SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for October 8, 2014

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SPG’s weekly list of Hot Escapes is out, and there are some great choices in the group.

For those who aren’t familiar with Hot Escapes, SPG combined Beat The Timer for Hot Escapes and Starpicks into something called Hot Escapes. Every Wednesday at 6am EST new properties are added and must be booked by that Saturday, for stays during the following six weeks. As an SPG member, you also save an extra 5% and earn points for the stay.

The only downside is that reservations are prepaid, and if you change or cancel a fee is involved.

Here’s a link to this week’s Hot Escapes selections.

This is the full list of properties on offer this week –

Africa Middle East Division (7)Egypt (1)

Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
Red Sea, Egypt
USD 69
was USD 88
SPG Member rate:
USD 65

Gambia (1)

Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa
Serrekunda, Gambia
USD 96
was USD 120
SPG Member rate:
USD 92

United Arab Emirates (5)

Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 249
was USD 312
SPG Member rate:
USD 237

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 271
was USD 339
SPG Member rate:
USD 258

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 102
was USD 128
SPG Member rate:
USD 97

Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
USD 166
was USD 207
SPG Member rate:
USD 158

Asia Pacific Division (23)China (13)

Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
USD 122
was USD 152
SPG Member rate:
USD 116

Four Points by Sheraton Taicang
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
USD 86
was USD 108
SPG Member rate:
USD 82

Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 169
was USD 212
SPG Member rate:
USD 161

The Westin Xian
Xian, Shaanxi, China
USD 130
was USD 163
SPG Member rate:
USD 124

The Westin Qingdao
Qingdao, Shandong, China
USD 123
was USD 153
SPG Member rate:
USD 116

The Astor Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tianjin
Tianjin, Tianjin, China
USD 117
was USD 147
SPG Member rate:
USD 111

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 156
was USD 195
SPG Member rate:
USD 149

The Westin Beijing Financial Street
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 156
was USD 261
SPG Member rate:
USD 149

Sheraton Xian North City Hotel
Xian, Shaanxi, China
USD 103
was USD 147
SPG Member rate:
USD 97

Le Méridien Xiamen
Xiamen, Fujian, China
USD 115
was USD 143
SPG Member rate:
USD 109

The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
USD 205
was USD 261
SPG Member rate:
USD 195

Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
Lhasa, Tibet (Xizang), China
USD 103
was USD 128
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 208
was USD 277
SPG Member rate:
USD 197

Hong Kong (1)

Le Méridien Cyberport
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
USD 170
was USD 213
SPG Member rate:
USD 162

Indonesia (2)

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
USD 296
was USD 463
SPG Member rate:
USD 282

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
USD 136
was USD 170
SPG Member rate:
USD 129

Japan (1)

The St. Regis Osaka
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
USD 184
was USD 231
SPG Member rate:
USD 175

Malaysia (1)

Four Points by Sheraton Penang
Penang, Malaysia
USD 61
was USD 76
SPG Member rate:
USD 58

Maldives (1)

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
North Malé Atoll, Maldives
USD 280
was USD 576
SPG Member rate:
USD 266

Thailand (4)

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand
Chiang Rai, Thailand
USD 62
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 59

W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 486
was USD 607
SPG Member rate:
USD 461

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 124
was USD 166
SPG Member rate:
USD 118

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 123
was USD 178
SPG Member rate:
USD 117

Europe Division (20)Belgium (2)

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
USD 104
was USD 133
SPG Member rate:
USD 99

Aloft Brussels Schuman
Brussels, Belgium
USD 82
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 78

Czech Republic (1)

Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel
Prague 1, Czech Republic
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 88

France (5)

Le Méridien Etoile
Paris, France
USD 192
was USD 240
SPG Member rate:
USD 182

Le Méridien Nice
Nice, France
USD 141
was USD 176
SPG Member rate:
USD 134

Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Paris, France
USD 558
was USD 697
SPG Member rate:
USD 530

W Paris – Opéra
Paris, France
USD 269
was USD 336
SPG Member rate:
USD 255

The Westin Paris – Vendôme
Paris, France
USD 284
was USD 355
SPG Member rate:
USD 270

Germany (1)

The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
USD 171
was USD 214
SPG Member rate:
USD 163

Italy (3)

The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
Venice, Italy
USD 274
was USD 342
SPG Member rate:
USD 260

The St. Regis Florence
Florence, Italy
USD 356
was USD 456
SPG Member rate:
USD 338

The St. Regis Rome
Rome, Italy
USD 325
was USD 406
SPG Member rate:
USD 308

Netherlands (1)

Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 161
was USD 202
SPG Member rate:
USD 153

Poland (2)

Sheraton Krakow Hotel
Krakow, Poland
USD 104
was USD 132
SPG Member rate:
USD 99

Sheraton Sopot Hotel, Conference Center & Spa
Sopot, Poland
USD 97
was USD 121
SPG Member rate:
USD 92

Russian Federation (2)

W St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
USD 149
was USD 187
SPG Member rate:
USD 142

Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel
Moscow, Russian Federation
USD 115
was USD 144
SPG Member rate:
USD 109

Ukraine (1)

Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Odessa
Odessa, Ukraine
USD 101
was USD 133
SPG Member rate:
USD 96

United Kingdom (2)

Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
London Heathrow, England, United Kingdom
USD 80
was USD 103
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
USD 186
was USD 233
SPG Member rate:
USD 177

Latin America Division (3)Argentina (2)

Sheraton Mendoza Hotel
Mendoza, Argentina
USD 116
was USD 145
SPG Member rate:
USD 110

Sheraton Libertador Hotel
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
USD 112
was USD 140
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Panama (1)

Aloft Panama
Panama City, Panama
USD 80
was USD 100
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

North America Division (20)Canada (4)

The Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 85
was USD 106
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 88

Four Points by Sheraton Vancouver Airport
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
USD 104
was USD 130
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Four Points by Sheraton & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
USD 89
was USD 112
SPG Member rate:
USD 85

United States (16)

The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Lakeside Terrace Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
Avon, Colorado, United States
USD 109
was USD 136
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix South Mountain
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
Tucson, Arizona, United States
USD 90
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 86

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Baymeadows
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
USD 65
was USD 81
SPG Member rate:
USD 61

Sheraton Stonebriar Hotel
Frisco, Texas, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

The Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Sheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
Avon, Colorado, United States
USD 90
was USD 127
SPG Member rate:
USD 85

Four Points by Sheraton Scranton
Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 83
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

The Westin New York Grand Central
New York, New York, United States
USD 223
was USD 279
SPG Member rate:
USD 212

The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas, Beaver Creek Mountain
Avon, Colorado, United States
USD 140
was USD 175
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Lombard, Illinois, United States
USD 110
was USD 138
SPG Member rate:
USD 105

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
New York, New York, United States
USD 460
was USD 575
SPG Member rate:
USD 437

The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

The Westin New York Grand Central is a great choice at down to $212 a night. There is plenty of availability on the weekends too at the lower end, which makes this quite a deal for New York.

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All three properties in Italy have great prices and the St Regis Rome has really great availability right now.

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The St. Regis Osaka SPG member pricing looks nice and low at $175 in November, though that cheap price is only available during the week.

The Sheraton Maldives is perhaps the best deal in the group. As a Category 6 property, and at $266 a night (instead of $500+) you get a regular Deluxe room which is a great price. Even better is the Ocean Pool Villa for $658 a night which is 2,153 square feet with a private deck and comes with a complimentary wine fridge and plunge pool. It typically goes for $1,269 a night in low season, so quite a deal. Availability is wide open, so the only difficult part may be getting there within the next 6 weeks!

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