Aug 10, 2010 at 03:46 PM
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U.S. Open Nets Official Hotel

Westin Hotels, a Starwood Hotels & Resorts brand, will be the official and exclusive hotel for the 2010 US Open, which kicks off on August 30th. During the Championships fans can also take advantage of great rates and special packages available at The Westin New York at Times Square and The Westin Jersey City Newport.

“Westin is committed to promoting wellness and an active lifestyle, and through our relationship with the US Open we are able to do so in a meaningful way that will resonate with Westin loyalists, while introducing even more travelers to our brand,” said Brian Povinelli, Vice President Brand Management, North America, for Westin Hotels & Resorts. “We are also proud to support direct access to this premier tennis event via live streaming, which will enable a global audience to enjoy front-row seats while on the road through their computers and mobile devices.”

Members who register at, will automatically be entered to win a pair of tickets to see the Men’s singles Semifinals in the SPG luxury suite for every 2 nights they stay at properties in the SPG program between August 1 and August 22.

SPG members can also bid via Starwood's Starpoints loyalty program for a chance to participate in a tennis clinic with pro James Blake during Finals Weekend, a visit to the broadcast booth during a US Open match, and behind-the-scenes tours of Arthur Ashe Stadium – all including a pair of tickets to the SPG suite. Members can log onto to find out more about these exciting auction opportunities, plus a whole lot more.

SPG Members are also invited to redeem 15,000 Starpoints for a pair of tickets including access to the SPG VIP hospitality reception on August 31.

“We are delighted to offer our members so many extraordinary ways to enjoy the US Open through SPG Moments,” said Mark Vondrasek, Senior Vice President, Distribution, Loyalty and Partnerships, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “As the industry’s most innovative loyalty program, SPG strives to help members connect with their passions in the company of friends and family. Our partnership with the US Open offers many meaningful opportunities to do so.”