SPG Member Favorites 2015

This is a list of truly remarkable and exceptional hotels from the viewpoint of our valuable Starwood Preferred Guest members.

October 9, 2015

Meet the Favorites

Recently this week SPG announced the list of SPG Member Favorites Hotels & Resorts around the world. This is a list of truly remarkable and exceptional hotels from the viewpoint of our valuable Starwood Preferred Guest members. You can now explore Italy whilst staying in our finest hotels and moreover you can visit all three of them in one day.

The best of the best in Southern Europe

Imagine this perfect weekend scenario. Have breakfast in Florence with a view over the Arno River, catch the Freccia train going to Venice, attend a cooking class in The Gritti Epicurean School and stargaze from your bed in Ljubljana – even in the winter time. Now, that’s an itinerary to get the best of two worlds: Italy’s charm and Slovenian uniqueness just over Italy’s border.

Drum roll, please. Meet Europe, Africa and Middle East SPG Member Favorites 2015:

“Member Favorites is truly a collection of exceptional Starwood Hotels and Resorts, beloved by SPG members,” says Chris Holdren, Senior Vice President of Starwood Preferred Guest. “This is the first time our ‘Wish List’ functionality is being made available, helping our members to document their aspirational travel destinations for future trip planning. For our hotels, it is an honor to be recognized by our members as being best-in-class.”

The Westin Excelsior Florence

With the Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi just steps away, The Westin Excelsior, Florence sits at the center of Florentine culture. Browse boutiques along the Ponte Vecchio, have an espresso at a local café, and enjoy the best Florence has to offer.

The St. Regis Florence

Situated in central Florence, the scenic St. Regis Florence has been the preferred stop of seasoned travelers since the 18th Century. Steps away from iconic landmarks, it offers an unrivaled immersion into the cradle of the Renaissance.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Occupying a prestigious setting on the Grand Canal, The Gritti Palace was built in 1475 as residence of Doge Andrea Gritti. A leisurely short stroll from Piazza San Marco, the imposing palazzo awards rare views of Santa Maria della Salute.

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Lake Como: a beautiful movie set

Authors, painters, composers, movie makers: everyone finds inspiration thanks to the beauty of Lake Como and brought this place wonders to life through their art. For a taste of the glitz and glamour, here is just a small insight into what movies have been shot on Lake Como.

Legends from Dolomites

The Italian Dolomites have been home to the Ladins, a unique group of people whose culture is rich in legends of witches, giants, ogres, dragons, and all types of mysterious creatures. The numerous legends in the Dolomites area spread the traditions, customs, and origins of this beautiful mountainous terrain.

Food Traditions in Catania – 5 Foods You Absolutely Must Taste

Food traditions in Catania often represent a complex mix of cultures. From the famous wines to the beautiful scenery and the delectable food, everything in Sicily seems to have more taste, more color, and more intensity. Discover the top 5 traditional food that you can't miss while in Catania!