The Goldener Hirsch hotel in Salzburg launches its new 600 year-old look

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If you are planning a trip to Salzburg, the good news is that the Hotel Goldener Hirsch – part of the The Luxury Collection from Marriott – has just completed a full-scale renovation.

If you’ve never been to Salzburg then you may not be aware of the Goldener Hirsch and its position in the city.  It is one of only a very small number of hotels in the old town.  Astonishingly, it has operated as a hotel since 1407.  That is not a typo.

All 70 rooms and suites, as well as the common areas, have been restored.  To quote:

“The hotel’s sixty-four guestrooms and six suites have long been characterized by the building’s unique architecture, adding a sense of individuality to each space. The renovation however has seamlessly balanced old with new. The solid wood flooring is offset by a palette of cornflower blue and antique white whilst traditional, hand-printed fabrics are used in rugs, curtains and cushion covers, all produced by local designer, Jordis. Guests will find the 15th century guesthouse reimagined with every modern convenience and latest technology integrated seamlessly into each living space. The en-suite bathrooms are generous spaces where deep marble baths and heritage bronze fittings meet rainfall showers and porcelain fixtures.”

The hotel website is here.  It is a Category 7 redemption, which means that reward nights costs 50,000, 60,000 or 70,000 points per night depending on season.

If the idea of staying in a higgledy-piggledy 600 year old room does not appeal – and the hotel is directly in the main tourist area – Salzburg also has one of the best Sheraton hotels in Europe just a few minutes from the old town.  This is one of only a handful of Sheraton’s globally to have the ‘Sheraton Grand’ title.

The Sheraton Grand website is here.  As a Category 5 hotel, a redemption costs 30,000 to 40,000 Bonvoy points per night.

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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!

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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

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.

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  1. Lauralashes says:

    Often had the boxes at the O2, sound quality not great. Also atmosphere is rather detached and if you see others in other boxes they are stuffy. Save your points is my unsolicited opinion.

    • It depends on your approach to concerts. If you’re a hardcore fan then you really don’t want to be in the box, I agree. If you’re a middle aged bloke who is happy to pass the evening listening to Fleetwood Mac in comfort then it’s great 🙂

      Far more mixed crowd in the Marriott box, however, because people are voluntarily buying the seats for points due to their interest in the band. It isn’t like a law firm inviting various key contacts, all of whom will end up being white middle-aged men by default.

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