A Complete List of SPG Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels

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Update (March 8): Two new Tribute Portfolio properties have been added to the SPG collection and will open April 1, 2016. Both properties, Le Dokhan’s and Le Metropolitan, are in Paris and are SPG Category 6 properties (requiring 20,000-25,000 Starpoints per night). Both hotels are currently Radisson Blu properties and will be rebranded for SPG. You can book now for Free Night redemptions beginning April 1.

In 2015, Starwood announced it was adding the Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels to its expanding network of properties. Although SPG members have been able to redeem Starpoints for free nights participating Tribute Portfolio properties, SPG just announced the redemption rates for its 32 Design Hotels properties.

As of today, you’ll be able to redeem Starpoints for stays at both new brands. Each of the brands are different and give travelers something new — an independent, boutique hotel experience unlike anything else in Starwood’s expanding portfolio. Last month, SPG announced hotel category changes, which took effect today. With some notable properties moving up a category, this could be a great opportunity to redeem valuable Starpoints for a stay at one of SPG’s new Design Hotels.

Tribute Portfolio

In April 2015, the Tribute Portfolio became SPG’s 10th brand and second collection of independent hotels (along with The Luxury Collection). When the brand was first added to Starwood’s portfolio of hotels, the aim was to open properties in locations where SPG had little or no footprint by planning to open 100 hotels around the world by 2020.

The collection boasts unique properties that offer guests something they wouldn’t be able to find at a standard cookie-cutter hotel. With six properties currently part of the Tribute Portfolio, there are plans to open new properties in several cities domestically, including Costa Mesa, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Asheville, Nashville, Savannah, Charleston and Denver.

Here is a list of all of the Tribute Portfolio properties that are currently available for booking:

Country City Name Category Redemption Rate
France Paris Le Dokhan’s 6 20,000-25,000
France Paris Le Metropolitan 6 20,000-25,000
Indonesia Jakarta The Hermitage 4 10,000
Japan Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido The Kiroro 3 7,000
United Kingdom London Great Northern Hotel 6 20,000-25,000
United States Las Vegas SLS Las Vegas 5 12,000-16,000
United States Miami Beach Royal Palm South Beach Miami 5 12,000-16,000
United States Palm Springs The Riviera Palm Springs 4 10,000

Here are some select Tribute Portfolio properties:

The Hermitage, Jakarta

The rooftop pool at The Hermitage in Jakarta, Indonesia. Image courtesy of Starwood.
The rooftop pool at The Hermitage in Jakarta, Indonesia. Image courtesy of Starwood.

This nine-story Tribute Portfolio property is located in central Jakarta’s historic district. It boasts old-world elegance and modern amenities in an intimate setting. There’s a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center and a wellness room. With the category changes in effect, the Hermitage is now a Category 4 property, requiring 10,000 Starpoints for a free night.

Great Northern Hotel, London

The Great Northern Hotel in London.
The Great Northern Hotel in London.

The Great Northern Hotel first opened in 1854 and has since gone through renovations to make it one of the most iconic boutique hotels in London. It’s conveniently located next to the new Western Concourse of King’s Cross Station, making it the perfect location to connect to all of the city. Also affected by the category update, the Great Northern Hotel moved from a Category 5 to Category 6 property, now requiring 20,000-25,000 Starpoints for a free night.

Design Hotels

A few months after the Tribute Portfolio was added to SPG, Starwood announced its 11th brand, Design Hotels, in November. The brand is described as a curated selection of individual hotels that offer cultural authenticity and thought-provoking design and architecture. The full Design Hotels portfolio, with 287 properties worldwide, has yet to be added to SPG — in fact, only 32 are available as of this writing. And just today, SPG announced free night redemption categories for all 32 properties, including two properties in Category 3, 11 Category 4 properties, nine Category 5 properties, six Category 6 properties and four Category 7 properties.

SPG members who book stays at participating Design Hotels directly through Starwood will be offered different benefits than they receive at other SPG properties. You’ll get 2 Starpoints per dollar spent (3 for Gold Preferred and Platinum Preferred, 4 for P75 and P100), night and stay credit toward elite status and on-property benefits like internet access and bottled water in your room. Members who pay with an Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express or Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express will earn 2 points per dollar at participating hotels.

Here’s a list of all of the Design Hotels properties that are currently available for booking, with free night redemptions just being announced today:

Country City Name Category Redemption Rate
Austria Vienna The Guesthouse Vienna  6  20,000-25,000
China Shanghai The Waterhouse at South Bund  5  12,000-16,000
France Paris Les Bains, Paris  7  30,000-35,000
Greece Athens New Hotel, Athens  5  12,000-16,000
Greece Athens Periscope, Athens  4  10,000
Greece Athens Semiramis Hotel, Athens  4  10,000
Iceland Nesjavellir ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir  6  20,000-25,000
Italy Cassago Brianza C-Hotel & Spa, Cassago Brianza  3  7,000
Italy La Thuile Nira Montana, La Thuile  5  12,000-16,000
Italy Rome G-Rough, Rome  7  30,000-35,000
Italy Venice PalazzinaG, Venice  7  30,000-35,000
Kenya Nairobi Tribe Hotel, Nairobi  5 12,000-16,000
Mexico Acapulco Boca Chica, Acapulco  4  10,000
Mexico Guadalajara Casa Fayette, Guadalajara  4  10,000
Mexico Mexico City Condesa df, Mexico City  5  12,000-16,000
Mexico Mexico City Distrito Capital, Mexico City  4  10,000
Mexico Mexico City Habita, Mexico City  5  12,000-16,000
Mexico Monte Gordo Azucar, Monte Gordo  4  10,000
Mexico Puebla La Purificadora, Puebla  3  7,000
Mexico Puerto Escondido Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido  6  20,000-25,000
Mexico San Rafael Maison Couturier, San Rafael  4  10,000
Netherlands Maastricht Kruisherenhotel Maastricht  5  12,000-16,000
Netherlands Rotterdam Mainport, Rotterdam  4  10,000
South Africa Johannesburg Ten Bompas Hotel, Johannesburg  4  10,000
South Korea Seoul GLAD Hotel Yeouido  2  3,000-4,000
Singapore Singapore New Majestic Hotel  4  10,000
Singapore Singapore Wanderlust  4  10,000
Spain Barcelona Grand Hotel Central, Barcelona  6  20,000-25,000
Spain Madrid The Principal Madrid  5  12,000-16,000
Sweden Stockholm Hotel J  4  10,000
Sweden Stockholm Nobis Hotel  5  12,000-16,000
Sweden Stockholm Stallmastaregarden  4  10,000
Switzerland Adelboden The Cambrian, Adelboden  5  12,000-16,000
Switzerland Silvaplana Nira Alpina, Silvaplana  6  20,000-25,000
Turkey Istanbul Gezi Hotel Bosphorus, Istanbul  4  10,000
Ukraine Kiev 11 Mirrors  4  10,000
United Kingdom London Town Hall Hotel & Apartments, London  5  12,000-16,000
United States New York 11 Howard, New York  6  20,000-25,000
United States New York Gramercy Park Hotel, New York  7  30,000-35,000
United States New York Hotel Americano, New York  6  20,000-25,000

Here are some select Design Hotels properties:

Gramercy Park Hotel, New York

The Gramercy Park Hotel lobby.
The Gramercy Park Hotel lobby.

The Gramercy Park Hotel is a quiet oasis in the heart of the bustling city. Guests at the hotel get access to the famed Gramercy Park, the only private park in Manhattan. In addition, the hotel is home to the exclusive Rose Bar and Maialino, a Danny Meyer Italian eatery. This is a Category 7 property, requiring 30,000-35,000 Starpoints per night.

ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir

The ION Luxury Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir, Iceland. Image courtesy of ION Iceland.
The ION Luxury Adventure Hotel in Nesjavellir, Iceland. Image courtesy of ION Iceland.

Located less than an hour outside of downtown Reykjavik, the ION Luxury Adventure Hotel is set in the beautiful countryside of Iceland. It’s the perfect location to see the famed Icelandic Northern Lights, walk across an ancient glacier or explore the surrounding landscape — including a dormant volcano. This is a Category 6 property, requiring 20,000-25,000 Starpoints per night.

Kruisherenhotel Maastricht, Netherlands

The medieval architecture and contemporary style of the Kruisherenhotel Maastricht. Image courtesy of Design Hotels.
The medieval architecture and contemporary style of the Kruisherenhotel Maastricht. Image courtesy of Design Hotels.

The Kruisherenhotel Maastricht is located in the center of Maastricht inside a renovated 15th-century monastery. The 60-room complex still maintains many of the aspects of its original structure, including the Gothic church, which now houses a reception area, library, boutique, restaurant and wine bar. This is a Category 5 property, requiring 12,000-16,000 Starpoints per night.

The Principal Madrid

The
The Principal Madrid. Image courtesy of The Principal Madrid.

This 76-room property is located in the heart of Madrid and boasts the Terraza, a rooftop terrace, with some of the best views of the city. You can make use of its wellness suite, gym, solarium and overflow pool, all of which are some of the best in Madrid. This is a Category 5 property, requiring 12,000-16,000 Starpoints per night.

Bottom Line

The ability to book Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio properties with Starpoints presents some great redemption options. Each of the brands brings something new to the SPG portfolio, and they definitely offer a non-cookie-cutter experience. It’s still unknown how these properties will be affected once the SPG-Marriott merger is complete, but as of now, there are some great redemptions you should look into taking advantage of sooner rather than later.

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