There are 218 hotels on SPG Hot Escapes January 7, 2015 version for stays through February 18. That is almost 20% of Starwood Hotels globally and the distribution this week is proportioned in global style.
SPG Hot Escapes are prepaid and nonrefundable rates, usually offering around a 20% discount on average rates for the specific hotel, and available for stays over the next six weeks. The low advertised rates are sometimes only available for one or two nights during the six weeks. Must book these rates by 11:59pm Saturday local hotel time. This means hotels regionally in Asia Pacific and other places must be booked earlier in the day on Saturday when making reservations from the USA.
USA 53 hotels and Canada 6 hotels – USA hotels are listed last on the SPG Hot Escapes site. The list is alphabetical by region, but they call it Latin America so North America comes last.
- Africa Middle East is 30 hotels
- Asia Pacific 45 hotels
- Europe 77 hotels
- Latin America 6 hotels
- North America 60 hotels
I looked at the Pulitzer Amsterdam this morning before seeing SPG Hot Escapes. The $242 rate in mid-February is a reasonable rate for this hotel and substantially lower than the 269 EUR shown for a late-February date I searched.
Even more reasonable is finding Cash & Points availability for $110 and 6,000 points when the rate was $325 for the dates I checked outside of SPG Hot Escapes booking dates available through February 18.
Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler
There are two SPG Hot Escapes hotels for those of you who booked an Istanbul sub-$500 fare this week from the USA.
Le Meridien Istanbul Etiler at $104 receives a high 4.6/5 stars and 93% recommendation rating. $104 to $108 Friday to Sunday only in January.