The 2016 US Open With SPG Amex

I love tennis. I mean I really love tennis! I’ve been to the final of 3 of the 4 grand slam tournaments and plan to go to the Wimbledon final next year. I’ve also been to most of the Masters 1000 events around the world and can talk tennis history with anyone. Living in New York City, I’ve been going to the US Open for as long as I can recall. For the past 5-6 years I’ve been going with The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express as part of my valued partnership with my favorite credit card! This year was the best year yet at the US Open with SPG Amex!
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As the new roof opened on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the US Open in a sign of the times in Queens, a few new things happened with my experience at the US Open with SPG Amex. The first was the new virtual pro walk thru in the fan experience zone.
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This was a really cool thing to check out. You get to virtually play on center court and feel what it’s like to walk down the tunnel onto the stadium court. It was extra cool because Monica Seles and Pete Sampras consulted on the project and actually spoke to you! It was pretty cool and I definitely suggest checking it out!
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After we headed over to the SPG Amex Card Member appreciation event. In years past it has featured Monica Seles, Andre Agassi, Billy Jean King and others. It’s always an awesome event and this year’s guest was Chris Evert, 18 time grand slam champion and super nice lady!
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The event as always was moderated by one of the Jensen brothers and to be honest I am not exactly sure which is which but they’re both really nice! I feel fortunate to be able to attend each year and love that the SPG Amex card does these types of events and moments for loyal card members-not just at the US Open but also throughout the year. I also recently attended the Bottle Rock Music Festival in Napa Valley as an SPG Moment; which was fantastic.
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For the main event it was Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep in a women’s Quarterfinal match that was pretty epic. It was honestly one of the best women’s matches I’ve ever attended live. Serena pulled it out in an exciting 3 set classic!
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We also were entertained by the men’s Quarterfinal match between 2009 US Open Champion Juan Martin Del Potro and Stan Wawrinka; a two time grand slam champion. I was at his first grand slam title when he won the Australian Open in 2014 over Rafael Nadal in Melbourne. Wawrinka won this match in 4 sets.
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To be honest, while the tennis was great it was almost overshadowed by the amazing American Express suite that we were guests in. I’ve been to hundreds of sporting events all over the world and I’ve been fortunate enough to sit in many suites but this was the best I’ve ever seen! I mean it was pretty incredible. It was basically a Centurion Lounge at the US Open with awesome food and open bar! Now I am spoiled for life and can never watch another tennis match any other way!
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I kid of course but it really was a fantastic year at the US Open with SPG Amex and I already can’t wait until next year! I also wanted to thank and shout out the Westin New York in Times Square for being a great host hotel and for being pet friendly so I could bring my dog to the hotel!
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Disclaimer: I have a business relationship with the SPG Amex card and receive financial compensation. I am an American Express Ambassador (Amex Ambassador) and also a SPG Star. I have done both for years now and I received comped tickets to the US Open and a comped room at the Westin New York. I wrote this article based on my own experience and it hasn’t been influenced in any way.

Comments

  1. I have an SPG Amex and would love to check this out next year. How does it work? Just check the web?

  2. Very interesting post about SPG amex………

  3. Great experience! I’d love to try this out just once.

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