SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for August 6, 2015

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Happy Thursday! The SPG Hot Escapes weekly list came out yesterday and here it is, along with some of Magic of Miles’ great picks for August 6 including a handful of Westin properties and some hotels prime for mattress running.

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 throughout the following six weeks. As an SPG member, you also save an extra 5% and earn points for the stay.

The only drawback to booking these rates is that reservations are prepaid so changes/cancellations involve a fee.

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

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

Africa and Middle East Division

Algeria

Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre
Oran, Algeria
USD 122
was USD 153
SPG Member rate:
USD 116

Egypt

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Cairo, Egypt
USD 66
was USD 87
SPG Member rate:
USD 63

Gambia

Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa
Serrekunda, Gambia
USD 96
was USD 120
SPG Member rate:
USD 91

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 130
was USD 180
SPG Member rate:
USD 123

United Arab Emirates

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 98
was USD 123
SPG Member rate:
USD 93

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 60
was USD 75
SPG Member rate:
USD 57

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 109
was USD 136
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
USD 120
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 114

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 107
was USD 133
SPG Member rate:
USD 101

Asia Pacific Division

China

Le Méridien Xiamen
Xiamen, Fujian, China
USD 97
was USD 121
SPG Member rate:
USD 92

The St. Regis Shenzhen
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 258
was USD 322
SPG Member rate:
USD 245

Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 85
was USD 106
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

The Westin Beijing Financial Street
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 191
was USD 238
SPG Member rate:
USD 181

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

The Westin Xiamen
Xiamen, Fujian, China
USD 130
was USD 193
SPG Member rate:
USD 123

Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 142
was USD 177
SPG Member rate:
USD 135

Hong Kong

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
USD 196
was USD 245
SPG Member rate:
USD 186

Indonesia

The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
Bali, Bali, Indonesia
USD 136
was USD 170
SPG Member rate:
USD 129

The St. Regis Bali Resort
Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
USD 440
was USD 550
SPG Member rate:
USD 418

Singapore

The Westin Singapore
Singapore, Singapore
USD 220
was USD 275
SPG Member rate:
USD 209

Thailand

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 94
was USD 202
SPG Member rate:
USD 89

W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 569
was USD 711
SPG Member rate:
USD 541

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas
Pran Buri, Thailand
USD 171
was USD 398
SPG Member rate:
USD 162

Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 234
was USD 384
SPG Member rate:
USD 222

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand
Chiang Rai, Thailand
USD 62
was USD 85
SPG Member rate:
USD 59

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit 11
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 72
was USD 90
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 117
was USD 162
SPG Member rate:
USD 111

Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 142
was USD 299
SPG Member rate:
USD 135

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hua Hin, Thailand
USD 85
was USD 142
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

Le Méridien Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand
USD 88
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Europe Division

Belgium

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
3.7 out of 5 – 73% recommend this hotel
USD 88
was USD 112
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
USD 65
was USD 82
SPG Member rate:
USD 62

Germany

Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuremberg
Nuremberg, Germany
USD 126
was USD 173
SPG Member rate:
USD 120

Hotel Fuerstenhof, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
USD 122
was USD 153
SPG Member rate:
USD 116

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
USD 110
was USD 137
SPG Member rate:
USD 104

Italy

The Westin Excelsior, Florence
Florence, Italy
USD 306
was USD 400
SPG Member rate:
USD 291

Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano
Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
USD 87
was USD 120
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Russian Federation

Sheraton Ufa Hotel
Ufa, Russian Federation
USD 74
was USD 110
SPG Member rate:
USD 71

Four Points by Sheraton Kaluga
Kaluga, Russian Federation
USD 74
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 70

Spain

The Westin Valencia
Valencia, Spain
USD 140
was USD 174
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

Ukraine

Four Points by Sheraton Zaporozhye
Zaporozhye, Ukraine
USD 48
was USD 69
SPG Member rate:
USD 46

United Kingdom

Le Méridien Piccadilly
London, England, United Kingdom
USD 274
was USD 342
SPG Member rate:
USD 260

Aloft Liverpool
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
USD 81
was USD 102
SPG Member rate:
USD 77

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
USD 208
was USD 260
SPG Member rate:
USD 197

Aloft London Excel
London, England, United Kingdom
USD 99
was USD 124
SPG Member rate:
USD 94

Latin America Division

Cayman Islands

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
USD 187
was USD 249
SPG Member rate:
USD 177

Dominican Republic

Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
USD 78
was USD 98
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 150
was USD 188
SPG Member rate:
USD 143

Panama

Aloft Panama
Panama City, Panama
USD 99
was USD 124
SPG Member rate:
USD 94

United States

The Westin St. John Resort
St. John, Virgin Islands, United States
USD 175
was USD 219
SPG Member rate:
USD 166

North America Division

Canada

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
USD 79
was USD 98
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Le Westin Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
USD 125
was USD 167
SPG Member rate:
USD 119

Le Méridien Versailles
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Mexico

The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
USD 147
was USD 184
SPG Member rate:
USD 140

United States

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

Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

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

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel – BWI
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States
USD 167
was USD 209
SPG Member rate:
USD 159

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

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia, United States
USD 79
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

The Westin St. John Villas
St. John, Virgin Islands, United States
USD 195
was USD 244
SPG Member rate:
USD 185

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

The Westin Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Aloft Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Four Points by Sheraton Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport
Mesa, Arizona, United States
USD 70
was USD 88
SPG Member rate:
USD 67

Four Points by Sheraton San Diego
San Diego, California, United States
USD 100
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 95

Sheraton Suites Market Center Dallas
Dallas, Texas, 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 PGA Vacation Resort, Port St. Lucie
Port St. Lucie, Florida, United States
USD 76
was USD 95
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
USD 91
was USD 114
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 128
was USD 160
SPG Member rate:
USD 122

Aloft Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Vistana’s Beach Club
Jensen Beach, Florida, United States
USD 126
was USD 158
SPG Member rate:
USD 120

W Hollywood
Hollywood, California, United States
USD 212
was USD 265
SPG Member rate:
USD 201

Aloft New Orleans Downtown
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
USD 74
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 71

Sheraton Suites Columbus
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Aloft Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
USD 74
was USD 93
SPG Member rate:
USD 71

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club
Frisco, Texas, United States
USD 126
was USD 158
SPG Member rate:
USD 120

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, Lake Buena Vista/Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 120
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 114

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

Magic of Miles’ Great Picks

Aloft Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga in California is $71, Aloft New Orleans Downtown in Louisiana is $71, Sheraton PGA Vacation Resort, Port St. Lucie in Florida is $72 and the Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona is $67. Nice low rates if you need some stays to re-qualify without breaking the bank.

The Westin St John Resort in the Virgin Islands has a great SPG member rate of $166 for a few dates in August.

The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa in the Cayman Islands is offered at $177 for the entire 6 week period.

The Aloft London at $94 is a decent alternative if you want to stay close to London City Airport. It’s also easy to get on a train to go downtown from there.

The Westin Excelsior in Florence Italy is a gorgeous property and looks like a good deal at $291 since it says 23% savings, but it is really too high for my liking this week. Granted, it is popular tourist season but rates typically hover in the $230-$230 range in the summer with colder weather seeing it dip below $200.

The Westin Cape Town has a great rate of $123 for a handful of dates in August.

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Le Méridien Chiang Mai in Thailand is $83 on August 20.

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa in Thailand (not to be confused with the Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas) is a low $81 for much of the dates.

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort also in Thailand is a really nice property and it has an SPG member rate of $59 with wide open availability.

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket was $210 a few weeks ago and has gone up a bit to $222 which is still pretty decent.

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is lower at a SPG member rate of $186 than we’ve seen in quite a while.

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