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SPG Hot Escapes Feb 25 edition

There are 137 hotels on this week’s list of SPG Hot Escapes with 41 hotels in the USA. I look at a hotel like Le Meridien Lav in Split, Croatia at $73 per night for the entire month of March and wish I could move there for a month to secure SPG lifetime Gold elite. I’m only 20-something nights away.

SPG Hot Escapes Croatia

For many of us, family gets in the way of travel when you consider the impact of your absence on the lives of those around you. Being a home office worker, my additional chores include all the grocery shopping and cooking. Kelley misses here live-in chef when I hit the road without her.

I’ll settle for a week of travel somewhere in March, and probably not in a Starwood Hotel. Perhaps you can find a good hotel for your travels in this week’s SPG Hot Escapes.

Here are some notable hotel deals for me:

The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont is $179 for all dates Sunday to Thursday nights. All the snow in the northeast gives this property a better value than a typical mud season March.

La Posada de Sante Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico is $81 this weekend and $95 per night during the last week of March.

Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali is $119 for several dates in March. The location adjacent to the Luxury Collection property with shared facilities makes this a good hotel for sleeping with two hotels for entertainment and facilities.

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran at $113 for several dates in March provides an opportunity to Starwood Hotel hop on the cheap and see different areas of the island. St. Regis Bali is $380 per night for nearly every date in March if you feel compelled for luxury.

Canada is the real deal of the season. The Canadian Dollar had its greatest devaluation in 2014 in years and Canada hotel prices are a bargain for Americans.

Westin Bristol Place Toronto Airport $64 to $70 most weekends.

Le Meridien Versailles, Montreal at $73 to $85 per night Thursday through Sunday.

Westin Bayshore Vancouver at $129 March 8-12 is a great hotel deal for the best city in the west.

Recap of SPG Hot Escapes rules:

Prepaid and nonrefundable rates.

Must book before 12 midnight local hotel time Saturday Feb 28, 2015 for stays over next six weeks.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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