5 Most Luxurious Hotels to Use Your Starwood Points
- By Sean Bryant
- January 27, 2015
Posted in Starwood Preferred Guest Program
Starwood not only has some of the most luxurious properties in the world, but a lot of them offer incredible value when you are booking your stay with Starwood points. Award nights can start at just 2,000 Starpoints for a category 1 hotel.
One of the best perks of Starwood hotels is that when you book four nights you will get your fifth night free. This automatically increases the value of your points by 20 percent.
Here’s a look at some of the most luxurious Starwood hotels for you to use your points around the world if you find yourself staying in the United States, Peru, France or Bali.
The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician
If you are planning a golf vacation to Arizona, you are going to want to book your stay at The Canyon Suits at The Phoenician in Scottsdale. This five-star hotel is perfect for the avid golfer, as it offers a 27-hole championship facility. If golf is not your thing, then you are guaranteed to enjoy a private cabana at the hotel’s exclusive pool. The best perk is saved for the end of the day, when the staff draws you a bath each evening with sprinkled in bath salts.
This is a category 6 hotel, which means rooms cost 12,000 Starpoints per night.
St. Regis Princeville
Starwood has quite a few properties in Hawaii, and one of the best is the St. Regis Princeville in Kauai. This was the first St. Regis location in Hawaii and has just 251 rooms, giving it a more intimate feel compared to 500-room hotels on the island.
The resort is situated on top of cliffs that overlook Hanalei Bay. The views from the infinity pool are spectacular, however, it can be a little inconvenient getting to the beach as you are required to take multiple elevators.
The St. Regis Princeville is a category 7 property, meaning it would cost 30,000 Starpoints per night to stay.
Palacio Del Inka
One reason to travel the world is to create everlasting memories with your family. Being able to see new places and experience different cultures is what leisurely travel should be about.
Cusco, Peru, is also the home to one of the best Starwood properties. The Palacio Del Inka is located in a historic mansion that dates back over 500 years. A short, five-minute walk from the city’s main square puts you right in the middle of the action.
What helps to make this hotel stand out from the rest in Cusco is the service. If you are staying in a suite, you will have access to your own personal butler throughout your stay. Because Cusco is located at such a high elevation, you will also have the option to have enriched oxygen in your room for an additional charge.
Palacio Del Inka is a category 4 hotel, costing 10,000 Starpoints per night.
Westin Paris Vendôme
In Paris there is an endless supply of luxury hotels, but one of the best is the Westin Paris Vendôme. The location couldn’t be much better, as it’s situated only blocks away from the Louvre. The hotel first opened in the 1800s as one of the city’s grand palace hotels.
In comparison to the smaller scale of hotels in Paris, the Westin has a fairly large 300 square-foot room option. What makes them seem even larger is that they have extremely high 12 foot ceilings.
A stay at this opulent Parisian local starts at 20,000 Starpoints.
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The Laguna Resort
Starwood has two amazing properties in Bali. The first is the St. Regis Bali Resort and the second is The Laguna Resort. These are both five-star properties, but the biggest different is how much they cost. The St. Regis is a category 7, which means a night starts at 30,000 Starpoints. In comparison a night at the Laguna Resort in Nusa Dua would cost just 10,000 Starpoints.
The Laguna Resort is bordered by sandy beaches and includes seven lagoon-style pools and incredible views of the Indian Ocean. You will even have access to a 24-hour on-call butler to help take care of your late-night hunger cravings.
Most travel writers will tell you that Starwood has some of their favorite properties anywhere in the world. The above are just a few of the best.