March 5, 2024

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The best Marriott hotels in the world

Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world. It offers an incredibly diverse catalog of both budget-friendly options and high-priced stunners all over the world. With 30 Marriott hotel brands and more than 8,000 properties worldwide, it’s a tall task to find the absolute best of the best.

Just because a hotel costs a lot of money doesn’t automatically earn it a spot in the list of the best Marriott hotels. A top-tier hotel may be a moderately priced beach resort if the location is right. Or, a hotel that delivers exceptional value when redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points might make the grade — even if it doesn’t offer 24-hour butler service.

Below are the 26 best Marriott hotels to book, be it for value, location or lavish luxury.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Vommuli Island, Maldives

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Best for: Inciting ultimate friend-circle envy.

Why stay here: Even the starting accommodation options on the island are enormous, surrounded by sand and seconds away from a powdery sand beach.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Maldives, it’s a stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The ocean views you’ll experience here are beyond words.

The St. Regis Maldives is arguably one of the most aspirational uses of Marriott points out there. The resort features a range of above-average amenities, such as butler service for every room. You can simply text them if you need something at 2 a.m. and they’ll sprint right over.

The resort offers several restaurants and bars with various international themes, such as Alba for modern Italian and Orientale for upscale Asian-fusion fare. You can even book a catered outdoor dinner and a movie (of your choosing) surrounded by the lush fauna in the middle of the island, called the Jungle Cinema.

Although relaxation may be the order of the day, there’s plenty to keep guests busy, with loads of beach and water activities (snorkeling, parasailing, speed boat tours and more). It also houses the world-class overwater Iridium Spa, where signature treatments include the locally-inspired Hafla, which includes a Mococa body wrap and a massage with Maldivian sea shells, plus an enzymatic facial.

The island is family-friendly, with a kids club and a game room.

Rates start at $1,372 or 88,000 to 120,000 points per night.

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The St. Regis New York

Midtown Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

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Best for: Travelers who prefer old-world luxury.

Why stay here: For a special occasion stay, The St. Regis New York is a timeless tribute to Gilded Age glamour.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits; through American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts to enjoy value-added benefits like upgrades and late checkout based on availability, plus on-property statement credits; or directly with Marriott to leverage elite status or take advantage of award nights.

The St. Regis New York is in the heart of midtown Manhattan, making it an excellent home base for anyone desirous of exploring many of New York City’s main attractions like Central Park and the theaters of Broadway, not to mention the Museum of Modern Art.

You may find the grand hotel itself reason enough to forgo external exploration: It’s one of the oldest hotels in the city, and its yesteryear charm drips from every bar stool, golden chandelier and top hat. It’s hosted countless influential guests, such as Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, and its famed King Cole Bar is also the location where the bloody mary was created in 1934.

Rates start at $784 or 84,000 to 120,000 points per night.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Best for: Travelers looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can be thrilling, romantic, cultural and relaxing.

Why stay here: This desert resort offers luxurious accommodations and the perfect balance of relaxing moments and adventurous activities.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark for elitelike benefits and on-property credits. Considered one of the best points redemptions in the Marriott Bonvoy program, members can book amazing entry-level rooms without the need to splurge on an upgrade with points. Or, receive guaranteed late checkout and a possible room upgrade by booking through American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts.

If your vacations tend to entail a colored wristband and unlimited margaritas in plastic goblets, the desert may not be your idea of a great place to use your personal time off. But there’s something undeniably beautiful about the otherworldly landscapes of the United Arab Emirates.

Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa is in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Its luxe accommodations consist of private tents and villas with pools, creating a serene atmosphere from which to view a variety of wildlife like foxes, gazelles, oryx and vipers, many of which you can spot during guided nature walks and desert safaris.

The property offers novel activities you’ll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. You can go dune bashing, take camel rides and participate in falconry. The hotel can even book you a hot air balloon ride over the desert (the dunes at dawn cast hypnotizing shadows).

The resort also has an outpost of Timeless Spa, a fitness center and a highly regarded restaurant serving both Emirati and international cuisine. And because the hotel is all-inclusive (excluding alcohol) even when using points, you can truly indulge.

Rates start at $720 or 92,000 to 120,000 points per night.

Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville

Seville, Spain

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Best for: Solo travelers or couples looking to soak up the history of Andalucia.

Why stay here: You probably won’t consider this hotel a destination in itself, but its location and the incredible quality of the facilities are a perfect complement for those who want to explore Seville – and an excellent value for your money, especially in the offseason.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, is one of Spain’s landmark luxury hotels, located in a historic 1920s edifice that has been lovingly restored and its original features burnished to gleaming perfection.

As with many older hotels, you might find the square footage in your room a little limiting, and it’s worth upgrading a room category or two for much more space, but there’s no denying the unique charms of the accommodations, with polished marble floors in geometric patterns and Moorish-style wooden doors and paneling.

The property is in the heart of Seville and a stone’s throw from some must-see locations in the city – literally a five-minute walk to areas like the Royal Alcazar of Seville and the Cathedral of Seville.

You’ll find all the usual suspects when it comes to amenities: a well-appointed fitness center, a stunning pool area that’s perfect for cooling off after a walking tour, and two restaurants and two bars, including the art deco-style Bar Americano for classic cocktails and the gardenlike Restaurante San Fernando in the colonnaded courtyard.

Rates from $240 or 71,500 to 106,000 points per night.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, USA

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Best for: Those who want a rustic-chic sojourn right on the slopes but in a quieter part of the resort where you can really unplug.

Why stay here: This resort is like a fairy-tale mountain getaway, with a wonderful outdoor heated pool and a location steps from the chairlift. It’s a place to be pampered and to relax in front of a big fireplace when you aren’t busy at the lively apres-ski scene.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy free breakfast plus on-property credits, or via American Express Fine Hotels + Resorts.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch is a luxury ski-in, ski-out resort in the Rockies near Beaver Creek, Colorado (Vail’s better-off cousin). The Ritz-Carlton isn’t situated on the biggest mountain with the lengthiest runs. But it makes up for it with its charming log bridges, a high-quality restaurant and a final approach to the resort that’ll take your breath away. You’ll also have access to a ski lift just a few yards from the door.

All accommodations feature Ritz-Carlton’s signature marble bathrooms, and select rooms also have gas fireplaces and balconies. One of the most touted features of the property is its full-service spa with a beautiful coed grotto, which you’ll have access to simply by paying the daily resort fee tacked onto your room rate, as well as treatments featuring local elements like mine-foraged, charcoal-rich mud.

You’ll also get some excellent (though pricey) dining options with the three in-house restaurants and a scattering of cozy bars, both indoors and out. The walkways are all heated, which makes for a captivating show of billowing steam on those frigid days, which don’t feel quite so cold while you enjoy a spiked hot chocolate.

Rates from $342 or 82,000 to 120,000 points per night.

Protea by Marriott Hotel Livingstone

Livingstone, Zambia

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Best for: Taking a cost-conscious trip to Victoria Falls.

Why stay here: Victoria Falls spans both Zambia and Zimbabwe – but the famous Devil’s Pool, where you can lounge in a bowl of rushing water mere inches from a 350-foot drop, is within the Zambian border. This hotel is the perfect home base to explore that and the area’s other natural wonders.

Best way to book: Purchase your stay or redeem points by booking with Marriott directly.

It’s not a luxury lodge or a sprawling grande dame, but Protea Hotel Livingstone is deservedly considered elite for one main reason: location.

Its most compelling attribute is the proximity to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, where you’ll find Victoria Falls (one of the biggest and most bucket list-worthy waterfalls on the planet) just 7 miles from the hotel’s front door. Wildlife inside Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is bountiful, as well, in the event that you’re not impressed by the spectacular natural water feature.

Although it might not be considered high-end, this hotel still delivers, with beautiful common areas, an all-day restaurant and a lovely swimming pool.

The hotel isn’t wildly expensive to begin with, but its price in points is astonishingly low. And considering it’s your only points hotel in the area, that’s quite a lucky thing. You can expect to routinely get a value of more than 2 cents per Marriott point here, which is nearly three times TPG’s valuation of Marriott points.

Rates start at $218 or 10,500 to 16,000 points per night.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands

Fari Islands North, Maldives

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Best for: Luxury lovers who will settle for nothing less than stunning overwater accommodations.

Why stay here: Great points availability in one of the world’s most stunning natural settings make this a top redemption choice for Marriott Bonvoy members.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

A relative newcomer to the Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Island does one thing most other resorts don’t do: It assigns its stunning overwater villas as the “base” room, meaning you can book directly into them by spending a minimum number of points. Of course, there are many varieties of beach villas and bungalows to choose from for a premium as well.

No matter which room you reserve, you’ll have a private pool, outdoor shower and a guaranteed excellent view of the ocean (another thing not all Maldives resorts can promise).

As you might expect, you’ll also find a full-service spa proffering treatments from partner brand Bamford, a fitness center, a quiet swimming pool, a kids center to keep the tots occupied and various water sports and other activities like diving, snorkeling and fishing. You’ll also have five restaurants to choose from, including Summer Pavilion for contemporary Chinese and La Locanda for gourmet Italian.

Rates start at $1,492 or 94,000 to 120,000 points per night.

Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection

Crete, Greece

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Best for: Those wanting to tour ancient ruins between balmy beach lounge sessions and rounds of golf.

Why stay here: The family-friendly resort is a waterfront property with a private beach and three restaurants. It’s near popular attractions but offers enough to keep you busy if exploring isn’t your vibe.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Less popular than some other Greek isles, Crete is nonetheless filled to the brim with history and cultural attractions. It’s even home to the city of Knossos, which is believed to be the oldest city in Europe.

For those looking to balance history with relaxation, Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection is a luxurious enclave near popular tourist attractions such as the island of Spinalonga, once a leper colony (not everyone’s idea of a vacation, but you’ve got to admit that sounds mysterious and ripe for a wander). The hotel is also a good spot for golfers, as it’s just a few miles from excellent golf courses.

This property has five unique restaurants, one of which has a Japanese-Peruvian fusion theme, while another features seafood caught daily from the Sea of Crete. There’s even an open-air complex that invites numerous food trucks to congregate around live events each night. You can achieve a street food feel without straying from five-star comfort.

Rates start at $215 or 73,000 to 106,000 points per night.

Bodrum Edition

Bodrum, Turkey

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Best for: A budget-friendly but stylish luxury Mediterranean getaway.

Why stay here: Excellent beaches, plenty of recreational activities and a comprehensive spa experience combine for a fabulous stay on the Turkish Riviera.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

The Bodrum Peninsula, on the Aegean coast of Turkey, is chockablock with luxury resorts, exciting nightlife and turquoise bays just begging you to come for a swim.

The Bodrum Edition is one of the peninsula’s crown jewels and a relative newcomer to the area. It possesses a private beach, which is a precious commodity in such a popular area. It’s also designed to give you plenty of picture-perfect panoramas from the comfort of the resort if you’re not in a beachy mood; there’s a rooftop bar and a large outdoor pool surrounded by cabanas, both of which offer incomparable views of the bay.

From the hotel, you can get just about anywhere on the peninsula in under a half-hour by car. That means you can see things like the Museum of Underwater Archaeology and the Castle of St. Peter all in one afternoon.

Rooms at the Bodrum Edition are an encapsulation of a partially buttoned, light khaki, wind-whipped linen dress shirt — as though they were thoughtfully designed by a wealthy beach bum. Each room comes with an oversized bathtub and a stunningly large shower.

Rates start at $507 or 73,000 to 106,000 points per night.

Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Dorado, Puerto Rico

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Best for: Couples and families looking for a luxury vacation where the beach is never more than a two-minute stroll away.

Why stay here: This was Ritz-Carlton’s first Reserve property, and it’s arguably Puerto Rico’s most exclusive resort.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits while earning Marriott Bonvoy points. You can also book directly with Marriott to redeem points.

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is one of those next-level properties that most folks can only dream about. The resort is situated on 1,400 acres, occupied by two pristine golf courses and a gorgeous private beach.

There are a handful of dining options here that integrate a farm-to-table program, sourcing ingredients from local fishermen and farmers. Coa is the resort’s open-air restaurant, with ocean views obscured only by a smattering of striking palm trees. It’s also a top-notch place to watch the sunset. With a wine cellar featuring 690 labels and 3,200 bottles, it’s the place to be when celebrating a special occasion. You can also find dishes like wagyu New York strip steak and king salmon confit on the menu.

Dorado Beach also offers one of the more comprehensive spa experiences you’ll find at a Marriott hotel. Try a spiced coconut scrub and massage or a garden bathing ritual including the use of an outdoor stone tub with fresh botanicals, herbs and salts.

Rates start at $1,895 or 166,500 to 254,000 points per night.

W Verbier

Verbier, Switzerland

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Best for: Couples who enjoy skiing, hiking and adventure sports.

Why stay here: Nearly all the chic rooms have breathtaking mountain or valley views, and it’s extremely close to multiple ski lifts.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

The W Verbier is a ski-in, ski-out property nestled within one of the most charming alpine villages you’ll ever encounter. You can reach the town’s popular dining and shopping options with a scenic five-minute walk from the front door.

Like just about everywhere in Switzerland, the ski resort town is over-the-top photogenic, and while its main draw is the amazing winter activities, there’s no bad time to visit (the autumn colors are especially captivating). There’s plenty to do without snow, too, such as paragliding and downhill mountain biking.

As for the resort, this is a quintessential W hotel: quirky and, during the busy months, quite loud thanks to its popularity as an apres-ski location boasting live music and DJs. But it also manages to balance its rustic-chic furnishings and bright color palette with a log cabin aesthetic. Rooms are almost entirely paneled in wood and include electric fireplaces to make them that much cozier.

You’ll also find an excellent spa with a sauna and hot tub, foot baths, steam rooms and even an indoor-outdoor pool. All are a necessity after hours and hours of skiing. You can also spring for sports massages and foot reflexology to restore your energy for the next day.

The hotel’s six in-house food settings include a sushi bar, a tapas bar and an outdoor apres-ski bar that turns into a beachy hangout (complete with sand volleyball) in the summer.

Rates start at $607 or 80,000 to 120,000 points per night.

Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris

Eighth Arrondissement, Paris, France

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Best for: Marriott Bonvoy members who want to redeem points for a luxury hotel stay.

Why stay here: Found at one of Paris’ most fashionable addresses, this high-end property lets you earn and redeem Marriott points. What’s not to love?

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits while still earning Marriott Bonvoy points and elite credits for your stay.

The Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris is an art deco jaw-dropper along Avenue George V. It first opened to the public in 1929, and its location is everything. Avenue George V is where you’ll find the flagship locations of luxury stores like Emporio Armani and Hermes. And you’re within walking distance of sights like the Arc de Triomphe, the Champs-Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.

The hotel itself outperforms, even by Parisian standards. It has garnered the patronage of influential guests such as kings and statesmen, including Winston Churchill — and the hotel is improving all the time. In 2022, the hotel yanked the shroud from Akira Back, a restaurant operated by the renowned Michelin-celebrated chef of the same name.

Despite this hotel being on the small side (which is a big benefit in terms of quality of service), you’ll find a quality fitness center and the Wellness Suite, which is perfect for a body scrub, couples massages and much more.

Many rooms offer astonishing views of the Parisian skyline. And, if you’ve managed to secure a suite, you’ll likely have plenty of balcony space where you can enjoy the sounds of the bustling City of Light.

Rates from $1,034 or 73,000 to 106,000 points per night .

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

NoMad, New York City, New York, USA

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Best for: Marriott loyalists staying in one of Manhattan’s hottest neighborhoods.

Why stay here: Deep soaking tubs, fabulous Manhattan views and a star chef are luring a hip crowd to New York’s newest Ritz-Carlton.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits, or directly with Marriott to leverage elite status or take advantage of award nights.

Fresh off its debut, The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad gives Marriott Bonvoy members an excellent new way to redeem points for gorgeous rooms in a convenient location in the Flatiron district within walking distance of the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.

Nearly all rooms throughout its 50 floors (including rooms you can book directly with points) offer freestanding soaking tubs.

The hotel has two restaurants which are overseen by celebrity chef José Andrés, who has been on Time’s list of the 100 most influential people twice. He flexes his muscles at Zaytinya, a Turkish, Greek and Lebanese restaurant, as well as a rooftop cocktail bar, Nubeluz, that gives you 270-degree views of the city’s incomparable skyline.

Rates start at $779 or 96,000 to 120,000 points per night.

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Cusco, Peru

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Best for: Anyone nervous about (or prone to) altitude sickness.

Why stay here: Bewitching 400-year-old structure turned luxury hotel near Cusco’s most vibrant neighborhoods. If you don’t want to leave to get your culture fix, you can view literal ruins inside the hotel.

Best way to book: Reserve your paid stay or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

The JW Marriott Cusco El Convento is a unique luxury hotel in the historic center of the mountain town of Cusco, Peru. The former 16th-century convent has been beautifully restored to house one of the most visually stunning Marriott hotels in the world. Just entering the lobby is an event in itself​​ — you’ll step through thick wooden doors that must be 20 feet tall into a glowing stone structure made vibrantly golden due to strategic accent lights at every turn.

Cusco sits more than 11,000 feet above sea level and, as a result, the JW Marriott Cusco El Convento offers a service that many other hotels do not: It pumps oxygen into each guest room to help guests acclimate.

The hotel has a spa and wellness center which may appeal to you far more after your excursions. It’s got a steam room, a whirlpool and an indoor relaxation pool. Couple that with a body wrap, some rejuvenating Inca healing treatments and 10 minutes in a Swiss shower, and you’ve got the perfect Peruvian vacation.

Rates from $204 or 44,000 to 63,000 points per night.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

West Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Best for: Some of the best skyline and harbor views in Hong Kong.

Why stay here: Gorgeous rooms with even more stunning views, plus some of the city’s most exciting bars and restaurants mean you might not even want to leave.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is one of the city’s most singular hotels, situated at the top of the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong (and the 13th tallest in the world), the International Commerce Centre. In other words, you can’t get higher than this building when you’re in Hong Kong — and that’s a perk. Even standard amenities you’d expect at a luxury hotel are exhilarating when you’re 1,500 feet above sea level.

On the 118th story (the top floor) is a bar called Ozone, offering a panorama of Victoria Harbour and the entire Hong Kong skyline at your feet. The hotel’s pool is just a couple dozen feet below on Floor 116, with enormous glass windows from which you can enjoy the view during your swim. To boot, two of the hotel’s six restaurants are Michelin-starred, and all are an absolute spectacle of opulence.

Whether your aim is to discover the joys and mysteries of Hong Kong or you’d rather remain a recluse in your room at the top of the world, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong will not let you down.

Rates start at $395 or 70,000 to 106,000 points per night.

Austin Proper Hotel

Austin, Texas, USA

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Best for: Luxury travelers that don’t want to forgo the “weirdness” of Austin.

Why stay here: The hotel has plenty of charm and a strategic location – plus, it’s a good value when using Marriott points even during the most expensive days.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

If you’re familiar with (and enjoy) the personality of Austin, you’ll love the Austin Proper Hotel. It exhibits elements of music, art, sustainability and even (in a tasteful way) that famous Austin weirdness. You’ll find a ubiquitous hodgepodge of patterns, textures and styles sandwiched right next to each other. And somehow, it works.

Because the hotel is within the Block 21 development, you’ll be near several shopping, dining and entertainment options. You’re also near the Texas Capitol, the Museum of the Weird and many other popular attractions and landmarks.

If you’d prefer to remain at the property, you’ll have four unique restaurants to choose from, a spa and fitness center and a fifth-floor pool deck perfect for cocktails at sunset.

Rates start at $309 or 40,000 to 63,000 points per night.

SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park

Springdale, Utah, USA

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Best for: Families and adventure travelers who want to use points to experience the great outdoors.

Why stay here: Its proximity to Zion National Park cannot be beat. The hotel has several hangout areas to help you enjoy the surrounding buttes and mesas. Families will appreciate the hotel’s free breakfast.

Best way to book: Pay or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Sometimes all you want is a nice place to sleep near a stunning natural setting, and for that, the SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park cannot be beat. It is by far the closest Marriott to Zion National Park, just 1 mile from the South Entrance. By establishing base camp at this hotel, you’re also just a 2 1/2-hour drive (or less) from the likes of Antelope Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon North Rim and Lake Powell.

This isn’t a normal SpringHill Suites you might find along the highway. It still offers the same amenities you’ve come to expect (such as a microwave, a coffee maker and a work desk), but the decor is more rustic and radiates higher quality than the brand is typically known for. The hotel’s common areas are also a joy, thanks to the surrounding nature. The seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub are flanked by rock formations of humbling size. And with fireplaces located both inside and out, it’s a great place to zone out after a long, exhausting day of exploring. Zion is also a premier stargazing location.

As with all SpringHill Suites hotels, you’ll get a free buffet breakfast, a good all-you-can-eat option when the mileage on your hiking boots is skyrocketing.

Rates from $107 or 50,000 to 80,000 points per night.

Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection

Barcelona, Spain

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Best for: Travelers who want an upscale, boutique hotel experience in one of Europe’s most touristy cities.

Why stay here: You’re spitting distance from La Sagrada Familia, the Catedral de Barcelona, La Pedrera-Casa Mila and the Gothic Quarter.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

The Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, has commandeered a historic building that was once the headquarters of the Association of Cotton House Manufacturers. It’s a beautiful 1800s structure (and a small one, at that), so the hotel comprises just 83 rooms for that truly boutique feel.

Rooms can be on the small side (they start at 215 square feet), but what they may lack in size, they make up for in character with floor-to-ceiling windows, dark wood flooring and floral motifs throughout.

An opulent library, a rooftop terrace with city views and an elegant pool all provide plenty to do outside the room, though, and the hotel’s Mediterranean restaurant, Batuar, is a prime spot for a leisurely lunch in the sun.

The Cotton House Hotel is in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, near many of the city’s top attractions. The famous La Sagrada Familia is just 1 mile away, and Passeig de Gracia and the Gothic Quarter are even closer. You’re also extremely close to many of the city’s best restaurants, shops and cafes.

Rates start at $304 or 52,000 to 74,000 points per night.

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Best for: A luxurious resort that’s equally well suited for families and couples on a romantic getaway.

Why stay here: Even when fully booked, the ultra-private and spacious rooms plus three beaches and a sprawling layout ensure an exclusive ambiance.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Bora Bora is one of those destinations perceived to be either for a bucket list, debt-incurring honeymoon or a playground exclusively for the 1%. In such a hotly contested luxury hotel market, however, The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort should still be on anyone’s Bora Bora shortlist.

Unlike some other resorts (we’re looking at you, Conrad Bora Bora), the St. Regis has an unobstructed view of the glorious Mount Otemanu, the dramatic jungle-covered peak synonymous with Bora Bora, from many rooms. Guests can also book activities such as boat excursions, scuba diving, paddleboarding and more. It’s worth noting the resort has concocted a handful of child-friendly options, such as feeding fish in the lagoon, so if you do come with the littles, there will be plenty to occupy them.

The property offers multiple restaurants (at which kids under 7 eat for free), a spa, a fitness center and several swimming pools – just in case a reef shark encounter is not on your to-do list.

Rates start at $837 or 90,000 to 120,000 points per night.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa

Phu Quoc, Vietam

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Best for: Off-the-beaten-path luxury on a secluded Vietnamese island.

Why stay here: Phu Quoc is sort of the Koh Samui of Vietnam, a gorgeous island getaway with plenty of well-priced luxury resorts, including this whimsical one.

Best way to book: Pay or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa sits along the coast of the largest island in Vietnam (Phu Quoc), which lies nearer to Cambodia than it does to Vietnam.

The island’s gleaming white beaches and clear waters draw more than 5 million visitors each year — and the JW Marriott was the first international luxury resort on the scene. A conceptual fantasia by architect and designer Bill Bensley, the hotel is portrayed as a former 19th-century French university that has been converted into a hotel, though that’s mostly in the staging. Gorgeous paper lanterns are festooned above nearly every walkway, exuding the magic of a Southeast Asian festival.

You’ll find five restaurants and bars to serve just about any international taste you might crave. One of the venues, Pink Pearl, is in a stunning oceanfront mansion with a French colonial twist. The property even cultivates a garden as its source of fresh produce for the restaurants, such as Tempus Fugit, which serves beef, star fruit and young banana salad.

Chanterelle — Spa by JW offers locally inspired massage and beauty therapies. You can receive a body scrub, couples massages and even instructions in the art of massage. Also present is a steam room and therapy bath.

Rates start at $298 or 45,000 to 63,000 points per night.

The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice

Venice, Italy

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Best for: Solo travelers or couples seeking unparalleled views of the Santa Maria della Salute Basilica.

Why stay here: This hotel is rich in history and old-world opulence, all in the center of Venice’s historic heart.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Even if you don’t recognize the words “Santa Maria della Salute Basilica,” you almost certainly know what it is: the iconic domed Roman Catholic church that captivates tourists as they wind around the Grand Canal along the bank of San Marco. Arguably no hotel in the lagoon city of Venice gives you a better view of this building from the water than The Gritti Palace.

This hotel is itself a landmark that was built in 1475 and has played host to countless famous personalities over its many centuries, such as Charles Dickens and Ernest Hemingway. It was formerly the private residence of Andrea Gritti, the chief magistrate of the Republic of Venice in the 1500s, and the atmosphere of a rarefied private residence is still distinguishable.

There are four restaurants and bars to choose from, including the Gritti Terrace, which sits practically flush with the Grand Canal and offers some of the most overwhelming views in the city. Order Milanese veal chop with diced cherry and tomatoes while you watch the endless parade of boats along the Grand Canal.

Rates start at $1,454 or 88,000 to 120,000 points per night.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA

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Best for: Golfers and beach loungers who prefer placid waters over waves.

Why stay here: Directly in front of the property is Kaunaoa Bay, which is widely considered to be the best beach on the island of Hawaii.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a stunning resort on one of the world’s best strips of real estate: Kaunaoa Bay. That’s reason enough to book a stay; it’s merely a bonus that this luxury beach hotel also offers world-class service and gorgeous facilities.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was originally opened in 1965 by Laurance S. Rockefeller, making it one of the mainstays on the island of Hawaii and a favorite among families. Although Kaunaoa Bay is as tranquil as a pool most times, there are plenty of other active pursuits to keep guests busy, including tennis and nearby hiking, not to mention the Mauna Kea Golf Course, which is built over ancient lava flows.

There are four restaurants and bars to choose from, including a beachfront grill and a golf clubhouse restaurant. And, of course, you’ll find a full-service spa and fitness center.

Rates start at $854 or 71,500 to 106,000 points per night.

W Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Best for: Travelers interested in history and art right in Amsterdam’s historic center.

Why stay here: Come for the rooms’ tongue-in-cheek decor, stay for the exclusive rooftop pool and cocktails in the lobby lounge.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

In the center of Amsterdam live two neighboring historic buildings that make up the W Amsterdam. Previously a bank and a telephone exchange, they have been painstakingly renovated and modernized into an upscale but unstuffy hotel. Many rooms have great views of the city or canal just one street away, but even if you score an atrium view from the Exchange building, there is still plenty to admire about such an iconic and historic building.

The Bank building houses the hotel’s main restaurants and its spa and fitness center. This is worth noting, as you’re able to select rooms based on the building in which you’d like to stay. The Exchange building, meanwhile, holds the swanky lobby lounge and the hotel’s rooftop pool, which has some of the city’s best views thanks to the W’s fabulous location.

Inside The Duchess, one of the hotel’s restaurants, you’ll find a lustrous Roaring ’20s-themed dining area and tearoom with dishes such as hand-crafted pasta with braised short ribs and caviar beluga with mustard toast to chase delicious aperitifs.

The W Amsterdam is less than a 10-minute walk from popular attractions such as the Anne Frank House and the Oude Church — and if you’re willing to stroll a bit farther, you’ll arrive at Museum Square, home of the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, filled with masterpieces from Rembrandt, Vermeer and other Dutch artists.

Rates start at $325 or 55,000 to 74,000 points per night.

Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Bali

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

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Best for: Intimate luxury in the middle of the Balinese jungle.

Why stay here: Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties are among the most rarefied in the entire Marriott portfolio and this one, cascading down forested slopes to the Ayung River, is a truly unique experience.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credit while earning Marriott points; reserve via American Express’ Fine Hotels + Resorts or Chase’s Luxury Hotel & Resort Collection; or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

Nobody would argue that Bali is one of those heaven-on-Earth locations. But one thing to keep in mind is that there are two fiercely different personalities on the tiny island: beach and jungle.

Occupying pride of place in the jungle is Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, a luxury resort located in the island’s spiritual heart of Ubud, and it is among the best luxury resorts in all of Indonesia.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties go to great lengths to highlight the local culture in their designs and activities. At Mandapa, that translates to Balinese-inspired architecture and sumptuous decor, personalized butler service and a plethora of on- and off-property activities like bespoke tours to nearby temples and personal sessions with Balinese healers at the riverfront spa, not to mention traditional cooking classes and locally sourced menu items.

There are only 60 suites and villas in all, which start at a jaw-dropping 1,076 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space, some of which feature enormous private terraces with plunge pools perfect for whiling away a steamy afternoon.

Rates start at $769 or 94,000 to 120,000 points per night.

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

Orlando, Florida, USA

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Best for: A pet-friendly stay near Disney World.

Why stay here: Though not an official Disney World hotel, the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa is a pet-friendly resort located on Disney property, and it offers a shuttle to take guests to the theme parks.

Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elitelike benefits and on-property credits, or book through Marriott using cash or Marriott Bonvoy points.

The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa has several things going for it, but none are more appealing than the fact that it practically shares a parking lot with Disney World. At just a seven-minute drive, you can reach the entrance to Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and other Disney campuses without breaking a sweat.

The hotel is also very family-friendly. Out back is the Activity Garden, which includes a rock wall, a minigolf course and a “Kids Conservatory Lounge.” It offers board games, books, drawing materials and more. Just note that you’ll have to supervise if your child is under 14.

The hotel has a rooftop terrace, which is a perfect location to watch the nightly fireworks at Cinderella Castle, just a few miles away. With an outdoor pool and sun deck, an expansive spa and six in-house restaurants and bars, your vacation will be a barrel of monkeys even if you don’t make it to the theme park every day.

Rates start at $379 or 41,000 to 63,000 points per night.

The Cloudveil, Autograph Collection

Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

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Best for: Solo travelers or couples searching for a luxury home base for visiting the Grand Tetons.

Why stay here: This hotel is a pleasure at any time of year, whether you’re intent on soaking up the foliage in the fall, hiking in the spring or skiing in the winter. The hotel isn’t ski-in, ski-out, but it offers a shuttle to nearby resorts during ski season.

Best way to book: Pay or redeem your points by booking with Marriott directly.

If you’ve never seen the Teton Range, it’s something totally out of this world. Lacking foothills, the mountains abruptly jut skyward with little transition. The best hotel for admiring these natural phenomena has got to be The Cloudveil, Autograph Collection. Jackson is known as the gateway to Grand Teton National Park, and it’s also rather convenient for those visiting Yellowstone National Park just an hour and 15 minutes north.

Rooms at this hotel are of fair size and decorated in colors and materials that evoke fantasies of a cigar room. Much of the real estate in the room is used in its fancy bathrooms (particularly the luxurious oversized showers). Many rooms also feature a fireplace.

This hotel presents one dining option called The Bistro, a French-American restaurant with an impressive raw bar. With an outdoor option, it’s a great place to people-watch in downtown Jackson.

This hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a whirlpool and a fitness room with access to Peloton programming.

Rates start at $307 or 73,000 to106,000 points per night.

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