Terms and conditions

By registering in Your World Rewards™ with SPG® and Emirates Skywards® you agree to the Your World Rewards Terms.

These terms and conditions (the “Your World Rewards Terms”) govern Your World Rewards with SPG and Emirates Skywards (“Your World Rewards”). By registering for Your World Rewards (a “Your World Rewards Participant”) and receiving and redeeming benefits of Your World Rewards including, without limitation, Starpoints in the SPG Program and Skywards Miles in the Emirates Skywards Programme, each registrant agrees that he/she has read, understood and accepted these Your World Rewards Terms. Starwood and Emirates Skywards may at any time amend, modify or supplement these Your World Rewards Terms, and continued participation in Your World Rewards will constitute a Your World Rewards Participant’s acceptance of any such amendment, modification, or supplementation.

  1. Registering for Your World Rewards.
    1. Eligibility. Registration for Your World Rewards requires membership in both the SPG Program and the Emirates Skywards programme and that an individual’s membership accounts in both programmes are under the same name. Membership into both programmes may be obtained for free at spg.com(Opens an external website in a new tab) and emirates.com/skywards.
    2. Limitations on Eligibility. An individual that has an SPG Employee level account or that is registered for the SPG Airline Direct Deposit (ADD) programme, will not be eligible to register for Your World Rewards.
    3. Registration. An individual may register for Your World Rewards through www.spg.com/yourworldrewards(Opens an external website in a new tab) or emirates.com/yourworldrewards(Opens in a new tab) only.
    4. Timing.
      • a) Registration. An eligible Your World Rewards Participant will not able to earn Skywards Miles, earn Starpoints or receive Your World Rewards benefits under these Your World Rewards Terms (regardless of eligibility), until 48 hours after registration is completed.
        • i. A Your World Rewards Participant that successfully registered for Your World Rewards at least 48 hours prior to checking out of a SPG Participating Hotel will earn Skywards Miles if the Your World Rewards Participant meets the requirements of Section 2, regardless of the date on which the Stay was booked.
        • ii. A Your World Rewards Participant that successfully registered for Your World Rewards at least 48 hours prior to taking an Eligible Flight will earn Starpoints if the Your World Rewards Participant meets the requirements of Section 3, regardless of the date on which the Eligible Flight was booked.
      • b) Posting. Any Starpoints will post to an Emirates Skywards Member account within 2 to 4 weeks after the Eligible Flight is completed. Any Skywards Miles earned will post to the Your World Rewards Participant’s SPG Member account within 2 to 4 weeks after Starpoints post to the account for the Stay.
    5. Programme Terms.
    6. Member Numbers. An eligible Your World Rewards Participant will only be able to earn Skywards Miles, earn Starpoints or receive Your World Rewards benefits under these Your World Rewards Terms: (a) for Stays if the reservation includes the Your World Rewards Participant’s SPG Member number; and (b) for Eligible Flights if the reservation includes the Your World Rewards Participant’s Emirates Skywards membership number.
    7. Definitions. To the extent that terms are capitalised in these Your World Rewards Terms, the terms have the meanings specified in the SPG Program Terms(Opens an external website in a new tab) or the Emirates Skywards Programme Rules, as applicable. This includes, without limitation, the definitions of SPG Participating Hotels, Eligible Nights, Stays, Eligible Rates, Eligible Charges, Gold Preferred Guest, Platinum Preferred Guest in the SPG Program Terms(Opens an external website in a new tab) and the definition of Silver, Gold and Platinum status in the Emirates Skywards Programme Rules(Opens in a new tab).
  2. Earning Skywards Miles.
    1. Hotel Stays.  A Your World Rewards Participant who  is an Emirates Skywards Silver Member, Emirates Skywards Gold Member or Emirates Skywards Platinum Member in the Emirates Skywards programme will earn one Skywards Mile for every one US dollar or its foreign equivalent denomination spent on Eligible Rates during Stays at SPG Participating Hotels in addition to earning Starpoints in accordance with the SPG Program Terms(Opens an external website in a new tab) if the reservation includes the Your World Reward Participant’s SPG Member account number and, where applicable, Skywards Miles is selected as the SPG Member’s preferred currency at the time the Stay is posted to the SPG Member’s account.
    2. Emirates Skywards Blue Members. An Emirates Skywards Blue member will not earn Skywards Miles through Your World Rewards for Stays at SPG Participating Hotels.
    3. Other Hotel Charges. A Your World Rewards Participant will earn Skywards Miles only for Eligible Rates during Stays at SPG Participating Hotels, and will not earn Skywards Miles for any other Eligible Charges at SPG Participating Hotels (e.g., food and beverage charges, laundry, valet) incurred by a Your World Rewards Participant during a Stay.
  3. Earning Starpoints.
    1. Eligible Flights and Eligible Fares. For purposes of Your World Rewards: (1) an “Eligible Flight” is a flight that is operated by Emirates under the designator EK; and  (2) an “Eligible Fare” is any fare for an Eligible Flight that is eligible to earn Skywards Miles in the Emirates Skywards Programme Rules.
    2. Emirates Flights. A Your World Rewards Participant who is an SPG Gold Preferred Guest or an SPG Platinum Preferred Guest in the SPG Program will earn one Starpoint for every one US dollar or its foreign equivalent denomination spent on Eligible Fares (excluding taxes, fees and surcharges) on Eligible Flights in addition to earning Skywards Miles in accordance with the Emirates Skywards Programme Rules if the reservation includes the Your World Rewards Participant’s Emirates Skywards membership number.
  4. Elite Benefits.
    1. SPG Participating Hotels. 
      • a) Stays. A Your World Rewards Participant who has Emirates Skywards Gold or Emirates Skyward Platinum status in the Emirates Skywards programme will receive the following elite benefits during Stays at an SPG Participating Hotel if the reservation includes the Your World Reward Participant’s SPG Member account number: 
        • The ability to use the elite check-in line that is used by Gold Preferred Members and Platinum Preferred Members in the SPG Program;
        • 4 p.m. late checkout, subject to availability at resort and conference centre SPG Participating Hotels; and
        • Complimentary guest room Internet access.
      • b) Restrictions. All services, amenities and benefits provided under Section 4.1.a, are subject to availability and subject to the terms and conditions of each SPG Participating Hotel. Not all services, amenities and benefits are offered at all SPG Participating Hotels.
      • c) No Incremental Benefits. A Your World Rewards Participant who qualifies for elite benefits pursuant to Section 4.1.a and who is a Gold Preferred Member or Platinum Preferred Member in the SPG Program will not receive incremental benefits under this Section 4.1,  provided that a Gold Preferred Guest may choose a welcome amenity(Opens an external website in a new tab) other than complimentary guest room Internet access during a Stay.
    2. Eligible Flights.
      • a) Eligible Flights. A Your World Rewards Participant who is a Platinum Preferred Member in the SPG Program will receive the following elite benefits with Eligible Flights if the reservation includes the Your World Rewards Participant’s Emirates Skywards membership number:
        • Priority check-in at designated business check-in counters 
        • Zone 1 priority boarding on Eligible Flights for the Your World Rewards Participant only.
      • b) No Incremental Benefits. A Your World Rewards Participant who qualifies for elite benefits pursuant to Section 4.2.a and who is also an Emirates Skywards Silver Member, Emirates Skywards Gold Member, or Emirates Skywards Platinum Member in the Emirates Skywards programme will not receive incremental benefits under this Section 4.2.
  5. Termination of Participation in Your World Rewards.
    1. Termination by a Your World Rewards Participant.  A Your World Rewards Participant may terminate his/her participation in Your World Rewards at any time by opting out of Your World Rewards by calling the SPG Customer Contact Centre(Opens an external website in a new tab) or by logging in to his/her Emirates Skywards account.
    2. Termination by Starwood and Emirates. Starwood and Emirates may suspend Your World Rewards benefits or terminate a Your World Rewards Participant’s ability to participate in Your World Rewards at any time with immediate effect and without written notice, for any reason and in their sole discretion including, without limitation, if: 
      • a) The Your World Rewards Participant’s SPG Member account or Emirates Skywards programme account has been suspended or terminated for any reason;
      • b) The Your World Rewards Participant no longer has active membership in both the SPG Program and the Emirates Skywards programme; or
      • c) Starwood or Emirates believes the Your World Rewards Participant has: 
        • Violated the SPG Program Terms(Opens an external website in a new tab) or the Emirates Skywards Programme Rules;
        • Acted in a manner inconsistent with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances;
        • Failed to pay any hotel bill when due to Starwood or an SPG Participating Hotel or failed to fulfil a Starwood Vacation Ownership financial obligation;
        • Acted in an inappropriate, fraudulent, abusive or hostile manner;
        • Breached or violated any of these Your World Rewards Terms; or
        • Engaged in any misconduct or wrongdoing in connection with Your World Rewards.
  6. Other principles.
    1. Modification of Your World Rewards. Starwood and Emirates may change the Your World Rewards Terms at any time, for any reason and without notice.
    2. Termination of Your World Rewards. Starwood and Emirates may terminate Your World Rewards at any time. A Your World Rewards Participant may not earn Starpoints for Eligible Flights, or Skywards Miles for Stays at SPG Participating Hotels, or claim Your World Rewards benefits after the termination of Your World Rewards.
    3. Benefits Subject to Availability and Modification. All Your World Rewards benefits, amenities, offers, awards and services are subject to availability and may be changed at any time without notice.
    4. No Sale or Transfer. Your World Rewards benefits may not be sold, bartered or transferred (other than by Starwood, Emirates Skywards or their respective agents). Any attempted transfer, sale or barter will be void. Starwood, Emirates Skywards and their partners may refuse to honour or recognize any benefits which such party believes may have been transferred, sold or bartered.
    5. Your World Rewards Participant Data. Emirates Skywards and Starwood may each receive data regarding Your World Rewards Participants from the other party including, without limitation, names, addresses, email addresses, SPG Program account information, and Emirates Skywards programme account information.
      • a) Emirates Skywards. Emirates Skywards may receive data regarding Your World Rewards Participants from Starwood which may be used by Emirates Skywards in connection with Your World Rewards including, without limitation, to verify account information, award Skywards Miles in the Emirates Skywards programme, and provide Your World Rewards elite benefits. The data provided to Emirates Skywards from Starwood may include a Your World Reward Participant’s name, email address, and SPG number and will be used by Emirates Skywards in accordance with Emirates Skywards Privacy Policy.
      • b) Starwood. Starwood may receive data regarding Your World Rewards Participants from Emirates Skywards which may be used by Starwood in connection with Your World Rewards including, without limitation, to verify account information, award Starpoints, and to enable SPG Participating Hotels to provide Your World Rewards elite benefits. The data provided to Starwood from Emirates Skywards may include a Your World Reward Participant’s name, email address, and Emirates Skywards membership number and will be used by Starwood in accordance with Starwood's Privacy Statement(Opens an external website in a new tab) .
    6. No Warranties or Representations, Express or Implied. Starwood and Emirates make no warranties or representations, either expressed or implied with respect to type, quality or fitness of goods or services provided through Your World Rewards.
    7. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold Starwood, Emirates, the SPG Participating Hotels and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these terms and conditions or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
    8. Waiver. Waiver of any breach of these Your World Rewards Terms by any Your World Rewards Participant will not constitute a waiver of any other prior or subsequent breach of these Your World Rewards Terms.
    9. Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL STARWOOD, EMIRATES OR ANY SPG PARTICIPATING HOTEL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, WHICH ARISE OUT OF OR ARE IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE SPG PROGRAM OR THESE YOUR WORLD REWARDS TERMS.
    10. Choice of Law and Venue. Any disputes arising out of or related to Your World Rewards or these Your World Rewards Terms will be handled individually without any class action, and will be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of  England and Wales without regard to its conflicts of law rules. The exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Your World Rewards Terms or the Your World Rewards with SPG and Emirates Skywards programme may be filed only in England and Wales.
    11. Trademarks. Your World Rewards, Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood or its affiliates. Emirates, Emirates Skywards, are the trademarks of Emirates.