Marriott has just opened the brand new Renaissance New York Chelsea hotel.
This is a new-build property and, at 39 floors, is one of the tallest buildings in Chelsea with excellent views. The hotel even has a (modestly sized) rooftop pool.
A quick look at the Marriott website shows why there are good reasons to be interested in this hotel, apart from the fact that a brand new hotel generally offers a better stay than an old one.
The hotel is Category 6 in Marriott Bonvoy, which is unreasonably low. This was presumably done to help drive redemptions in the early months. A room will run from 40,000 points to 60,000 points per night depending on seasonality.
In late February, for example, I saw cash rooms at around $400 including taxes, compared to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for a redemption. This is well above my target valuation of 0.5p per point.
In June, when the weather is far better, cash rates are over $500 but redemptions are capped at 60,000 points.
Even better, you can book standard redemption rooms with two double beds and a maximum occupancy of four. This makes the hotel a good choice for a family stay.
You find out more on the Renaissance New York Chelsea website here.
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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