Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., today announced its award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program is offering its members unparalleled access to the 2012 US Open, taking place from Monday August 27, throughSunday,
Sept. 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens. Starting today SPG members can bid Starpoints® at spg.com/moments for a number of memorable experiences including a private tennis clinic with two-time US Open men’s singles champion Andre Agassi, courtside tickets to matches in both the Arthur Ashe and Louis Armstrong Stadiums, access to SPG’s premium luxury suite located in Arthur Ashe Stadium, access to Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day as well as behind-the-scenes tours.
Perfect Your Shot with Andre Agassi
Among the most coveted experiences SPG is hosting will be the opportunity to attend a private tennis clinic with tennis legend Andre Agassi. Members will spend one hour playing at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center with the Hall-of-Fame tennis player, followed by a photo and autograph session. Immediately after the clinic, members will retreat to the SPG Luxury Suite in Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch the men’s semifinal matches.
“Through our partnership with the USTA, we have the ability to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences, hospitality and surprise and delight opportunities for our SPG Members at the US Open – the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world,” said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty & Partnership Marketing. “Our enhanced presence at the US Open illustrates how SPG strives to continue to deliver unique moments for our members tapping into their passion for sports.”
More Premium US Open Experiences Now Available at spg.com/Moments
SPG members can transform Starpoints into a variety of exclusive US Open experiences through the SPG Moments program. Pairs of tickets to watch the action from the SPG luxury suite in Arthur Ashe Stadiumcan be claimed for 35,000 Starpoints. In addition, bidding starts at just 1,000 Starpoints for a SPG tennis clinic with Andre Agassi, a US Open broadcast box and press room tour, behind-the-scenes Arthur Ashe Stadium tours and much more.
The groundbreaking SPG Moments program launched in 2007, and since then thousands of members have transformed their Starpoints into extraordinary lifestyle events. SPG members have gained insider access to red carpet movie premieres, live concerts by top artists, championship sporting events, private dinners with world-renowned chefs, and, clinics taught by PGA TOUR professionals.
For the full range of SPG Moments at the US Open visit spg.com/moments.
Experiences for Everyone at the US Open
Everyone can visit the Starwood Preferred Guest booth at the US Open, located near the South Gate, to immerse themselves in an interactive digital experience and enter to win free nights and a week-long vacation at the destination of their choice.
In addition, tennis fans arriving by subway can enjoy an SPG-sponsored pedi cab ride on the boardwalk right to the entrance of the US Open
Westin Hotels at the US Open
Westin Hotels also remains an official sponsor of the US Open in 2012, and is a presenting sponsor of US Open Live on USOpen.org, the official website of the US Open. Westin will also be giving away free Heavenly Beds at several sessions throughout the tournament to lucky fans.