There has been quite a bit of Starwood coverage on Head for Points over the last few months as the merger with Marriott beds in. One thing I rarely write about, however, is SPG Hot Escapes, which is a bit slack of me!
SPG Hot Escapes is a series of discounted offers for Starwood hotels across the globe for the next six weeks. This covers all of their brands – Westin, W, Sheraton, Aloft, Le Meridien, St Regis, Luxury Collection, Element etc.
A new list of discounts goes live at 11am GMT every Wednesday (ie today) at this website. You have until the following Saturday to book. The site then locks down until the following Wednesday when a new list appears.
There are generally at least 100 hotels included each week.
Savings are generally around 20% but can go higher. If you are a Starwood Preferred Guest member (a link to join is here) you save an additional 5%. This means that the minimum saving will be 25%.
All hotels are priced in US$ which is a little odd and means you will incur a foreign exchange charge on your credit card if you book a property in the UK. These deals must be prepaid.
As I wrote this article yesterday, I don’t have any typical pricing to show you – as I said, the website shuts down between Sunday and 11am GMT Wednesday. The deals are generally good and represent real savings on the main Starwood website.
The Hot Escapes website is here if you want to take a look later this morning. There is also a link on our ‘Hotel Promos‘ page so it will jog your memory next time you visit that page to compare current promotions.