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The SPG Hot Escapes is a promotion that offers weekly hotel discounts, allowing customers to stay at Starwood properties for a more economical price. Each week, I will select and feature some of the best deals and options.
How It Works
The SPG Hot Escapes go live every Wednesday at 6:00 am EST and must be booked by that same Saturday in order to obtain the discounted price. Your hotel stay must be over the next six weeks. Each week a list of new deals will come out, so make sure to check back weekly. If you are an SPG member, you can save an additional 5%. Note that the prices listed are the cheapest prices during the six weeks but may vary by dates and availability. Also keep in mind that the rate is prepaid, and you will be charged a penalty for changes/cancellations. Remember, you also always earn points for these stays even though the price is promotional.
TPG Hot Escapes Top Picks for August 20-24, 2014
1. St Regis Rome: $323 for SPG Members
A deluxe room at the St. Regis Rome on a Friday in September could cost you up to 550 euros (a whopping $730 per night) or 30,000 Starpoints, therefore the Hot Escapes rate offers good savings. TPG Creative Director Adam Weiss recently stayed here in July and had a very positive opinion of this Category 7 SPG Property. The hotel dates back to 1894 and is known to be one of the more luxurious hotels in Rome, and its conveniently located within walking distance to the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. If you splurge for this opulent hotel, you can stay on track money wise by using some of these budget tips for the rest of your Rome trip.
2. W Chicago-Lakeshore: $136 for SPG Members
The normal rate for a Saturday in September at the W Chicago Lakeshore, a Category 5 hotel, is $379 or 16,000 Starpoints per night. August and September are ideal times to visit Chicago due to the more mild and warmer temps, so this is a great price for a hotel during high season in Chicago. The property has recently had a 38 million dollar renovation, making for amazing views and a new and glam experience. The location is a prime one, near Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue ‘Magnificent Mile” shopping and several museums. This was also the site of the recent TPG Chicago Reader Meet Up. For tips on how to spend your time in Chicago, check out the Destination of the Week Chicago post.
3. Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs: $142 for SPG Members
The Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs , a Category 5 hotel, would cost you $499 or 12,000 Starpoints per night in September. This is a great getaway to relax and rejuvenate in, as the hotel has a beautiful pool area and their spa, called the Palm Springs Yacht Club has been ranked one of the top 10 spas by Conde Nast Traveler. They even have bocce courts and a croquet lawn! I stayed here last August and had a very enjoyable experience. This is a pet friendly property for those who have pups they’d like to take along. For tips on enjoying the surrounding area, check out the Destination of the Week Palm Springs Post.
4. Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam: $302 for SPG Members
This Category 5 property has rates starting at 359 euros ($477) or 16,000 Starpoints per night in September. The Pulitzer Amsterdam is not the cheapest place by any means to stay in Amsterdam, but it is one of my favorite hotels due to its original rooms and Dutch character. The hotel was created by taking a block of 25 traditional 16thand 17thcentury Amsterdam canal houses along the famous Prinsengracht canal near the central city, and converting them into 230 rooms. I am not alone in my admiration for the hotel, it’s labeled as one of the Top 25 Hotels in Northern Europe by Conde Nast. For tips on exploring Amsterdam, click here.
5. The Westin PeachTree Plaza Atlanta: $109 for SPG Members
Rates for the Westin PeachTree, a Category 4 property, start at $400 per night or 10,000 Starpoints in September, so if you are looking for an economical weekend getaway, this SPG Hot Escape may be your best bet. The large property features 1,073 guest rooms and is located near the Georgia Dome and the famous Coca Cola Museum. The hotel is also attached to the AmericasMart. Atlanta is conveniently rated as one of the Top 10 Labor Day Weekend Destinations by Kayak, so take advantage of this great hotel rate and pay Atlanta a visit.
For the full list of SPG Hot Escapes click here. Stay tuned for next weeks top deals! There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.
There’s no telling how much longer these cards will be around and available for new applications because of the Marriott takeover, so now might just be the perfect time to apply. Apart from hotel redemptions, you can transfer Starpoints to over 30 airline partners, and now also transfer points from Starwood to Marriott Rewards at a 1:3 ratio, opening up even more redemption options.