I like SPG Hot Escapes. They have become a part of my weekly hotel check.
SPG hot escapes is a weekly offer of Starwood hotels around the world that can be booked six weeks in advance. They are discounted properties up to 50% some weeks and on top of this SPG members receive an extra 5% discount.
You can find all the deals here
The offers are online on the website from Wednesday 11am UK time until the following Saturday. After Saturday the website is removed and updated with new hotels for the upcoming Wednesday.
Sometimes they have great hotels on offer and other times not so much. However it is always good to check them out as if there is a hotel in the area you want then most likely you will save money.
Before I make a booking I always check to make sure the hotel price is the same or less than if I book directly via the hotel’s website.
The reason I always prefer to book either via SPG hot Escapes or via the hotel’s website is simple. You earn points and considering that SPG points are very valuable since they can be used for hotel stays or transferred mostly for 1:1 to air miles. It is a no brainer.
In Europe SPG have fewer properties and mostly high end. However if you are travelling to the US or even to Mekkah and Medina there are SPG properties. A friend of mine stayed in an SPG property called “Le Meridien” in Mekkah ( review coming) and he earned enough points for one free stay. For six nights he got one free night. Considering that it was be best offer available it is not a bad return.
This offer is also excellent if you combine it with an Uber ride, as yesterday Starwood and Uber announced their partnership. More on this to come, for now you can check the link here.