How to get a Hotel Upgrade

27
Jun

Who doesn’t love a complimentary upgrade? While it often feels like these kinds of perks are only reserved for frequent guests, it’s not necessarily the only way to get one.   We have put together a few tips that will give you a better chance at an upgrade.

Book with a Vision Travel Advisor.

Our advisors have multiple ways to help their clients receive complimentary upgrades.  Firstly did you know our advisors have connections at hundreds of hotels around the world? In fact in a few short weeks, as members of Virtuoso, many Vision Advisors will be heading to Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas.  This international conference brings our advisors face to face with the top hoteliers in the world and allows them to form lasting business relationships. So, often with just an email your advisor can help bring you to the top of the list for an upgrade.

Being members of Virtuoso also gives your advisor the access to automatic amenities that are not offered to the general public. Over 11,000 hotels globally that are part of the Virtuoso Network offer an automatic space available upgrade at the time of check in  Even better, at select Virtuoso hotels our clients receive an automatic upgrade at the time of booking! That’s right, you get the complimentary upgrade confirmed before you even leave.

Ask for one

It seems simple, but many guests don’t ask for an upgrade when they check in.  If the hotel has rooms available they may offer you a complimentary upgrade or a considerable discount on an upgrade.

Special Occasions 

It’s important you let your advisor know if you are celebrating a special occasion.   Not only do some hotels offer complimentary upgrades for honeymooners, others will note if you are celebrating a birthday or an anniversary and may extend an upgrade should one be available.