Infusing a Little Luxury in Zurich, Switzerland

As we sat back and watched an electrical thunderstorm from the balcony of our suite at the Sheraton Zürich Neues Schloss Hotel in central Zurich, we reflected on what lead us to that seemingly perfect moment.

Zurich is a beautiful city, but between meals out and sightseeing, it’s also very expensive. The Starwood Preferred Guest program allowed us to infuse a little luxury into our brief Zurich stay. We used our points to secure this posh room that came with all the fixings, including a private outdoor patio with city views and front row seats to said thunderstorm.

Even before our partnership with The Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express, we have made an effort to stay with hotels that participate in the SPG program. We love the big comfy beds, the spacious rooms and the fact that most hotels are centrally located.

We also like that our loyalty translates into free nights at more than 1,100 hotels and resorts in nearly 100 countries, with no blackout dates. For us, it’s all about choice and flexibility.

We scratch our heads in disbelief when we learn that friends, family and fellow travelers do not use a credit card rewards program. We can’t understand their logic for not wanting to supplement their travel with free flights or hotel stays.

For every dollar charged on our Card we earn 1 Starpoint, which can add up fast! If you’re going to make everyday purchases anyways, why not get rewarded for these purchases?

We were thankful that our loyalty paid off because it was a great hotel suite in the perfect location, (within minutes of the Old Town and popular lake parks and beaches). Yet another reason why The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is the perfect travel companion.

To learn more about the Card or to sign up for one, visit this website.


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Cam and Nicole Wears are family travel bloggers who live in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. A passion for travel and outdoor adventure has lead them to over 70+ countries on 6 continents in the past 10 years. Learn more about their story here. Follow them on Instagram and subscribe to their monthly newsletter.