New Starwood Benefits

The Starwood Preferred Guest scheme is an innovative way of turning a night out in Malta into a free night abroad.

Starwood Preferred Guest is the loyalty programme of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the mother company of Le Méridien, present in Malta with a beautiful five star hotel and spa in Balluta Bay.

Whereas before the SPG programme was only rewarding its members for accommodation charges, it is now extending this scheme to the restaurants of participating properties such as Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa. And the hotel goes one step further, not only by giving its loyal customers the possibility to earn Starpoints in all of its bars and restaurants, but also by granting points to the third-party outlets on its premises. This is the first local loyalty scheme in terms of dining that also adds an international dimension to its redemption possibilities.

Frequent travellers worldwide recognise Starwood Preferred Guest as having the hotel industry's best redemption programme. This is not surprising: Starwood offer remarkable access to an amazing hotel portfolio, faster points accumulation and zero blackouts on their Free Night Awards.

When staying at a participating hotel – such as Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa – an SPG member will earn two base Starpoints for eligible rates and eligible charges for each US dollar spent. The currency of this loyalty programme, called Starpoints, is redeemable for free night awards at over 1,100 Starwood hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries, award flights, room upgrades and a host of other privileges.

This means that members can now earn Starpoints for their meal and for every eligible euro on dining purchases, starting from a minimal spend of €10 per bill. This is great news for local patrons who often dine at participating hotels without staying overnight. The Management of Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa saw this as the perfect opportunity to reward the loyal customers of their restaurants and hopped on board of this global initiative.

“We are very excited about this great enhancement of our loyalty programme”, states Franco Vella, General Manager at Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa. “We now have the perfect solution to reward the local patrons who regularly dine with us, such as at our popular Sunday Lunch at Scirocco Restaurant, and we strongly recommend all our clients to subscribe to SPG.”

Le Méridien St Julians Hotel & Spa has also enrolled their lobby outlet, KuDéTa Bar & Lounge, to the scheme, which also means that SPG members will now benefit from a 20% discount on their food bill at this outlet.

Those who are regularly enjoying Le Méridien's premises are invited to visit or for additional information and subscriptions