SPG Hot Escapes January 14 edition has more than 150 hotels, yet only 19 hotels in the Americas with only 14 in the USA. Hopefully more hotels appear today for USA.
January and February offer some of the lowest rates of the year for many European hotels. Gritti Palace in Venice drops to under $400 per night for a multi-night extended stay in Venice at the category 7 hotel. That is an opportunity to save 30,000 points per night using cash rates.
Mauritius has three Starwood Hotels on sale. Le Meridien is $124 for the next three weeks. Westin Turtle Bay is $164 to $167 over the next month. St. Regis Mauritius is $333 per night for most dates over the next six weeks.
There are not many participating hotels in Asia.
Westin Georgetown D.C. is $128 most weekends.
Westin Times Square New York is $144 to $151 over three weekends.
All in all, there are some good deals around Europe and a few low rates in sporadic places elsewhere.