SPG Hot Escapes has 272 hotels this week

The weekly list of SPG Hot Escapes is out with 272 hotels this week. There has to be some great deals somewhere. 153 hotels are in the USA. Typical for Wednesday SPG Hot Escapes, the number of hotels is rising as I write this post.

(Now 286 hotels worldwide with 186 USA hotels one hour after posting this piece.)

In the uproar against Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Starwood Hotels apparently makes a statement by including W Hotel St. Petersburg as a USA hotel when the list is filtered for USA properties. So, I guess there are fewer hotels in the USA on this week’s Hot Escapes if Russia retains its sovereignty over its Baltic city St. Petersburg hotel.

Lakeside Terrace Villas in Avon, Colorado is a Starwood property I never heard of before today. It does not come up on spg.com when searching Avon. It is part of Starwood Villa Resorts? Keep in mind that late April and May are mud season in the ski resorts of Colorado and last May when I was staying in Avon, many of the ski resort businesses were closed and hotels were doing annual maintenance on their properties.


SPG Hot Escapes are prepaid and nonrefundable rates available for stays over the next six weeks. Must book by this Saturday.

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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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  1. The good thing about heading to the mountains in the off season is that many great restaurants have “locals” specials – 2 for 1 main courses, set menus at reduced prices, freebies, etc. It makes some high end restaurants affordable for those who call the mountains home and take care of tourists during the high seasons – and the deals are good for all.

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