Choice Privileges points are valued at $8 per 1,000 points by Nerdwallet.com. This post shows redemption value at Choice Hotels in Europe exceeding $40 per 1,000 points for center city hotels in places like Paris and London where many hotels offer reward nights for 8,000 points.
Currently Choice Privileges has a promotion for 8,000 points after two stays from March 8 to May 8, 2012. Here is my Loyalty Traveler post from March 7 on the promotion. The vast majority of the 6,000+ Choice Hotels in 11 hotel brands are located in the USA. Most of the hotels in the USA offering reward nights at the two lowest levels of 6,000 and 8,000 points are economy segment hotels with rates under $75 per night.
One of the interesting aspects of Choice Privileges is the opportunity for reward nights at hundreds of international hotels in Clarion, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn brands for 8,000 points per night. Some of these hotels have published rates at US$250 or more per night.
Paris, France and a night in the Opera.
Reward night cost and season dates can be checked easily on the ChoiceHotels.com website. You do not even need to be signed in as a member.
You must be signed in as a Choice Privileges member to actually see room availability. A general US member can redeem points for hotels in Hawaii and international locations outside the US and Canada up to 60 days before arrival.
There are 46 hotels in the 50 mile vicinity around Paris. Many of these hotels are Paris city center hotels.
Clarion Collection Hotel Opera Pavillon reward night options offer a choice of two room types.
Superior room at Clarion Hotel Opera Pavillon has higher published rate than standard room with double bed.
250EUR = USD$333
$333/8,000 points = $41.62 per 1,000 Choice Privileges points.
This is a small boutique hotel with 30 rooms. And even has room service.
Located in a picturesque 19th century building, Clarion Collection® Opera Pavillon hotel is ideally situated in the very heart of a lively area and many points of interest are easy to reach by public transportation.
This Paris, France hotel is minutes from world-famous landmarks and attractions, including the Moulin Rouge cabaret, L’opera Garnier concert hall, Place du Tertre landmark, the Federation Francaise de Rugby headquarters, La Defense business district and the charming village of Montmartre.
Guests of this Paris hotel can enjoy amenities and features like:
- Free full breakfast
- Free wireless high-speed Internet access
- Free weekday newspaper
- Free coffee
- Pet-friendly hotel; fees apply
In addition to standard amenities, all guest rooms are air conditionedand offer features like spacious work desks and cable television.
Join us in the lobby for afternoon tea or a lively cocktail hour. Laundry facilities are located on the premises.
The City of Lights has so much to offer and while you are in town, there is no better place to stay than the Clarion Collection Opera Pavillon hotel. We have countless features and a welcoming staff. Make a reservation with us today.
The reason I am including so much detail on this hotel is to illustrate the low reward night option at 8,000 points is an incredible deal for this specific hotel compared to the typical value you might place on an 8,000 points reward night for a Choice Privileges hotel in the USA.
TripAdvisor gives the Clarion Collection Hotel Opera Pavillon hotel a decent 4-star rating and reviews.
This hotel has higher published rates than most hotels you will find at 8,000 points since it is in central Paris. High value hotels in major cities and some resorts for 8,000 points in low season dates for Choice Privileges are not difficult to find (except for the fact that I keep getting timed out of my Choice Privileges account every few minutes while researching and writing this article). There are 8,000 points hotel bargains in many locations around Europe and other international regions. I am specifically showing Paris and London in this post since these are two of the most popular travel destinations for Americans.
London before the Olympic Games 2012 summer rush
Even London has hotels for 8,000 points per night over the next two months.
Quality Crown Hotel Hyde Park London is one of six available Choice Privileges hotels within 2.5 miles of city center London with reward nights at 8,000 points.
There is a choice of several room types available.
The first Double Bed option states “small room.” Good reason to go for last Double Bed option. The published Best Flexible Rate is 199 GBP after tax.
199GBP = USD$317.
Choice Privileges Redemption Value $317/8,000 points = $39.63 per 1,000 points.
Choice Privileges points are valued at $8 per 1,000 points by Nerdwallet.com.
There are some high value opportunities for Choice Privileges reward nights in international locations.
Current Choice Privileges promotion from March 8 to May 8 offers 8,000 points after two hotel stays. Choice Privileges Promotion registration link. Members can earn unlimited free nights during this promotion.
Two qualifying stays for 8,000 points can be completed for $120 to $140 total in many locations across the USA. Stay cheap now and vacation later on the cheap in Europe using Choice Privileges.
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