Jun242015

SPG Hot Escapes nice new web design

What first caught my eye today with SPG Hot Escapes is their nice new web design.

SPG Hot Escapes new design-1

Although, I wonder about the clock accuracy? The deadline for booking is supposed to be midnight local hotel time. How can the deadline to book SPG Hot Escapes rate be the same for a hotel in China as a hotel in California? I’ll have to wait to Saturday to see how that clock plays out for booking deadlines.

The other big change is a map showing where SPG Hot Escapes discount hotels are located around regions of the world.

SPG Hot Escapes map

Only 40 hotels on the list this week. The display by country list is also more compact and easier to read.

SPG Hot Escapes locations

The easiest way to see a list of hotels is to click on the map region and all the hotels in that region are displayed. There is also a link for All 40 Deals that displays the list of countries seen in the image above.

Sheraton 5 paid nights = 1 free night begins July 9

I looked for Sheraton deals for the five paid nights = 1 free night SPG Promotion. Low cost Sheraton hotels are found in Minneapolis and Lisle, Illinois. Brussels, Bratislava and Egypt have low rates too.

SPG Hot Escapes are prepaid, nonrefundable rates for select hotels over the next six weeks.

In past offers, these deals had to be booked by midnight Saturday, hotel local time, which means a hotel in Beijing, China would have to be booked by 9:00am California time on Saturday before it turns midnight in Beijing. That is what I mean when I question the clock time shown on the webpage.

The clock showing on SPG Hot Escapes for me shows booking deadline ending at midnight central time (10:00 pm Saturday).

Has SPG set one specific time for booking any SPG Hot Escapes hotel worldwide, in place of the former hotel local time? I’ll try to remember and check on Saturday morning to test the booking deadline for a hotel located in Asia.

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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