If you are tired of the same destinations with the same properties, here is an update on new and creative ways for redeeming points and miles this year. These are a few of our favorite new and upcoming properties that we think you should check out!
Now is the time to check out Slovenia. This brand-new hotel sits in the very center of the Slovenian capital, towering above the city skyline. It offers unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding Alps. A night at this property costs 40,000 IHG points; a great redemption for this all-new property.
Conveniently located near Old Town Ljubljana and the Ljubljana train station, but with plenty of things to keep you occupied on-site. The glass façade of the tower offers an endless supply of great views. Relax with a custom cocktail at the rooftop B-bar if you prefer to spend time outdoors. Head next door to the charming B-restaurant by chef Alfredo Russo for a sophisticated dining experience.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
If you are looking for a property with a fast-paced, downtown lifestyle, look no further than the new InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. This elegant property offers 73 stories of convenient Los Angeles real estate with chic, simple, modern decor. A steal for just 60,000 IHG points per night. From decadent French cuisine to the tallest and trendiest rooftop bar in the Western hemisphere this property offers an impressive variety of on-site dining experiences.
The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
Experience the five-star luxury of The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach for an unforgettable sunny getaway in the United Arab Emirates. Located on a stretch of white sand that runs along the Arabian Gulf, this property starts at just 50,000 Marriott Rewards Points per night. Treat yourself to a luxury beachfront pool villa and kick back with a cool refreshment. If you are looking for an outdoor adventure, take advantage of complimentary access to the neighboring Al Wadi Nature Reserve. For a small fee, guests are able to explore the colorful underwater reef system with a diving instructor or take a boat tour of the sparkling gulf.
The Westin Saraya Aqaba
The Westin Saraya Aqaba, which opens later this year, will be an idyllic beachfront property with luxurious amenities and expertly-designed decor. This property has not yet been categorized but notes that the recent acquisition of Starwood by Marriott International means that this property will be eventually be categorized under the brand new Marriott rewards system, and Marriott Rewards Points will then be the rewards currency for this property. Featuring classic Middle Eastern architecture and modern interior design, this hotel will offer unique dining experiences and tranquil, relaxing spa packages. This hotel is set up to create the ideal balance between relaxation and adventure, so book your future trip to Jordan with The Westin Saraya Aqaba.
Check out the new Hilton Mandalay which opened in March of this year for a relaxing stay in Myanmar. Hilton was excited to announce this newest addition in Mandalay, costing between 30,000 and 50,000 HHonors Points per night. The convenient location is near favorite attractions such as Mandalay Hill, the beautiful jade Kyauk Sein Pagoda, and the stunning natural area Pyin Oo Lwin. With five on-site restaurants and five event venues, it may be difficult to leave the property at all; however, with complimentary bike rental available, you definitely should!
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza
If you want to stay stateside, check out the new Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza. Sharing a Midtown address with Grand Central Station and the UN Headquarters, this property is near all of our favorite attractions including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Costing 80,000 HHonors points per night, the spectacular location makes this property worth every point. Enjoy a variety of dining options and upgrade to Skyline Club access for all-day refreshments. For a charming stay in a great New York neighborhood, redeem your points with Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza.
What new properties are you excited about?