Best Category 7 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

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Starwood Hotels and Resorts have seven levels of hotel categories for members to redeem their Starpoints for free nights. Starwood’s highest tier is a Category 7 property, which Starwood defines as uber hotels and resorts offering awe-inspiring surroundings in some of the world’s most spectacular destinations

You will need 30,000-35,000 Starpoints for a free night for a Category 7 hotel. As a reminder, you can redeem 4 nights and get the 5th night free.

Another option for Category 7  hotel is Cash and Points, which will cost 15,000 points plus $275 per night, which can often be a better deal than redeeming with all points.

Best Category 7 Starwood Hotels for Redemptions

Below is a list of some great Starwood Hotel Category 7 properties to consider:


The St. Regis Aspen Resort (Aspen, Colorad0)


The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort (Miami Beach, Florida)


The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel (New York, New York)


The St. Regis Deer Valley (Park City, Utah)


Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel (Venice, Italy)


The St. Regis Bali Resort (Bali, Indonesia)


W Retreat Koh Samui (Koh Samui, Thailand)

Bottom Line

These are just a look at some awesome Category 7 Starwood properties, which start at 30,000 Starpoints per night. With any of these make sure to check the paid rates as well to make sure you’re getting value out of the redemption.

Do you have a favorite Category 7 Starwood property you’ve redeemed at? Feel free to share!

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  1. I’d argue your list is not very good.

    To redeem a category 7 SPG in Bali is a terrible idea, considering Bali has so many luxury resorts for usually a very low paid rate. The Chatwal is also a terrible redemption since there are four Ws in NYC for a lower redemption. Also, the Chatwal is not a ultra-luxury property worthy of the Category 7 rating in my opinion.

    You missed the obvious W Verbier (near $1000 a night throughout the year), the Hotel Wilson in Geneva (rated one of the top hotels in the world), and the Mystique in Santorini, known for it’s lack of availability due to year-round bookings.

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