The Venetian and Palazzo hotels in Las Vegas are part of IHG Rewards Club, even though they’re separately owned by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
Las Vegas Sands has a Macau subsidiary, Sands China Ltd, and two of their properties are now a part of IHG Rewards Club – effective immediately.
What’s crazy is that these properties are pricing at 75,000 points per night — when the previous top price point, covering hotels even in Bora Bora, has been 70,000. And the room rates certainly aren’t the justification for this, so something else is going on — the premium IHG must have paid to bring these properties into the fold, perhaps.
At the Venetian, 75,000 points gets you a “Royale Deluxe Suite One King Bed” which is about 700 square feet, however the room can be purchased at times for $200 so definitely check paid rates and consider using points only when rates are at their highest.
In addition Sands China is dropping Holiday Inn from the Cotai Central casino complex, which also houses the Sheraton and Conrad. In place of the 1200 room Holiday Inn tower will be a 600 room all suites property known as Londoner Macao. St. Regis Tower Suites will be renamed Londoner Tower Suites.