SPG Hot Escapes Great Picks for September 9, 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 for September 9 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 when they made a temporary change to the site about a month ago. I’m very glad, because I just wanted the data rather than a bunch of extra pictures and navigating. Hopefully it stays this way!

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

Egypt

Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
Red Sea, Egypt
USD 70
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 66

Gabon

Le Méridien Mandji
Port Gentil, Gabon
USD 169
was USD 211
SPG Member rate:
USD 160

Le Méridien Re-Ndama
Libreville, Gabon
USD 177
was USD 221
SPG Member rate:
USD 168

Jordan

Le Méridien Amman
Amman, Jordan
USD 141
was USD 176
SPG Member rate:
USD 134

Nigeria

Four Points by Sheraton Lagos
Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
USD 193
was USD 241
SPG Member rate:
USD 183

Qatar

W Doha Hotel & Residences
Doha, Qatar
USD 247
was USD 329
SPG Member rate:
USD 235

United Arab Emirates

Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 163
was USD 204
SPG Member rate:
USD 155

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 120
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 114

Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 229
was USD 286
SPG Member rate:
USD 217

Asia Pacific Division

China

Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
USD 164
was USD 206
SPG Member rate:
USD 156

Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
USD 138
was USD 173
SPG Member rate:
USD 131

Indonesia

The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
Bali, Bali, Indonesia
USD 135
was USD 210
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

Japan

The St. Regis Osaka
Osaka, Osaka, Japan
USD 274
was USD 348
SPG Member rate:
USD 261

Thailand

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand
Chiang Rai, Thailand
USD 62
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 59

The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
USD 114
was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 108

Europe Division

Belgium

Four Points by Sheraton Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
USD 76
was USD 97
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia
Sofia, Bulgaria
USD 67
was USD 84
SPG Member rate:
USD 64

Finland

Hotel Kämp, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
USD 169
was USD 211
SPG Member rate:
USD 160

Germany

Le Méridien Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
USD 138
was USD 174
SPG Member rate:
USD 131

Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Israel

Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel
Tel Aviv, Israel
USD 244
was USD 305
SPG Member rate:
USD 232

Netherlands

Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
Amsterdam, Netherlands
USD 142
was USD 178
SPG Member rate:
USD 135

Hotel Des Indes, a Luxury Collection Hotel, The Hague
The Hague, Netherlands
USD 142
was USD 178
SPG Member rate:
USD 135

Poland

Sheraton Poznan Hotel
Poznan, Poland
USD 58
was USD 72
SPG Member rate:
USD 55

Spain

The Westin Valencia
Valencia, Spain
USD 152
was USD 190
SPG Member rate:
USD 144

Switzerland

Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel
Zurich, Switzerland
USD 203
was USD 254
SPG Member rate:
USD 193

Four Points by Sheraton Sihlcity – Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
USD 177
was USD 221
SPG Member rate:
USD 168

Sheraton Zurich Hotel
Zurich, Switzerland
USD 152
was USD 193
SPG Member rate:
USD 145

United Kingdom

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
USD 196
was USD 245
SPG Member rate:
USD 186

Latin America Division

Brazil

Four Points by Sheraton Macaé
Macaé, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
USD 39
was USD 54
SPG Member rate:
USD 37

Sheraton Reserva do Paiva Hotel & Convention Center, Recife
Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco, Brazil
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Chile

San Cristobal Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santiago
Santiago, Chile
USD 167
was USD 209
SPG Member rate:
USD 159

Dominican Republic

Four Points by Sheraton Puntacana Village
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
USD 86
was USD 107
SPG Member rate:
USD 81

The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club
Punta Cana, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic
USD 143
was USD 179
SPG Member rate:
USD 136

Guatemala

The Westin Camino Real, Guatemala
Guatemala City, Guatemala
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Mexico

Aloft Cancun
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
USD 63
was USD 79
SPG Member rate:
USD 60

Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf & Spa Resort, Los Cabos
Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
USD 159
was USD 199
SPG Member rate:
USD 151

Four Points by Sheraton Cancun Centro
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
USD 63
was USD 79
SPG Member rate:
USD 60

The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun
Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

United States

W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, United States
USD 244
was USD 305
SPG Member rate:
USD 232

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

North America Division

Canada

The Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
USD 78
was USD 98
SPG Member rate:
USD 74

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
USD 96
was USD 158
SPG Member rate:
USD 92

Aloft Calgary University
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
USD 90
was USD 120
SPG Member rate:
USD 86

Le Westin Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
USD 124
was USD 158
SPG Member rate:
USD 117

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4.0 out of 5 – 80% recommend this hotel
USD 128
was USD 160
SPG Member rate:
USD 122

United States

Element Ewing Princeton
Ewing, New Jersey, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Four Points by Sheraton Cocoa Beach
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
USD 88
was USD 110
SPG Member rate:
USD 84

The Westin Jersey City Newport
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
USD 191
was USD 239
SPG Member rate:
USD 182

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
USD 148
was USD 185
SPG Member rate:
USD 141

The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North
Lake Mary, Florida, United States
USD 100
was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 95

The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
USD 108
was USD 135
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
USD 199
was USD 249
SPG Member rate:
USD 189

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
USD 108
was USD 135
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States
USD 167
was USD 209
SPG Member rate:
USD 159

Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside
Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
USD 92
was USD 115
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
USD 87
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

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

Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 98
was USD 123
SPG Member rate:
USD 93

Aloft Tulsa Downtown
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Le Méridien New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
USD 84
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Sheraton McKinney Hotel
McKinney, Texas, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

W New York – Times Square
New York, New York, United States
USD 199
was USD 249
SPG Member rate:
USD 189

Aloft Tampa Downtown
Tampa, Florida, United States
3.8 out of 5 – 69% recommend this hotel
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

The Westin Orlando Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 97
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 92

Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Aloft San Antonio Airport
San Antonio, Texas, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

The Westin Dallas Park Central
Dallas, Texas, United States
USD 91
was USD 114
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

The Westin Columbus
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 143
was USD 179
SPG Member rate:
USD 136

Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport
Romulus, Michigan, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

Sheraton Crescent Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
USD 107
was USD 134
SPG Member rate:
USD 102

Four Points by Sheraton Nashville Airport
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas, I-Drive/Orlando
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 108
was USD 135
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

Four Points by Sheraton Memphis East
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
Brookfield, Wisconsin, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Aloft Las Colinas
Irving, Texas, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Quail Springs
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites
Tucson, Arizona, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
USD 83
was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 79

The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, United States
USD 119
was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

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

Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
Towson, Maryland, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 90
was USD 113
SPG Member rate:
USD 86

The Westin Westminster
Westminster, Colorado, United States
USD 102
was USD 127
SPG Member rate:
USD 97

Aloft Orlando Downtown
Orlando, Florida, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Sheraton Mission Valley San Diego Hotel
San Diego, California, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

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

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
USD 109
was USD 136
SPG Member rate:
USD 103

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

Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
USD 70
was USD 100
SPG Member rate:
USD 67

Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 119
was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
USD 95
was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 90

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

Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Airport
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
USD 68
was USD 85
SPG Member rate:
USD 65

Miami Dadeland Hotel
Miami, Florida, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

Sheraton Hartford South Hotel
Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
USD 93
was USD 116
SPG Member rate:
USD 88

The Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, Texas, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

The Westin Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
USD 135
was USD 169
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

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

W Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
USD 239
was USD 299
SPG Member rate:
USD 227

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

Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Fort Walton Beach, Florida, United States
USD 104
was USD 130
SPG Member rate:
USD 99

Aloft Frisco
Frisco, Texas, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport Hotel
Herndon, Virginia, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas, Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
USD 103
was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 98

Sheraton Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 79
was USD 105
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Aloft New Orleans Downtown
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
USD 87
was USD 109
SPG Member rate:
USD 83

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 115
was USD 145
SPG Member rate:
USD 109

Aloft Plano
Plano, Texas, United States
USD 71
was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 68

The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI
Linthicum Heights, Maryland, United States
USD 111
was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 106

Aloft Chesapeake
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
USD 79
was USD 99
SPG Member rate:
USD 75

Magic of Miles’ great picks

Do you still 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.

Aloft Plano, Texas – $68
Sheraton Herndon Dulles Airport Hotel, Virginia – $68
Aloft Frisco, Texas – $68
Four Points by Sheraton Oklahoma City Airport, Oklahoma – $65
Four Points by Sheraton Fort Myers Airport, Florida – $67
Aloft Las Colinas, Irving, Texas – $68
Aloft Tulsa Downtown, Oklahoma – $68

The Westin Mission Hills Resort Villas in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs California has a great rate of $98, though just for tomorrow night, September 10, 2015.

New York can get expensive, especially right in Times Square. That is why the W New York – Times Square rate of $189 is a deal. It’s available at the low rate only on September 13 and 20th so if it works for your schedule this one is a great choice.

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Canada has seen more properties on the hot escapes list as of late, and this week is no exception. My picks out of the 6 are the Le Westin Montreal in Quebec at $117 (though only on September 13), and the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire in Calgary, Alberta which is priced at a low $92 for a handful of dates in September/October.

W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island in Puerto Rico is back on the list this week with a lower price of $232 for a smattering of dates in October.

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh in Scotland has a great rate of $186/$187 on most Sundays on the calendar.

The Westin Valencia in Spain is on the list again this week, with a SPG member rate of $144.

The Hotel Des Indes, The Hague in the Netherlands is offered at $135 for 4 days in October. It’s not an all-time low as we’ll probably see prices drop below the $120 mark in the coming months, but still a great price for this nice property.

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Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand is a great resort that is offered this week at a low $59 for September 16th only.

W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar is on the list again this week holding at $235, and Le Méridien Amman in Jordan at $134.

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

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