Awesome Values at Upscale Properties Around the World

   on June 05 2012 9:40 AM

Regardless of which continent you are traveling to, I want to make sure you're taking advantage of the best hotel specials out there. From Istanbul to Beijing to Hawaii, there is plenty of luxury to be offered at reduced rates. Below is a selection of my favorite hotel specials from some of the top-rated hotels worldwide.

New York City: The 52-story Trump New York is centrally located near New York City's Upper West Side, Central Park, Lincoln Center, and Fifth Avenue. Currently, this hotel is offering a third night free special when you book two nights in a suite starting June 1st. I highly recommend you take advantage of a spa treatment in the 6,000 square-foot Spa at the Trump. When you book any suite through July 31st, you receive a $50 spa credit for your stay. I have heard great things about the restaurant right inside the hotel, the Jean Georges. This French and American restaurant has been deemed the only Forbes Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurant in the city. 

Hawaii: Waikiki is home to the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, which is situated on Oahu's Waikiki Beach. Recently, this hotel has revamped its look with a multimillion-dollar transformation. With its stunning new design, this property offers a chic and modern atmosphere. My favorite part of the transformation -- current Starwood hotel members can enjoy the newly renovated space for 50 percent off room rates until December. If you are not a member, you can still grab a great deal by booking two nights and receiving the third for free with the Sunsational package.  

Vancouver: Home to the Stanley Park, ocean shores, and towering mountains, Vancouver is also lucky to boast the Sutton Place Hotel, situated in the heart of the bustling downtown. This Conde Nast gold-list hotel offers a state-of-the art spa, and boasts the most beautiful view of the city and dynamic landscape. The Sutton Place Hotel is offering a stay for two nights with 25% off or a stay for three nights with 35% off. AAA, CAA, and AARP members can receive additional discounts.  

Moscow: The beauty of Russia can be experienced at The Ritz Carlton Moscow, which lies at the edge of the famed Red Square -- the site of numerous coronations, conflicts and celebrations.  Right now, you can get exclusive accommodations when you pay with your American Express card.  This package includes luxury accommodations, daily American breakfast, a $50 dining credit each night for the gourmet restaurant, and a Matryoshka nesting doll upon arrival. Room upgrades are also provided upon arrival based on availability. 

Beijing: Experience the culture of China at The Peninsula Hotel. Located in China's capital city, this hotel is just minutes from the Forbidden City among many other well-known landmarks. The hotel's historic location is perfect for a leisurely visit of sightseeing, but hosts a variety of corporate clientele because of its accessibility to the business center.  Until September, enjoy the Summer Splendor package that provides a breakfast buffet, guaranteed upgrade, access to the club lounge, and a hotel credit of 30 percen t of whatever you spend.