Chase and sbe have just announced an interesting new partnership that will offer Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardmembers additional benefits for stays at certain hotels. For those of you not familiar with sbe, they’re a hotel management company with some excellent hotels.
Chase Sapphire Reserve sbe benefits
Chase Sapphire Reserve cardmembers who book through sbe’s dedicated reservation page will enjoy the following benefits at participating sbe properties, which include SLS, Delano, Mondrian, and Hyde:
- Fourth night free, for every four consecutive nights booked
- $30 hotel credit per room, eligible towards food and beverage
- Complimentary upgrades for hotel rooms (when available)
- Daily continental breakfast for two people
- Complimentary wifi
- Late check out (when available)
In order to receive these benefits, cardmembers need to use the Sapphire Reserve to book the hotel, and also need to present the same card to pay for the full bill at check-out.
Which hotels are participating?
The following 19 hotels are eligible for this partnership:
- Bahamas — SLS Baha Mar
- Doha — Mondrian Doha
- Istanbul — 10 Karokoy
- Las Vegas — Delano Las Vegas
- London — Sanderson
- London — St Martins Lane
- Los Angeles — Mondrian Los Angeles
- Miami — Delano South Beach
- Miami — Hyde Midtown
- Miami — Mondrian South Beach
- Miami — Redbury South B each
- Miami — Shore Club
- Miami — SLS Brickell
- Miami — SLS LUX Brickell
- Miami — SLS South Beach
- Miami — The Raleigh
- New York City — Hudson
- New York City — Mondrian Park Avenue
- New York City — Redbury New York
10 Karokoy, Istanbul
Is this a good deal?
There are quite a few programs out there offering extra benefits for stays at luxury hotels. Perhaps the most popular is Virtuoso, but there’s also Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts. These programs offer room upgrades subject to availability, complimentary breakfast, and typically an additional $100 on-property hotel credit.
So this new collaboration offers similar types of benefits. The positive of this partnership is that you’re always getting a fourth night free, while the negative is that the credit is just $30 per stay, rather than a roughly $100 credit available through other programs.
However, what’s cool is that many hotels participating in this collaboration don’t belong to any of the other programs. Some do — and in those cases I’d still use Virtuoso or Amex FHR — but for those that don’t, this is awesome.
St Martins Lane, London
It would appear to me that the rate available for this special partnership is typically the same as the best flexible rate. So you can’t get these benefits while booking a pre-paid rate, though you can get them in conjunction with the standard rate.
For example, pulling up rates at the Mondrian Doha, the Sapphire Reserve rate is $173.
Meanwhile the Mondrian’s regular site shows a flexible rate of $173, or a pre-paid rate of $156.
I’d consider the Sapphire Reserve rate to be significantly better, given the free breakfast, room upgrade, $30 credit, etc.
SLS South Beach, Miami
In addition to the extra hotel benefits for those with the Sapphire Reserve, those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card will have access to select sbe exclusive activations and events surrounding popular music, culture and art festivals.
Details of these offerings will be shared in the coming months.
While this new partnership isn’t to the scale of Amex’s Fine Hotels & Resorts program (for example), it’s nice to see the Sapphire Reserve add hotel perks like this at some very nice hotels.
For the most part the benefits you’ll receive for booking through Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts or Virtuoso are still better, though what’s unique here is that a majority of these hotels don’t belong to those programs.
In those cases, booking using this Sapphire Reserve benefit is a no brainer.
Are there any hotels on the list where you look forward to using the new benefits?