I am often asked if there is a Four Seasons rewards program, much like the Marriott, SPG, Hyatt, IHG, and Hilton loyalty programs. My answer is no. Four Seasons don’t have a point or a revenue-based loyalty program, nor do they offer frequent flyer style rewards or even free reward nights.
How Do I Get Reward Style Benefits?
There are ways to take advantage of loyalty style benefits, much like those that you would be gifted if you were the top tier of one of the big chain loyalty programs.
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 that give you free benefits if you book with the right “Virtuoso” or “Preferred Partner” agent. We have outlined the best luxury hotel loyalty programs which give you upgrades and free breakfast separately.
To take advantage of loyalty-style benefits at Four Seasons hotels, you need to book your next Four Seasons stay via our luxury travel concierge. We are an official Preferred Partner of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. We can add free loyalty-style benefits into your booking at no extra cost.
We are not cheaper than the Four Seasons website, we are the same price, but the free benefits we can add into your booking (outlined above) are massively valuable.
Breakfast at Four Seasons hotels costs $50 USD per person per day, although this varies depending on the property. Add the value of potential room upgrades, early check-in / late check-out, the gift, and food and beverage credit of $100 USD per stay that you get for free by booking with our luxury travel concierge and you can easily argue that you are getting $250 USD per night of value in benefits (if not more) before you consider the value of the room upgrade (subject to availability).
Is Booking With Our Agency Better Than Booking Direct?
Yes! This is because Four Seasons partners directly with a small number of high-end agencies, including our own luxury travel concierge and share the above privileges with clients who make bookings with us.
The Four Seasons hotel benefits that we offer are prioritized because we are an exclusive Four Seasons agent. What does this mean? Put simply, a room booked by us will get priority upgrades over those who book using Virtuoso or Amex Finest Hotels & Resorts, so if there is only one room left, which is in the category above yours, we put you at the front of the line for this upgrade! We put you in front of clients that book with American Express.
Will There Ever Be A Four Seasons Loyalty Program?
There have been rumors wafting about regarding a consumer Four Seasons loyalty program for years. The truth is that none of these rumors 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 rewards for free nights. Your best bet is to book a 3-for-2 free night offer or to book out of the main season when they discount some of their hotels quite heavily.
For example, you can book Four Seasons Grand Hotel Du Cap Ferrat (pictured above) in November, just before it closes, or March, just after it opens for less than half the price of a summer stay. It may rain in November or April but a stay at a Four Seasons hotel is always fantastic, even in the rain!
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. These tend to be particularly effective if you are booking into a chain like Marriott, but are less available or effective at Four Seasons hotels. Any codes are not widely available to the general public, and 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.
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, so we suggest asking for a free quote before making your final decision.
Early booking discount rates, special promotional packages, promo codes, and other discounted rates usually also qualify for the perks from our luxury travel concierge.
Why Stay At Four Seasons Hotel?
Four Seasons hotels and resorts offer some of the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. The thing the 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 excellent size, standard, and quality. They are usually identical to the rooms with a larger price tag and are often only differentiated from each other by the view.
As an example, at the Four Seasons Maui, the cheapest rooms are the rooms with Mountain views. These rooms are the same size and quality as the Garden View Rooms where your lanai is looking over the garden, which are again identical in size to the Partial Ocean and the Ocean View rooms. You are simply paying for the view in this situation.
In the cheapest room, you are just facing the wrong way and won’t hear the crashing of the waves as you fall asleep. But, I am very sure you will have a similarly great holiday, whichever room you choose, and if you book via our luxury travel concierge, we can bump you up a room level for free (subject to availability) as well as offering a bunch of other complimentary benefits.
This quality level guarantees an enjoyable stay at any Four Seasons hotel worldwide, whatever room you book. Communal areas are also always immaculate, and the staff are always welcoming and often address you by your name (although I still don’t know how they manage to do this, bearing in mind the size of some Four Seasons hotels!).
How About Other Luxury Chains?
SOme luxury hotel addicts prefer Aman hotels. These aptly named “Aman Junkies,” tend to favor stays in this brand. Some luxury travelers prefer the location and price of Leading Hotels Of The World and book these instead of booking Four Seasons hotels. In my opinion, having stayed at all three, all three hotel chains have their merits.
How Does The Price Compare?
The price of Leading Hotels of the World hotels and resorts varies massively, particularly when comparing times of the season as you can pick up so really cheap rates at these hotels out of season. Whereas the price of Four Seasons hotels tends to be much more consistent. Instead, Four Seasons hotels usually offer three-for-the-price-of-two or four-for-three packages in the low season.
But how do you work out which room to book? How do you know whether the restaurant is good? How do you know if the bar is any good and worth spending the evening on?
If it is not a Four Seasons hotel, you cannot be sure of what you will experience before you arrive. It may be as good as a Four Seasons hotel or worse, but you can’t be sure either way.
Why I Love A Four Seasons Hotel
I love Four Seasons hotels, not least because they are so lovely to my own child. My little boy, who is growing at a fantastic rate, 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 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.
Where necessary, they will provide an adult-only pool so that you can keep your sanity. Four Seasons will satisfy the needs and tastes of any discerning traveler 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 sanitized and have more of a Four Seasons personality than the personality of the local area, I am a major fan.
Four Seasons Promotional Offers
You can take advantage of deals at Four Seasons hotels, such as second, third, or fourth night free depending on the season. These 3 for 2 and 4-for-3 vouchers can be an incredible deal if you have a specific Four Seasons hotel in mind and are flexible on when you want to visit. These offers can be found on the offers tab on the menu bar of the Four Seasons hotel homepage. Each hotel has its own specific offers page. The perks which you get by booking with our luxury travel concierge outlined above can also be combined with these Four Seasons deals.
How About Aggregator Websites?
The lowest room rate at a Four Seasons hotel for your requested travel dates will always be found on Four Seasons website. Aggregator websites like Booking.com, Expedia, and Trivago do not offer a better deal, nor do they offer any free benefits, so these do not tend to be a good place to book your next Four Seasons stay.
Is It Worth Booking Your Four Seasons room Via Your Credit Card?
Our agency is an official partner of Four Seasons hotels, which means that the above benefits are prioritized in front of people who book Four Seasons via any other platform. When you book with us, you pay directly to Four Seasons hotels (and not us) so you can use any credit card you like.
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.
Four Seasons’ CEO Allen Smith explained the lack of a loyalty program 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 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.”
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