SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for February 25, 2015

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SPG’s Hot Escapes list came out this morning. Last week there was a slim group of only 28 properties available so it is good to see so many more offered this week.

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.

Here are all the properties on offer this week –

Africa Middle East Division

Bahrain

The Westin Bahrain City Centre
Manama, Bahrain
USD 213
was USD 266
SPG Member rate:
USD 202

Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre
Manama, Bahrain
USD 170
was USD 213
SPG Member rate:
USD 162

Egypt –

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Cairo, Egypt
USD 65
was USD 81
SPG Member rate:
USD 61

Le Méridien Dahab Resort
Dahab, Egypt
USD 72
was USD 90
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Le Méridien Cairo Airport
Cairo, Egypt
USD 129
was USD 166
SPG Member rate:
USD 123

Le Méridien Heliopolis
Cairo, Egypt
USD 101
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 96

Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
Red Sea, Egypt
USD 96
was USD 123
SPG Member rate:
USD 91

Gambia

Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa
Serrekunda, Gambia
USD 100
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 95

Jordan

Le Méridien Amman
Amman, Jordan
USD 130
was USD 162
SPG Member rate:
USD 123

Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
Amman, Jordan
USD 166
was USD 219
SPG Member rate:
USD 158

Morocco

Le Méridien N’Fis
Marrakech, Morocco
USD 81
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 77

Sheraton Casablanca Hotel & Towers
Casablanca, Morocco
USD 110
was USD 146
SPG Member rate:
USD 104

Nigeria

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
4.0 out of 5 – 86% recommend this hotel
USD 163
was USD 214
SPG Member rate:
USD 155

Qatar

W Doha Hotel & Residences
Doha, Qatar
USD 227
was USD 302
SPG Member rate:
USD 215

United Arab Emirates

Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 270
was USD 338
SPG Member rate:
USD 257

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 121
was USD 162
SPG Member rate:
USD 115

Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
USD 115
was USD 185
SPG Member rate:
USD 109

Le Méridien Fairway
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
USD 240
was USD 299
SPG Member rate:
USD 228

Sheraton Deira Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 120
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 114

Asia Pacific Division

China

Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
USD 82
was USD 103
SPG Member rate:
USD 78

Sheraton Shenyang South City Hotel
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
USD 64
was USD 80
SPG Member rate:
USD 61

Sheraton Bailuhu Resort, Huizhou
Huizhou, Guangdong, China
USD 74
was USD 93
SPG Member rate:
USD 71

Four Points by Sheraton Hangzhou, Binjiang
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
USD 76
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

Le Méridien Chongqing, Nan’an
Chongqing, Chongqing, China
USD 94
was USD 117
SPG Member rate:
USD 89

The Westin Fuzhou Minjiang
Fuzhou, Fujian, China
USD 96
was USD 137
SPG Member rate:
USD 91

Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
USD 103
was USD 128
SPG Member rate:
USD 97

Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort
Wanning Shenzhou Peninsula, Hainan, China
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

The Westin Xiamen
Xiamen, Fujian, China
USD 129
was USD 176
SPG Member rate:
USD 122

The St. Regis Tianjin
Tianjin, Tianjin, China
USD 112
was USD 160
SPG Member rate:
USD 107

The Astor Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tianjin
Tianjin, Tianjin, China
USD 108
was USD 144
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 90
was USD 128
SPG Member rate:
USD 85

Sheraton Changsha Hotel
Changsha, Hunan, China
USD 129
was USD 161
SPG Member rate:
USD 123

The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 154
was USD 192
SPG Member rate:
USD 146

Sheraton Xiamen Hotel
Xiamen, Fujian, China
USD 99
was USD 131
SPG Member rate:
USD 94

Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
4.1 out of 5 – 83% recommend this hotel
USD 217
was USD 271
SPG Member rate:
USD 206

Le Méridien Cyberport
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
USD 164
was USD 219
SPG Member rate:
USD 156

India

Le Méridien Kochi
Kochi, Kerala, India
USD 63
was USD 78
SPG Member rate:
USD 60

Indonesia

Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran
Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Bali, Bali, Indonesia
USD 125
was USD 225
SPG Member rate:
USD 119

The St. Regis Bali Resort
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
USD 400
was USD 500
SPG Member rate:
USD 380

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
USD 140
was USD 175
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
USD 280
was USD 400
SPG Member rate:
USD 266

Malaysia

Four Points by Sheraton Penang
Penang, Malaysia
USD 55
was USD 69
SPG Member rate:
USD 52

Four Points by Sheraton Kuching
Kuching, Malaysia
USD 46
was USD 66
SPG Member rate:
USD 44

Maldives

W Retreat & Spa – Maldives
North Ari Atoll, Maldives
USD 1256
was USD 1570
SPG Member rate:
USD 1193

Thailand

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 84
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

Le Méridien Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand
USD 90
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 86

Austria

Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg, Hotel Jagdhof
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria
USD 100
was USD 142
SPG Member rate:
USD 95

Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg
Hof bei Salzburg, Austria
USD 151
was USD 216
SPG Member rate:
USD 144

Azerbaijan

Sheraton Baku Airport
Baku, Azerbaijan
USD 152
was USD 190
SPG Member rate:
USD 144

Belgium

Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
USD 88
was USD 112
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
USD 52
was USD 67
SPG Member rate:
USD 50

Croatia

Le Méridien Lav, Split
Split, Croatia
USD 76
was USD 95
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

Finland

Hotel Kämp, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
USD 169
was USD 214
SPG Member rate:
USD 161

Germany

Le Méridien Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
USD 140
was USD 175
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
USD 114
was USD 146
SPG Member rate:
USD 108

The Westin Grand Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
USD 147
was USD 184
SPG Member rate:
USD 140

Le Méridien Munich
Munich, Germany
USD 135
was USD 180
SPG Member rate:
USD 129

Italy

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
Florence, Italy
USD 220
was USD 301
SPG Member rate:
USD 209

Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano
Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
USD 100
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 95

The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
Venice, Italy
USD 227
was USD 284
SPG Member rate:
USD 216

The Westin Excelsior, Rome
Rome, Italy
USD 238
was USD 318
SPG Member rate:
USD 226

Poland

Sheraton Krakow Hotel
Krakow, Poland
USD 84
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Russian Federation

Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel
Moscow, Russian Federation
USD 83
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

Slovenia

Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons
Ljubljana, Slovenia
USD 52
was USD 74
SPG Member rate:
USD 49

Spain

Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
Mallorca, Spain
USD 157
was USD 216
SPG Member rate:
USD 149

Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
Seville, Spain
USD 220
was USD 283
SPG Member rate:
USD 209

The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
Mallorca, Spain
USD 287
was USD 363
SPG Member rate:
USD 273

The Westin Valencia
Valencia, Spain
USD 145
was USD 182
SPG Member rate:
USD 138

Turkey

Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
Istanbul, Turkey
USD 93
was USD 116
SPG Member rate:
USD 88

Ukraine

Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye
Zaporozhye, Ukraine
USD 50
was USD 72
SPG Member rate:
USD 47

United Kingdom

Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow
London Heathrow, England, United Kingdom
USD 110
was USD 138
SPG Member rate:
USD 105

Latin America Division

Panama –

Sheraton Panama Hotel & Convention Center
Panama City, Panama
USD 88
was USD 110
SPG Member rate:
USD 84

North America Division

Canada –

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Le Méridien Versailles
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
USD 76
was USD 96
SPG Member rate:
USD 73

The Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 61
was USD 76
SPG Member rate:
USD 58

The Westin Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
USD 89
was USD 112
SPG Member rate:
USD 85

United States

La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
USD 86
was USD 107
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

The St. Regis Aspen Resort
Aspen, Colorado, United States
USD 399
was USD 499
SPG Member rate:
USD 379

Aloft San Francisco Airport
Millbrae, California, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

The Westin Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
USD 100
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 95

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
USD 143
was USD 179
SPG Member rate:
USD 136

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California, United States
USD 129
was USD 161
SPG Member rate:
USD 122

The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont
Manchester Village, Vermont, United States
USD 209
was USD 299
SPG Member rate:
USD 199

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
USD 327
was USD 409
SPG Member rate:
USD 311

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
San Diego, California, United States
USD 149
was USD 186
SPG Member rate:
USD 141

Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
Bellevue, Washington, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

W Atlanta – Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Element Hanover – Lebanon
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
USD 103
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, United States
USD 112
was USD 140
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

The Westin San Francisco Airport
Millbrae, California, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Sheraton Needham Hotel
Needham, Massachusetts, United States
USD 89
was USD 111
SPG Member rate:
USD 84

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia, United States
USD 68
was USD 85
SPG Member rate:
USD 65

The Westin Jersey City Newport
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
USD 159
was USD 199
SPG Member rate:
USD 151

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
New York, New York, United States
USD 396
was USD 495
SPG Member rate:
USD 376

Element Miami International Airport
Miami, Florida, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
Tallahassee, Florida, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

The Westin Southfield Detroit
Southfield, Michigan, United States
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
USD 108
was USD 135
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Westin San Francisco Airport is at $113, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights throughout March.

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter has a listed SPG member rate of $141, but I could only find $151 on the 1st and 2nd of March.

Back in October the Westin Europa & Regina in Venice was at $260, now it has a great rate of $216 for the first week of March and a few other days as well.

Westin Excelsior in Florence is at $209 for the 30th and 31st of March.

In November the Le Meridien Munich was at $146, this week it drops to $129 for a handful of days in March.

Hotel Kämp in Helsinki Finland is at $161 for March 20 and 21st.

If you’re looking for an Airport hotel in Brussels this week you’re in luck – the Sheraton Brussels Airport hotel has a SPG member rate of $83 for this Friday and Saturday (27th & 28th).

The Le Meridien Chiang Mai in Thailand is a steal at $86 a night.

Bali has five properties on offer this week.

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Don’t be fooled by the low $85 rate listed for the Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing as it is only for tonight. The rate then goes up to $112, which is $14 higher than it was back in October.

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The Ajman Saray in the UAE is at $109 for the 15th of March only.

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Le Méridien N’Fis has a member rate of $77 a night, available for 8 days in March.

Egypt has five properties on offer this week.

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The Maldives is a gorgeous place to visit, but indeed expensive. It is hard to believe that anyone would pay the high price of $1193 a night even if it is 20% off their regular rate. A much more reasonable option is to look to other chains for redemption such as Hyatt GP points for the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

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Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel is offered at $158 the first weekend of March and then each Thursday, Friday and Saturday the rest of the month it rises to $161.

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