Some of the best hotels in the world are Kempinski resorts. The best way to get a discount, special offers, free benefits, and ultimately the cheapest discounted rate at a Kempinski hotel is to book with a luxury travel agency like our luxury travel concierge.
If you book on the Kempinski website direct, you are unlikely to get the best deal. Book your next Kempinski stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can secure you free loyalty-style benefits (on top of your own status and membership benefits), room upgrades and perks, for no extra cost. Typically, our free benefits include:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Spa or Food and beverage credit of $100 USD 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
The great thing about our perks is that you can get these free benefits while also taking advantage of the best Kempinski special offers, which you can find on their website or our agent, who can advise on the best offers. We outline how to book into a Kempinski hotel with a discount in more detail below:
1. Get Free Benefits With A Luxury Travel Agent
As outlined above, you can take advantage of free benefits even if you don’t have staus with the Kempinski loyalty scheme. You will get our benefits from your very first stay at Kempinski hotels and resorts from your very first stay by booking with an official “Virtuoso” agency like our luxury travel agency. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will usually be the same as those on the Kempinski website.
2. Join The Kempinski Loyalty Scheme
Kempinski Discovery offers you bespoke advantages while you journey, exclusive benefits in your room, as well as the opportunity to immerse yourself into the local culture. A key feature of the program is the Local Experience Award, which allows you to explore the uniqueness of each destination by partaking in money-can’t-buy-experiences, all with the distinctive Kempinski touch.
The Kempinski Discovery Loyalty Programme also offers enhanced benefits at over 570 hotels of the Global Hotel Alliance network, under more than 35 brand names. Whether you are booking via the Kempinski website direct or with our own luxury travel agency, you will be able to collect these loyalty points, so it’s worth signing up.
3. Take Advantage Of Early Bird Discounts
Kempinski hotels and resorts run at a high occupancy rate. I regularly recommend clients who book their stay with our luxury travel concierge to book as soon as the rates come out. It is simply not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as last-minute discounts don’t usually happen in popular destinations.
In fact, by booking at the last minute, you are likely to pay more as you are unlikely to be able to book the cheapest room at a hotel, so you may be forced to pay a premium for a suite. If you wanted a specific room, the room you wanted might have sold out, so you can be left paying a premium for a view you aren’t bothered about.
4. Book A Cheap Stay With Our Travel Auction
We have a load of luxury hotel stays in our luxury travel auction, which offers a genuine and massive discount at certain hotels. These are one-off items, so when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Although we tend to offer some really great hotel stays around the world, the volume of Kempinski-specific stays in our auction does vary at any one time. Our auction also offers luxury stays at all luxury hotel brands, so it is worth looking around.
5. Book Discounted Advance Purchase Rates
If you are booking in advance and are sure of your dates, you can take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. This is one of the few ways to get you a cheaper room at the best hotels in the world. Advance purchase rates offer anywhere from 10-50% discount off the usual hotel rates. The caveat of booking these discounted rates is that you must be sure of your dates because once you have booked in, there are no refunds on most advance purchase rates.
6. Change Your Vacation Season
If you can re-arrange your dates, target your favorite Kempinski hotel or resort out of season. For example, travel to one of the cheapest Kempinski hotels in the world out of season to pick up a bargain. Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko is a luxury ski and spa hotel is situated in Bansko, the most modern winter resort in the Balkans. This five-star hotel is open year-round and comprises of alpine-style rooms and suites, superb conference facilities, lavish dining services, and an award-winning spa. Visit before the ski season, and the prices are much, much lower. I can think of very few hugely luxurious hotels like this where room rates offer such a good discount out of season. In October, prices start at just €79 EUR per night. A fantastic deal for such a luxurious hotel.
Why go in October, beyond the lower prices? Because you can still discover the beauty of unspoiled nature, magnificent landscapes, and endless relaxation at the footsteps of the majestic Pirin Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage environment.
7. Pick A Brand New Kempinski Hotel
Brilliant new Kempinski Hotels are opening all the time. Keep an eye out for one opening in a destination that you want to visit.
8. Stay Shorter
It sounds obvious when you say out loud, but I would prefer three nights at a good Kempinski hotel rather than a week at a bad Marriott. Do one night in Vienna or Berlin and take advantage of our early check-in / late check-out rather than spending two nights somewhere less exciting.
9. Promo Codes
There may be special corporate promo discount codes, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM, AAA, a senior, or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts. However, these codes are not widely available to the general public.
It is also worth considering that 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.
10. Pick A Cheaper Destination
We can advise the best Kempinski hotel in any city or around the world. The cheapest European Kempinski we have found is the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko, the luxury ski and spa hotel outlined above. To get the best rates, you must stay here outside of the ski season.
Another hotel that offers a good deal if you like sunshine and spa is Kempinski Palace Portoroz, situated at the very center of Portoroz, the ‘Port of Roses’, a well-known resort, famous for its mild Mediterranean climate and more than a hundred years of spa tradition. While this hotel is not cheap in the summer, travel in mid-October and prices come right down to the region of just €150 EUR per night.
Rooms and suites at Kempinski Palace Portoroz evoke the fabled history of the Palace Portoroz and offer fabulous views of the Adriatic Sea and the Istrian countryside. Take breakfast in the Crystal Hall, sunbathe by the pool, and order a little something from the Pool Bar. In the Restaurant Sophia, fine dining is an art form as beautiful as the restaurant itself. Make yourself comfortable in the Fleur de Sel overlooking the Bay of Piran, and choose from our Slovene-international menu. When the sun goes down, the Palace Club is a legend, not to mention the cocktails!
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor. Any auction prices listed correct at time of publication, but will be subject to change.
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