In what may be the last major opening before Starwood and Marriott fully combine their loyalty schemes next month, SPG’s The Luxury Collection is officially opening Hotel de Berri in Paris on 20th July. It actually opened a couple of days ago, however, for a ‘soft’ launch.
This looks like an attempt at a very high-end property. It has, astonishingly for a city centre hotel, a 3000 square metre private park. This is shared with the occupants of just 75 rooms, including 35 suites.
The decor looks a bit …. eclectic …. but let’s see. Here is one example:
…. and here is another:
Situated on rue de Berri, it is a very short walk from the Champs-Elysees.
At a reassuringly expensive €500 per night, it is decent value even as a Category 7 Starwood redemption at 30,000 points per night. However, from mid August when SPG and Marriott Rewards merge, it will be bookable for just 60,000 ‘new scheme’ points (the equivalent of 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points) which will be excellent value.
The Hotel de Berri website is here if you want to find out more.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card usually comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).
(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.)