Dream Vacation Challenge | StarCircle

Where will you go with 140,000 Starpoints?

Take Your Dream Vacation


As a top performer, you’ll be thrilled about the opportunity to earn the ultimate award for meeting your goals: 140,000 Starpoints® from the Starwood Preferred Guest® program. In lieu of the previously announced trip to Montreal, this Starpoints award will let you take your own dream vacation — at a time and destination of your choosing.

For the 2017 contest, the Dream Vacation Challenge replaces the StarTour incentive trip prize and supersedes all previous StarTour contest details. Awarded Starpoints will be taxable.

2017 Dream Vacation Award

Vacation Ideas

Our Dream Vacation Challenge winners will each receive 140,000 Starpoints! These Starpoints will allow you to customize a trip (or multiple trips) of your choosing. Here are some potential trips, with round-trip airfare for two (from Orlando, Florida).

  • New York, New York | 85,760 Starpoints
    3 nights at the W New York for 55,760 Starpoints + airfare for 30,000 Starpoints. Additional points can be put toward discounts on certain Broadway shows.
  • Steamboat Springs, Colorado | 111,425 Starpoints
    5 nights at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas for 51,425 Starpoints + airfare for 60,000 Starpoints. Additional points can be redeemed for car rental discount certificates.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada | 98,000 Starpoints
    4 nights at the newly opened W Las Vegas for 48,000 Starpoints + airfare for 50,000 Starpoints. This deal includes free champagne and a $50 spa certificate.
  • Rome, Italy | 202,200 Starpoints
    7 nights at Le Méridien Visconti Rome for 82,200 Starpoints + airfare for 120,000 Starpoints. Because this trip exceeds 140,000 Starpoints, you may need to add existing Starpoints from your SPG® account to make it happen.

These vacation ideas are examples of how Starpoints® from the Starwood Preferred Guest® program may be used. The examples shown are based on current Starpoints values, which may be subject to change. A reservation at any hotel or resort is based on availability.

How to Earn Your Dream Vacation

Current 2017 qualifications remain in place for the Sales & Marketing 2017 Dream Vacation Challenge

  • Sales Executive
  • Top Volume Producer
  • Team Leader / Team Manager / Sales Manager (where applicable)
  • Top Volume Producer
  • Marketing / Call Center Executive
  • Production metrics pre-determined by leadership based on business needs
  • Explorer Representative
  • Highest Number of Net Package Sales
  • Sr. Directors of Sales, Directors of Sales, Associate Directors of Sales, Sr. Directors of Marketing, Directors of Marketing, Associate Directors of Marketing

    Must hit 2 out of 3:
  • 90% of Volume at Budget
  • At or below Sales and Marketing Cost, OR at or Above 100% of Margin Dollars
  • 90% of VPG
  • Directors must be in their role by March 1, 2017 to be eligible.


Starpoints Award


Eligibility rules from the previous Sales & Marketing contest remain in place for the 2017 Dream Vacation Challenge. Team Leaders, Team Managers, Sales Managers (where applicable), Sales Executives, Marketing Executives and Explorer Representatives, Sr. Directors of Sales, Directors of Sales, Associate Directors of Sales, Sr. Directors of Marketing, Directors of Marketing, and Associate Directors of Marketing are eligible to participate. If an Associate previously opted out of the contest, they will be automatically eligible with this change.

Sr. Project Directors and Project Directors are now eligible to compete in the contest based on the above qualifications.