Based on member feedback, we kept many of the features you loved like customizing your card back and downloading to a mobile device. New for 2011 are refreshed hotel photo options, like the new W Retreat & Spa Bali or the Westin Costa Navarino in Greece, and being able to "Like" your chosen hotel on Facebook.
This year we're excited that the design site is open to all SPG members regardless of whether you are up for renewal or not. However, some elite members who are up for renewal and could be potentially in downgrade tiers will receive a message telling them to come back in early March to design their card. We need to ensure that we are accounting for all late December stay postings before members are downgraded. Rest assured that in March you will have an opportunity to design your card if you wish.
Please note that if you've designed in the past you will automatically receive the same image you have on your card unless you design again. (Card back customization would not carry over for security reasons). Also for security reasons, parts of your full name and SPG member number will be blocked out on the site. The actual card you receive in the mail (or on your mobile device) will not have blocked information.
We hope you enjoy your design experience and look forward to your feedback!