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For the last couple of months I have been working with Visa Signature to get the word out about their Luxury Hotel Collection program available to Visa Signature cardholders. My goal is not just to get the word out that this program exists, but to really try to explain how a program with the word “luxury” in it can actually be something that saves you money and adds value to your paid hotel stays.
To clarify, this is not something that will help when you are using hotel points for your stay, but it is a program you can take advantage of while earning hotel points on paid rates if you book via The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection website thanks to your Visa Signature credit card.
There are a few other similar programs out there, but what I love about this program specifically for those who travel on a budget is that you don’t have to have a card with a big annual fee to access the program. There are so many Visa Signature cards out there with low, and even no annual fees (like the Chase Freedom®!), that accessing this program doesn’t have to cost you anything extra at all.
You can check out a review of an actual stay I had using the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection program at the St. Regis Houston here and also my post about an overview of the program and the perks here. In this post I want to highlight five different hotels you can stay at via the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection for less than $175 per night on certain dates and still enjoy the perks such as:
- Best available rate guarantee
- Complimentary continental breakfast daily
- $25 food and beverage voucher
- Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, if available
- Free in-room internet, when available
- 3PM late check-out, upon request
- VIP guest status
SLS Las Vegas – Rates Starting at $53/night (+$28 resort fee)
This hotel is located on the North Strip in Las Vegas and has 1,600 rooms in three towers where the famed Sahara Hotel and Casino used to sit. My parents stayed here earlier this year and enjoyed their time. This is not the fanciest joint on the Strip, but it looks pretty nice to be given the often $100 or less prices per night.
Take into account that if you book via the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection you will also get complimentary American breakfast for two daily, a $25 USD food or beverage credit, automatic room upgrade when available, and 3PM late check-out when available. Suddenly, this place becomes a very nice value for a trip to Las Vegas.
Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas – Rates Starting at $97/night (+$28 resort fee)
This is one of the newer hotels on the Strip and it has just over 4,000 rooms…in other words, it’s enormous. I haven’t yet stayed at the Aria, but I have enjoyed some of their restaurants and shops, and it seemed to be a very nice place to stay for a Vegas vacation.
It is also worth mentioning that VIP guest status that you are afforded by booking via the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection program can actually be much more helpful in Vegas than in some cities thanks to there being special check-in lines that often have much shorter lines than the standard check-in area.
Hyatt at Olive 8 – Rates Starting at $169/night
Hyatt at Olive 8 is a very fun property in Seattle that has over 300 rooms, but keeps a sort of boutique feel. I have stayed there before and liked the indoor salt-water pool, local food offerings, and location. Sometimes paid rates can be pretty reasonable here starting at $169/night according to the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection site.
At that rate I would much rather get the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection perks like free continental breakfast for two daily, $25 food or beverage credit, etc. than burn 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points and not get the Visa Signature perks. That is especially true if you don’t have Hyatt Diamond status and otherwise wouldn’t get free breakfast or other similar perks.
Donovan House – Rates Starting at $152/night
A cool Kimpton Hotel in Washington DC that participates in the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection is the Donovan House. Prices start at $152/night and the 193 room hotel is walking distance from the White House, Smithsonian Museums, and more.
I stayed there a couple of years ago and thought the hotel was very modern and fun – there is even a rooftop pool! Since most of us don’t have any sort of elite status or similar that would get us free breakfast at this property, booking via the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection program is a no-brainer!
Park Hyatt Beaver Creek – Rates starting at $159/night (+$25 – $50 resort fee, depending on the season)
This property can be astronomically expensive during the ski season (use Hyatt points then!), but rates can be extremely reasonable during the off-season. The prices start at $159/night according to the Visa Signature site, and I can personally attest to how fun the hotel can be even when the surrounding mountains are covered with green grass instead of white powder.
This is a luxury hotel that has luxury prices for their on-site meals, so being able to get breakfast for two daily included with the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection perks is pretty valuable.
I’m all for traveling on a budget, using hotel points when rates are high, searching for the best deals, etc. but I also like to be comfortable when I am on my vacations. A program like The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection is right up my alley because it partners with nice hotels, but that doesn’t have to mean insanely expensive hotels. You can sometimes get a very nice hotel for a nice price, especially since Visa Signature has a “Best Rate Guarantee” for their Luxury Hotel Collection program. Add on top of that guarantee perks like breakfast for two, $25 food or beverage credit, and a shot at upgrades, and I’m a really big fan.
Which Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection property are you considering? Have you visited one previously? How did the perks work out for you and your family?
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