Want to access your hotel loyalty account information quickly and easily via the iPhone Passbook application? If you’re a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program then that option is now available to you. The company announced today integration of their loyalty program data with Passbook in the form of a digital member card:
The card information includes account balance, elite status, year-to-date nights and stays and the requirements to hit the next status level.
The "back" of the card also includes contact phone numbers and details on upcoming reservations. The ability to add a Passbook "card" for individual upcoming stays will be made available in the next version of the SPG iPhone App.
I suggested that "applet" views of account information like this would likely be coming in a couple previous posts on the Passbook platform (here and here). It is great to see one loyalty program making the leap to support the technology. Hopefully others will follow soon.
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Too bad there is no Passbook equivalent for Android or iPad devices.
I must be blind. I have this app on my phone, but I can’t find anything like “link me to passbook” option from that app…
You don’t get the account passbook card from the app. Click the image above and you’ll get there.
@David The app has not been updated on App Store. You should be able to add your card to passbook once you update to the newer version. As of 8:35 ET, the update is not yet available on App Store.
It seems like you can get passbook through SPG’s website…
” How can I download my SPG Member Card and Stay Pass in Passbook?
• Today, you can simply download your SPG Member Card in Passbook by visiting spg.com/passbook and clicking the “Add your card to Passbook” button.”
But there is NO button on that page!
I don’t have an iPhone but the site suggests that if you are using yours to browse to that site it should try to auto-save it to your device.
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