15 Best Hotels To Cash In Rewards At 2016 Rio Olympics

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The 2016 Rio Olympics is inching closer, and accommodation is filling up. There are still select dates available in most hotels, but you will need to get in quick if you want to enjoy the spectacle of Brazils first Olympic games.

Rio Olympic Games LogoCommencing with the opening ceremony on August 5, the tournament will run for a touch over two weeks finishing with the closing ceremony on August 21. The games will center around four hubs, Barra, Copacabana Beach, Maracanã, and Deodoro with the newly constructed Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca being the focus area.

We've put together a list of Rio’s top hotels, grouped by rewards program, to help you plan your trip. With the Olympics drawing huge crowds, accommodation will be running at peak capacity during the games. Most hotels and loyalty programs are not displaying points redemption options although they are available, and rooms rates are at a substantial premium so you will need to call the hotels directly for booking inquiries.

Starwood Preferred Guest

Sheraton Grand Rio Pool
Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
  • Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort
    Avenida Niemeyer 121
    Leblon Rio de Janeiro, 22450-220
    Brazil
  • Sheraton Barra Rio De Janeiro Hotel (No longer in the Marriott family of hotels)
    Avenida Lucio Costa 3150
    Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro, 22630-010
    Brazil

Marriott Rewards

JW Marriott Rio Overlooking Beach
JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro

World of Hyatt

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Suite
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Le Club AccorHotels

Only the top 6 results are listed from Accor Hotels website as Le Club AccorHotels has 27 options available in Rio, click here and type in your destination for the full list.

Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Overlooking Beach
Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Hilton Honors

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro
The Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

While some rewards programs offer limited choice in Rio, Le Club AccorHotels has a huge range of options ranging from budget to boutique and I think provides the best mix of comfort, budget, and convenience.

Bear in mind that booking accommodation for the Olympics is never going to yield a high return on your points as prices surge up to 300% during the games. Also, some hotels may not accept free nights booked on points throughout the Olympics, however, will take cash & points.

The high prices do open the door to earning a big chunk of points if you already have plans to head to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, but, make your inquiries soon as rooms are selling fast and accommodation will book out.

15 Best Hotels To Cash In Rewards At 2016 Rio Olympics
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