Starwood: Island Paradise for half the price

Here is a potential great deal for anyone looking to visit true island paradise in Hawaii or Bora Bora. Hint hint, maybe for a certain #hustle blog’s wedding in February 2012. Starwood is offering 50% off rack rates for their Hawaii & French Polynesia properties from now until June 30, 2012. Here is the link.

At first glance, 50% off sounds like an amazing deal, but be aware that it is discounted from the rack rate, which is the full published rate of a hotel room. You may be able to find a better deal by simply searching Starwood’s web site (standard rate, AAA rate, etc.) or on Kayak/Expedia/Orbitz. ALWAYS crosscheck the rates on other sites because you never know which site may have the best deal.

Where the edge lies is the higher end properties that are included in this promotion. The St. Regis Princeville on the island of Kauai in Hawaii and the St. Regis Bora Bora are 2 of the most expensive hotels you’ll come across.

Part of Joann’s and my honeymoon is already planned at the St. Regis Princeville. When I first booked it, the best rate for an Ocean View Room was a hefty $672/night. I checked again while writing this post and that same fully refundable rate is $575/night. Better… but still pretty expensive. With this 50% off code, the same Ocean View Room can be had for $400/night! That’s over 30% savings with this promotion. Needless to say, I immediately cancelled the prior booking and rebooked at this rate. This rate is so good that, as you can see in the screenshot below, for about the same price that we’d pay for a regular rate ($600/night), we can ‘upgrade’ to a Junior Suite with our own private butler. Now that sounds luxurious!

St. Regis Princeville - 50% off

The St. Regis Bora Bora is another out-of-this-world property that we all recognize from the movie Couples Retreat. Check the rates today and they weigh in at a staggering XPF 93,800 or $1,066/night. Use the SPG50PRO code and you are now down to XPF 65,000 or $739/night. Again, that’s also over 30% savings! By no means is this price for everyone, but I assume you knew what you were getting into vacationing in Bora Bora. I doubt you will get a stunning Overwater Villa in Bora Bora at a hotel of this caliber for better than $739/night.

St. Regis Bora Bora - Overwater Bungalows!

I checked out a few other hotels, but there were no other showstoppers like these two St. Regis properties. If you are planning a vacation to Hawaii or French Polynesia, here’s your chance to experience luxury lodging for much less than normal. If you already have something booked, please do yourself a favor, check these 50% off rates, and make sure you have the best rate for your stay. Remember, the more money you save on flights and lodging, the more you have for food and fun!

Hat tip to Flyer Talk member geaux_tigers

Terms & Conditions
  • Offer is valid at participating Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii and French Polynesia.
  • Offer is valid for stays booked and completed between August 19, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
  • Guests must be a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program in order to receive these exclusive rates. Become an SPG member now at
  • Advance reservations are required and must be made online or by calling 866-716-8141 and requesting Rate Plan SPG50PRO.
  • Listed starting from rates reflect a discount of 50% or greater off rack room rates and are only available only on select categories.
  • Services offered in the package are non exchangeable and non refundable and may be replaced with a similar item without notice, based on availability.
  • An eligible stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying a qualifying rate in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-in or check-outs that occur.
  • Rates are per room, per night, based on single/double occupancy and availability at time of reservation and do not include additional per room, per night charges that may be imposed or state/local taxes.
  • A limited number of rooms may be available at these rates.
  • Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
  • Offer not applicable to groups.
  • Not to be combined with other offers or promotions and subject to change.
  • Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time.
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