/ATH
- Flights include economy class seats with complimentary catering of all food and beverages
- One (1) night stay at Sheraton Zürich Hotel in a Double OCC room*
- One (1) night stay at Arion, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Astir Palace, Athens*
At the current auction price, roughly 25% of the price you’re paying is covered just by the Arion room, as well as another chunk for the room at Sheraton Zurich. I’m sure the auction price will go up, but this could end up being a really good deal if it doesn’t skyrocket.
At any rate, it should be a fun time. Keep an eye on this auction for a great chance to change your hotel points into a true SPG Moment.
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