Jun172014

Country Club life at Renaissance Paris Hippodrome with bonus points

Marriott International opens the Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St. Cloud Hotel on June 24 in the outskirts of Paris on the grounds of the Paris Country Club. The hotel is 10 km west of the Eiffel Tower for geographic perspective.

Renaissance Paris Hippodrome has 3 floors with 103 rooms and 7 suites. The country house style newly built hotel emulates the timber and thatch frame Normandy architectural style of the Paris Country Club.

Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St. Cloud Hotel Marriott Rewards category 7 at 35,000 points per award night.

 

Rates at the Renaissance Paris Hippodrome de St Cloud start from €169 a night ($228.86 USD) on a room only basis. Price includes VAT.

A special opening offer is available for weekend breaks starting from €200 per room per night on a room only basis and guests will receive a €60 credit to spend on food and beverages at the hotel. Minimum two night stay on a Friday and Saturday night and prices include VAT. Book by 1 September for stays between 11 July and 7 September 2014. www.renhotels.com.

So the special opening offer for a 2-night stay with a €60 credit is actually €2 more than the room only starting rate.

I checked rates for Monday August 4 to Thursday Aug 7 for three nights to find the €169 ($228.86) a night for room only with a prepaid, nonrefundable rate. There are better deals for this hotel.

Earn 2,000 bonus points and breakfast

There is a far better offer for Marriott Rewards members this summer offering free breakfast and 2,000 or 5,000 bonus points per stay. Cancel with no penalty up to day of arrival.

€179.10 ($242.56) King room, city view (25 sq m or 269 sq ft.) Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offer, breakfast for 2 guests per night, wireless Internet, 10 percent off Best available rate, 2000 Bonus Points upon arrival.

€215.10 ($291.32) Larger King, Garden View (29 sq m or 312 sq ft.) Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offer, breakfast for 2 guests per night, wireless Internet, 10 percent off Best available rate, 2000 Bonus Points upon arrival.

€233.10 ($315.70) Larger Two Doubles, Garden View (29 sq m or 312 sq ft.) Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offer, breakfast for 2 guests per night, wireless Internet, 10 percent off Best available rate, 2000 Bonus Points upon arrival.

Earn 5,000 bonus points, but no breakfast

At first glance, I thought this rate might be the best deal until I realized the offer for 5,000 bonus points rate comes without breakfast and is not as good a deal as 2,000 bonus points and free breakfast.

€199.00 ($269.50) King room, city view (25 sq m or 269 sq ft.) Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offer, wireless Internet, 10 percent off Best available rate, 5000 Bonus Points upon arrival.

€239.00 ($323.67) Larger King, Garden View (29 sq m or 312 sq ft.) Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offer, breakfast for 2 guests per night, wireless Internet, 10 percent off Best available rate, 5000 Bonus Points upon arrival.

€259.00 ($350.76) Larger Two Doubles, Garden View (29 sq m or 312 sq ft.) Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offer, breakfast for 2 guests per night, wireless Internet, 10 percent off Best available rate, 5000 Bonus Points upon arrival.

Rate comparison for base rooms

$229 USD King room advance purchase, nonrefundable, no breakfast, no bonus points.

$242.56 USD King room, flexible day of arrival cancellation, breakfast for two and 2,000 bonus points. BEST DEAL.

$269.50 USD King room, flexible day of arrival cancellation, 5,000 bonus points, but no breakfast included.

Renaisasance Paris map

Renaissance Hippodrome Paris Rue du Lt Colonel de Montbrison 123 Rueil-Malmaison, France is 10km west of central Paris.

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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