SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for September 2, 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 some US properties low-priced for mattress runs and a hotel prime for waterfall viewing.

The list this week is a bit thin with just 55 properties total.

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 115
was USD 144
SPG Member rate:
USD 109

Qatar

The St. Regis Doha
Doha, Qatar
USD 225
was USD 299
SPG Member rate:
USD 213

United Arab Emirates

Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
USD 112
was USD 140
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 150
was USD 188
SPG Member rate:
USD 143

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 937
was USD 1171
SPG Member rate:
USD 890

Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 98
was USD 123
SPG Member rate:
USD 93

Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
USD 109
was USD 136
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 49
was USD 61
SPG Member rate:
USD 47

Asia Pacific Division

China

Four Points by Sheraton Taicang
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
USD 83
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

The St. Regis Beijing
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 182
was USD 228
SPG Member rate:
USD 173

The Westin Beijing Financial Street
Beijing, Beijing, China
USD 186
was USD 232
SPG Member rate:
USD 177

Hong Kong

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

Malaysia

Four Points by Sheraton Penang
Penang, Malaysia
USD 48
was USD 60
SPG Member rate:
USD 45

Thailand

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas
Pran Buri, Thailand
USD 168
was USD 336
SPG Member rate:
USD 160

Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa
Samut Prakan, Thailand
USD 104
was USD 148
SPG Member rate:
USD 99

Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Hua Hin, Thailand
USD 84
was USD 140
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
Phuket, Thailand
USD 81
was USD 101
SPG Member rate:
USD 77

The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 234
was USD 431
SPG Member rate:
USD 223

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
Phuket, Thailand
USD 87
was USD 174
SPG Member rate:
USD 82

W Retreat Koh Samui
Koh Samui, Thailand
USD 537
was USD 672
SPG Member rate:
USD 511

Europe Division

Belgium

Sheraton Brussels Hotel
Brussels, Belgium
USD 96
was USD 123
SPG Member rate:
USD 91

Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
USD 68
was USD 85
SPG Member rate:
USD 64

Italy

Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano
Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
USD 80
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

Russian Federation

Sheraton Ufa Hotel
Ufa, Russian Federation
USD 70
was USD 102
SPG Member rate:
USD 66

Four Points by Sheraton Kaluga
Kaluga, Russian Federation
USD 52
was USD 69
SPG Member rate:
USD 49

Sheraton Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport Hotel
Moscow, Russian Federation
USD 70
was USD 88
SPG Member rate:
USD 66

Ukraine

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

United Kingdom

The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
London, England, United Kingdom
USD 415
was USD 519
SPG Member rate:
USD 394

W London – Leicester Square
London, England, United Kingdom
USD 359
was USD 449
SPG Member rate:
USD 341

Aloft Liverpool
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
USD 80
was USD 100
SPG Member rate:
USD 76

Le Méridien Piccadilly
London, England, United Kingdom
USD 305
was USD 381
SPG Member rate:
USD 290

Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
London Heathrow, England, United Kingdom
USD 72
was USD 90
SPG Member rate:
USD 69


Latin America Division

Argentina

Sheraton Libertador Hotel
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
USD 124
was USD 155
SPG Member rate:
USD 118

North America Division

Canada

Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 64
was USD 79
SPG Member rate:
USD 60

United States

Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel – BWI
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina, United States
USD 63
was USD 79
SPG Member rate:
USD 60

Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
Galveston, Texas, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, Virginia, United States
USD 68
was USD 90
SPG Member rate:
USD 64

Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
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 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Element Harrison – Newark
Harrison, New Jersey, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
4.6 out of 5 – 91% recommend this hotel
USD 90
was USD 113
SPG Member rate:
USD 86

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

Four Points by Sheraton Houston – CITYCENTRE
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

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

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

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

Element Miami International Airport
Miami, Florida, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Four Points by Sheraton Boston Logan Airport
Revere, Massachusetts, United States
USD 140
was USD 175
SPG Member rate:
USD 133

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

Magic of Miles’ great picks

Four Points by Sheraton Houston in Texas has a SPG Member rate of $68, Four Points by Sheraton at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona is also at $68, The Westin Washington Dulles Airport in Herndon Virginia is at $64, Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham North Carolina has a rate of $60, and the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre in Ontario Canada is $60.

If you are planning a trip to see Niagara Falls, the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Ontario Canada is a great choice for a hotel on the Canada side. It is on the list this week with a great rate of $80. The rate is only for one day in October, but there are also two others at a slightly higher $85.

The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand has wide open availability at $82.

Looking for a layover hotel near London Heathrow Airport? The Sheraton Heathrow Hotel is on offer this week, at $69. The rate is only found on one day in September, but there are a couple at $74 in October as well.

Sheraton Brussels Hotel is listed at $91 for half a dozen dates in September-October. It’s not the hotel “39 steps to the airport”, but the one right in the middle of the central business district if that suits your needs.

The Naka Island in Phuket, Thailand has a SPG member rate this week of $223 and all their villas come with private pools. It is not to be confused with Necker Island, Richard Branson’s private resort in the Virgin Islands.

If you haven’t heard about Frequent Miler’s quest to earn 1.2 Million Virgin Atlantic miles to redeem for a week on Necker Island, click here to read more. It’s a fantastic example of setting an aspirational goal and then working towards it.

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Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa is offered at $80 and the Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas are $160, both located in Thailand.

Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers is on the list again this week with a SPG member rate of $186.

The St. Regis Beijing is $173, with wide open availability, and The St. Regis Doha has a great rate of $213 but just for a single date in September.

That’s it for today but tune in next week for more!

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