Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Marriott opens Parklane, the first luxury branded hotel resort in Cyprus

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Marriott has just opened Parklane, billed as ‘the first luxury branded resort in Cyprus’.

Parklane is part of The Luxury Collection brand and is described as:

“Surrounded by 100,000 sqm (25 acres) of landscaped gardens, the resort welcomes guests with a picturesque lane that snakes through a verdant grove of evergreen olive, citrus and palm trees – setting the mood for the serene experience that awaits. Three outdoor and one indoor swimming pool (one filled with seawater and one for adults only) glisten in front of the main building, surrounded by cabanas, waterbeds and lounge areas for outdoor dining and drinks. The perfect seaside gateway is completed with a special all-day facility for children, a luxurious spa area, a vast ballroom, conference facilities, five restaurants, two bars and a 300 meter long sandy beach. The facilities are open throughout the year for work or pleasure to both guests and the general public.”

As a Marriott Bonvoy redemption, it costs 85,000 points per night – or 340,000 points for five nights based on ‘5 for 4’.  Given that cash rates are around €400 in August this is not the greatest deal in the world.  That said, for a 5 night stay, you are roughly at my target redemption value of 0.5p per point.

Parklane resort Cyprus

The hotel allows to you pay a cash supplement on a redemption to upgrade to a bigger or sea view room, although none can take more than three people.

The Parklane website is here if you want to find out more.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (115)

  • Rob says:

    No-one has ever found anything for £30 of interest from the FT site.

    • Lady London says:

      Ordering the FT diaries for the office was something some City teams liked to do each year, some could be around that amount but perhaps these days priced higher?

      • EwanG says:

        £30 for a 1 month digital FT sub, you can cancel 14 days before renewal. I’m sure some would find that of interest!!

    • Pangolin says:

      Can’t you buy a book from their business book store via the site?

  • Tracy says:

    O/T re. Marriott platinum challenge. I already have 10 nights booked for a long stay in July. Am I able to book a room at a nearby cheap hotel for 6 nights over the same dates and get night credits for both?

  • Mark2 says:

    Surely the title of this article should be ‘A suggestion why BA dropped the FT’ rather than ‘Why BA dropped the FT’ which suggests undisputed fact?