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When it comes to shopping, Black Friday is quickly getting overshadowed by Cyber Monday—24 hours of online deals perfect after a long holiday weekend. While skipping shopping mall crowds is one major Cyber Monday perk, another is that many of the properties are under the Marriott and Starwood umbrella, so you can still earn Marriott Rewards points and Starpoints on these stays (sorry, no using points to purchase these offers). Be sure to pay with your Marriott Premier Credit Card or your Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express on all purchases at these properties to maximize your points. TPG Contributor Lane Nieset scooped up a few of our favorite deals hitting the marketplace at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco, Peru
The 153-room, five-star Marriott Category 6 hotel is set in Cusco’s historic center, putting guests in a prime location to set out and explore attractions like Machu Picchu and the Urubamba Sacred Valley. With the Cyber Monday deal, guests get a reduced rate on the 323-sq.-ft. Classic Inca Room, one of the many stunning options in the converted 16th-century San Augustin Convent, with some rooms featuring original Inca walls.
Cyber Monday deal: $160 per night for a Classic Inca Room, breakfast buffet, and in-room oxygen amenity (rates normally start at $245 per night)
Valid for travel: December 2, 2014 – March 27, 2015
Website: jwmarriottcusco.com (use promo code I24)
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Palm Beach, Aruba
This AAA four-diamond resort, a Marriott Category 9 hotel, is the perfect winter escape whether it’s with the family or for a couples getaway. Set on Palm Beach, the hotel has exclusive amenities like a member-only beach area, adults-only pool and private lounge, as well as a 24-hour casino and top dining at spots like Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Simply Fish.
Cyber Monday deal: Up to 25 percent off with rates starting at $389 (rates normally start at $524)
Valid for travel: January 2– April 11, 2015
Website: Book online here
W Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Nestled on the Fort Lauderdale boardwalk just across from the beach, the W Fort Lauderdale has 517 rooms, all with ocean or intracoastal views, ranging in level from the Wonderful room to the over-the-top 2,607-sq.-ft. Extreme WOW Suite. You’ll also find your favorite W amenities, such as the Bliss Spa, WET, and Living Room, as well as beach boot camp and yoga, and Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 restaurant.
Cyber Monday deal: Up to 20 percent off all room categories (rooms normally start around $319)
Valid for travel: January 3 – May 31, 2015
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
Panama City, Panama
Set on the mile-long Playa Bonita Beach on the Pacific Ocean, just twenty minutes from Panama City, the 611-room SPG Category 4 hotel has three infinity pools, six restaurants to choose from, and the 13-treatment-room Sensory Spa by Clarins. It’s also near sites like the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks and the cathedrals and plazas of UNESCO World Heritage Site Casco Antiguo.
Cyber Monday deal: $55 per night, which is 75 percent off of leisure rates
Valid for travel: December 2, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Website: westinplayabonita.com (use promo code CYBER)
Snag rates at almost one-third of the normal price for an early spring stay at this 45-room luxury property in Florence. Set in a 15th-century restored villa just 15 minutes from the city, rooms range from junior suites with spiral staircases and a hidden library to rooms with a rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the Tuscan hills. The hotel also has a number of local touches, like the kitchen, which draws ingredients from its onsite organic vegetable garden, and the spa, which incorporates scents from Florence’s Dr. Vranjes into treatments and massages.
Cyber Monday deal: Rates start at $133 per night per person and includes breakfast (rates normally start at $379 per night); 3-night minimum stay
Valid for travel: January 3 – May 31, 2015
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Set on Grand Bahama Island, the AAA four-diamond resort boasts 519 guestrooms, all with beach, marina, or garden views, as well as two golf courses, an oceanfront spa, and three pools. The island is also home to the duty-free shops at Port Lucaya Marketplace, the Lucayan National Park, and the Underwater Explorers Society, where guests can go on shark-feeding dives.
Cyber Monday deal: Book four nights or more and save 60 percent (rates normally start at $79) while earning a $150 resort credit that can be used toward spa treatments, dining and golf.
Valid for travel: December 1, 2014 – September 30, 2015 (book from November 27– December 5, 2014)
While Kimpton may refer to the EPIC as a boutique property since it only has 411 rooms, the hotel feels more like a luxury high-rise with its prime location downtown Miami on the bay. Every room has a balcony, but opt for a room on floors 18 to 30 to get the best views of Miami’s skyline. Be sure to take advantage of the other incredible onsite amenities, from the terrace pools to the exhale spa and Japanese hotspot Zuma Miami, known for attracting celebrities like Will Smith, Kim Kardashian and David Beckham.
Cyber Monday deal: 20 percent off best available rates (sale starts Nov. 26 for Kimpton Karma members, and opens to the public Nov. 28). For each booking, Kimpton will donate $5 to The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide protection to LGBTQ teens and young adults. Rates are normally from $199.
Valid for travel: December 1, 2014 – March 1, 2015
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Paradise Island, Bahamas
A newly minted Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, the sprawling island paradise has a few room categories to correspond with all types of budgets, from the value-friendly Beach Tower to the luxurious 600-room hotel-within-a-hotel The Cove, which features an adults-only pool and beach club. The best part is that no matter what category you choose, you still have access to Atlantis’ over-the-top amenities, including 11 pools, three white-sand beaches, the 141-acre water park and aquarium exhibits. One of the top attractions? Snorkeling with stingrays.
Cyber Monday deal: Up to 50 percent off nightly rates, plus free breakfast and dinner for kids under 12 with the purchase of an adult meal plan.
Valid for travel: December 1, 2014 – March 31, 2015
Miami’s iconic Fontainebleau hotel dates back to the 50’s but has some of the most modern places to dine and drink on the beach, from the massive LIV Nightclub drawing celebrities and world-renowned DJs to the 40,000-sq.-ft. Lapis spa with an array of water therapies. The 1,504-room beachside hotel also has 12 restaurants and lounges, including the AAA four-diamond Scarpetta and Hakkasan, and award-winning chef Michael Mina’s bistro concept created just for the Fontainebleau, Michael Mina 74.
Cyber Monday deal: 50 percent off nightly rates for rooms starting at $159.50 in December (rates normally start at $319)
Valid for travel: December 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015
For a full list of properties offering up to 75 percent off with Cyber Monday deals, take a look at cybertraveldeals.com. While you can preview the deals now, the 24-hour booking window doesn’t begin until 12 a.m. EST on Monday, December 1.
What deals are you hoping to score for travel in 2015?
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