Like I have mentioned countless times before, there are a number of ways to redeem Starpoints for great value. In case you’re looking for great value accommodation, take a look at my list. When compiling this list, my primary focus to determine best value properties for Starpoints redemption was on the following aspects:

  • Property category
  • The average revenue rates
  • The uniqueness (location, amenities, etc.)

*If you hold the American Express Platinum Card, you are automatically upgraded to the Gold status in all Starwood Preferred Guest approved properties.

So here’s my pick on the SPG properties that best value for Starpoints:

1. The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort

Category 6
Starting Rates* $439 (December 2016)
Points Required 20,000 – 25,000
Redemption Value 2.2 cents/point

Set on the foot of Camelback Mountain, this SPG property in Scottsdale, Arizona offers 3 different types of accommodations. The highlights of the property include:

  • Nine pools
  • Centre for Well-Being Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Bike rentals
  • 27-hole golf course.

2. The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa

Category 5
Starting Rates* $299
Points Required 12,000 – 16,000
Redemption Value 2.5 cents/point

 

The Equinox in New England can earn you terrific value for redeeming your Starpoints. It sits in the Green Mountain National Forest and offers:

  • Championship golf course
  • A 13,000 square feet spa
  • Skiing
  • Complimentary transportation
  • Discounted ski rental

3. St. Regis Deer Valley

Category 7
Starting Rates* $1,336
Points Required 30,000 – 35,000
Redemption Value 4.45 cents/point

 

This Park City resort is winter’s haven for people travelling to the St. Regis Deer Valley. It is located at the foot of Wasatch Mountains. It offers:

  • Skiing
  • Trekking trails
  • Five-star luxury
  • The Remede Spa
  • A “ski beach,”
  • Spectacular views of the surroundings.

4. Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral

Category 2
Starting Rates* $126
Points Required 4,000
Redemption Value 3.15 cents/point

 

This SPG property is an absolute winner when it comes to redeeming Starpoints for great value. It has 482 suites and rooms. The Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral offers:

  • 42″ LCD TVs
  • Rooftop pool

Located nearby are the:

  • City centre
  • Central market,
  • Petronas Towers

5. Le Meridien Angkor

Category 1
Starting Rates* $140
Points Required 3,000
Redemption Value 4.67 cents/point

 

Le Meridien Angkor is a great value South Asian property in Cambodia. The hotel has 213 suites and rooms. This lush tropical property offers:

  • A pool
  • A spa
  • Multiple dining options

Located nearby are the:

  • Angkor Wat
  • The ancient city

6. The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Category 6
Starting Rates* $489
Points Required 20,000 – 25,000
Redemption Value 2.44 cents/point

 

If you’re headed to London, it would be smart to consider the Park Tower Knightsbridge for redeeming your Starpoints. There are 280 suites and rooms in the hotel. Things that make it special include:

  • Views of the city skyline or Hyde Park and Knightsbridge
  • Marble bathrooms with walk-in showers, bathrobes, and slippers

The Knightsbridge Tube station is located nearby.

7. St. Regis New York

Category 7
Starting Rates* $745
Points Required 30,000 – 35,000
Redemption Value 2.48 cents/point

 

Manhattan alone offers 17 different Starwood properties. It has 67 suites and 171 guest rooms. Here’s why St. Regis made it on my list despite being one of the oldest properties in the city.

  • Custom-made furnishings
  • Unique artwork
  • Silk wall coverings
  • The King Cole Bar or Bloody Mary (cocktail) fame

8. Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buenos Aires

Category 5
Starting Rates* $289
Points Required 12,000 – 16,000
Redemption Value 2.41 cents/point

Heading to the capital of Argentina? Redeem great value for your Starpoints at the Park Tower. The hotel enjoys a central location in the city and spans across 23 floors offering 181 rooms and suite. What makes it unique? It’s the:

  • Spacious rooms (starting from 592 square feet)
  • Italian marble bathrooms
  • Outdoor tennis courts

9. Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai

Category 6
Starting Rates* $327
Points Required 20,000 – 25,000
Redemption Value 1.64 cents/point

 

The Grosvenor House is an excellent place to redeem your Starpoints in case you’re planning a trip to the UAE. This 45-storey tower houses 749 apartments, suites, and rooms. Here’s what this property has got in store for you:

  • Views of the spectacular marina
  • Separate shower and tub facilities
  • Bvlgari toiletries
  • Two on-site spas
  • 16 restaurants and bars

Located nearby are the:

  • Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa
  • 13 different dining options
  • The beach

There are countless ways of earning Starpoints and when it comes to redeeming them for great value, the list can go on and on without ending. I just listed down only a handful of the lucrative options for redeeming Starpoints accommodation, and trust us when I say that this is only the beginning of how valuable your Starpoints can prove to be.

Let me know which properties qualify as best value for you!

*Please Note That All Rates Are Subject to Change According to Seasonal Rate Fluctuations and Changes in Hotels’ Pricing Policies

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