SPG Hot Escapes replacing Starpicks and Beat the Timer rates

Starwood Lurker announced on FlyerTalk that SPG is replacing Starpicks and Beat the Timer rates with SPG Hot Escapes to roll out soon.

SPG Hot Escapes

SPG Hot Escapes

  • New days for booking: Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Hotels are available until midnight local time Saturday.
  • Savings start at 20%.
  • Extra 5% savings for SPG members.
  • More hotels across the world to choose from each week.

Visit spg.com/escapes every Wednesday for new deals.

Terms: HOT Escapes rates are prepaid, nonrefundable. These rates are supposed to reflect at least 20% off standard rate. SPG members receive an additional 5% off already-discounted HOT Escapes rate. This reservation must be booked by Saturday and paid in advance; there is a penalty for changes and/or cancellations.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hot Escape Rate for Saturday, October 5, 2013

SPG Sheraton HOT

$120.65 = HOT Escapes SPG member rate prepaid, nonrefundable.

$127.00 = HOT Escapes non-member rate prepaid, nonrefundable.

$151.05 = AAA (one day before arrival cancellation with  no penalty)

$159.00 = Standard flexible rate (one day before arrival cancellation with  no penalty)



Hot Escapes are currently one of the rates that may be compared for Sheraton Denver Downtown. [click on image for full-size view]

SPG rate compare DEN






BeattheTimer.com still online for time being.

Currently BeattheTimer.com for 72-hour limited time rate discounts in Europe and Middle East is still functioning.

Here is the FlyerTalk post from William Sanders, Starwood Social Media Specialist:

Seems this community saw a sneak peak of a coming soon program. Yes, SPG Hot Escapes will be revealed soon and will combine our other programs like Starpicks & Beat the Timer. Some of the comments discuss that there are errors in the advertised % discounts, eligibility for BRG rates – please be advised we are working on making modifications and the final product will be revealed shortly. Please keep your eyes open for our upcoming official announcement which we will post here when the site is up and ready.

Best regards,
William R. Sanders
Social Media Specialist
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

FlyerTalk link




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  1. Hot escapes launched this week. I was on the website Wednesday night looking at hotels and rates. you can also already search the rates on compare rates on the SPG website.

  2. Thanks MJM – William’s comment on FlyerTalk indicates the site preview this week was not a launch.

    A website would help in locating properties.

    True that SPG Hot Escapes rates are currently available through Starwood Hotels regular booking site.

    I am adding more to this post to show SPG Hot Escapes example.

  3. Did they take the Hot Escapes website down? It was not as quick to locate properties as the Starpicks website since it was not alphabetized by country, state, city. I hope they fix that for their official launch.

  4. Apparently there was a short time where the HotEscapes site was up. I did not see it.

    Starwood will announce when the new SPG Hot Escapes site is up and running.

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