I found out something pretty cool the other day: I can stay at any one of nearly a thousand hotels with VIP status. The only thing I need: a credit card that says Visa Signature on it. I have two (the Chase Sapphire Preferred and the Hyatt Visa)! I wish I knew about this sooner. Silly ole' me was too focused on earning miles and points. Turns out I can earn miles and points while living the life of luxury. And you can too!
It is called the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection. And if you have a credit card that has Visa Signature somewhere on it, you can take advantage of the same benefits. But what are those benefits, exactly?
According to their website, there are seven VIP benefits that you can take advantage of. And I think they explain themselves:
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If you don't have a card that has Visa Signature on it don't worry. For example, there is a similar program run by MasterCard called World Elite MasterCard.
It doesn't look like these hotels will be cheap for you to stay at. You won't find many under $150 a night. You'll find less for under $100 a night. No matter the price, the hotels will be "reviewed, vetted, and assigned a rating" by Visa's business partner, Kiwi Collection, which apparently has a pretty good reputation. If you already have a Visa Signature credit card, I see no reason why you shouldn't look into booking your next hotel stay with one of their hotels and see if you like it. You'd probably end up paying about the same as you normally would with a bunch of VIP extras. That's a win, win in my book.
What say you?