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Two Starwood Tribute Portfolio hotels in Paris rebrand from Radisson Blu April 2016

Starwood Hotels has signed two Paris hotels to its Tribute Portfolio brand. Reservations are now being accepted for Le Dokhan and Le Metropolitan for arrivals from April 1, 2016 when these hotels rebrand from their current Radisson Blu hotel flags.

Paris Starwood Tribute Portfolio hotels

The interesting aspect of this rebrand is the hotels are still available for booking in April using Club Carlson points.

Radisson Blu Paris

Would you rather pay 70,000 Club Carlson points or 20,000 Starpoints for a reward night?

On Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel is 70,000 Club Carlson points on Wednesday, April 13.

Radisson Blu Metropolitan Paris 70K rate

On Le Metropolitan Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris is 20,000 Starpoints for a reward night on Wednesday, April 13.

SPG Le Metropolitan Paris rate wants 10,000 points + $180 or 20,000 Starpoints for a free night.

In terms of the cost to buy points, Club Carlson is $490 to buy 70,000 points and SPG is $525 to buy 20,000 points during the current Starpoints 25% discount sale through April 15, 2016. The published rate is certainly the cheaper way to go for these hotels during relatively low priced spring 2016 dates.

The recent addition of Design Hotels to SPG with one Paris property means there will be seven Starwood Hotels in central Paris and one CDG airport Sheraton as of April 2016.

  1. Les Bains, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels – SPG category 7.
  2. The Westin Paris – Vendôme – SPG category 6.
  3. W Paris – Opéra – SPG category 6.
  4. Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris – SPG category 7.
  5. Le Méridien Etoile – SPG category 5.
  6. Le Dokhan Paris, Tribute Portfolio – SPG category 6.
  7. Le Metropolitan Paris, Tribute Portfolio – SPG category 6.
  8. Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre – SPG category 5.


  • Nick M March 7, 2016

    I already have a two night stay booked at the Le Dokhan in July, booked through Club Carlson. Any word on what will happen to my reservation?

  • atxtravel March 7, 2016

    I would NOT stay in those two hotels ever again,and definitely wouldn’t waste 20k SPG points on them. They’re in tiny cramped buildings, with very small rooms and no amenities. The only Radisson that was good in Paris is at Champs-Elyssees.

    The low quality of these hotels probably explains why they’re not full Starwood and were moved to an off-brand.

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  • bpbindaas March 7, 2016

    We stayed at the Le Dokhan for 2 nights in November last year using 70k points/ night. I found the hotel to be cramped. But the neighborhood is great and you are just walking distance to Le Eiffel. Limited (and overpriced) breakfast!
    I wouldn’t stay here the next time I am in the city of lights, certainly not with 20k starpoints.
    Nevertheless, this is a big loss to Club Carlson!

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