SPG Hot Escapes for July 20, 2017

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SPG’s Hot Escapes have featured a ton of properties on the weekly list recently, with over 200 in the United States alone!

Early this morning I hopped on to the Hot Escapes page to see if this week’s list would be slim or robust, and found …0 properties.

Zero deals? I wondered how that was possible.

SPG changed the format of the Hot Escapes list (for the worse, in my opinion) back in 2015, but I’d never seen the page actually display that there were no properties at all.

Puzzled, I reloaded the page, then tried closing the link and reopening in a different browser. I checked the link, and then figured maybe it was something related to user-error, so I did the usual shut-everything-down-and-start-again routine.

The result was the same. The landing page looked correct, but no properties were featured.

I thought with mild horror, “Oh No! Have they done away with SPG Hot Escapes?” I know that with Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood there are little adjustments being made here and there, but I hadn’t heard anything about these SPG deals going away.

For those new to Hot Escapes, each Wednesday properties are added and can be booked by that Saturday for stays throughout the following six weeks. The list fluctuates a bit with a few properties sometimes added and a few dropping off. SPG members also save an extra 5% off rates and earn points for the stay. The only downside to Hot Escapes reservations is that they are prepaid, and if you cancel or change a fee is involved.

I love SPG Hot Escapes. When a Hot Escapes rate is especially good and I’m trying to decide between that and another hotel chain for specific dates and cities, the Hot Escapes property often wins out because of the lower cost (plus the benefits I receive with Platinum status). Not every property on the “deals” list displays the lowest rate for the property in the last month or even year, but the Hot Escapes list is always worth checking.

Since the Hot Escapes deals go up without fail every Wednesday, it wasn’t that I was simply checking too early. So I poked around a while, trying different links, etc. Thinking that maybe I had looked at the page right when SPG was doing a refresh of the properties, I checked again in a few hours.

I was able to pull up the map but it was blank with no hotel deals. Eventually I was able to get the page to show 15 properties in the US, 7 in Asia, and a handful elsewhere. When I tried to click into the regions to see the properties though, I got a message that the deal wasn’t found. Again and again I tried.

Finally, in the late afternoon I was able to click on all the links and see the properties offered just like it was any other week. There was no “Ah ha!” moment where I realized there was an error on my end, it just seemed to be fixed after a while.

I called SPG and asked if the SPG Hot Escapes deals were going away or if changes were underway. The answer was no, absolutely not, which I was relieved to hear. The agent I spoke with didn’t have any knowledge about any system issues, and suggested that it was probably just my computer.

I was relieved to hear that SPG Hot Escapes are not going away, but I remain a little puzzled. Was the issue on my end? Possibly. Is there anything else going on behind the scenes that I don’t know about? Possibly.

I’ll keep you updated if I hear anything in the future, but hopefully it was just a glitch on my end and no one else will experience any problems pulling up the properties or utilizing the deals.

On that note, here’s a link to this week’s Hot Escapes selections.

They are organized alphabetically by state first, and then properties outside of the US afterwards.

United States

Arizona

Aloft Tempe
951 East Playa Del Norte Drive, Tempe, AZ, United States
Was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort,Scottsdale
6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Was USD 275
SPG Member rate:
USD 222

Aloft Scottsdale
4415 North Civic Center Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ, United States
Was USD 90
SPG Member rate:
USD 73

California

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA, United States
Was USD 123
SPG Member rate:
USD 93

The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Was USD 149
SPG Member rate:
USD 113

Aloft SiliconValley
8200 Gateway Boulevard, Newark, CA, United States
Was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 112

Sheraton Ontario Airport Hotel
429 North Vineyard Avenue, Ontario, CA, United States
Was USD 119
SPG Member rate:
USD 96

Florida

The Westin Lake Mary, Orlando North
2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL, United States
Was USD 125
SPG Member rate:
USD 97

Indiana

Sheraton Indianapolis City CentreHotel
31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States
Was USD 139
SPG Member rate:
USD 112

Minnesota

Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel
12201 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN, United States
Was USD 104
SPG Member rate:
USD 84

New York

Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY, United States
Was USD 259
SPG Member rate:
USD 183

Pennsylvania

Aloft Philadelphia Airport
4301 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Was USD 129
SPG Member rate:
USD 104

Tennessee

Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
623 Union Street, Nashville, TN, United States
Was USD 199
SPG Member rate:
USD 161

Virginia

The Westin Richmond
6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, United States
Was USD 174
SPG Member rate:
USD 132

West Virginia

Reikart House, Buffalo, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
5000 Main Street, Amherst, NY, United States
Was USD 159
SPG Member rate:
USD 128

Europe

Sheraton Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels National Airport, Brussels, Belgium
Was USD 127
SPG Member rate:
USD 94

Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
BP 35051 Tremblay en France, Paris, France
Was USD 243
SPG Member rate:
USD 185

Le Méridien Etoile
81 Boulevard Gouvion Saint-Cyr, 75848 Cedex 17, Paris, France
Was USD 197
SPG Member rate:
USD 149

The Westin Excelsior, Rome
Via Vittorio Veneto 125, Rome, Italy
Was USD 314
SPG Member rate:
USD 239

Sheraton Bratislava Hotel
Pribinova 12, Bratislava, Slovakia
Was USD 150
SPG Member rate:
USD 114

Grand Hotel River Park, a Luxury Collection Hotel,Bratislava
Dvorakovo Nabrezie 6, Bratislava, Slovakia
Was USD 191
SPG Member rate:
USD 145

Four Points by Sheraton Sihlcity -Zurich
Kalandergasse 1, Zurich, Switzerland
Was USD 262
SPG Member rate:
USD 199

Aloft London Excel
One Eastern Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London, EN, United Kingdom
Was USD 96
SPG Member rate:
USD 73

Middle East

Sheraton Oman Hotel
P.O. Box 3260, Ruwi, Sultanate of Oman, Muscat, Oman
Was USD 114
SPG Member rate:
USD 87

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers
Baniyas Street, P.O. Box 4250, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Was USD 100
SPG Member rate:
USD 80

Asia

Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali
Jalan A.A Gede Rai, Mawang Kelod, Lodtunduh, Ubud, IDB, Indonesia
Was USD 134
SPG Member rate:
USD 62

Aloft Seoul Myeongdong
56 Namdaemunro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea (South)
Was USD 138
SPG Member rate:
USD 105

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
9/99 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi Beach, Surat Thani, Koh Samui, Thailand
Was USD 566
SPG Member rate:
USD 430

Sheraton Samui Resort
86 Moo 3 Chaweng Noi Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand
Was USD 212
SPG Member rate:
USD 161

Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Sinsuran, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Was USD 134
SPG Member rate:
USD 108

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi, Malaysia
Was USD 238
SPG Member rate:
USD 192

Aloft Bangkok Sukhumvit11
35 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey-nua, Wattana, Bangkok, Thailand
Was USD 89
SPG Member rate:
USD 72

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