Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) – 2013 MEMBER FAVORITE RESORTS LIST

For the first time, SPG has teamed up with kate spade new york to design 4 limited edition totes inspired by the 2013 Member Favorite Resort categories.
The kate spade new york Exclusively for Starwood Preferred Guest collection combines travel and whimsical phrases to celebrate Starwood’s most exotic destinations around the world.

Venue: Poolside, Westin Kuala Lumpur.
Tote: kate spade new york Exclusively for Starwood Preferred Guest Spa Indulgence tote
Sarong: Designer Rainforest Sarong from The Andamam, A Luxury Collection Resort Langkawi
Hot Chick: Rebecca Saw! 😀

Rebecca Saw - SPG Starwood - kate spade tote-001 These limited edition kate spade totes came in pink, red, blue and green. Each are representative of the categories of Spa Indulgence, Romantic Retreat, Island Paradise, and Golf Getaway.
Retailing at US198 (RM600+), you can order them online at: http://www.katespade.com/

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Thanks to Starwood Hotels and Resorts, I’ve got my very own kate spade new york Exclusively for Starwood Preferred Guest tote!
You can already guess which is mine from the first picture in this post right?
Obviously mine is inspired by the sea and sand with the use of the tranquil colours of blue and off white. Though my tote is inspired by “Best Spa Indulgences” I think my tote suits all the resorts in general since all holiday resorts are for Rest & Relaxation right?  :-B

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For a day out:

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For work and events:

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The tote is is made of unbleached canvas with smooth leather trim. It is unlined inside, but with the sturdy canvas material I do not foresee any problem minus the lining.

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You know what I adore about it? The classy 14-karat light gold plated hardware!
A touch of luxury, understated but obvious enough. 🙂

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The size is about 13″ x 15″ x 5″ with a drop length of 8.5″. I love the classy but simple design. Even though it is a casual tote it exudes easy elegance with the touch of the light gold accessories attached. Whenever I use it I’m reminded of rest and relaxation!

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The colours are soothing and the material used seems to be taking my “abuse” of it well. It is water resistant, roomy and the straps are sturdy; perfect for someone who has to have her camera, portable charger, an ultrabook (laptop) plus charger, wallet, snacks, a 250ml water bottle and whatever else with her all the time.

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I have a few large roomy totes (all ladies need one!) but none has a snap closure or comes with zips so I prefer to use this now as it gives a sense of security to my belongings since I’m able to close the top.

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It is always wonderful to receive gifts and when my tote was delivered I unboxed it immediately. It came in a nice box and was carefully wrapped in paper.

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What I didn’t expect was the unique amenities/gifts from some of the resorts of Starwood Hotels in Malaysia. Oh, thank you so much Starwood Hotels & Resorts! 😀

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And of course, which resorts were the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) favourites?
See below for the winners of each category!
Full list here –> http://www.starwoodhotels.com/resorts/explore/member_favorites.html

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Best Beach Resorts

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1. The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

2.The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Maui, Hawaii, United States

3.The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Bal Harbour – Miami Beach, Florida, United States

4.W South Beach
Miami Beach, Florida, United States

5.The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Kauai, Hawaii, United States

6.The Westin Resort & Casino, Aruba
Palm Beach, Aruba

7.W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand

8.The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

9.Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
North Malé Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

10.The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

11.Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

12.The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

13.Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Maui, Hawaii, United States
 

Most Romantic Retreats

For this category, the special kate spade tote is the red “Love is in Air“.

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1.Le Méridien Nice
Nice, France

2.Mystique, Santorini
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

3.W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand

4.W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

5.Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
North Malé Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

6.Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

7.The Naka Island, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

8.The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

9.W Retreat & Spa – Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

10.The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

11.he St. Regis Princeville Resort
Kauai, Hawaii, United States

12.Le Méridien Bora Bora
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

Best Exotic Escapes

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1.W Retreat & Spa – Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

2.The St. Regis Bali Resort
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

3.The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

4.Le Méridien N’Fis
Marrakech, Morocco

5.Le Méridien Angkor
Siem Reap, Cambodia

6.Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort
Khao Lak, Thailand

7.The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
Nadi, Fiji

8.W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand

9.Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

10.W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

11.Tambo del Inka Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
Urubamba, Peru

12.The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal
Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 

Best Family Experiences

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1.The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
Maui, Hawaii, United States

2.The Westin St. John Resort & Villas
St. John, Virgin Islands, United States

3.Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Orlando, Florida, United States

4.The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida
Hollywood, Florida, United States

5.The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
Maui, Hawaii, United States

6.Sheraton Sanya Resort
Sanya Yalong Bay, Hainan, China

7.Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
Phuket, Thailand

8.Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
Urayasu, Chiba, Japan

9.Sheraton Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

10.Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States

11.Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States

12.The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

 

Best Golf Getaways

For this category, the special kate spade tote is the green “Par for the Course“.

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1.The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
Maui, Hawaii, United States

2.The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

3.Turnberry Resort, Scotland
Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

4.The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Dana Point, California, United States

5.The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

6.Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan

7.The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
Punta de Mita, Nayarit, Mexico

8.The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

9.The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Kauai, Hawaii, United States

10.The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

11.The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal
Cabo Velas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

12.Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Best Island Paradise

For this category, the special kate spade tote is the pink “Best Paradise Island”.

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1.The Westin St. John Resort & Villas
St. John, Virgin Islands, United States

2.W Retreat & Spa – Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

3.The St. Regis Bali Resort
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

4.The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
Bora Bora, French Polynesia

5.Le Méridien Fisherman’s Cove
Mahé, Seychelles

6.The St. Regis Princeville Resort
Kauai, Hawaii, United States

7.The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
Nadi, Fiji

8.W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand

9.W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, United States

10.Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
North Malé Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

11.W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Singapore, Singapore

12.The Naka Island, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

 

Best Spa Indulgences

For this category, the special kate spade tote is the blue  “Rest & Relaxation”.

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1.The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali
Maui, Hawaii, United States

2.The Phoenician, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

3.The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Dana Point, California, United States

4.The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

5.St. Regis Residence Club, Aspen
Aspen, Colorado, United States

6.W Retreat & Spa – Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

7.The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
Bal Harbour – Miami Beach, Florida, United States

8.The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Aspen, Colorado, United States

9.The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

10.The St. Regis Lhasa Resort
Lhasa, Tibet (Xizang), China

11.W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

12.The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

Best Winter Adventures

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1.Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, Quebec
Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

2.The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

3.Sheraton Davos Hotel Waldhuus
Davos-Platz, Switzerland

4.The Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain
Blue Mountains, Ontario, Canada

5.St. Regis Residence Club, Aspen
Aspen, Colorado, United States

6.The Westin Monache Resort, Mammoth
Mammoth Lakes, California, United States

7.The St. Regis Deer Valley
Park City, Utah, United States

8.The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Avon, Colorado, United States

9.Sheraton Steamboat Resort
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States

10.The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Aspen, Colorado, United States

11.The Equinox Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont
Manchester Village, Vermont, United States

12.Villarrica Park Lake Hotel & Spa, Villarrica
Villarrica, Chile

13.The Westin Changbaishan Resort
Changbaishan, Jilin, China

 

Best Small Wonders.

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1.Vedema Resort, Santorini
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

2. Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, Yucatan, Mexico

3.Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego
Elciego, Spain

4.Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa, Evora
Evora, Portugal

5.W Retreat & Spa – Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Republic of

6.Sunset Key Guest Cottages, A Westin Resort
Key West, Florida, United States

7.Mystique, Santorini
Santorini, South Aegean, Greece

8.Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

9.Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu Resort
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

10.The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

11.Villarrica Park Lake Hotel & Spa, Villarrica
Villarrica, Chile

12.The Naka Island, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand

So tell me, which one resort is your top choice from the whole list?  🙂

** To enjoy these wonderful resorts and start earning Starpoints for your free stay/flights/unique members’ experiences, sign up for a Starwood SPG card now –> http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/account/enroll/index.html

Sign up is free & points can be earned from hotels stay and from dining in participating F & B establishments within the Starwood Group of hotels. For a start I’ll be using my SPG card for F & B privileges . For KL, I’ll just have to refer to this link: http://www.spgrestaurantsandbars.com/malaysia/kuala-lumpur

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