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American Express and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Launch New Travel Benefits for Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) Credit Card MembersSPG Credit Card Members can now enjoy more perks when travelling domestic and international, for business and pleasure
NEW YORK,  August 11, 2015 -- 
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) and American Express launch enhanced benefits with new card design.

American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) are now offering new benefits to the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) Credit Card from American Express that will deliver more ease and access when travelling. Sporting a chic new design and color, the enhanced cobrand credit card is now packed with even greater value. In addition to a suite of existing benefits, SPG Card Members now receive:

  • No Foreign Transaction Fees
    SPG Credit Card Members can now enjoy international travel without foreign transaction fees from American Express when using their Card on purchases abroad. (1)(5)

  • Complimentary, Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi
    SPG Credit Card Members will enjoy complimentary, unlimited Wi-Fi access when they enroll in the Boingo American Express Preferred Plan. Receive Wi-Fi access on up to four devices to more than 1,000,000 hotspots worldwide and pay no Wi-Fi roaming fees. Confirm eligibility, and then access Boingo’s Wi-Fi services by creating a Boingo American Express Preferred Plan account. (2)

  • Complimentary Premium In-Room Internet Access
    SPG Credit Card Members won’t miss a beat while away from family, friends or the office with complimentary premium in-room internet access at SPG® Participating Hotels. Booking requirements apply. (3)

  • Access to Sheraton Club Lounges for SPG American Express OPEN Card Members
    Card Members with a SPG Business Credit Card feel like VIPs with access to Sheraton Club Lounges, which includes a complimentary daily breakfast, evening selection of premium beverages and hors d’oeuvres. Booking requirements apply. (4)

The annual fee will be waived for the first year of Card Membership with an introductory offer. After the first year, the annual fee will be $95 annually (an increase from $65). (5)

For more information on the Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®) Credit Card from American Express, please visit americanexpress.com/starwood.

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Foreign Transaction Fee:
(1) American Express will not charge any foreign transaction fee on the purchases you make outside of the United States with your Card. However, there may be circumstances where ATMs or merchants charge a fee on foreign transactions.

Boingo:
(2) Complimentary access to Boingo Wi-Fi is being provided as a benefit to Card Members with eligible Cards. In order to access the benefit, Card Members with eligible Cards must first be authenticated and create a Boingo American Express Preferred Plan (or, the "AXP Plan") account. Internet access may be required in order to be authenticated and create an account. For questions on eligibility, call the number on the back of your Card. If you submit your American Express Card number to Boingo to verify that your Card is eligible for this benefit, Boingo will send your Card number to American Express. Upon receipt of your Card number from Boingo, American Express will provide confirmation of your Card's eligibility for the American Express Preferred Plan to Boingo. Boingo will not store or use your Card number for any other purpose. Boingo's use of this information is subject to its privacy policy.If you have an existing paid Boingo subscription plan, your existing plan will not be automatically cancelled when you enroll in the AXP Plan. If you would like to cancel any existing paid subscription plan, call Boingo's dedicated AXP Plan line. The AXP Plan only provides access to land-based Wi-Fi services and does not include in-flight Wi-Fi. Available hotspots in Boingo's network, including those managed and operated by Boingo and its partners ("Boingo's Network") are subject to change at any time. Visit http://Wi-Fi.boingo.com to locate hotspots. Your use of Boingo's Wi-Fi services is subject to Boingo's End User License Agreement and Customer Agreement and other applicable terms and conditions, including Boingo's privacy and security policies, available at www.boingo.com. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in Boingo's terms and conditions, American Express Card Members with eligible Cards (i) will not be charged for enrollment in the AXP Plan, and (ii) will be permitted to connect no more than four devices to Boingo's Network per month. Simultaneous use of devices with a single account is limited to a hotspot. By subscribing for this benefit, you acknowledge that American Express is not responsible for and does not guarantee the quality, security, coverage or availability of Boingo's Network or the free Wi-Fi hotspots accessed through the Wi-Finder App. You agree that use of Wi-Fi accessed through Boingo is at your own risk. Use of the AXP Plan is limited to authorized Card Members only. This benefit is non-transferable, it is your responsibility to ensure that no one else has access to your account details. Your account may be terminated for breach of any terms or conditions or for abuse of your AXP Plan account. From time to time, Boingo may request that you re-authenticate your Boingo American Express Preferred Plan account in order to confirm that you are still a Card Member with an eligible Card. You can receive alerts and connect seamlessly to Boingo by downloading the Wi-Finder App to your laptop, tablet and mobile devices. This benefit is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Free wifi:
(3) For Basic Card Members only on Starpoint Eligible Rate reservations at SPG Participating Hotels. Exclusions of Starpoint Eligible Rate reservations might include rooms booked through a group rate as part of an event and the SPG Member does not directly pay the SPG Participating Hotel for such room; through a tour operator; or through an online travel channel or third party channel (such as expedia.com, hotwire.com, priceline.com, orbitz.com, booking.com, Travelocity.com, ctrip.com, or elong.com.) A full description of Starpoint Eligible Rates and SPG Participating Hotels can be found at www.spg.com/terms. The SPG Member account number must be provided at the time of reservation and/or check-in. Premium Internet access is limited to one room per eligible Card Member per Stay regardless of how many rooms have been reserved. No incremental benefit will be provided at SPG® Participating Hotels that offer complimentary in-room Internet access to all guests. SPG Participating Hotels that have mandatory resort charges that include Internet access will provide a replacement benefit, to be determined at each SPG Participating Hotel's discretion.

Sheraton Lounge:
(4) Available at select Sheraton Hotels® & Resorts for the duration of a Card Member's stay. Visit www.sheratonclubroom.com/find for a full listing of Sheraton® Club properties. This benefit is for Basic Card Members only on Starpoint Eligible Rate reservations. Exclusions of Starpoint Eligible Rate reservations might include rooms booked through a group rate as part of an event and the SPG Member does not directly pay the SPG Participating Hotel for such room; tour operator; or online travel channel or third party channel, such as expedia.com, hotwire.com, priceline.com, orbitz.com, booking.com, Travelocity.com, ctrip.com, or elong.com. A full description of Starpoint Eligible Rates can be found at www.spg.com/terms. Sheraton Club lounge access is limited to the eligible Card Member and a guest staying in the same room for the duration of the stay, regardless of how many rooms have been reserved.

Annual Fee:
(5) The introductory annual fee for the Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express will be $0 for the first year of Card Membership. After that, the annual fee will be $95. APRs: The following APRs will vary with the market based on Prime Rate. APR for Purchases: 15.24%, 17.24% or 19.24%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors as determined at the time of account opening. APR on balance transfers requested within 30 days of account opening: 15.24%, 17.24% or 19.24%, based on your creditworthiness and other factors. APR for Cash Advances: 25.24%, Penalty APR: 29.24%, Variable rates are accurate as of 7/29/2015. Other Charges: Cash Advance Fee: Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater. Balance Transfer Fee: Either $5 or 3% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater. Foreign Transaction Fee: None.


Contacts

Jane DiLeo212.640.8055Jane.E.DiLeo@aexp.com

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