St. Regis

Good Deals This Week On SPG Hot Escapes

I’ve been keeping an eye on SPG Hot Escapes the last few weeks, looking for a few properties I’m hoping to book later this year.  I have a few trips booked on Starpoints already, so I’m running low.  When I checked this week, there were some good deals around the world I thought it was worth mentioning. For those not familiar, SPG Hot Escapes are deals Starwood releases at 6am EST each week.  They’re deals that are available for the next 6 weeks and usually represent a pretty decent discount […]

A Study Of Dark: Our Brief, Powerless Stay At St. Regis San Francisco

How do you turn a bummer stay into something your daughter can’t stop talking about?  It starts with having a convincing and imaginative wife. I posted a couple of days ago asking for reader opinions on compensation for the stay, but there’s still a few fun facts about the story. First, some brief details.  The St. Regis San Francisco is a category 6 property in the Starwood Preferred Guest program which means a 20,000 point per night redemption rate.  This was only going to be a one-night stay, and we had […]

Question: Your 4 Diamond Hotel Loses Power. What Do You Ask For?

This is a great reader participation exercise, because I’m very interested to hear what others would do in this situation.  I had thought that our one-night stop at the St. Regis San Francisco would be a quick post, but it turns out to be a bit more detailed than that. First, some quick background.  This was a one-night stay on points (20,000 points a night) and I had redeemed a suite night upgrade.  Suite night upgrades are a new benefit Starwood Preferred Guest awards members who stay at least 50 […]