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Looking for a last minute vacation? Each week, I’ll note some great deals, including some of the SPG Hot Escapes and other promotions that you can take advantage of to save some money on your next getaway.
SPG Hot Escapes Top Picks For August 27-31, 2014
SPG Hot Escapes is a promotion that offers weekly hotel discounts at Starwood properties. The deals go live every Wednesday at 6:00 am ET, and must be booked by that same Saturday in order to secure the discounted price. Your hotel stay must be completed in the next six weeks. Each week a new list of deals will come out, so check back weekly for more updates. If you’re an SPG member, you can save an additional 5%. The prices listed are the cheapest prices during the six weeks, but may vary by date and availability. Keep in mind that the rate is prepaid, and you’ll be charged a penalty for changes/cancellations. Also, remember that you will earn points for these stays even though the price is promotional.
The W Retreat & Spa- Vieques Island, Puerto Rico: SPG Member Rate, $189
Rates for this Category 6 resort start at $209 in mid September or 20,000 Starpoints per night. The W Vieques is located just eight miles away from mainland San Juan, Puerto Rico. To arrive at this eco-paradise you can fly over on a small plane or take a ferry. Read about my past journey over by plane, and check out my review of the hotel from my stay there in 2011. The island is an undiscovered, unspoiled tropical oasis perfect for a relaxing getaway. The beachfront hotel itself was named as one of the “Best 500 Hotels in the World” by Travel & Leisure, and has beautiful, light and airy decor styled by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola.
Le Meridien Etoile, Paris, France: SPG Member Rate $199
This isn’t what I would consider the most luxurious hotel in Paris by any means, but Paris is expensive and this is a great price, especially since rates for this Category 5 hotel normally start at about $220 or 12,000 Starpoints. Enjoy one of the 1,025 guestrooms, 22 suites, or the Jazz Club Etoile in the hotel, then walk over to the Arc de Triomphe or Champs Elysées. If you’re planning a romantic weekend in Paris, then check out our guide for tips.
Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA: 20% Off Weekend Rates
Atlanta is one of the top Labor Day Weekend cities to visit, and even if you can’t make it for Labor Day, this 20% off promotion is valid until November 2, 2014, giving you plenty of time to plan a weekend trip there. Including the 20% discount, you can expect to pay about $127 per night for this downtown Atlanta hotel, and the promotion also includes free in-room internet (normally $15-$19 per day). Or, expect to pay between 25,000-30,000 Marriott Rewards points per night. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis is located just steps away from the main Atlanta attractions like the Coca Cola factory and the Georgia Dome, and offers 1,569 guestrooms and 94 suites, a spa, fitness room and both indoor and outdoor pools. Just make sure to enter the promo code M11 when making your reservation.
St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino, St. Kitts: 15% Off Suites
Get 15% off while staying in a suite at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort until November 15, 2014. The prices (including the discount for suites) are as follows:
- Royal Golf View Suite for $179/night
- Royal Ocean View Suite for $199/night
- One Bedroom Ocean View Suite for $199/night
This Category 6 property will cost you between 25,000-30,000 points per night if you prefer to use Marriott Rewards to stay there. The resort has a casino, spa, golf course, several pools, a fitness center and beach access, the perfect stop for an all inclusive family vacation or honeymoon. Make sure to enter the promo code M11 when reserving.
Expedia Pick: Suites Sina Cancun for $54 per night
If you’re looking for a last minute getaway, rates at the Suites Sina Cancun are starting at $54 per night for the weekend of September 5-8, 2014 when you book on Expedia. The rate includes free parking and free internet during your stay. Room rates typically start at $65-$72. The hotel is small and prides itself on being intimate and comfortable. Each suite comes equipped with AC, a kitchenette, living room, dining area, bathroom, cable TV, telephone, WiFi, and a lagoon view, and the hotel is a short walk from the beach.
Stay tuned for new deals next week! Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.
Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.