Want to take advantage of Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits, including a space available room upgrade, complimentary breakfast, a hotel credit, and more? Contact Ford (email@example.com) for more details. He may even be able to help if you already have a stay booked.
Four Seasons is consistently regarded as one of the world’s best hotel groups, and many people consider it to be the Holy Grail of hotels and resorts. As you’d expect, this quality comes at a price.
Fortunately there’s a best way to book Four Seasons properties — that’s by stacking the Four Seasons Preferred Partner program (available through select Travel Advisors) with promotions offered directly by Four Seasons. In this post I wanted to go into that in a bit more detail on how to stack offers to maximize value for stays at Four Seasons hotels around the world.
Get extra perks with Four Seasons Preferred Partner
One of the best hospitality preferred partner programs I have come across as a Travel Advisor is the Four Seasons Preferred Partner program. For those of you loyal to Four Seasons, rejoice. For those of you that have eschewed Four Seasons because you were skeptical of the value, perhaps this is a turning point for you!
The Four Seasons Preferred Partner program is similar to the Hyatt Privé program. Booking your hotel stays through this program is a simple way to maximize value at no additional cost, as the rates are the same as the best available rate (and you can even combine this with virtually any promotion being offered directly by Four Seasons). While Four Seasons doesn’t have a formal loyalty program, think of this as the closest thing to getting elite-level benefits at Four Seasons properties.
Four Seasons Preferred Partner rates may include amenities like daily breakfast, room upgrades if available, property credits, and more. You can contact your Four Seasons Preferred Partner Travel Advisor to find out more (learn more below below), since they vary by property. These are even valid for stays at Four Seasons Private Retreats.
While most Four Seasons properties are bookable through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts (FHR) as well as Virtuoso, booking through the Four Seasons Preferred Partner program comes with several advantages:
- Room upgrades are prioritized for those booking through Preferred Partner over other programs
- Those booking through Preferred Partner can receive breakfast in the restaurant or via room service, while other programs typically only offer restaurant breakfast
- Preferred Partner perks can be combined with virtually any promotion offered directly by Four Seasons, while other programs are typically only combinable with the “standard” rate
How to book Four Seasons Preferred Partner rates
In order to book a Four Seasons Preferred Partner rate, you’ll need to contact an affiliated Travel Advisor. While these rates cannot be booked directly by guests, the Preferred Partner rate is typically the same as the best available rate you can see online for the property you’re considering.
By booking with a Travel Advisor, you can often combine the Preferred Partner amenities with special offers available at Four Seasons properties. There’s simply no reason not to take advantage of these opportunities if booking through Four Seasons.
Travel Advisors are there to personalize the stay for you, and are meant to be your single point of contact for your trip… planning can be fun when you don’t have to fuss over the details! Personally I don’t charge any booking fees for Four Seasons bookings, so you won’t pay anything extra by booking through me.
Furthermore, in many cases Four Seasons Preferred Partner Travel Advisors can even help you with adding perks to existing reservations, so you can reach out to ask.
Find Four Seasons free night & promotional offers
As a general rule, Four Seasons, like many luxury hotel brands, seldom discounts its room rates. Instead, Four Seasons regularly offers incentives like a third or fourth night free or a large hotel credit to be used during the stay (for example, I recently wrote about some of the offers available at Hawaii properties, which are among Four Seasons’ most popular). These incentives, when taken advantage of, offer value similar to a discounted room rate.
While the promotions vary depending on the property and season, the good news is that Four Seasons publishes all available promotions on the individual website of each hotel, under the “offers” section at the top of the page.
This should give you a good place from which to start planning your next Four Seasons vacation. Furthermore, any deals should automatically show up when you search for a stay.
It goes without saying that different promotions will hold different value depending on your budget and the type of traveler you are. In other words, some people might say “wow, $1,000 per night at the Four Seasons Bora Bora is a steal” (given that it’s significantly below the normal rate), while others would understandably say “I’d never spend $1,000 per night on a hotel.”
With that in mind, I wanted to share a few examples of promotions that I think some might find useful, even if they wouldn’t otherwise consider staying at a Four Seasons property. These are just examples and rates vary by date. Some dates will be more expensive, while other dates may be cheaper.
For example, the Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay has a fourth night free promotion, so you can book a ~2,700 square foot villa (including interior and exterior space) for $560 per night.
The Four Seasons London Ten Trinity Square has a third night free promotion, so you can book a room there for 367GBP per night.
The Four Seasons Santa Fe has a third night free promotion, so you can book a casita for $333 per night.
The Four Seasons Beijing has a fourth night free promotion, so you can book it for around $200 per night.
There are dozens of other offers, though these are just a few examples to give you a sense of the range of deals that Four Seasons has.
An example of a Preferred Partner stay we made
In 2018 Ben and I went to the Four Seasons Desroches Island, which had just opened at the time. It’s located on a private island in the Seychelles, and we had an incredible time.
At the time we stayed we booked an “opening rate” that was over 700EUR, though over time rates have gone down over many dates. For example, I see a rate of 585EUR for next March, which uses a 30% off promotion.
That rate actually includes breakfast, but by booking through Preferred Partner you’d receive additional amenities, like a space available upgrade, a generous resort credit, and more.
There are deals to be had at Four Seasons properties. Preferred Partner rates are a great way to get perks like free breakfast, hotel credits, and upgrades. These rates can also be combined with free night promotions offered by Four Seasons to maximize value.
If you would like to book a room or confirm a rate is available for your dates, are curious about ongoing promotions, want to compare Preferred Partner, Virtuoso, or Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts pros & cons, or have questions, feel free to contact me at [email protected].
I’m a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, a Virtuoso agent, and can also help with Amex Fine Hotels & Resorts bookings as needed. Other Travel Advisors are also welcome to leave their info below.
Want to take advantage of Four Seasons Preferred Partner benefits, including a space available room upgrade, complimentary breakfast, a hotel credit, and more? Contact Ford ([email protected]) for more details. He may even be able to help if you already have a stay booked.
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