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Those who have the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express OPEN will receive complimentary lounge access to all Sheraton hotels! This is a benefit that is already given to those with Platinum status, but now everyone can enjoy lounge access (assuming you are a cardmember) regardless of status. At a Sheraton lounge you will get complimentary daily breakfast, premium selection of beverages, and hors d’oeuvres. There are also snacks throughout the day and free WiFi access. I personally have found Sheraton lounges to be spotty throughout the US (some are way better than others), but international lounges are typically top notch. For example, a friend of mine stayed at the Sheraton in the Maldives and having lounge access saved her at least $100+ a day! You can check out all Sheraton lounges here.
As long as you book with Sheraton directly, you are granted this benefit. It does not matter if it is a paid stay, a stay using only points, or a cash + points stay. Regardless if you are paying for the stay or using points you are good to go! However, reservations booked through a third-party reservation system such as expedia.com, orbitz.com, where you are not paying the Sheraton hotel directly do not qualify.
With the Sheraton lounge access is only granted to the business version of the card that gives it a huge leg up compared to the personal version. The business version also gets American Express OPEN Savings access, while the personal card does not. Aside from those two benefits, the cards are exactly the same. You can learn more about all the card benefits here.
I personally think this is a huge perk to the card especially for those that stay at Sheraton hotels often enough. I’ve stayed at Sheraton hotels before and since I no longer have Platinum status this perk will come in quite handy. Up until now, I only had the person version of the card, but because of the new added benefit I just recently applied for the business card.
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