I have been running an unofficial series of posts on Head for Points about good hotels for redeeming your loyalty points in the south of France. This is because it is a popular weekend break destination from the UK, with flights from regional airports across the country, and can be expensive if you pay cash.
Last year I reported how Hyatt is taking over two of the best properties in Nice and Cannes. This is a great result for anyone with a stack of Hyatt Gold Passport points to redeem.
I also reviewed my stay at the InterContinental in Cannes (photo above), which included a visit to the Radisson SAS’s roof-top bar (photo below). These are also both available on points.
Marriott is the latest hotel group to launch a new luxury hotel in Nice.
AC Hotels, the Spanish group which entered into a branding agreement with Marriott in 2011, has just opened a property in Nice. Whilst the property was formerly a hotel, it has been fundamentally gutted and rebuilt.
Set a few streets back from the beach, it has an attractive rooftop pool and of course benefits from having brand new interiors. Some rooms also have sea views.
Hotel offers update – September 2021:
Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.
Want to buy hotel points? There are currently special offers running with Marriott Bonvoy (‘mystery’ 45% or 50% bonus to 25th September), Hilton Honors (100% bonus to 30th September), IHG Rewards (‘mystery’ bonus, usually 100%, to 8th October) and World of Hyatt (30% bonus to 31st October).