While looking at accommodation options for our 20th anniversary next year I came across an awesome-looking new Marriott property that promises to be a great new sweet spot in the Bonvoy program thanks to its low award pricing and sizeable base level accommodations.
The Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, Non Nuoc Beach Villas in Vietnam offers 2 bedroom garden villas at standard award pricing, with that pricing being 30k-35k points per night for much of the year.
Marriott does have a property in Danang with even cheaper award pricing. The Four Points is bookable for ~12,000 points per night, but it doesn’t look anywhere near as nice as this new Marriott Resort & Spa.
All accommodations at the Danang Marriott Resort & Spa, Non Nuoc Beach Villas are villas ranging in size from two bedrooms to four bedrooms. The base level two bedroom villas are garden villas rather than ocean villas. Despite not being on the ocean, they’re still a desirable room type seeing as they’re almost 4,000 sq ft, have a king bed in each bedroom, a separate living room, turndown service and your own private pool.
The villa description says that there are six phones in the unit which seems like overkill. What they don’t provide by default is free Wi-Fi. The resort does have Wi-Fi available but at some kind of fee. Having said that, if you’re booking with points that means you’re a Marriott Bonvoy member and so are eligible for free internet regardless (Bonvoy members on paid stays get free internet too).
In addition to the fact that base level “rooms” are two bedroom villas with their own pool, the other reason this property caught my eye is because of its award pricing.
This property was originally due to open in September 2023, but it looks like that’s been pushed back to December 1, 2023. From then, there’s award availability for 80%-90% of the calendar through July 2024. Pricing ranges from 30,000-44,000 points per night which makes it a great option for redeeming 35,000 point free night certificates earned on some Marriott credit cards at renewal. Even when pricing is at 36,000-44,000 points, you can redeem those certificates and top up with Marriott Bonvoy points.
Award pricing being at 30k-44k per night is all well and good, but if the cash price was $100-$150 per night that wouldn’t be a great redemption. As you might expect for a two bedroom villa with its own pool though, pricing is much higher than that.
The cheapest one night stay through the end of the calendar costs 12,350,000 VND which is about US$510. That means a 30,000 point redemption gets you 1.7cpp for your Marriott points which is excellent value (although it should be noted you could book cheaper accommodation elsewhere and so true savings aren’t necessarily that high). Rates seem to stick around 12,350,000-12,740,000 for much of the year, although they do go up as high as 18,620,000 VND (~US$775).
Anyone thinking of booking this hotel or already have a reservation?