Top New Marriott STARS, Luminous Hotels

Top New Marriott STARS, Luminous Hotels


Several new Marriott hotels are STARS and LUMINOUS and members. STARS and LUMINOUS are Marriott's preferred partner programs, with benefits that are exclusively available to TravelSort Clients and clients of other STARS and LUMINOUS luxury travel agencies.

STARS includes Marriott's top luxury brands: The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, Bulgari, EDITION and the Luxury Collection, and provides these benefits:

  • Welcome amenity
  • Priority for a room upgrade, based on availability at check-in
  • Daily breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • One credit valued at $100 per room per stay
  • Complimentary WiFi

Due to the room credit, it makes sense for even top Marriott elites to reserve with STARS benefits, as they wouldn't otherwise receive this credit.

LUMINOUS benefits are similar, except that only select Luminous hotels offer the $100 credit per stay. Luminous includes Marriott's Upscale and Upper Upscale brands (which Marriott refers to as Premium and Distinctive Premium), which are below the STARS luxury brands, for example Autograph Collection, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Renaissance, W Hotels, Westin and Marriott.

Without further ado, here are our picks for the top new STARS and LUMINOUS hotels:


1. Bulgari Hotel Tokyo (STARS)

  • Style: Italian luxury
  • Located near Tokyo Station, on the 40th-45th floors of the Tokyo Midtown Yaesu skyscraper
  • 98 rooms and suites
  • The 40th floor Bulgari Spa offers an 82-foot indoor pool with skyline views through its floor to ceiling windows, thermal facilities, and 9 treatment rooms including two couple's treatment rooms


2. The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka (STARS)

  • Style: contemporary Japanese
  • 167 rooms, including 20 suites, many with beautiful views of Hakata Bay
  • 24th floor Club Lounge with dedicated Concierge service and four complimentary food and beverage presentations daily
The Ritz-Carlton Fukuoka, Japan


3. JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, Thailand (Luminous)

  • Style: Contemporary
  • 52 Two Bedroom Suites
  • Offers a $100 credit per stay
  • Supervised kids' club
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, Thailand


4. Adahan Decamondo Pera, Autograph Collection, Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Luminous)

  • Style: Boutique, renovated 19th century building with a mixture of modern comfort and vintage flair
  • 50 rooms, including 16 suites
  • Offers a $100 credit per stay
Adahan Decamondo Pera Hotel, Istanbul


5. Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

  • Style: Restored historic 18th century building (former tannery and convent)
  • 74 rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • Book the Cathedral View Suite to enjoy a view of the Santiago de Compostela¬†Cathedral
Hotel Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection

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