In a very recent acquisition, Starwood will be getting a new property in Miami/South Beach which be joining SPG on Monday. The newest hotel joining is the The Royal Palm, which will be part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection as a Category 5 property, meaning free nights start at just 12,000 points per night.
Starwood Acquires New Miami Property: The Royal Palm
The Royal Palm used to be part of The James hotel collection, which was recently sold to Chesapeake Lodging Trust, and will be managed by Starwood. At first it was undetermined which brand it would fall into, but it makes sense that they chose Luxury Collection. The other one that crossed my mind would of been Le Meridien since Starwood is trying to expand that across the United States.
The great thing right now is that is only a Category 5 hotel. 12,000 Starpoints isn’t a bad deal since rooms are starting at $437 per night in March. If you are interested in booking this, I would lock in this rate sooner than later, because I wouldn’t be surprised if that increases to a Category 6 or even a Category 7 in the near future.
This is a welcome addition to the Starwood family, since the W South Beach is currently a Category 7, meaning free nights are 30,000 points, so it will be nice to have another upscale property in South Beach that isn’t as expensive.
Have you’ve stayed at the Royal Palm before? Feel free to share your thoughts below.