Spoiler alert! To get the best discount at a Four Seasons hotel, book via our luxury travel concierge. Our prices are identical to the offers on the Four Seasons website, but when you book with us, you will also benefit from our official Four Seasons partner agency perks, added in for free. We are not cheaper than FourSeasons.com, we are the same price, but the free perks we offer are massively valuable.
We offer similar free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at other luxury hotels, including Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria, Hyatt, Andaz, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more.
Why Four Seasons?
Oh my goodness, there are many, many reasons to book hotels that are part of the Four Seasons brand. Of course, room rates are expensive when compared to more middle-of-the-road hotels, but the Four Seasons beats almost every other hotel chain in ambiance, immaculate communal areas, incredible service, and gorgeous rooms. Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are reliably excellent, and they are consistently one of your best hotel options in any city or resort.
We share ten tips that will help you squeeze the most value out of your next Four Seasons hotel stay and get you the deal or discount you are looking for.
1. Get Free Benefits
You can take advantage of free loyalty style benefits from your very first stay at Four Seasons hotels and resorts by merely booking with a luxury travel agent like our concierge. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will be the same as those on the Four Seasons website.
And Four Seasons is not alone in this luxury offering. Most luxury hotels have luxury travel agent loyalty programs that give their clients free benefits at no extra cost, as long as they book with the right partner agent. These luxury hotel brands include Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria, Hyatt, Andaz, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, InterContinental, and more.
If you want loyalty-style VIP benefits without paying more, it is worth contacting us for a free, no-obligation quote to see what you are missing. There is no cost associated with becoming a client of our concierge.
2. Check The Four Seasons Website For Special Offers
Check out the unique special offers pages for your preferred Hawaiian hotel on the Four Seasons website. Each individual hotel has a separate page that offers their discounts and the dates that the discounts are relevant to time your holiday accordingly.
Some of the best discounts are the three nights for the price of two or the four nights for the price of three discount. Both of these discounts tend to be available outside the high season at some Four Seasons hotels, and they can save you a serious amount of money. Here are the relevant discount pages at the Hawaiian hotels:
- Four Seasons Lanai Offers
- Four Seasons Maui Offers
- Four Seasons Hualalai Big Island Offers
- Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina
If you are very sure of your dates, you can sometimes take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. You must be sure of your dates because once you have booked in, there are no refunds on advance purchase rates, so if you can’t make your stay, you won’t get your money back!
Once you have found the offer you want, book via a luxury travel agent like our concierge for extra free benefits at your already discounted rate.
3. Book Early
Four Seasons hotels and resorts are so popular that they often sell out in the high season, which means that they don’t need to discount their rooms during these popular periods. Outside of the high season, it is possible to get discounts, and these discounts can be found on the Four Seasons website within each individual hotel’s mini-site under “offers.”
The Four Seasons hotels in Hawaii run at a particularly high occupancy rate as there is never a bad time to go to Hawaii. We usually suggest booking soon after the rates are released or as soon as you find a good deal. It is simply not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as these magical discounts don’t exist.
At the Hawaiian Four Seasons hotels, as you get closer and closer to the dates you plan to stay, the rooms usually start to sell out, often starting from the bottom room up. So the cheapest mountain view rooms go, then the garden view rooms go, and so forth. Of course, the oceanfront rooms are also in high demand and sell out too. Who wouldn’t want to fall asleep to the sound of the waves? So you could conceivably be left paying a premium for a mid-range room with a view that you aren’t that bothered about.
Booking in advance will not always get you a discount, but it will stop you from paying over the odds because you can book into the room you want.
4. Join The Four Seasons Loyalty Scheme
OK, so that’s a trick title! Most Four Seasons hotel room rates start at $500 – $1000 USD per night, and because there isn’t a Four Seasons loyalty program, you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done.
Usually, if you join a hotel brand’s loyalty scheme, then you get premium benefits, particularly if you are a regular guest, but the only way of getting this kind of loyalty benefits at a Four Seasons hotel is by booking with a luxury travel agent like our concierge.
5. Change Your Holiday Dates
If you can, re-arrange your dates and plan to specifically target certain Four Seasons hotels when they are cheapest and are offering the best discounts. You can arrange your plans around specific dates when your favorite Four Seasons hotel is cheaper. One of the most expensive Four Seasons hotels in the world is also one of the cheapest just before it closes for the winter and just before it opens in the summer.
The hotel in question is the Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat. I have already detailed how to book a Four Seasons hotel at the cheapest rate and at the Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat, the discounted low season rate is perhaps discounted by as much as 70 or 80% from their high season rate. The dates you need to be looking at for the biggest discount are at the end of March and the start of April and at the end of October and the start of November. Granted, it might rain, and there might be a chilly wind, but the hotel bar, restaurant, room, etc., all remain the same at this stunning property. In my opinion, this is one of the best bargains at any Four Seasons hotel as this hotel is simply stunning.
In Hawaii, you should avoid the main holiday dates. Although many Four Seasons hotels may not discount rooms when you want to go, individual hotels can discount rooms enough to merit a change of your plans. Visit at an unusual time, and take advantage of that discount.
The perks that you get by booking with our concierge can also be combined with these Four Seasons deals.
6. Look Out For New Properties
Brilliant new Four Seasons are opening all the time. The new Four Seasons in Napa is an incredible property and offers a great soft opening discount. Expect opening discounts to encourage you to book at new Four Seasons hotels.
7. Stay Shorter
It sounds obvious when you say it out loud, but I would prefer three nights at an expensive Four Seasons rather than a week at a bog-standard resort. Do one night in Maui and take advantage of our early check-in / late check-out rather than spending two nights somewhere less exciting.
8. Pick The Cheapest Properties
It doesn’t matter how luxurious the Four Seasons brand is. Some parts of the world are simply cheaper than others. The Four Seasons Casablanca or Marrakech in Morocco will always be cheaper than the Four Seasons Geneva in Switzerland, whatever time of year you decide to visit. The cost of land and staff is not comparable between these two countries, so you can get a stay of the same caliber of Four Seasons hotel cheaper by choosing a Four Seasons hotel in a less expensive country. We have outlined the cheapest Four Seasons hotels in the world to help you choose where to stay. This is not a discount; this is simply using common sense to book your vacation in a cheaper area of the world.
Even within Hawaii, some Four Seasons are cheaper than others. The Four Seasons hotels on Oahu and Maui tend to be cheaper than the Lanai and Big Island properties. You can also fly internationally direct to Maui and Oahu, whereas you usually need to pay for inter-island flights or ferries to get to Lanai or Big Island.
9. Use Corporate Promo Codes
There are special corporate promo discount 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.
10. Don’t Book With Your Credit Card Travel Agency
Do you want to be at the front of the queue for your free room upgrade? Book your Four Seasons stay via our concierge, and we will put you first in line for your free upgrade. You will be placed in front of guests who book via booking services like American Express Finest Hotels & Resorts.
This is because our travel agency is an official partner of Four Seasons hotels, so room upgrades for clients that we book into Four Seasons hotels are put at the front of the queue! You can still use any credit card as payment when you book with our concierge, so you still get your usual loyalty points and rewards from your credit card when you book with us.
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