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The best way to get discounts, special offers, free benefits and ultimately the cheapest rate at Four Seasons hotels and resorts is to never, ever book on the Four Seasons website direct. You will NOT get the best deal.
Book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can give you FREE loyalty-style benefits, room upgrades and perks, at the cheapest rates that you would pay by booking directly on the hotel’s website.
We are as cheap as the Four Seasons website direct, but also offer a bunch of valuable FREE additional benefits.
You will benefit from the following perks at every Four Seasons Hotel if you book with luxury travel concierge:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food and beverage credit of USD100 per stay.
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites).
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability.
Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms.
Complimentary welcome gift.
We Get You Priority For Upgrades
The Four Seasons hotel benefits that our luxury travel concierge offers are prioritised because we are an exclusive and official Four Seasons agent.
What does this mean? Put simply, a room booked by us will get priority upgrades over those who book any other way (including booking via the website direct). Book with us to get a free upgrade. If there is only one room available at the hotel, which is the category above yours, we put you at the front of the line. You will be prioritised to get this upgrade!
What About Special Offers & Discounted Rates Online?
The great thing about booking with our luxury travel concierge is that you can get these free benefits whilst taking advantage of Four Seasons hotel special offers.
Each individual hotel will have it’s unique special offers page, here are just some of them:
Four Seasons London At Ten Trinity Square Offers
Four Seasons London Park Lane Offers
Four Seasons Chiang Mai Offers
Four Seasons New York Offers
The perks which you get by booking with our luxury travel concierge outlined above can also be combined with these Four Seasons deals.
One of my favourite hotels in the world is Grand-Hotel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel which has great offers out of season. In fact, book just before it closes for the winter or just before it opens in the spring, and you will find this one of the cheapest Four Seasons in the world, as long as you book right at the start or the end of the season.
The Cheapest Four Seasons Hotel
I have reviewed Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel, so you can see first hand how brilliant this hotel is.
The hotel closes around December 2 and will reopen on March 1. Book for November and March and you will get brilliant deals. I just looked up the rate for their standard room in March and it is 330 euros per night. I challenge you to find a cheaper Four Seasons hotel of this calibre, this really is the best of the best when it comes to Four Seasons.
Usefully it is also around 40 minutes taxi ride from Nice airport which is easy to get to, particularly for us Brits who can fly into Nice on BA on around 10 flights every day. The transfer in a luxury Mercedes is around 74 euros with Blacklane but we have a 20% off Blacklane promo code which brings the transfer down to 59 euros (You’re welcome!)
Of course, if you book with our concierge, this 330 rate will include breakfast, a room upgrade, late check in early check out, VIP gift and $100 to spend etc.
In fact, if you deduct the $100 credit off the price of the room (I am assuming you would eat and drink within the hotel regardless of whether you were given the $100 credit), then you are looking at a room price of around 250 euros. Admittedly, this is a funny calculation but I hope you can see my logic. Four Seasons hotels simply don’t get better or cheaper!
Do I get Reward Style Benefits?
There ARE ways to take advantage of loyalty style benefits, much like those that you would be gifted if you were top tier of one of the big chain loyalty programs.
In fact, you can take advantage of these loyalty style benefits from your very first stay. And Four Seasons is not alone in this luxury offering. Most luxury hotels have hidden travel agent loyalty programs which give you free benefits if you book with the right “Virtuoso” or hotel partner agent. I have outlined the best luxury hotel loyalty programs which give you upgrades and free breakfast.
In a nutshell, never, ever book on the Four Seasons website direct. The same goes for all luxury hotels including Aman, Belmond, Langham, Leading Hotels Of The World and more. You will NOT get the best deal!
We are not cheaper, we are the same price as the Four Seasons website, but the free benefits we offer (outlined above) are massively valuable.
Will There Ever Be A Four Seasons Loyalty Program?
There have been rumours wafting about regarding a consumer Four Seasons loyalty program for years. The truth is that none of these rumours have come to fruition. At least not yet! The only way to get loyalty style benefits is to book through a high-end travel agency like our own luxury travel concierge.
As for rewards, forget it. You won’t be able to collect for free nights. Your best bet is to book a 3-4-2 free night offer or to book out of the main season when they discount some of their hotels quite heavily (like Four Seasons Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat in November, just before it closes). You can’t take advantage of the sun and heat in the same way in the low season, but a stay at a Four Seasons hotel is always fantastic, even in the rain!
Why Is There No Four Seasons Rewards Program?
Why doesn’t Four Seasons reward loyal consumers who book directly via the company’s official website? Apparently because of “customer feedback”, but if you book with our agency this doesn’t need to be a concern, as you get loyalty style benefits for free.
The lack of a loyalty program was explained by Four Seasons’s CEO Allen Smith as a decision based on customer feedback that showed that “Four Seasons guests are far less concerned about accumulating points to be redeemed for rewards as they are being in a position where they’re recognized and we understand their preferences and can serve them in that highly personalized way they’ve come to expect”.
How About Corporate Promo Codes?
There ARE special corporate promo codes, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts, but these codes are not widely available to the general public. In addition, the discount may not be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. We suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.
You do get a discount if you are a Four Seasons resident. In this case, if you own a Four Seasons residence, you will be able to book into other Four Seasons resorts at a discounted price. Again, this may not be worth as much as the benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. Again, we suggest asking for a free quote before making your final decision.
Early booking discount rates, special promotional packages, rates with promo codes, friends and family rates, corporate rates, group rates, and other discounted rates usually also qualify for the perks which you get by booking with our luxury travel concierge, but it is always worth checking with our travel experts to be sure.
Why Four Seasons?
The thing the Four Seasons hotels do so well, is to provide a guarantee of room quality, service and of a resort of an extremely high standard. Wherever you go in the world, the rooms will be large and luxurious, the bathrooms, in particular, are always enormous, even in the base rooms. Their cheapest rooms are still of an excellent size, standard and quality. In fact, they are usually identical to the rooms with a larger price tag, and are often only differentiated from each other by the view.
As an example, at the Four Seasons at Wailea in Maui, the cheapest rooms are the rooms with Mountain views (which face towards the car park). These rooms are the same size and quality as the Garden View Rooms where your lanai is looking over the garden, which is again identical to the next up, with is the Partial Ocean followed by the Ocean View rooms. You are paying for the view in this situation as even the cheapest room is a great room and of similar or the same size. Of course, in the cheapest room you are just facing the wrong way and won’t hear the crashing of the waves as you fall asleep, but I am very sure you will have a similarly great holiday, whichever room you choose, and if you book via our luxury travel concierge we can bump you up a room level for free (as well as offering a bunch of other free benefits!).
This level of quality guarantees you an enjoyable stay at any Four Seasons hotel around the world, whatever room you book. Communal areas are also always immaculate and the staff are always welcoming and often address you by your name (although I still don’t know how they manage to do this bearing in mind the sie of some Four Seasons hotels!).
How About Other Luxury Chains?
Many luxury hotel addicts prefer Aman hotels “Aman Junkies” or to choose hotels which are part of Leading Hotels Of The World instead of booking Four Seasons hotels. In my opinion, having stayed at all three many, many times, all three hotel chains have their merits.
How Does The Price Compare?
The price of Leading Hotels of the World hotels and resorts varies massively, particularly when comparing times of the season as you can pick up so really cheap rates at these hotels out of season. Whereas the price of Four Seasons hotels tends to be much more consistent, with rooms rarely discounted. Instead, Four Seasons hotels usually offer three-for-the-price-of-two or four-for-three packages in the low season.
But how do you work out which room to book? How do you know whether the restaurant is good? How do you know if the bar is any good and worth spending the evening? You see, if it is not a Four Seasons hotel, you cannot be sure of what you will experience before you arrive.
Why I Love A Four Seasons Hotel
I love Four Seasons hotels, not least because they are so lovely to my own child. My little boy who is growing at an amazing rate, is still welcomed with open arms across all Four Seasons hotels. I have never felt uncomfortable taking him out in the evening, or fearful when I see other families at Four Seasons hotels as I have never seen a badly behaved child at a Four Seasons on all my travels – they must be worn out from having too much fun!
And when you are tired and in an unfamiliar part of the world that is far from home, a Four Seasons hotel will make you feel cossetted and safe. The staff will know where the nearest pharmacy or doctor is, they will have a supply of any toiletries that you forgot, they will cater for your child who refuses to eat egg because “there are black bits in it” (pepper) even if that means redelivering a different version of the same meal twice. They will even entertain your children at one of their many wonderful kids clubs so it is a real vacation for you as well as the kids.
Where necessary, they will provide an adult only pool so that you can keep your sanity. Four Seasons will satisfy the needs and tastes of any discerning traveller and is without a doubt one of the world’s best and most well-known luxury hotel brands. They will have thought of everything, and even though their environment may be slightly sanitised and have more of a Four Seasons personality than the personality of the local area, I am a major fan.
Is It Worth Booking Your Four Seasons room Via Your Credit Card?
No. When you own an American Express credit card, you can book almost any Four Seasons hotel via Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. This appears to offer you the same benefits as when you would book a Four Seasons hotel through our own luxury travel concierge but it does not. Our benefits are prioritised over Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts.
Our agency is an official partner of Four Seasons hotels which means that the following benefits are prioritised in front of people who book Four Seasons via any other platform, including credit cards.
We put you at the front of the queue and so if there is just one room upgrade left, you will get the better room if you have booked with us, before a guest who books via their Amex credit card.
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