Some of the best hotels in the world are Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts. If you’re looking for the best luxury hotel in Waikiki, look no further than the Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Hawaii. This is a fantastic property, but it’s worth mentioning from the outset that the hotel itself is not based on the waterfront. There’s no beach in front of the property; it’s a 10-minute walk away.
The highlights of this luxury enclave are the spacious high-end rooms with exquisite views from the floor to ceiling windows and the magnificent pool area complete with sun loungers the dip their legs into the edge of the pool so that when you get too hot, you can just swing around and cool your toes off in the crystal clear waters.
Spoiler alert! To get the best deal or discount at a Ritz-Carlton, 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.
Book your next Ritz-Carlton 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
- Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
- Complimentary welcome gift
The great thing about this is that you can get these free benefits while taking advantage of Ritz-Carlton hotel special offers, which you can find on their website or from our agent, who can advise on the best offers. Individual Ritz-Carlton resorts will run packages that can be very attractive.
We offer similar free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at other luxury hotels, including Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria, Hyatt, Andaz, Four Seasons, Marriott, InterContinental, and more. The other properties where we offer great free benefits on Oahu Hawaii include Four Seasons Ko Olina, 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…
We outline how to book into a Ritz-Carlton 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 in addition to earning your Marriott Bonvoy points and benefiting from your Bonvoy status. Even if you don’t have staus with the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty scheme, you will get our benefits from your very first stay at Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts. Book with our luxury travel agency which is an official ” Ritz-Carlton Stars” travel agency. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will usually be the same as those on the Ritz-Carlton website.
2. Join The Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Scheme
Whether you are booking via the Ritz-Carlton website direct or with our own luxury travel agency, you can collect Marriott Bonvoy points at most Ritz-Carlton hotels, so it is worth signing up.
3. Take Advantage Of Early Bird Discounts
Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts run at a high occupancy rate. I regularly recommend clients to book their stay with our luxury travel concierge as soon as the rates come out. It is simply not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as these magical discounts don’t usually come up in popular destinations.
At the last minute, you are unlikely to be able to book the cheapest room, and the room you wanted may 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 plenty of luxury hotel stays in our luxury travel auction, which offers a genuine and massive discount at certain hotels, including the odd Ritz-Carlton hotel. These are one-off items, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. Although we offer some really great hotel stays around the world, the volume of Ritz-Carlton-specific stays in our auction does vary at any one time.
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. You must be sure of your dates because there are no refunds on most advance purchase rates once you have booked in.
6. Change Your Vacation Season
If you re-arrange your dates, target your favorite Ritz-Carlton hotel or resort out of season. For example, New York is massively discounted mid-winter so that you can pick up a much cheaper rate then. Las Vegas is cheap when there isn’t a convention.
Were you planning to go to the Caribbean in the Winter and Geneva, and London in the Summer? No! Go to the Caribbean in the Summer and Geneva and London in the Winter! Get the same hotel and facilities for a discounted price. Think beyond the resort to the hotel. If you can still swim in the pool, drink in the bar, eat in the restaurant, and enjoy the ambiance, it is worth considering amending your plans accordingly.
7. Pick A Brand New Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Brilliant new Ritz-Carlton 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 aloud, but I prefer three nights at a good Ritz-Carlton rather than a week at a bad Marriott. Do one night in Paris or Sydney and take advantage of our Ritz-Carlton Stars early check-in / late check-out rather than spending two nights somewhere less exciting.
9. 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, AAA, 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. Pick A Cheaper Destination
We can advise the best Ritz-Carlton hotel in any city or around the world, but Paris is always more expensive than Kuala Lumpur. If you decide to holiday in a cheaper destination like Portugal or some incredible Asian destinations (excluding Hong Kong), you will find your cash stretches a lot further.
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. Posts may be sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.