New Benefits to the SPG Credit Card from American Express

As many of you know, I’ve been working with the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), American Express (Amex) and the SPG Credit Card from American Express for several years now. Today, Amex and SPG announced new benefits to the SPG Credit Card that adds more value and will deliver more ease and convenience to Card Members.
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In addition to existing Starwood Preferred Guest card benefits listed below, of which it’s already my favorite travel credit card, effective August 11, 2015, SPG Card Members will enjoy the following:

* No Foreign Transaction Fees
SPG Credit Card Members can now enjoy international travel without foreign transaction fees from American Express when using their Card on purchases abroad. This is huge news for people like me who travel abroad a lot and to be honest it should be mandatory for all credit cards!

* Complimentary, Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi
SPG Credit Card Members will enjoy complimentary, unlimited Wi-Fi access when they enroll in the Boingo American Express Preferred Plan. Receive Wi-Fi access on up to four devices to more than 1,000,000 hotspots worldwide and pay no Wi-Fi roaming fees. This is great again for people who travel in general especially at airports!

* Complimentary Premium In-Room Internet Access
SPG Credit Card Members won’t miss a beat while away from family, friends, or the office with complimentary premium in-room internet access at SPG Participating Hotels. THis is a big step in the right direction, as I’ve always said that Internet should be free everywhere!

* Access to Sheraton Club Lounges for SPG American Express OPEN Card Members
Card Members with a SPG Business Credit Card feel like VIPs with access to Sheraton Club Lounges, which includes a complimentary daily breakfast, evening selection of premium beverages and hors d’oeuvres, and space for hosting a friend or colleague. Lounges are one of the best things about being an elite SPG member and now card members can enjoy the benefits as well!
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American Express and Starwood Hotels & Resorts created the SPG Credit Card to enhance the domestic and international luxury travel experience, for business and pleasure (I have one of each). Existing card benefits include:

* Earn up to 5 Starpoints for each dollar of eligible purchases at SPG Participating Hotels – that’s 2 Starpoints for which Card Members may be eligible in addition to the 2 or 3 Starpoints for which they may be eligible as an SPG member. Earn 1 Starpoint for all other purchases.

* Receive credit for 5 nights and 2 stays toward SPG elite status each year.

* Upgrade to SPG Gold status after spending $30,000 in eligible purchases on the Card in a calendar year.
With the enhanced product benefits, the new annual fee will increase from $65 to $95 effective August 11, 2015. The first year of Card Membership is free and $95 annually thereafter.
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For more information on the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, please click here.
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Disclaimer: I have a business relationship with the SPG credit card from American Express and receive financial compensation from the relationship. I have used the SPG Card from American Express for over a decade and truly believe it’s the best travel rewards card out there. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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