Spoiler alert! To get the best deal or discount at a Four Seasons hotel, book via our luxury travel concierge. See what our clients say about us and how thrilled they are with the extra benefits we provide at no extra cost.
Our luxury travel concierge 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, which are added in for free. We are not cheaper than FourSeasons.com, we are the same price, but the free perks we offer (outlined below) are massively valuable.
Book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge and the perks that we can add into your stay are typically:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Food and beverage or spa credit of $100 USD per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
- Complimentary welcome gift
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. The other properties where we offer great free benefits on Oahu include The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach, which is a gorgeous property although it is worth noting that this Ritz is set a few streets back from the beach. Also in Waikiki, we offer free benefits at The Royal Hawaiian Waikiki, Halekulani, and the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort And Spa. Beyond Oahu, we offer free benefits at The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort, Montage Kapalua Bay, Fairmont Orchid, Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort And Spa, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, and more…
As a heads up, we think Four Seasons Hualalai and Lanai are probably the best hotels on the Hawaiian islands and this tends to be reflected in the price. That said, I love the Four Seasons Oahu and Maui too. All the Hawaiian Four Seasons hotels are spectacular.
Why Four Seasons?
Oh my goodness, there are so many reasons to book hotels that are part of the Four Seasons brand. While room rates are expensive when compared to more middle-of-the-road hotels, these increased rates are justified because of the ambiance, immaculate communal areas and grounds, incredible service, and gorgeous rooms. Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are reliably excellent, and they 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 in Hawaii. In fact, our tips are relevant for every other Four Seasons resort around the world and will help get you the best deal or discount.
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 luxury travel 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’s 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 luxury travel 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.
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. There are also some excellent resort credit offers which you can find on the relevant discount pages at each Hawaiian Four Seasons hotel:
- 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’ve found the offer you want, book via a luxury travel agent like our luxury travel concierge for extra free benefits on 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.
As you get closer and closer to the dates you plan to stay at the Hawaiian Four Seasons hotels; 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. Since Covid has made travel more difficult, the Hawaiian Four Seasons hotels are particularly popular and early rates of around $1000 USD per night have gone up to $2500 USD per night for the same room at the same hotel at the last minute. Even worse, some of the Four Seasons hotels have sold out completely on certain nights! Some of our clients have been gutted to have to stay elsewhere because they left their plans to the last minute.
4. Join The Four Seasons Loyalty Scheme
OK, 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.
If you are a premium member of a hotel’s loyalty scheme, you get premium benefits, particularly if you are a regular guest. The only way of getting this kind of special treatment and loyalty benefit at a Four Seasons hotel is by booking with a luxury travel agent like our luxury travel concierge.
5. Change Your Holiday Dates
Re-arrange your dates and plan to specifically target certain Four Seasons hotels when they are cheapest and offer the best discounts. One of the most expensive Four Seasons hotels globally 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.
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 which you get by booking with our luxury travel concierge outlined above 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 offered a great soft opening discount. Expect opening discounts to encourage you to book at new Four Seasons hotels. There are no new imminent Four Seasons hotels opening in Hawaii, but there are some which are due to open in Europe and will no doubt offer introductory pricing. Contact our luxury travel concierge to get details of new openings.
7. Stay Shorter
It sounds obvious when you say out loud, but I would prefer three nights at an expensive Four Seasons rather than a week at a cheap budget resort. Do one night in Oahu 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 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 Resort Oahu At Ko Olina and Maui tend to be cheaper than the Lanai and Big Island properties. You can also fly internationally 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. Still, 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 luxury travel 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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