I have about 500k worth of points to use and am looking for Marriott/Ritz recommendations for my next international family trip in August with my wife and daughter, who will be 15 months at that time. I am open to SPG options too but am working toward lifetime status so would prefer the Marriott/Ritz portfolio (currently 28 nights from LT Gold and already at 2+ million points).
Thinking of about a week vacation (nights stayed, not including travel).
I work in consulting so have accumulated lots of points and already been to many great destinations where Marriott has a presence.
My preferred airline is Delta so a spot where Delta flies direct from NYC (or close) is obviously preferable too. I also have about 500k SkyMiles.
Places we’ve already been (we like beaches):
Our top two considerations right now are:
1. Spain: flying to Malaga possibly for a day on each side and jetting to the Canary Islands and staying at the Ritz for 5 nights
2. Japan: flying to Tokyo for a day or two on each end and jetting to the Ritz in Okinawa for 5 nights
Anyone have any other great options or thoughts on our two?