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Yet more new good hotel redemption options in Nice / Cannes!

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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.

InterContinental Carlton, Cannes

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.

Radisson bar

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, below, and of course benefits from having brand new interiors.  Some rooms also have sea views.

AC Nice

You can learn more about the hotel here.  It has been categorised at Category 7 by Marriott Rewards which makes it 35,000 points per night.

Comments (1)

  • Nick Burch says:

    At this time of year, I’d suggest using cash rather than points – you can get some very good deals, including BA holiday combined flights+hotel, especially in Nice. However, you may also find yourself drenched and wishing you’d brought an umbrella with you, as I did today… So maybe there is something to be said for waiting until high season and using points then!

    The Le Meridien in Nice looks like it could be a good option for those with SPG points, as long as you don’t mind your beaches with pebbles (same problem applies to the new Marriot you mention)