Sep212017

New Hotels: Ritz-Carlton Geneva, InterContinental Ljubljana, Rosewood London in US Embassy

Luxury hotel news grabs my attention today with new openings. The Ritz-Carlton, Hotel de la Paix, Geneva is located in a Geneva historic hotel from 1865 overlooking Lake Geneva. The property enters Marriott Rewards as a Tier 3 hotel reward at 50,000 points per night.

Ritz Carlton Geneva

InterContinental Ljubljana opened as the tallest hotel building at 20 stories in the capital city of Slovenia. The hotel has 165 rooms including 15 suites. IC Ljubljana enters IHG Rewards Club at 35,000 points for a reward night.

IC Ljubljana

Another hotel project announced is a Rosewood Hotel plan to remodel and occupy the 1960 U.S. Embassy building on Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, London. Removing the high metal fencing around the property will be a welcome adjustment to Grosvenor Square. Rosewood Hotels are true luxury hotels and no points program arbitrage opportunities with loyalty programs. This project will be a few years in the making.

US Embassy London

Curio Collection by Hilton will arrive in the Netherlands in 2020 when The Monastery Hotel Koningsbosch is scheduled to open in an 1873 monastery building in Limburg province near the German and Belgium borders.

The 100 room hotel will be situated inside a stunning former monastery, originally built in 1873, and will host an upscale restaurant and bar. The hotel, esteemed for its neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque architecture, will maintain its independent character in a situation perfect for a peaceful getaway in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The countryside surrounding the hotel will attract those with an active mindset, with a number of outdoor activities such as trekking and cycling on offer in the nearby area.

Curio Collection by Hilton News Release (Sep 1, 2017)

With three new hotel openings, Best Western spreads across Georgia the country, not the state.

Best Western Kutaisi, Georgia

Best Western Plus Bakuriani

Best Western Plus Batumi

My initial searches indicate these hotels are better value at paid rates compared to reward night rates. Batumi is Georgia’s Black Sea beach resort city. Best Western Batumi is a seaside location.

In an off-season rate check for November I see reward nights at 16,000 points when advance purchase rates are $33.44 USD.

BW Batumi $33 rate

 

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. Hasn’t the Hotel de la Paix been a Ritz Carlton for years? I made a reservation around six months ago to stay they there this winter using Marriott points, so that’s not new either. Not sure what the news is but I’m curious.

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