The Four Seasons Whistler is one of the best Four Seasons Ski Resorts in the world. I have stayed there many times since its opening in 2004. It is almost ski-in-ski-out (see details of their ski concierge below) and has a glorious year-round, fully heated 23-metre outdoor pool and it has incredible views out across the stunning rocky mountain scenery, which means that it is a great choice for a vacation.
The best way to get discounts, special offers, free benefits and ultimately the cheapest rate at any Four Seasons hotel or resort including the Four Seasons Whistler is to 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 same cheapest rate.
Our Special Offer
You will benefit from the following perks at every Four Seasons Hotel including the Four Seasons Whistler if you book with our luxury travel concierge:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food and beverage credit or spa credit of USD100 per stay (where you can spend your credit depends on the hotel but the value is always $100).
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.
Get Priority 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!
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 has it’s unique special offers page. Here is the link to the Whistler Four Seasons offers page. All the discounts and deals outlined on this page can also be combined with our own additional Four Seasons perks.
Get To Four Seasons Whistler
Fly into Vancouver International Airport and Four Seasons Resort Whistler is just a 2-hour 30-minute transfer by car from Vancouver. The hotel itself is just 15 minutes’ walk away from the Upper Village which has coffee shops like Starbucks, bars, restaurants and array of shops. The walk is through a terribly pretty tree filled area with a rushing mountain stream running through the centre. If you prefer, a free Four Seasons shuttle will pick you up and drop you off.
There isn’t a great deal actually around this Four Seasons other than the mountains and slopes although it is just a short walk from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler if you want a change of scene. We have stayed in both hotels and they are both great but the Four Seasons has the edge on luxury.
Best Time To Visit
Ski in the winter or enjoy the wilds of the mountains in the sunshine for golf, mountain biking or just relax in the spa.
Why Four Seasons Whistler?
The thing that 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.
The Four Seasons Whistler has 178 guest rooms and 95 suites, a dedicated ski concierge, a gorgeous spa and a heated pool. it is situated on the Blackcomb side of Whistler and is one of the most luxurious hotels at the foot of the magnificent Blackcomb Mountain.
The feel inside is of an alpine luxury boutique hotel with walls and ceilings cladded with red cedar and unstained maple wood and honey-coloured stone floors.
The rooms and suites in the hotel all have separate bath and rainfall showers, L’Occitane toiletries, gas fireplaces and most have balconies.
The most exclusive accommodation at the Four Seasons is the Private Residences. Perfect for family holidays in Whistler. Set apart from the main hotel, the Residences are beautifully designed and decorated, with views of the surrounding forest, valley or mountains from private furnished terraces accessed by enormous French windows. They feature kitchens, spacious living areas, state-of-the-art home entertainment systems and pampering bathrooms with deep soak tubs.
The Four Seasons Whistler main restaurant is Fifty Two 80 Bistro. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy the fabulous views of the surrounding mountains. Sidecut is an alternative which serves up a wide variety of regional meats, including Canadian prime beef from Alberta and Pacific Ocean specialities like halibut or wild Chinook salmon.
Four Seasons hotels are a brilliant choice if you are travelling with kids. The restaurants have kids and teen menus, childrens bathrobes and slippers and a babysitting service are available if you want and there is a children’s programme offering evening entertainment. The resort offers fantastic winter and summer programmes providing a wealth of activities for kids of all ages.
The pool, pictured above, is my highlight. It is warm and the steam rises up in the winter as the snow falls. Even the pool deck is heated so you don’t have to run from the indoors to the pool like an idiot to avoid frozen toes (it also avoids any icy slippyness, a very welcome attribute). There are also three therapeutic hot spring-style whirlpools along with a fully equipped gym which comes complete with personal trainers.
The spa at the Four Seasons is well-appointed and provides an extensive list of treatments, some of which can be in-room.
The Ski Concierge helps get you onto the mountain. They offer rentals and crucially equipment transfers to a little warm ski waiting room at the bottom of the slopes. Although this hotel is not directly ski in ski out, it feels like it is, as you take a minibus from the entrance to the warm and stylish Four Seasons locker room that is right on the slopes with direct ski lift access. A nice touch is the delicious hot chocolate they provide to warm you up after skiing.
The concierge even delivers your skis to the ski room and dries them and heats your boots before you put them on again! It is true ski luxury.
Reward Style Benefits At Four Seasons Hotels
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.
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. Even though there is a Four Seasons promo code box on the homepage of their website, I have yet to find anyone who have access to a discount code that can be pasted into this promo code box! In addition, the discount is unlikely to 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 I Love A Four Seasons Hotel
I love Four Seasons hotels, not least because they are so lovely to my own child. They seem to be designed for families while remaining a great choice for couples too. Just look at the twi pools at the Four Seasons Lanai, one allows children but the other is a serene peaceful place. My little boy who is growing up too fast but 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 and your family 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.
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?
Credit cards sometimes offer deals at Luxury Hotels but if you book through our own luxury travel concierge your benefits are prioritised over Amex bookings. By all means pay for your room using a credit card, but by using your credit card supplier to book your rooms you will not get the best discount or deal.
Four Seasons Whistler is a brilliant ski hotel for couple and families. To get the best possible discount and offers as well as free perks, book via our luxury travel concierge.
Find out which hotels I consider to be the best Four Seasons hotels in the world.
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