Virgin America partners with Starwood Preffered Guest

Virgin America has partnered with Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the loyalty program of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT), the airline said.

SPG members will be able to transfer Starpoints into Elevate points at a 1-to-1 ratio, and Elevate members will earn two points for every one dollar spent on Starwood Hotel stays. The additional rewards provided to Elevate members given the breadth of brands in the Starwood portfolio, will make it even easier to earn points wherever their travels take them.

Virgin America and Starwood have also partnered to create two tropical SPG Moments to commemorate the partnership launch. SPG members can start bidding on packages for two to Maui and Honolulu that include seats on Virgin America´s inaugural flights to both locations and a four-night stay at either the Westin Maui or the Sheraton Waikiki.

Virgin America has built a loyal following of flyers and earned a host of awards since launching in 2007. It serves Austin, Boston, Cancun, Chicago, Denver,Dallas Love Field, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Los Cabos, Newark, New York (JFK and LGA), Orlando, Palm Springs, Portland, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. (IAD and DCA), Honolulu and Maui-Kahului.

Starwood Preferred Guest is a frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood´s 11 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world.