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17 best Renaissance hotels in the world

Perhaps not as well known as some of Marriott’s other full-service brands, Renaissance offers the upscale amenities you’d expect at a luxury hotel with business-friendly facilities and, increasingly, more of a sense of place in each of the destinations where you’ll find its outposts.

With properties spread across the globe, from bustling metropolises to tranquil getaways, these hotels cater to the desires of both business and leisure travelers thanks to a unique blend of slick design, locally rooted experiences and high-end accommodations.

Whether you’re seeking a vibrant urban getaway or a rejuvenating escape, here’s our guide to the best Renaissance hotels where you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points.

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

London, England


Best for: Luxury-lovin’ gal pals that want to stay at the filming location of an actual Spice Girls music video with easy access to the dizzy thrills of central London.

Why stay here: This hotel is close to the action without being engulfed in the bustle of central London, and has tons of nearby rail options so you’re not dragging your suitcase through rush hour.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Combining Victorian grandeur with up-to-date luxury, the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London is a neo-Gothic architectural icon, forming the frontispiece of the iconic St. Pancras International Station, which provides its name.

Step inside and you’ll be greeted with an opulent lobby, a sweeping grand staircase, soaring ceilings and filigreed Victorian design elements. The hotel’s 245 accommodations, 38 of which are suites, balance the property’s history (it originally opened as a hotel in 1873) with contemporary stylings and amenities.

The hotel houses The Hansom restaurant, which serves modern twists on British classics; meanwhile, Mi + Me — located beneath the arches of St Pancras International Station — offers various gourmet burgers and fresh salads. The chic surrounds of the Booking Office 1869 bar — once the original ticket hall for King’s Cross station — are the perfect spot for pre- or post-dinner drinks. The bar specializes in creative cocktails inspired by a Victorian apothecary.

Found within the hotel’s former steam kitchens, the in-house spa is your sanctuary for pampering and relaxation, featuring various treatments which mix aromatherapy with more traditional massage.

Its prime King’s Cross location offers easy access to London’s many popular attractions, from internationally renowned museums and galleries such as the Wellcome Collection and British Museum to trendy boutique shopping hot spots like Covent Garden and Oxford Street. You’re also close to various regional and local train routes and the Eurostar.

Rates start at 265 British pounds (about $330) or 43,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

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Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea, New York City, New York, USA


Best for: Families looking for a newish hotel in the charming Chelsea neighborhood.

Why stay here: It’s modern and moderately priced, and it’s a short distance from Chelsea Market, the High Line, Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott using cash or Marriott Bonvoy points.

The Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel anchors New York’s hip Chelsea neighborhood and blends trendy design with artistic flair; its location is a perfect entryway for new visitors to the City That Never Sleeps.

The hotel’s rooms and suites have contemporary decor, clean lines and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a great retreat from the bustling city. You can easily escape the chaos without ever feeling too far removed in case you do want to fully immerse yourself.

Venture beyond the hotel’s doors and you’re a short distance from the Flower District and popular attractions such as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden.

Rates start at $170 or 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Okinawa Resort

Okinawa, Japan


Best for: Water babies looking to spot dolphins and experience a slice of Japanese paradise between high-piled servings of fresh sushi.

Why stay here: This swanky beach resort has 10 different restaurants and a backdrop of beautiful hiking trails with excursions to other nearby islands easily within your grasp.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Found on the shores of Okinawa’s pristine coastline, the Renaissance Okinawa Resort offers a tranquil getaway amid the natural beauty of Japan’s southernmost prefecture. Immerse yourself in the serene atmosphere, where lush gardens, the gentle waters of the East China Sea and the hotel’s private beach create a picturesque backdrop for your stay.

The resort’s spacious and elegantly appointed rooms and suites start at 387 square feet for a deluxe twin room with beach views, drifting right up to 581 square feet for a junior suite. Private balconies offer views of the ocean and meticulously manicured gardens.

You can savor the flavors of traditional Okinawan cuisine, fresh seafood delicacies and even French dishes at one of the resort’s 10 dining venues, many of which offer beautiful sea vistas.

For added bliss, you can rejuvenate your body and mind at the Thalassotherapie Salon, which proffers a range of hand and body massages inspired by ancient Eastern healing traditions, followed by a blissful stop at the resort’s natural hot spring Yamada Onsen.

Beyond the resort, you are surrounded by the unique culture and natural wonders of Okinawa, where you can explore historic sites, visit vibrant local markets or book scuba diving adventures arranged by the resort and nearby businesses.

Rates start at 23,520 Japanese yen (about $170) or 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Paris Vendome

Paris, France


Best for: Chic couples looking to bookend boutique shopping sprees with fine art courtesy of the nearby Louvre — and laid-back strolls through the Tuileries Gardens.

Why stay here: It’s hip without being achingly boho and is within reasonable distance of some of Paris’s most iconic attractions and shopping districts.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Situated in the prestigious First Arrondissement, the Renaissance Paris Vendome captures the essence of Parisian elegance in a location dripping with timeless charm and haute couture.

The hotel’s stylish 97 rooms and suites feature grandiose 19th-century Haussmannian architecture and voguish stylings that complement the locale’s fashionable heritage.

The hotel’s Balagan restaurant serves a rotating array of culinary delights expertly crafted by its team of chefs using traditional Middle Eastern flavors with innovative gastronomic techniques. Thanks to a partnership with the Experimental Cocktail Club, you can also expect drinks to be top-notch and unique servings to fit everyone’s taste.

Beyond the hotel’s threshold, you can immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Paris, exploring iconic landmarks such as the Louvre Museum and Notre Dame cathedral, or snap a selfie at the Eiffel Tower (though that’s a rather long stroll away). The hotel is also a prime location for a shopping spree and is close to the Rue de Rivoli and its varied collection of boutiques.

Rates start at 411 euros (about $440) or 74,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

Palm Springs, California, USA


Best for: Golf obsessives who want to tee off at world-class courses surrounded by panoramic desert views.

Why stay here: The desert views are dazzling and the perfect backdrop for not one, but two championship golf courses, tennis courts and a 24/7 Peloton-equipped gym.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Nestled in California’s dramatic Coachella Valley, the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa offers a desert oasis of luxe relaxation just a 30-minute drive from Palm Springs. Backdropped by the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains and lush green golf fairways, guests can unwind and relax in a setting of pristine natural beauty.

The resort’s rooms and suites offer balconies with views of the surrounding sierra, the pool area, the resort grounds and golf courses.

On-site dining venues serve a variety of fare, from farm-to-table creations at Cava to Glo Sushi’s mix of fresh fish offerings. An array of delectable cocktails can be sampled at the atmospheric The Place bar as you settle in to watch the sunset amid the sprawling desert landscape.

For those looking for an active vacation, the huge property has tennis courts, a family-friendly pool, a fitness center and access to the Indian Wells Golf Resort.

Looking for something more chill? The resort is also home to Spa Esmeralda, with restorative treatments inspired by desert botanicals.

Rates start at $124 or 32,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Tuscany, Italy


Best for: City slicker couples looking to escape the grind for a Tuscan hilltop retreat where they can relax against a backdrop that has all the subtle class of a Fellini film.

Why stay here: Perched on the hills overlooking the dreamlike Serchio Valley, it’s a picture-perfect getaway for oenophiles with a penchant for Italian reds.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Set amid 1,700 acres of breathtaking grounds overlooking the enchanting Serchio Valley, the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa is a captivating retreat in one of Italy’s most renowned wine regions.

Embodying rustic charm alongside modern comforts, its 180 accommodations all offer luxurious marble bathrooms and serene views of rolling hills, nearby vineyards and picturesque villages.

At the resort’s La Veranda restaurant, you can feast on a mix of international and Italian dishes, while at the Nour Lounge bar, you can embark upon an Italian wine-tasting journey, sampling the region’s finest wines without even leaving the resort.

Unwind at the hotel’s spa, relax in the outdoor pool and lose yourself in the dreamy surroundings, or take a hike to truly discover this beautiful location.

Tuscany is famed for its cultural treasures, from the historic city of Lucca to the enchanting hilltop towns of San Gimignano and Volterra and the renowned wine estates of Chianti (less than two hours’ drive away), so there’s plenty to explore beyond the hotel.

Rates start at 127 euros (about $136) or 22,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel

Beijing, China


Best for: Business travelers that like to blur the boundaries between work and leisure and enjoy exceptional hospitality in luxurious surrounds.

Why stay here: This is luxury at its most elegant, and a foodies dream courtesy of a team of chefs serving up everything from Peking roast duck to Italian specialities — and all conveniently close to the central business district.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

The Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel is a juxtaposition of modern luxury and traditional Chinese refinement, allowing for a high-end home away from home amid the bustling energy of the Chinese capital.

Contemporary Chinese artwork and svelte furnishings adorn the hotel’s stylish lobby, with rooms and suites showcasing East-meets-West designs, high-end amenities and skyline views.

In-house dining venues cater to all palates, offering dishes that include authentic Cantonese cuisine at The Garden Chinese Restaurant and international flavors at BLD, or Italian food at the Fratelli Fresh Restaurant. Other highlights include an indoor swimming pool and on-site spa offering a range of traditional treatments.

Beijing itself provides many opportunities to explore iconic landmarks such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall (around two hours’ drive away), or historic hutongs (traditional neighborhoods) perfect for a wander to discover hidden gems and local treasures. As the sun sets, you can also experience diverse nightlife and some of the city’s fine dining.

Rates start at 789 Chinese yuan (about $110) or 21,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Santiago Hotel

Santiago, Chile


Best for: Green travelers looking for solid sustainability credentials without compromising on luxury or opportunities to take in Chile’s most vibrant city.

Why stay here: The hotel has earned the LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Throw in its stunning views of the Andes and award-winning Chilean cuisine, and it’s luxury without the enviro-guilt.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Found in the prestigious Las Condes district, the Renaissance Santiago Hotel is a sophisticated retreat with bona fide sustainability credentials offering excellent access to the infectious energy of Chile’s most dynamic city, Santiago.

Spacious rooms and suites start at 312 square feet for a standard king room and stretch to 1,001 square feet for a presidential suite. Many of the accommodations offer floor-to-ceiling windows to frame views of the Vitacura and Las Condes neighborhoods against the backdrop of the snowcapped Andes Mountains — something definitely worth enquiring about when you book.

You can indulge in a culinary expedition at the hotel’s restaurants and bars, from innovative Chilean cuisine at the Catae Restaurant to international flavors at D-Bar. You also have Asian fusion at Shinsei and Thai food at Sky Bar Ky, which also serves as a rooftop bar, perfect for cocktails. For food on the go, you can grab sandwiches or enjoy a cup of coffee at Kaitek Cafe Bar as you soak in the city views.

Santiago is a hotbed of culture with its striking neighborhoods, historic landmarks and eclectic arts scene. Discover the colorful street art in Bellavista, stroll through the charming Lastarria district or visit the imposing Plaza de Armas, all while sampling world-class wines and the best of Chilean cuisine.

Rates start at $110 or 16,500 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino

Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic


Best for: Budding influencers aching for chic decor, ocean views and upscale service with easy access to local hot spots like the National Botanical Garden and colorful delights of El Conde Street.

Why stay here: A resort-style hotel with renowned hospitality for when blue skies, ocean views and leisurely Insta-ready pool days are your peak priority.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Discover an intoxicating blend of luxury, history and excitement at the Renaissance Santo Domingo Jaragua Hotel & Casino in the heart of the Dominican Republic’s capital.

Colonial-inspired architecture and furnishings can be seen throughout the hotel alongside poppy-painted murals for a contemporary twist. The hotel’s 288 rooms and suites, though they are minimalist in style, provide comfort with modern amenities, plush bedding and views of the city and the glittering Caribbean Sea.

From traditional Dominican cuisine to international flavors, the on-site dining caters to diverse tastes via its Luna Restaurant or Sol Pool Lounge & Restaurant. The lively Luna Bar is also available for botanical cocktails and local artisanal beers. If you’re feeling lucky, you can also flutter some cash at the on-site casino.

The piece de resistance is, of course, the hotel pool, where posing in the spacious cabanas is sure to blow up any Instagram feed.

In Santo Domingo, you can find the UNESCO-listed Colonial Zone, with its cobblestone streets and historic landmarks, or perhaps visit the Alcazar de Colon, the former residence of Christopher Columbus’ son. Elsewhere you can experience the lively atmosphere of the Malecon and stroll along pristine beaches or dance to the rhythms of merengue and bachata.

Rates start at $125 or 17,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel

Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Best for: Digital nomads that want to treat themselves to a sophisticated distraction from the day-to-day hustle in a district jam-packed with art, culture and oh-so-hip bars and nightlife.

Why stay here: It’s boutique, contemporary and in a great location with plenty to offer, and is ideally placed if you’re visiting Montreal for one of its many summer festivals.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

The Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel can be found in the city’s bustling business district, offering a stylish and cosmopolitan retreat ideal for digital nomads and leisure travelers alike.

The hotel’s chic lobby showcases an eye-catching design with on-trend millennial stylings and street art. Rooms and suites offer a slightly pared-back continuation of this graffiti-style aesthetic and are tastefully furnished with modern amenities.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, East, serves up pan-Asian cuisine, including dishes such as Indonesian nasi goreng and spicy Thai beef larb salad. Adding to the cosmopolitan vibes is the Air Rooftop Terrace, which serves charcuterie platters and shared plates alongside a variety of wines, beers and signature cocktails — perfect accompaniments to watching the sun set across Montreal.

Montreal itself is known for its unique blend of European charm and North American verve. Whether you’re looking to discover the historic streets of Old Montreal, visit museums and art galleries, hike the leafy paths of Mount Royal Park or immerse yourself in the city’s thriving music and culinary scenes, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Rates start at 284 Canadian dollars (about $210) or 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa

Phuket, Thailand


Best for: An easier-on-the-budget getaway for those still craving a high-end Phuket vacation.

Why stay here: Fabulous views, a relaxing spa and plenty of activities are available for all guests, while villas offer a more private experience for those craving a little seclusion.

Best way to book: Book directly with the hotel or on Marriott’s website to earn and redeem Bonvoy points.

Escape to paradise at the Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa on the island’s northwest coast. This beachfront resort is the peak of tranquillity, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the calm waters of the Andaman Sea.

The resort’s lobby is adorned with subtle Thai accents and modern decor, and the roomy villas and guest rooms are picture-perfect hideaways to relax in before you kick back and soak up the rays on the nearby beach.

The hotel is home to several eateries, including Takieng, an award-winning Thai restaurant offering fresh takes on local cuisine. Guests can try an array of international dishes at Loca Vore while taking in lagoon views, too. Tropical cocktails and light lunches are also available from the Sand Box Beachfront Bar & Eatery so you can gorge as the sea gently laps in the background.

The natural beauty of Phuket engulfs the entire resort, and there are plenty of nearby islands to explore. Partake in snorkeling trips to see beautiful coral reefs between unwinding on the sandy beaches.

Rates start at 3,800 Thai baht (about $110) or 24,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort

Oranjestad, Aruba


Best for: Marriott fans who want an all-inclusive option in Aruba where they can earn Marriott Bonvoy points.

Why stay here: It’s all about the private island and beaches at this high-end Aruba resort.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy elite status benefits.

The Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort is a heady mix of Caribbean charm and laid-back luxury in the Aruban capital of Oranjestad. Set on the inviting shores of Aruba, this beachfront resort offers a relaxing vacation spot in a breezy setting.

Bright, Caribbean colors and colonial-inspired design run throughout the hotel and its rooms and suites — which provide Insta-worthy views of the turquoise sea.

Dining outlets at the hotel are plentiful; with eight on-site restaurants you can find Mediterranean, Italian, Caribbean, U.S. and local Aruban cuisine, so even the fussiest of eaters should leave happy and full.

While exploring the area is an option (and recommended), you’d be forgiven if you only wanted to stick around the resort and alternate pool lounging with trips to the nearby beach or play a few hands in the on-site casino. If you do venture out, the colorful streets of Oranjestad are perfect for finding unique souvenirs and people-watching.

Rates start at $204 or 47,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel

Tel Aviv, Israel


Best for: When you’re seeking a pampered break that offers just the right balance between city staycation excitement and lazy beachside R&R.

Why stay here: You get the excitement of a city center along with accessible beaches and the warm Mediterranean Sea, allowing you ample opportunity to explore Tel Aviv and still top up your tan.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

A brilliant anchor point to explore the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, the Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel is located on the city’s beachfront promenade. This is a stylish hotel for cosmopolitan travelers looking for the best of both worlds — city staycation hijinks with ready access to the glistening Mediterranean Sea.

From the polished wooden surfaces of the communal spaces to the lobby decorated in an oceanic color palette overlooking the Mediterranean, the hotel exudes elegance and luxurious minimalism. The rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with sea-facing balconies.

The Jaffa Terrace is the main restaurant in the hotel and serves healthy vegetarian and dairy-based dishes. You can also grab drinks and catch a game in the hotel’s Sports Bar, which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. There’s an indoor pool and a spa offering various treatments to complete the experiences on offer.

Tel Aviv is known for its thrilling nightlife. Take in the streets of Jaffa, visit world-class museums and galleries, or unwind on the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean. There is always something new to discover, from the bustling markets to Tel Aviv’s renowned shopping.

Rates start at $314 or 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Chicago, Illinois, USA


Best for: If you’re in town for a show at the nearby Chicago Theatre and also looking to fill your Instagram feed with skyline panoramas and river views.

Why stay here: It’s pet-friendly and upscale, so ideal if you just can’t leave your pampered pooch at home while enjoying a getaway to the Windy City.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Experience the perfect blend of urban comfort and pet-friendly hospitality at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel near the iconic Chicago Riverwalk. A surprisingly cool bar and Chicago-themed decor with nods to street art create an unexpectedly trendy vibe. The rooms and suites start at 330 square feet for standard king rooms, with the higher-end suites stretching to a generous 1,000 square feet.

In-house restaurant the Staytion Market & Bar will keep you satiated with creative takes on Chicago street food against a backdrop of tasteful artwork and hanging orb light fixtures. Artisanal cocktails can be enjoyed at Raised, the hotel’s rooftop bar, which offers panoramic views of the dazzling Chicago River and city lights.

If you are traveling with your pet by your side, take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Riverwalk, visit parks and attractions, or discover the city’s renowned architecture and cultural landmarks.

Rates start at $144 or 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia


Best for: The traveler who’s outgrown their “backpacker phase” and craves the experience of vibrant Balinese culture without eschewing luxury and comfort.

Why stay here: The hotel is far enough from busy tourist destinations if you simply want peace, yet you’re still only a 15-to-20-minute drive out of town and close to great surf and sun spots.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

Perched among the jungly hills of Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia, the Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is surrounded by lush landscapes and ocean views.

With its traditional Balinese architecture and contemporary design twists, this is a hotel for travelers looking for adventure with a healthy dose of luxury. Rooms are spacious, with even the smallest options tracking at 463 square feet; suites start at 635 square feet, with the largest (complete with a whirlpool) measuring 1,399 square feet. The largest of all, for those wanting a truly luxurious stay, is the presidential villa, which is a sizable 10,007 square feet and comes with a private pool.

This resort has a dizzying array of immersive dining options, including local Uluwatu-derived flavors at Double Ikat, where you can also enroll in cookery classes with expert chefs, and international comforts at the quirky Clay Craft Restaurant, which moonlights as a Balinese pottery school. Off-site, there’s a free shuttle bus service to Roosterfish Beach Club at nearby Pandawa Beach, while the in-house R Bar serves handcrafted cocktails and other sundries.

The hotel’s stunning infinity pool (also served by its own pool bar) is ideal for a post-pamper session after taking in the resort’s spa, which offers treatments such as body scrubs, manicures and therapy baths, alongside fitness classes and steam room facilities. Away from the resort, you can explore nearby beaches famed for their surf and jaw-dropping vistas.

Rates start at 3,300,000 Indonesian rupiah (about $222) or 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand


Best for: The discerning business traveler who needs a Bangkok base for high-stakes Zoom chats interspersed with spa-level tranquility.

Why stay here: An upscale hotel in the thick of one of Bangkok’s premier shopping districts, allowing you to dive into the bustling streets and explore but also easily escape when you need a moment to think.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

A standout in the city’s business and shopping district, the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel is a high-end redoubt with sleek interiors, personalized service and convenient access to Bangkok’s major attractions.

This large hotel houses 267 spacious and subtly chic rooms with exposed wooden floors, minimalist decor and hallmark Thai design influences. Key amenities include a fitness center that offers regular yoga classes, an indoor pool and a full-service spa offering therapeutic massage, body scrubs and facials.

Food options include international dining experiences at Flavors, where you can dine in view of the open kitchen, and the award-winning Fei Ya restaurant specializing in modern Chinese delicacies along with its sprawling dim sum menu. You can also find pizza at La Tavola and an array of drinks at the R Bar.

Bangkok is a great city to explore, whether your interests lie in teeming markets and street food or you’re keen to visit some of the area’s beautiful temples and cultural landmarks. Come the evening, the city’s exciting nightlife begins to waken and there are plenty of rooftop bars, night markets and entertainment venues to entice travelers. The Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong is an ideal base for both business and leisure travelers looking to discover the delights of this great city.

Rates start at 4,560 Thai baht (about $131) or 21,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel

Aix-en-Provence, France


Best for: Seasoned bon vivants seeking high-class cuisine in art-drenched environs, complete with a jolt of joie de vivre.

Why stay here: A stay here is an opportunity to see a side of France that’s a world away from the pomp of Paris while still being able to get lost in that famous Gallic charm.

Best way to book: Book directly with Marriott to earn or redeem Marriott Bonvoy points and enjoy any elite benefits.

This charming Provencal hotel, close to the historic heart of Aix-en-Provence, offers unfiltered access to the region’s rich heritage for those looking for an authentic French experience.

The hotel is adorned with contemporary works by local artists, modish furnishings and spacious rooms and suites. Certain rooms have small terraces or private balconies overlooking the hotel’s serene garden and pool.

The on-site Spa Esthederm is open daily and features a fitness area, hammam, indoor pool and two treatment cabins.

The flavors of Provence can be sampled at the hotel’s main restaurant, Atmosph’R, helmed by acclaimed chef Vincent Merly, who uses local ingredients to embolden the authentic southern French cuisine. Other eateries include Le Palm’s, a poolside restaurant for refreshing light lunches and drinks. Any trip to France is incomplete without fine wine, and the hotel’s Bar L’Avant Scene thankfully has an abundance, alongside Mediterranean-inspired cocktails and beers.

Aix-en-Provence itself offers wonderful opportunities to explore narrow streets lined with charming shops, vibrant markets and art galleries, alongside historic landmarks such as the cafe-lined Cours Mirabeau and the famous Saint-Sauveur Cathedral.

Rates start at 176 euros (about $189) or 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night (both based on double occupancy).

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