Even though Starwood is being bought by Marriott, the SPG program should not be affected until 2017 at the earliest. Therefore there’s still every reason to take part in their latest promotion, SPG Take Two.
TL;DR version- 2X starpoints for all stays of 2 nights or more at ALL Starwood properties worldwide, 11th Jan to 30th April 2016.
On top of this, if you’re staying at any of these selected properties, you get 250 bonus starpoints per night. Note that this does not require the 2 night minimum that the 2X starpoints demands.
I’ve got a few January stays in Abu Dhabi coming up, and fortunately all the UAE Starwood properties feature prominently on the included list.
Remember that you can earn these points even if your stay starts before the 11th. That is, suppose I have a stay from 5th Jan to 13th Jan. I will earn double starpoints on the entire stay, not just the 11th to 13th Jan segment.
All in all, I think the days of triple Starwood point promos are gone so this is really the best we can hope for. Combine this with some MAGC (make a green choice) vouchers to really rack up the points!