Every Wednesday, by 11.00 am GMT, Starwood Hotels releases its “Hot Escapes” list: a selection of heavily discounted Starwood hotels rates worldwide. You can book up until 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. It’s a fairly low-key offering this week, with the main focus North America, where 14 hotels are discounted. That said, there are also some heavy discounts in Thailand.
Some highlights include (with additional 5% discount applied):
- Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa (Egypt) at $53 a night
- Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort (Thailand) at $61 a night
- Aloft Panama at $65 a night
- The Westin Washington Dulles Airport (USA) at $66 a night
- Sheraton Brussels Hotel (Belgium) at $71 a night
- Sheraton Poznan Hotel (Poland) at $72 a night
- Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort (Thailand) at $73 a night
- Four Points by Sheraton Memphis East (USA) at $83 a night
- Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort (Thailand) at $89 a night
- Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel (USA) at $90 a night
- W Atlanta – Midtown (USA) at $111 a night
- Sheraton Towers Singapore at $152 a night
- Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers at $196 a night
- The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket (Thailand) at $253 a night
Note that although we put US dollar prices above, you can convert to various currencies (including Euros) 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.