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Marriott’s opens the first luxury branded resort in Cyprus

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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.)

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  1. C F Frost says:

    OT. Is there time for that young whippersnapper Rhys to put together a NatWest treatise? In these dire post-Amex days we live in, it’s interesting to note that NatWest rewards convert to Avios at 1.175, and when you factor in a return of 2% on utility bills, and targeted offers of 5% rewards at Waitrose for a £20 plus spend and 10% at Morrison’s for a £50 spend, then there is opportunity. There’s 3% at Groupon for a bit of a circular bonus for the Purchasers among us. And of course with the old doubling-up trick with the site that can’t be mentioned then there is something to be said for keeping it simple. All of this seems to apply for one’s debit card – something I traditionally have had to implore my wife not to use – and i’m not sure if the 1% NatWest credit card Rewards return stacks on top. Perhaps someone here knows. I know, it’s all a bit MSE, but any port in a storm.

  2. OT / Bonvoy seemed to have launched a promo to buy points, 25% off, any advice / hfp article coming up? Thanks

  3. Gordon Ritchie says:

    Was Press Gazette article poorly researched by stating that Guardian and Daily Mail still available at BA. Didn’t BA stop stocking the Mail in Gatwick, Glasgow and Heathrow T3 & T5 lounges last year even in First Class [but DM didn’t appear to resort to an advert advising the fact]! Forgot to mention that The Sun and Times still available.

  4. 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?

      • £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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?

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