putting dollars back in your pocket

The logic of the internet compels shoppers to search, search, search for the absolutely lowest price they can find. The screenshot above shows the current nightly price for a 5-night stay in a lead-in room at a beachside resort at a Hilton-affiliated property. Many shoppers would probably think, "Wow... I should join Hilton Hhonors; it's free and I can save $24 a night!!!"

But booking this rate would be an expensive mistake. Sure, you'll save $24 per night ... but there's an even better value out there, Virtuoso! Even though the Virtuoso rate is equal to the regular rate of $616, here are three reasons reasons why it's the far better deal. At this particular hotel (the Waldorf Astoria in Los Cabos) ...
  • You'll receive two complimentary breakfast buffets daily.
  • You'll receive a one-time $150 Resort credit that you can use towards incidental expenses during your stay (like lunch, dinner, drinks, or spa treatments).
  • You'll be upgraded to a room with a better view if one is available at your check-in.

It's certainly a forgivable mistake. Most hotel shoppers don't know about Virtuoso, but now you do! If you're planning a stay at a luxury hotel, don't book on the hotel's website, and don't go to an OTA (an online travel agency such as expedia or hotels.com). Bookmark Virtuoso.com, and always start your hotel shopping there. You can book many Virtuoso hotels (but not all) right on the website and score those valuable amenities which put dollars back in your pocket. Some hotels don't have booking on the Virtuoso website, but just email your Virtuoso travel advisor who can quickly make the booking for you. Read this article to learn how you can make your own Virtuoso booking while we VIP your stay.

Knowing about Virtuoso can save you hundreds of dollars over the course of a typical hotel stay, money back in your pocket.

copyright (c) 2019 by Ourisman Travel LLC. All rights reserved. We provide Virtuoso and other Preferred Partner amenities as an affiliate of Brownell, a Virtuoso® Member. If you have comments on this column, or questions about booking travel, email me or visit my website.

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