Starwood Hotels & Resorts is celebrating StarwoodPro’s five-year anniversary with the launch of its 15th destination module, Starwood Destination the Dominican Republic, and the opportunity for five StarwoodPros to visit Punta Cana.
Throughout the year-long celebration, Starwood reports it will offer prizes: including gift cards, free nights, branded gifts, and more. Every module a travel professional completes or has completed in the last five years will be an entry for a chance to win, Starwood says.
“We see StarwoodPro’s anniversary celebration as another opportunity to recognize travel professionals for their time, commitment, and passion for our brands by rewarding them with even bigger surprise and delights, prizes, promotions and more,” said Chris Austin, vice president, global leisure and luxury sales.
Starwood notes it has nearly 1,200 properties across 100 countries around the globe and offers 15 different destination immersions through its StarwoodPro travel professional program. Each month, new destination prizes will be added from Starwood’s nine brands and StarwoodPros will have a chance to experience the destinations.
The new Dominican Republic Destination module focuses on Punta Cana and newly opened island properties, the Westin Puntacana Resort and the Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village. Both properties are part of the Puntacana Resort & Club. The Westin Puntacana Resort is situated on Playa Blanca beach and has 200 rooms and suites. The Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village offers 124 guest rooms. Access to Starwood’s 15 destination modules is exclusive to StarwoodPro Loyalty & Brands module graduates. Existing ProLearning destination include Thailand Resorts, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, The Maldives, Fiji, Bali, Hainan Island China, Macau, Greece, Canada, Rio de Janeiro, Panama City and Buenos Aires. Additional destinations will debut throughout StarwoodPro’s 5th anniversary year, Starwood said.
Completion of the ProLearning Loyalty & Brands modules can qualify agents for travel professional rates starting at $69 a night.