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Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ and Live Nation Entertainment Make Music Together for the 3rd Annual Hear The Music, See The World Global Music Series

April 5, 2014 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program fromStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV), the world’s leading live entertainment and e-commerce company, for the third consecutive year is launching a one-of-a-kind music series, Hear The Music, See The World.

This groundbreaking global music initiative, which kicks off June 5, 2014, allows SPG members to experience intimate music performances at incredible Starwood properties and destinations including: Munich, New York, Dubai, Buenos Aires and more. With a wide array of talent performing an eclectic range of music designed to match each host hotel and destination including jazz, country, pop and more, the Hear The Music, See The World tour has a concert for all musical tastes.

Each one of Starwood’s nine diverse hotel brands will set the stage for the 2014 Hear the Music, See the World series with each featuring customized components of the brand’s persona and style at the show. Confirmed properties and performances include:

Element Element Vaughan SouthwestToronto, Canada June 5, 2014 Mayer Hawthorne
St. Regis The St. Regis New YorkNew York, NY, USA June 19, 2014 Janelle Monae
Westin The Westin Grand MunichMunich, Germany July 28, 2014 Jason Mraz
Aloft Aloft Kuala Lumpur SentralKuala Lumpur, Malaysia August 15, 2014 Leona Lewis
Four Points by Sheraton Four Points by Sheraton NashvilleNashville, TN, USA August 23, 2014 Kellie Pickler
The Luxury Collection The US Grant, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San DiegoSan Diego, CA, USA September 25, 2014 Jewel
Le Méridien Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference CentreDubai, United Arab Emirates November 15, 2014 Katie Melua
Sheraton Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention CenterBuenos Aires, Argentina December 4, 2014 Capital Cities
W W GuangzhouGuangzhou, China TBA TBA

“I’m honored and so excited to be a part of SPG’s Hear the Music, See the World series this year,” said Jewel. “There is nothing better than performing for an intimate group of fans at an amazing location, like the US Grant in San Diego. This series really showcases what music means to me.”

“The Hear the Music, See the World concert series is one of SPG’s most popular events for our members, who we know are so passionate about music,” said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “By working together with Live Nation we’ve created a one-of-a-kind concert series that highlights Starwood’s most remarkable properties and gives members a chance to see their favorite artists like never before.”

“Curating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for music fans and working with Starwood to deliver these experiences for their loyal customers illuminates Live Nation’s unique entertainment capabilities,” said Russell Wallach, President of Media and Sponsorship, Live Nation. “We are thrilled to build on the continued success of “On Tour With SPG: Hear The Music, See The World” series and create even more memorable, tweetable moments for SPG members this year.”

Attending the SPG Hear the Music, See the World Series

Beginning today, SPG members can redeem Starpoints to attend one of the intimate performances on the Hear The Music, See the World music tour by visiting Additional SPG Moments include VIP meet and greets with the artists, which are available for bidding starting at 5,000 Starpoints.

Enhanced Artist Experiences

SPG and Live Nation will provide exclusive access for a few members to some of today’s most sought after artists. Beginning today at SPG members will be able to bid Starpoints to secure an enhanced artist experience package from a private music session with Christina Perri to an “Almost Famous” experience with Jewel including backstage access, a private interview and more.

Get the SPG App for a chance to Win

Calling all music lovers! Don’t have the SPG app? It’s time to download it for a chance to win even more music experiences with Ticketmaster. Launching today for every 2 eligible nights booked via the SPG app and completed anytime from today through May 31, 2014, members will receive $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash™ codes. Additionally, for the next week and a half through April 13th, members will be entered into a daily sweepstakes to win a $50 Ticketmaster Ticket Cash code for any eligible booking via the SPG app for iPhone, iPad or Android. See Official Rules and register at

Custom Music Experiences – Each Will Represent One of Starwood’s Distinctive Hotel Brands

Setting the stage at Starwood properties around the globe, each event will be individually customized in collaboration with the artists and Starwood’s distinctive brand positioning, incorporating the unique style, décor and rituals of each of its nine diverse brands. Each experience will spotlight unique hotel brand attributes that define each of the properties.

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