Starwood Hotels launched a cyberMonday 72-hour sale today for select resort properties in the US, Caribbean, and French Polynesia. Rooms must be booked by Wednesday, December 2 for stays from January 1 through April 30, 2010. These limited time offer rates are nonrefundable.
The best deals I saw was for Le Meridien Bora Bora (property link) overwater bungalow with glass floor for about US$715 per night (57,000 XPF after 10% VAT). The cheapest room at the Le Meridien is around $500 per night with this sale. The St. Regis Bora Bora is a few hundred dollars more per night.
US resort locations revealed some discounts, however, given the nonrefundable terms and the forecast for rates to continue dropping, particularly for resorts in 2010, I would be reluctant to recommend this sale as a great bargain. The handful of hotels I checked in Arizona and California for some sample dates did reveal these rates to be the lower than AAA rates, but generally only about 20% lower.
If the South Pacific Bali Ha’i sirens are calling you, then this might be your cyber-Monday deal of the day for a Bora Bora resort vacation.
US Airways 1,000 Bonus Miles offer
This cyberMonday Starwood Resort special offer also comes with a US Airways 1,000 miles per stay bonus if you choose Airline Direct Deposit miles for your stay. Members choosing airline miles direct deposit have Starpoints earned from a hotel stay converted automatically into miles. You receive 1 mile for every Starpoint you earn for the stay. The 1,000 Dividend Miles are in addition to regular earning of miles. You will not earn Starpoints for your hotel stay if you choose Airline Direct Deposit of miles.
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Instant Gold Elite Offer for new members
Upgrade your Starwood Hotel lifestyle with 1,000 bonus points per night and instant Gold elite-level membership. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will refer you for SPG Gold elite membership. This offer is only available to new members of SPG.