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Vacation in Spain and Ireland

Use Vacation Club Points for Hotels

Vacations don’t always need to take place in faraway destinations. Sometimes, the most sought-after travel locales are closer than you think. Instead of packing for a long-distance vacation, consider nearby options with just as much to see. As an Owner, you can use your Vacation Club Points to reserve a stay at Marriott-branded hotels in Europe via the Explorer Collection.

Stay in a Historic Monument in Granada

Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection®
Nestled in Granada’s historic center near Albaicín and Sacromonte, this restored hotel is both an artistic and historic monument. Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula, Autograph Collection, occupies the former Santa Paula Convent and Casa Morisca from the XVI and XII centuries, respectively. Explore the Granada Cathedral, Royal Chapel, and Gardens of Triumph nearby, then enjoy traditional Andalusian cuisine at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, El Claustro.

Visit an Ancient City Center in Santiago

Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection®
Tucked away in the Santiago de Compostela historic center, the Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection, offers guests the chance to stay in a building once home to the Oblatas Convent. Experience the local culture at nearby notable sites, from the Santiago Cathedral to the Praza do Obradoiro town center. On-site, you’ll find upscale amenities, including an outdoor terrace, a swimming pool, and contemporary restaurant, El Camelio.

The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection

Discover Dublin’s Historic Sites

The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection®
For almost 200 years, the building now occupied by The Shelbourne Hotel, Autograph Collection, has stood at the center of Ireland’s capital. This restored hotel offers well-appointed guest rooms, a spa, beauty salon, barbershop, and an in-house florist. Nearby, you’ll find the city’s main cultural and historical sites, including the Abbey Theatre, St. Stephen’s Green, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Dublin Castle.

How to Get There

Points Owners and Owners enrolled in the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations® Exchange Program may use Vacation Club Points to reserve nights at these hotel properties. Log in to your Owner website to learn about these and dozens of other hotels available through the Explorer Collection.