$458 Deposit for a Rewards Stay??

Discussion created by vaboywnder on Dec 30, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2019 by o0o0o0o0o0o...points!

Earlier today I attempted to make a rewards reservation for The St. Regis Bal Harbour property for a couple of nights in Nov 2019.  I wanted to lock in the lower points redemption before the property officially becomes a Category 8 hotel.  Before I completed the rewards reservation I noticed that there is a notice of a $458 deposit required .  I have never encountered that before for a rewards stay.  Is this a deterrent to keep Rewards Members from using points at high end properties??