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For many days in December between the 11th and 31st is showing $30 rates for the Phoenician resort in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. The hotel is normally $400+ so this is an incredible deal. There is a resort fee of $29 per room per night, but even at $59+ you are coming out way ahead. I’ve never stayed here, but heard that the property waives the resort fees for SPG Platinum members- at least they have in the past.

This won’t last long, so if you are interested, book sooner than later. It is a non-refundable rate, so if you change your mind down the road, you’ll lose the full value, but if you can swing it this is a very comfortable way to requalify for your SPG status!

Whether Starwood/ the hotel honors this is up in the air. At a very minimum they’ll refund the rates or offer really good deals or points to cancel, so don’t get too upset if this doesn’t work out in the end.

Hat tip TPG reader Rob!
Phoenician 30 $30 sure beats $589!
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