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Marriott opens Parklane, the first luxury branded hotel 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.

Parklane resort Cyprus

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.

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.

Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (June 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 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.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), 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).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy 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.)

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?

    • Lee says:

      No, you only get one night credit each day

    • Rob says:


    • TGLoyalty says:

      No but you could check in as you leave the other …

    • Tracy says:

      Ok, back to the drawing board on that one then. Could we check in to the other hotel for 6 nights as we leave and leave keys in room or is 6 days pushing it for a mattress run lol…

      • Rob says:

        I think that is pushing it unfortunately. Cleaners will ignore any ‘do not disturb’ sign after the first day.

  • 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?

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