Hilton Impresario: Perks At Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, And LXR

Hilton Impresario: Perks At Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, And LXR

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While elite status in the Hilton Honors program is one way to score extra perks for Hilton stays, there’s another program that can score you perks without any sort of requirement to be loyal.

Specifically, the Hilton Impresario program can offer you elite-like perks for stays at three of Hilton’s luxury brands when booking through an eligible travel advisor. This is similar to the programs offered by other hotel groups, like Accor STEP, Belmond Bellini Club, Four Seasons Preferred PartnerHyatt Privé, Mandarin Oriental Fan Club, Marriott STARS & Luminous, Rosewood Elite, and Shangri-La Luxury Circle.

Hilton Impresario perks & benefits

With Hilton Impresario, you can receive perks when booking an eligible rate through a participating travel agent at almost all Conrad, LXR, or Waldorf Astoria properties. Specifically, the Hilton Impresario perks are as follows:

  • Daily complimentary full breakfast for up to two people per room
  • A complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in
  • A $100 property credit once per stay
  • Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
  • Double Hilton Honors points (valid at select properties)
Receive complimentary breakfast when booking through Hilton Impresario

For some context on Hilton’s luxury brand:

  • Waldorf Astoria is Hilton’s most premium brand, with 35 hotels in 15 countries
  • LXR is Hilton’s new independent luxury brand, with nine hotels in seven countries
  • Conrad is Hilton’s brand that bills itself as “new generation smart luxury,” with 48 hotels in 24 countries
LXR is Hilton’s new independent luxury brand

Hilton Impresario free night offers

Not only can Hilton Impresario travel advisors get you access to extra perks, but they can also get you access to free night offers at select properties. This could come in the form of a third night free, fourth night free, or fifth night free offer. These free night offers are combinable with all the standard Hilton Impresario perks, and are only available when paying the standard “flexible” rate.

Below are the free night offers currently available for stays through March 31, 2023.

North America Hilton Impresario free night offers

The following Conrad, LXR, and Waldorf Astoria properties in North America have free night offers for stays through March 31, 2023:

  • Conrad Fort Lauderdale (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Indianapolis (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Los Angeles (third night free)
  • Conrad Nashville (fourth night free)
  • Conrad New York (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Punta Mita (third night free)
  • Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Washington DC (third night free)
  • Crockfords Las Vegas, LXR (fourth night free)
  • Hotel 1000 Seattle, LXR (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Arizona Biltmore (fifth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Atlanta (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills (fifth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Cancun (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria New Orleans (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando (fifth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Panama (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Park City (fourth night free)
Get a free night at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

Europe Hilton Impresario free night offers

The following Conrad, LXR, and Waldorf Astoria properties in Europe have free night offers for stays through March 31, 2023:

  • Biltmore Mayfair, LXR (third night free
  • Conrad Algarve (fifth night free)
  • Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Dublin (third night free)
  • Conrad London St. James (fourth night free)
  • Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Berlin (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Versailles (fourth night free)

Asia-Pacific Hilton Impresario free night offers

The following Conrad, LXR, and Waldorf Astoria properties in Asia-Pacific have free night offers for stays through March 31, 2023:

  • Conrad Bali (fifth night free)
  • Conrad Bora Bora (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Hong Kong (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Osaka (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Seoul (third night free)
  • Conrad Singapore (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Tokyo (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Bangkok (third night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Maldives (fourth night free)
Get a free night at the Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Middle East Hilton Impresario free night offers

The following Conrad, LXR, and Waldorf Astoria properties in the Middle East have free night offers for stays through March 31, 2023:

  • Conrad Abu Dhabi (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Cairo (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Dubai (fourth night free)
  • Conrad Istanbul (fourth night free)
  • Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR (fourth night free)
  • Mango House Seychelles, LXR (fourth night free)
  • Susona Bodrum, LXR (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai DIFC (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Jeddah (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Kuwait (fourth night free)
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah (fifth night free)

Hilton Impresario FAQs

Let’s cover the other things you’ll want to know about the Hilton Impresario program in the form of some frequently asked questions.

What rates qualify for Hilton Impresario?

The Hilton Impresario rate is equal to the flexible rate that you’ll find on Hilton’s website. Hilton Impresario benefits aren’t valid when redeeming Hilton Honors points, or when booking pre-paid, advance purchase, member-only, AAA, senior, or any other promotional rates.

Do you earn Hilton Honors points for Hilton Impresario reservations?

Yes you can earn Hilton Honors points for Hilton Impresario bookings in the same way you would when booking directly (on top of that, you can earn double Hilton Honors points for many properties). These stays also qualify for any Hilton Honors promotions, and one can earn bonus points when paying with a co-branded Hilton Honors credit card.

Is there a minimum stay for Hilton Impresario reservations?

No, even one night stays qualify for Hilton Impresario perks.

How is Hilton Impresario different than Virtuoso?

Virtuoso also offers perks for all kinds of luxury hotels, and the benefits are somewhat similar. For the purposes of Hilton stays, the major benefit of Hilton Impresario over Virtuoso is that a lot more Hilton-family properties participate in Impresario.

While most Waldorf Astoria hotels participate in Virtuoso, only a handful of Conrads do, while they almost all participate in Hilton Impresario.

How is Hilton Impresario different from Hilton Honors elite status?

Hilton Honors Gold and Hilton Honors Diamond members may say “well don’t I get these perks anyway?” Not necessarily:

  • The $100 credit is something that elite members wouldn’t otherwise receive
  • The double Hilton Honors points at many participating properties is also an extra perk
  • The breakfast perk at many hotels will be more generous through Hilton Impresario than through Hilton Honors, especially with Hilton now offering elite members a food & beverage credit in the United States
  • At many properties elite members who book through Hilton Impresario may be upgraded ahead of a comparable elite member who didn’t book through the program
  • Hilton Impresario has several free night offers, as I’ve outlined above
Hilton Impresario guests may get better upgrades

Can you book Hilton Impresario rates without a travel agent?

Hilton Impresario perks are available exclusively through eligible travel agents. This isn’t a program that consumers can take advantage of directly. Most travel agents won’t charge fees for these bookings, though that’s not the case across the board.

How do you find a Hilton Impresario travel agent?

There are lots of travel agents out there who have access to the Hilton Impresario program. Ford is always happy to help with these inquiries, and can be reached at [email protected]

Alternatively you can either find Hilton Impresario travel agents through Google, or travel agents are also welcome to leave their contact info in the comments section below.

Bottom line

Hilton Impresario offers extra perks like room upgrades, free breakfast, and hotel credits, when booking a luxury Hilton-family property through an eligible travel agent. There are even free night offers when booking longer stays through Hilton Impresario.

The program won’t be valuable for everyone with every booking, like when you’re redeeming points, or when there’s a promotional rate that’s way lower than the flexible rate. However, personally I book a majority of my paid luxury hotel stays through a program offering extra perks, and I find it to be well worth it.

Have you ever booked through Hilton Impresario? If so, what was your experience like?

Want to take advantage of the Hilton Impresario program to receive extra perks (like breakfast and upgrades) for paid stays at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and LXR? Contact [email protected] for more details. He may even be able to help if you already have a stay booked.
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  1. TC Guest

    Yes, I'm curious like the person above. If you're getting the free breakfast with Impresario, as a Diamond member am I able to still use the $15 food credit elsewhere on the property say at the lunch, dinner table or pool bar?

    Thanks,

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ TC -- Yep, you can take advantage of elite food & beverage credits plus the Hilton Impresario credit.

  2. GSHLGB New Member

    Well some properties treat you differently than others - Resorts World Las Vegas Conrad - they gave breakfast and an additional $60 USD credit. YMMV.

    Last week as a Globalist on a Prive booking in Honolulu I was put off until 4 PM which was an hour past check in. Denied Regency on day one... PITA Never there again

  3. SARVESH KULKARNI Guest

    If I do a Hilton impresario booking and I am Hilton Gold - Do I get 2 breakfasts plus breakfast credits for Hilton Gold?

    Or do impressario credits override hilton gold credits

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ SARVESH KULKARNI -- At US properties you would get the daily food & beverage credit on account of your status plus the Hilton Impresario breakfast credit.

  4. Zuodi Guest

    Sometimes virtuoso travels are better. For instance, Virtuoso might offer 3rd night free or 4th night free promotion, while impresario mostly doesn't.

    1. Bob Guest

      I still don't get the benefits besides the free night. Because Hilton aspire will give me $250 per stay at conrad/waldorf etc xmas then on top of that another $100 for property credit. Since I get diamond I get daily meal credit, upgrades etc.

  5. John Wright Guest

    Yes, the accompanying photos are from the Mango House Seychelles as seen through Google.

  6. John West Guest

    Not all information provided is accurate. Hotels can restrict which bookings can qualify for Impresario rates, including by minimum number of nights. For example, Conrad Hangzhou Tonglu requires a stay of at least two nights. Other hotels will limit Impresario bookings to certain room categories. For example, Conrad Guangzhou requires booking at least an executive room, which is pointless if you have Diamond status.

  7. Alex Guest

    Google image search tells me it’s the Mango House Seychelles

  8. michelle New Member

    why isn't ford a impresio agent? i've gotten to trust him over the years and i don't really want to book via other channels

  9. John Guest

    Sometimes, as in the lead photo on this post, you show pictures of places that look really cool but do not explain with a caption or a line in the main text explain what we are viewing....Lots of times the picture is just intended as a random airport scene so it's not really relevant to know exactly what the setting is....but in this case I found myself thinking, "That looks nice--I wonder where that is?"

  10. Turningleft Member

    @NK3:

    Let's use Hilton Impresario benefits as a base:
    - Daily complimentary full breakfast - both FHR and Impresario offer this.
    - A complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability - both programs offer this, though maybe Hilton elites get a preferential upgrade.
    - A $100 property credit once per stay - Impresario wins here since may it can be applied anywhere; FHR hotels have options to offer spa credit (which is moot)...

    @NK3:

    Let's use Hilton Impresario benefits as a base:
    - Daily complimentary full breakfast - both FHR and Impresario offer this.
    - A complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability - both programs offer this, though maybe Hilton elites get a preferential upgrade.
    - A $100 property credit once per stay - Impresario wins here since may it can be applied anywhere; FHR hotels have options to offer spa credit (which is moot) or F&B credit (a win)
    - Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability - FHR wins because of the guaranteed 4pm checkout.
    - Double Hilton Honors points (valid at select properties) - Depends on how you value Hilton points.

    And don't knock travel agents. Regular Virtuoso travel agents know the destinations and the hotels better than FHR travel agents, and they can pull strings when things go haywire. FHR may be more convenient due to online booking, but the rates are sometimes higher than hotel rack rate. PS: I'm not a travel agent.

  11. Peter Diamond

    @NK3 I find FHR options can be quite limited depending on where you are going. Otherwise yes, the perks are basically the same and you are correct, you don't need to pay a travel agent.

  12. DCAFrank Member

    Are folks having luck with the Impresario upgrades. I've mostly been a Hyatt Privé client, but I can't ever get a confirmed (suite to suite) upgrade at booking. Usually I'm getting a Globalist upgrade and not due to Privé at check-in.

    To NK3's point on AmEx FHR, I've always gotten an upgrade at Belmond, FS, etc.

  13. NK3 Guest

    I appreciate the comparison and discussion of differences with Virtuoso and elite status. How about a section on differences between Impresario and Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts? It seems like there is a fair bit of overlap with benefits from FHR. A huge benefit with FHR is not having to go through a travel agent.

  14. Mark New Member

    Also, full breakfast could be a lot more valuable than the $15 pp credit a lot of US Waldorfs offer to Diamonds.

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Ben Schlappig OMAAT

@ SARVESH KULKARNI -- At US properties you would get the daily food & beverage credit on account of your status plus the Hilton Impresario breakfast credit.

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Ben Schlappig OMAAT

@ TC -- Yep, you can take advantage of elite food & beverage credits plus the Hilton Impresario credit.

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TC Guest

Yes, I'm curious like the person above. If you're getting the free breakfast with Impresario, as a Diamond member am I able to still use the $15 food credit elsewhere on the property say at the lunch, dinner table or pool bar? Thanks,

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