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SPG Hot Escapes 128 hotels, book by May 23

SPG Hot Escapes has many more hotels this week than last with 128 properties available at discount rates for some dates over next six weeks. Half the hotels are in the USA. These are prepaid, nonrefundable rates and bookings must be made before midnight Saturday May 23, local hotel time. This means hotels in Asia are first to drop off the list on early Saturday morning in the USA.

Properties that caught my attention:

Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne $95 every weekend Friday and Saturday night. This is a highly rated Aloft and I might be passing through Charlotte to take advantage.

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort $83 next week and $98 for many dates.

I considered filing a BRG claim for this hotel two weeks ago, but I did not want the hassle of getting to the hotel when it is not the part of Orlando I need to be staying next week.

Westin Verasa Napa is $189 on Monday and Tuesday June 29-30. $20 per night resort fee is additional. AAA rate is $199 with 7-days before arrival no penalty cancellation.

Aloft London Excel $93 on June 25-26 is an example of a hotel with a teaser rate for a couple of dates. Most dates are $118 to $177 per night.

Australia has 8 hotels on this week’s list with relatively low rates for their winter months travel. Noosa beaches in Queensland are swimmable in winter.

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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