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Third night free with the Visa Signature Hotel Collection

Remember that awesome (short-lived) one-for-one deal that was running last year? If you’d missed it, here’s your chance to get acquainted with its lesser cousin, which offers a potential 33% discount in place of last year’s 50%.

In this new promotion, you’ll get the third night free at Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and Curio hotels if you book by 30 Sep 2017 and stay before 31 Oct 2017. However, this promotion targets weekends and is valid only for stays beginning on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

If you’re staying for longer, there’s nothing stopping you from booking three nights on the Visa Signature platform and adding separate consecutive bookings elsewhere (e.g. if you can find a cheaper rate, or with a points redemption). It’s also possible to chain this promo if you have multiple guests in the room, e.g. booking a total of 6n under two different guests’ accounts/cards/names – Hilton points earned will be deposited into separate accounts if so, though it’s now possible to transfer Hilton points for free between accounts anyway. Hotels are usually able to combine the bookings and make it a seamless experience for you; you can also email the property ahead to request for this, though in my experience it’s not been necessary to do so.

Booking process

To make use of this deal, you’ll need to make use of the Visa Signature Luxury Hotels booking platform that Aaron’s previously written about.  You get extra benefits such as…

  • Automatic room upgrade when available
  • Complimentary in-room wifi
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • USD$25 F&B credit
  • 3PM check-out when available
  • “VIP” guest status

Most of these are stuff you’ll already enjoy if you are a Hilton Gold/Diamond member, though the extra US$25 credit is still an added bonus.

I wasn’t able to make use my Visa Infinite card on the system last year for some reason, but local Visa Signature cards seem to work (I used a DBS Altitude Visa).

The reservation email lists the total price of the booking, but upon check out they will discount the third night from your final bill. Based on what I experienced with the previous promo, that discounted sum is charged to Visa and you still get points accrued from the complimentary night, which is especially great if you’re staying at an expensive property like Conrad Koh Samui.

Silkair promo synergy

The current 50% redemption promo for Silkair flights is valid for travel between 1 July and 31 October 2017 (book by 11 July), so there’s a nice possible overlap if you’re able to align reservations for:

  • Bali
  • Koh Samui
  • Xiamen
  • Maldives

Conrad property reviews

There are many eligible properties on the list, but for your reference here’re some that we’ve visited:

Low risk – book first?

The bookings are generally cancellable until the day before the stay , and charges are only made upon check out, so if you’re worried that they might pull the promotion early again this year, there’s nothing stopping you from making multiple reservations first and cancelling those you won’t be utilising. Do read specific terms for your targeted specific before pulling the trigger, though.

Check out the full details of the promotion here!

Great one for one deal with the Visa Signature Hotel Collection (EDIT: Dead)

Update (16/9)- Not surprisingly, Visa Luxury Hotels Collection has chosen to pull the deal early. 

Due to the unexpected popularity of the Hilton free night offer, hotel inventory subject to this offer booked up much sooner than anticipated and is no longer available. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please note that the $75 USD gift card promotion is still available at Participating Hilton Hotels, see the offer page for more information.

Congrats to everyone who managed to take advantage of this.


If you own a Visa Signature or Infinite card you are eligible to participate in the Visa Signature Luxury Hotels collection. I wrote about this previously, but to recap, when you book through this site you enjoy

  • Automatic room upgrade when available
  • Complimentary in-room wifi
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • USD$25 F&B credit
  • 3PM check-out when available
  • “VIP” guest status

Some of these benefits are similar to those you’d get if you had elite status in a hotel chain, so if you don’t then this is a good way of getting those benefits.

Remember that even though Visa Signature was positioned as a mass affluent tier when it was launched, it has since been devalued like mad and you can get one even at the basic $30,000 income requirement. Some examples of Visa Signature cards in Singapore at the $30,000 income requirement include (not exhaustive)

  • Citibank Rewards Visa Signature
  • DBS Altitude Visa Signature
  • SCB PruPrestige Visa Signature
  • OCBC 365 Visa Signature
  • CIMB Visa Signature

There is an ongoing deal now for Conrad, Waldorf Astoria and Curio hotels that features a buy one night get one night free offer, if you book before 31 Dec 2016 and stay before 31 March 2017.

Let’s look at my favourite property in the whole world, the Conrad Koh Samui. Ever since my amazing stay there I’ve been scheming of different ways I can stay again without having to spend upwards of S$1,000 a night

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So far my options are (read the article if you want further details)

Option 1: Hilton Premium Club Membership (S$623 per night for 1 bedroom villa)
Option 2: The Entertainer (S$566 a night, if you don’t mind staying with another couple in a 2 bedroom villa)
Option 3: Buying HHonors Points (S$540 or S$640 a night, depending when you stay and if you can buy during a 0.5 cent per point sale)

If you go via the current offer the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection is offering, your stay will cost US$1,872 with taxes included, before the discount. Take 50% off that and you’re looking at US$936, or S$1,278 for 2 nights.

price shown here without tax, before deducting second night

The effective rate of S$639 makes this an attractive deal, though perhaps not as attractive as buying the Hilton Premium Club membership given the other benefits that membership has.

Full T&C are here. It says you can enjoy a maximum of one free night per stay, but there’s nothing stopping you from getting your spouse to book 2 nights and you booking 2 nights, thereby enjoying 4 nights for the price of 2.

Offer must be booked at one of the 50 participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts™, Conrad Hotels & Resorts™, or Curio – A Collection by Hilton™ (“Participating Hotels”) by December 31, 2016, for stays through March 31, 2017 with an eligible Visa Premium card through a Visa Luxury Hotel Collection website or Visa Concierge. Minimum 2-night consecutive stay required. Free night will be the rate for the last night of the stay inclusive of associated taxes and fees and will be deducted at the hotel upon check-out. Maximum one free night per room, per stay. Back-to-back stays within 24 hours at the same hotel are considered one stay, regardless of check-out and check-in activity. Offer is subject to availability at the time of booking. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers or packages unless otherwise specified. Normal occupancy and cancelation policies apply. Hilton Worldwide and Visa reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw, cancel, modify, amend, suspend or terminate the offer, in whole or in part, in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice or any liability to any person.

The full list of participating properties is here

Waldorf-Astoria

  • Arizona Biltmore
  • La Quinta Resort & Club, California
  • Boca Beach Club
  • Boca Raton Resort & Spa
  • Casa Marina Resort
  • The Reach
  • Waldorf Astoria Orlando
  • Grand Wailea
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago
  • The Roosevelt New Orleans
  • The Towers of the Waldorf Astoria
  • Waldorf Astoria Park City
  • Waldorf Astoria Panama
  • El Conquistador Resort
  • Las Casitas
  • Waldorf Astoria Beijing
  • Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund
  • Trianon Palace Versailles
  • Waldorf Astoria Berlin
  • Rome Cavalieri
  • Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
  • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
  • Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
  • Waldorf Astoria Jeddah
  • Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah
  • Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah

Conrad

  • Conrad Miami
  • Conrad Chicago
  • Conrad Indianapolis
  • Conrad New York
  • Conrad Punta del Este Resort & Casino
  • Conrad Dublin
  • Conrad Algarve
  • Conrad Istanbul Bosphorus
  • Conrad London St. James
  • Conrad Makkah
  • Conrad Dubai
  • Conrad Cairo
  • Conrad Pezula
  • Conrad Beijing
  • Conrad Dalian
  • Conrad Hong Kong
  • Conrad Macao, Cotai Central
  • Conrad Sanya Haitang Bay
  • Conrad Tokyo
  • Conrad Pune
  • Conrad Bali
  • Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
  • Conrad Manila
  • Conrad Centennial Singapore
  • Conrad Seoul
  • Conrad Bangkok
  • Conrad Koh Samui

Curio

  • Arizona – Boulders Resort & Spa
  • Philadelphia – The Logan Philadelphia

Conclusion

I think this deal is well worth taking a serious look at if you intend to stay at any of the aforementioned properties in the near future. To fully maximise this ensure your travelling companion has his or her own Visa Signature card- they’re not that hard to get.