There’s a new format for Hot Escapes this week. The maps look better, but I find it’s a bit harder to scroll through all the properties. Net-net, it’s prettier but not more functional.
SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide. They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time. You have until Saturday to book them. The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate).
There are some luxury properties on the list this week that represent good values, as well as some properties featuring rates that are in “mattress run” territory. It might seem early in the year to be considering a mattress run, but we are just about at the halfway mark.
Also, when you consider the new Sheraton promotion where you can earn free weekend nights, paying $70 for a mattress run that finishes off the criteria for a free weekend night at a pricey property can be a good strategy.
Click here to see the full list. A highlight of this week’s offers:
United States, Canada, Mexico & Caribbean:
Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler: 20% off (116 USD)
Sheraton Steamboat Resort, CO: 20% off (128 USD)
Westin Washington Dulles Airport: 20% off (68 USD) approaching mattress run pricing.
W Washington, DC: 20% off (148 USD)
Westin Puntacana Resort, Dominican Republic: 20% off (150 USD) **Category 5 property
Sheraton Heathrow: 30% off (75 USD) great rate for a decent property right near Heathrow.
Sofia Hotel Balkan, Luxury Collection, Bulgaria: 20% off (68 USD)
Le Meridien Parkhotel Frankfurt: 20% off (111 USD)
Sheraton Towers Singapore: 30% off (153 USD)
The Naka Island, Luxury Collection, Phuket, Thailand: 45% off (262 USD)