The Value of Virtuoso Amenities

The Value of Virtuoso Amenities

As a Virtuoso agency, The Splendid Traveler is fortunate to have a world of resources at our fingertips. Through Virtuoso, we are able to offer our clients exclusive Virtuoso amenities at the majority of top hotels around the world. Benefits vary by property, but generally Virtuoso travelers receive upgrades upon arrival (if available at check-in, sometimes they are available at booking), Virtuoso-only amenities (spa credits, shopping credits, etc.), daily breakfast for two, and early check-in/late checkout.

Here are two recent hotel examples that The Splendid Travel quoted, with the added amenities and value, a 5 star hotel made more sense than a 4 star:

Example #1 – Las Vegas:

4 star property in a Luxury Suite with a Premium View on the strip: $663 total 3 nights
5 star The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a Virtuoso property, Terrace One Bedroom, Guest Room with balcony: $958 total 3 nights

Although the room is $294 more at The Cosmopolitan, when you account for the free breakfast (worth $56 per day) and the $100 food & beverage credit, you’re getting a total of $268 in added value.

When taking into account the added value, the cost is $27 more to stay at The Cosmopolitan over the course of three nights, instead of a 4 star hotel – that’s $9 per night. That doesn’t even account for the possible upgrades and the VIP check-in line. Your entire trip experience will be much better at a 5 star luxury hotel.

Full list of Virtuoso amenities at The Cosmopolitan (as of 2019)
– Autograph Lounge Check-in (open 6am-10pm)
– Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (One tier upgrade subject to availability. Premium Suites excluded (Wraparound Terrace Suites and above)
– Complimentary buffet breakfast “Invited Guest Line” for two daily for duration of the stay
– $100 USD Food & Beverage credit OR Spa services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, Food & Beverage credit not applicable at the following venues: Marquee Dayclub & Nightclub, Beauty & Essex, Zuma and Juice Standard. Credit not valid for gratuity. Guest must post Food & Beverage outlet charges to their room folio to receive the credit. )
– Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
– Complimentary Wi-Fi

Example # 2 – Maui:

4 star property on Kāʻanapali Beach – $4,965 for 7 nights in an Ocean view room
5 star Andaz Maui – $5,687 for 7 nights in an ocean view room

Although the room is $722 more at the Andaz, when you account for the free breakfast (worth $100 per day) and the $100 spa services credit, that accounts for $800 in added value. Another thing I love about the Andaz is all of the added hotel perks – like a complimentary shuttle that will take you anywhere in the Wailea area, a full complimentary activity calendar with kayak tours, cocktail making classes, and yoga. By staying in a 5 star property instead of a 4 star, your trip will be more luxurious with a better room, better service, and more value-added amenities.

Full list of Virtuoso amenities at The Andaz (as of 2019):
– Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
– Daily buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests, served in Ka’ana Kitchen
– $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
– Complimentary Wi-Fi
– Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

Want more info on Virtuoso hotels? Check out my Virtuoso link: https://www.virtuoso.com/advisor/aliciasaba
You can even book hotels to get special perks on that link – just make sure you choose me as your advisor. You’ll get the amenities, and I will follow-up on the booking for you and make sure you get the VIP treatment.

By |2019-06-20T18:46:29+00:00June 20th, 2019|Travel Tips|