5 amazing Marriott Bonvoy redemptions in Europe

Dec 29, 2019

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Given the vast number of properties in the Marriott portfolio, it’s difficult not to end up at one every now and then. Since you are a TPG reader, you have obviously already set up a Marriott Bonvoy account to rack up points and make smart use of all the promotions during these stays. When you’ve built a balance, the time has come to treat yourself to a nice weekend away, but where to? We’ve picked some of the best, quintessentially European options that offer great value for your points.

HOTEL ELEPHANT, WEIMAR, GERMANY

Hotel Elephant, Weimar. Photo courtesy of the hotel.
Hotel Elephant, Weimar. (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

With plenty of Bauhaus architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage city center, Weimar is one of the great historic German small cities. If you are looking for culture and a quiet weekend away in the German countryside, this is the place for you. For only 20,000 points per night during off-peak dates, you can have a room at this highly rated Autograph Collection hotel. Paid rates hover around €150 ($168).

DO & CO HOTEL VIENNA, AUSTRIA

A King City View room at the Do & Co hotel in Vienna. Photo courtesy of the hotel.
A King City View room at the Do & Co hotel in Vienna. (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

Whether you’re into opera, world class museums or just looking to visit the palace from the 1955 film Sissi, Vienna is never boring. The DO & CO Hotel, featured in Marriott’s Design Hotels collection, is in the very middle of the city center, offering beautiful design in a boutique setting. At 30,000 points off-peak with paid rates €250+ ($279+), this is a great option to redeem some Bonvoy currency.

HOTEL BRISTOL, WARSAW, POLAND

Hotel Bristol in Warsaw. Photo courtesy of the hotel.
Hotel Bristol in Warsaw. (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

This Luxury Collection property in Poland’s capital, housed in a building from 1901, is a great example of the historic architecture you will find in Warsaw. Stay at this wonderful hotel for only 30,000 points on off-peak nights. Rates are usually more than €200 ($223), meaning good value for your points.

NEW YORK PALACE, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Lobby area at the Boscolo Budapest, Autograph Collection. Photo courtesy of the hotel.
Lobby area at the New York Palace Budapest, Autograph Collection. (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

Dating back to the 1894 opening of the new local head office for the New York Life Insurance Company, this building has a lot of history to it. The ground floor’s New York Café has been a long-time center for Hungarian literature and poetry. After the Second World War, the building deteriorated, but just after the turn of the century, is was brought back to former glory in it’s new role as a hotel. You can stay in this piece of history for only 30,000 points during off-peak dates. Paid rates are €200+, again providing good value for your coveted Bonvoy points.

JW MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA, VENICE, ITALY

The JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Venice has an outstanding spa. (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

Unique in the sense that it is located on a private island that opened in 2015, this sprawling resort offers amazing amenities for visitors of the historic Italian city. Enjoy canals, history and culture at only 40,000 points during off-peak dates. With paid rates €300+ ($335), this is a great deal. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the amazing spa complex.

Featured image courtesy of JW Marriot Resort & Spa, Venice.

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