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Buy Choice points for 1/2 cent and book these uber lux properties at a massive discount

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Choice hotels is most commonly known as a way to get solid accommodations in no frill hotels. However, you may not realize this, but Choice partners with Preferred Hotels which are anything but economy. The redemption prices to stay at luxurious Preferred Hotels range from 25k to 55k. With the current promo you can buy points for less than 1/2 a cent ( .48 cent if you buy 55k), and then redeem them at some incredible properties. I put together a list of some hotels in the States that caught my eye, but there are incredible hotels around the world ( Both Fullertons in Singapore are on the list ) that may pique your interest.

Here’s the promo from Daily Getaways

You can buy a package two times, in total that’s 278k points for $1388 or just a hair under 1/2 a cent a point.

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Now let’s check out some UBER luxurious properties you can swoop into with those newly purchased points.

Montage rarely drops below $595 a night – with this deal you could have it as low as $265

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Ojai Valley Inn is a Hollywood fave located in Santa Barbara Wine Country. Rates regularly fetch $500+

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Easily one of the most Iconic hotels in all of America and around the corner from BoardingArea’s HQ!

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The Jefferson has one of the best locations in the city and rates regularly push upwards of $500 a night

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A drop dead gorgeous hotel located in Hana ( formerly the Hotel  Hana) where rates normally crack $400 +

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The Brown for $125 a night is a steal.

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The Grand Dame of New Orleans where rates regularly start at $400 a night

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Another fanastic hotel in a great location. $265 is a steal for the Boston Harbor Hotel

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One of the most famous hotels in New York. On my bucket list to stay at and may be one of the reasons I’d purchase. Rates typically start at $450+

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You can search more hotels and availability here – I found space wasn’t a big issue searching in the next 1 or 2 months.

*Feature image courtesy of The Broadmoor

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10 Comments

  • […] Choice is a partner that has been announced but not folded into the program at the time of publishing. Soon, it’ll become a redemption partner, and I doubt you’ll find a lot of use of the program, but here’s a few options that are most interesting. Choice is partners with a luxury hotel group called Preferred hotels. You can actually redeem Choice points for some really swanky places around the globe, but they don’t make it easy. With that said…here is how you’d go about doing it, and some solid options. If you’d like more… read this article. […]

  • […] If you’re like me, odds are, when you hear the name Choice hotels, the likes of Quality Inn, Comfort Suites, etc come to mind. Great budget minded hotels, but the thought of getting pampered silly isn’t synonymous with the brand.  That’s where we are both a bit wrong. While the overall hotel chain isn’t taking the luxury hotel market head on, their points program actually does an excellent job of opening up high end redemption options through their partnership with Preferred hotels. […]

  • […] does an excellent job of opening up high end redemption options through their partnership with Preferred hotels.  Let me walk you through how you can use 6k Amex points and a trick to gain huge discounts at […]

  • […] Louvre is a member of Preferred Hotels which…..you can access via their partnership with Choice Hotels – you’re probably most familiar with Choice hotels as they are they group that  […]

  • Edward April 10, 2018

    Montage Laguna Beach! wow 🙂

  • Margaret April 10, 2018

    Can you use cash and points on these properties?

  • […] The vast majority of Choice hotels are more than 8000 points, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still redeem like I did. A lot of the sub 8k properties of great for road trips where you need a night. However, if you’re planning on racking up the points with 4, 6, or 8 stays – you can get a much better accommodations at the more upscale Ascend properties and their partnership with Preferred Hotels. We just put a post out earlier that gives you an idea of how you can use Choice Hotel points for luxury redemptions. […]

  • Tom April 10, 2018

    Thanks, but a little late to the party.

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