New W Hotel to open on Greece’s Costa Navarino this year
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Marriott is expanding its footprint of W Hotels in Europe with the last-minute signing of W Costa Navarino in Greece, which is due to open this summer.
It’s not uncommon for some hotels to be built without a particular brand in mind and then sign on prior to opening. It will be interesting to see what W Costa Navarino looks like when it’s finished – the render, below, looks very smart but clearly it was not originally designed to be a W.
The Costa Navarino is experiencing a wider tourism and regeneration surge, The development of the area already includes a Marriott ‘Luxury Collection’ hotel and a Westin, plus amenities such as golf courses.
W Costa Navarino will be marketed as a ‘W Escape’ (ie. resort) and will feature 246 rooms, suites and private villas, many with private pools and overlooking the Bay of Navarino and the Ionian sea. There will be five restaurants including a beach club and sunset bar.
Tennis courts and a watersports hub will round out the offering.
W Costa Navarino has not been loaded onto the Marriott website yet so we have no guide prices.
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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.
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You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
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and for small business owners:
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The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points.
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