SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for July 22, 2015

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Happy Wednesday! The SPG Hot Escapes weekly list is out and here it is, along with some of Magic of Miles’ great picks including one in New York’s Times Square and and a handful of US properties great for mattress runs.

The list this week is again in the old format that SPG used prior to just a few weeks ago when they made a temporary change to the site. I’m very glad, because I just wanted the data rather than a bunch of extra pictures and navigating.

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 is the full list of properties on offer this week, with my recommendations at the bottom –

Africa and Middle East Division

Algeria

Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre
Oran, Algeria
USD 114
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 108
24%

Nigeria

Le Méridien Ibom Hotel & Golf Resort
Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
USD 173
was USD 216
SPG Member rate:
USD 164

South Africa

The Westin Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
USD 134
was USD 186
SPG Member rate:
USD 127

United Arab Emirates

Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 161
was USD 202
SPG Member rate:
USD 153

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 54
was USD 68
SPG Member rate:
USD 52

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 120
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 114

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
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 144
was USD 181
SPG Member rate:
USD 137

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 81
was USD 108
SPG Member rate:
USD 77

Asia Pacific Division

China

The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort
Sanya Yalong Bay, Hainan, China
USD 214
was USD 306
SPG Member rate:
USD 204

The St. Regis Beijing
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 177
was USD 222
SPG Member rate:
USD 168

Four Points by Sheraton Taicang
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
USD 85
was USD 106
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
USD 169
was USD 211
SPG Member rate:
USD 160

Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
USD 206
was USD 258
SPG Member rate:
USD 196

Indonesia

Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
USD 62
was USD 97
SPG Member rate:
USD 59

Singapore

Sheraton Towers Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
USD 170
was USD 227
SPG Member rate:
USD 161

Thailand

Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 137
was USD 171
SPG Member rate:
USD 130

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 134
was USD 191
SPG Member rate:
USD 127

Sheraton Samui Resort
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 107
was USD 165
SPG Member rate:
USD 102

Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa
Samut Prakan, Thailand
USD 91
was USD 145
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Sheraton Pattaya Resort
Pattaya, Thailand
USD 113
was USD 142
SPG Member rate:
USD 108

W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 543
was USD 679
SPG Member rate:
USD 516

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
Phuket, Thailand
USD 105
was USD 132
SPG Member rate:
USD 100

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas
Pran Buri, Thailand
USD 173
was USD 347
SPG Member rate:
USD 165

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 218
was USD 361
SPG Member rate:
USD 207

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 373
was USD 791
SPG Member rate:
USD 354

Europe Division

Belgium

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
USD 72
was USD 92
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Croatia

The Westin Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
USD 83
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

Sheraton Zagreb Hotel
Zagreb, Croatia
USD 78
was USD 98
SPG Member rate:
USD 74

Finland

Hotel Kämp, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
USD 193
was USD 241
SPG Member rate:
USD 183

France

W Paris – Opéra
Paris, France
USD 268
was USD 335
SPG Member rate:
USD 255

Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Paris, France
USD 464
was USD 580
SPG Member rate:
USD 441

Germany

Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
USD 122
was USD 152
SPG Member rate:
USD 116

Italy

Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano
Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
USD 79
was USD 98
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice
Venice, Italy
USD 302
was USD 378
SPG Member rate:
USD 287

Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
Venice, Italy
USD 385
was USD 482
SPG Member rate:
USD 366

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center
Rome, Italy
USD 70
was USD 88
SPG Member rate:
USD 67

Netherlands

Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 130
was USD 163
SPG Member rate:
USD 124

Russian Federation

W St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
USD 137
was USD 172
SPG Member rate:
USD 130

Spain

The Westin Valencia
Valencia, Spain
USD 140
was USD 175
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

Switzerland

Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland
USD 366
was USD 470
SPG Member rate:
USD 348

Ukraine

Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye
Zaporozhye, Ukraine
USD 48
was USD 70
SPG Member rate:
USD 46

United Kingdom

Aloft Liverpool
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
USD 74
was USD 92
SPG Member rate:
USD 70

Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
London Heathrow, England, United Kingdom
USD 97
was USD 121
SPG Member rate:
USD 92

Latin America Division

Panama

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

North America Division

United States

The Westin Jersey City Newport
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
USD 175
was USD 219
SPG Member rate:
USD 166

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States
USD 73
was USD 91
SPG Member rate:
USD 69

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

W Atlanta – Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 134
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 127

W New York – Times Square
New York, New York, United States
USD 191
was USD 239
SPG Member rate:
USD 182

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
New York, New York, United States
USD 440
was USD 550
SPG Member rate:
USD 418

Sheraton College Park North Hotel
Beltsville, Maryland, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

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

Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

The Westin Edina Galleria
Edina, Minnesota, United States
USD 127
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 121

Sheraton Lisle Hotel
Lisle, Illinois, United States
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel
Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
USD 159
was USD 199
SPG Member rate:
USD 151

Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West
Mesa, Arizona, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Sheraton Suites Columbus
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Denver, Colorado, United States
USD 138
was USD 173
SPG Member rate:
USD 131

Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Aloft Winchester
Winchester, Virginia, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
USD 116
was USD 145
SPG Member rate:
USD 110

Four Points by Sheraton Charleston
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
USD 191
was USD 239
SPG Member rate:
USD 182

Aloft New Orleans Downtown
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Aloft Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 108
was USD 135
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas
Dallas, Texas, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Do you need some SPG stays to re-qualify for elite status? Here are some hotels with low rates that are prime for a mattress run if you happen to be nearby.

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina – $69
Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West, Mesa, Arizona – $68
Aloft Winchester, Winchester, Virginia – $68
Aloft New Orleans Downtown, New Orleans, Louisiana – $68

New York is often an expensive place to stay, especially if you want to be right in Times Square. That’s why the W New York – Times Square at $182 is a great rate, available only for the night of August 30.

THE US GRANT in San Diego is well priced at $182 for a smattering of dates on the calendar.

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The Westin Cape Town in South Africa is back on the list this week. The low SPG member rate is $127 for the last week in July and a few days at the end of August. This property usually goes for at least $20 more per night. All of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows, and some have views of Table Mountain.

I’ve stayed at the St Regis Abu Dhabi, and you can find the review here. This week has a great SPG member rate of $137 for just the night of September 1.

St Regis Abu Dhabi

St Regis Abu Dhabi

The St. Regis Beijing is $168 on the weekends and Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers in Indonesia is $59 for July 31.

Thailand has a bunch of properties this week on the list that offer savings of more than 25% –

Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok is $134, Sheraton Samui Resort is $102, Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa is $87, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas at $165, and The Naka Island in Phuket is $207.

Vana Belle in Koh Samui is offered at $354 which is more than $50 a night higher than we saw just a month ago.

Sheraton Brussels Hotel isn’t an outstanding property but is worth the $68 a night.

I loved my stay at The Westin Europa & Regina, Venice, and it is offered the 2nd of August at $287. That’s the lowest we’ve seen it since early October in 2014.

For those still needing to book a hotel in Panama, the Aloft Panama is at $76 for a couple weekends.

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Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye is $46 on the weekends.

That’s all for the great picks this week. Stay tuned next Wednesday for more!

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