Every Wednesday by 11.00 am GMT, Starwood Hotels releases its “Hot Escapes” list: a selection of heavily discounted Starwood hotels rates across the globe, that can be booked up until the Saturday, for stays within the next 6 weeks.
Importantly, you get an additional 5% off the already reduced rate if you are a member of SPG, Starwood Hotels’ loyalty programme. Given that this is free to join, everyone can benefit instantly from the additional saving.
The full list of today’s currently discounted SPG Hot Escapes properties is available here. There’s a decent selection this week, with over 150 hotels discounted, including 78 in the USA.
Some highlights include (with additional 5% discount applied):
- Sheraton Poznan Hotel (Poland) at €53 a night
- Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia (Bulgaria) at €57 a night
- Sheraton Brussels Hotel at €62 a night
- The Westin Minneapolis (USA) at €62 a night
- The Westin Washington Dulles Airport (USA) at €64 a night
- Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel (Germany) at €66 a night
- Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown (USA) at €71 a night
- Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok (Thailand) at €75 a night
- Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (USA) at €94 a night
- The Westin Houston, Memorial City (USA) at €104 a night
- The Westin Ottawa (Canada) at €115 a night
- Sheraton Towers Singapore at €135 a night
- The St. Regis Osaka (Japan) at €139 a night
- W Barclona (Spain) at €142 a night
- Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas (Thailand) at €163 a night
- The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice (Italy) at €266 a night
- Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa at €361 a night
Note that although we put Euro prices above, you can convert to various currencies (including US$) on the SPG Hot Escapes homepage.
Clearly, just how useful Starwood Hotels Hot Escapes is to you will depend on your travel plans, but if you can afford to be flexible or it matches your itinerary (it is of course available at the various Starwood Hotel brands), it is often a great way to secure a very good value hotel stay in various parts of the world. Starwood Hotels rates rarely go lower than the Hot Escapes price.
In addition to the further 5% discount, SPG members will also earn Starpoints on their stays. If you intend to use Starwood Hotels Hot Escapes, you would be very well advised to first sign up to SPG.