If you bought the 75% extra Hilton points which I posted about recently, now I have the best place for using them. Well at least for all those who can enter Makkah. 🙂
The new Conrad property in Makkah is opening its door on the 16th of March 2016 and taking reservations. The property is brand new and located in the new Jabal Omar development, top luxury and only few meters from the entrance of the Haram mosque. This is the same development that hosts the Hilton Suites, Hyatt Regency and few more properties coming up soon. You can’t really beat any of these especially when you only need 40,000 points per night or 16,000 points plus £42 in cash and points.
The cash price is £150 per night (advance rate) or £190 easy cancellation, which is still not bad for a brand new property. With the new offer of 75% extra points the cash and points option can really stretch your budget further. The total per night comes to approximately £100 including purchasing the points and paying for cash and points option, so you are saving £90 per night! It is £90 since the cash and points option is changeable and refundable up to 1 day before arrival. This gives you plenty of flexibility to book and issue your visa. If there are any problems you can always cancel with no fees. This is one of the reasons why I love miles and points. 🙂
The dates on cash and points are open from March with the exception of Ramadan (typical!) where all redemptions are blocked. Not cool but it is very busy for them and cash rates are sky-high.