Now, it would be the time to book your hotel awards for 2014 Super Bowl weekend in the New York City. I just went through the award availability using Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group/Priority Club, Marriott and Starwood points for the weekend of January 31 to February 3, 2014. (This was done 1PM EST)
Why book using points?
In most cases, the reservations are fully cancellable up until the day before without any penalty. Just make sure that you read the cancellation terms and conditions carefully. All the ones that I checked, allowed cancellations without any penalties.
Hilton Times Square and Millennium Hilton both available at the regular rate.
Hyatt Gold Passport
Availability at Hyatt 48 Lex and at the Hyatt Union Square.
InterContinental Hotels Group/Priority Club
Won’t allow bookings this far in advance
Booking window not open yet.
Starwood Preferred Guestrooms
Quite a few hotels available.
Seems that if you have Marriott and Priority Club points you may have to wait bit longer for 2014 Super Bowl award availability to open up (if it opens at all). I am quite surprised that it seems to be relatively easy to score a room using Hilton, Hyatt and Starwood points for the 2014 Super Bowl weekend considering the paid rates.