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American Express has beefed-up its co-branded Starwood Hotels & Resorts cards with the introduction of a small business credit card and an upgraded consumer credit card. Both cards will now offer a bonus of 10,000 “Starpoints” for the first purchase, which is enough for up to three free nights. Other new features include double “Starpoints” on Starwood stays and an automatic upgrade to “Gold Preferred Guest” membership status by spending $30,000 on the Card in each calendar year. Additionally, both cards will offer double points and access to private sales with select Starwood retail outlets. The “Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card” will also include the “OPEN Savings” program and expense management reporting. Starwood Hotels & Resorts operate the St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W, Le Meridien and the recently announced Aloft and Element Hotels. For more details on the new card and existing Starwood/AmEx cards visit: “http://www.starwoodhotels.com”:http://www.starwoodhotels.com.

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