Starwood Luxury Privileges - Hawaii Properties

The Starwood Luxury Privileges Program is a hotel collection representing the world’s largest and most diverse collection of iconic luxury brands including St Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels and select Westin hotels that offer value added amenities when booking the Luxury Privileges rate.



There are two properties in Hawaii that are a part of this program and include the The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki and the St. Regis Princeville Resort.

What are the amenities/perks?
When booking a Luxury Privileges rate at St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels and select Westin hotels worldwide, you will enjoy a suite of privileges that include:

  • Daily continental or full breakfast for two each morning of the stay
  • Special welcome privilege (Value of $100)
    • Examples included spa, food/beverage or resort credit
  • Personal greeting on arrival 
  • Room upgrade, subject to availability at time of check-in
  • Early check-in and 4 PM late checkout, subject to availability
  • Complimentary in-room internet access
Current offers for guests at the The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki include:
  • Complimentary 4th night, valid thru June 30, and August 21-December 22, 2018, book thru December 18, 2018, black-out dates October 16-21, 2018; complimentary night adjusted at check-out; resort fee waived
  • USD 100 resort credit per room per stay, towards food at Azure, Surf Lanai, Mai Tai Bar, Aha Aina, and for cabana
  • Welcome amenity: Fruit plate, banana bread, and Pink Palace of the Pacific Historical Book
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast for two guests in Surf Lanai
  • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
  • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability

Current offers for guests at the St. Regis Princeville Resort on Kauai include:
    • USD 100 Hotel credit per stay
    • Daily Buffet Breakfast for Two in Makana Terrace
    • Complimentary standard in-room internet access
    • Upgrade on arrival, early check-in, and late check-out, which are all subject to availability

    The value added amenities and perks are only available when booking with select travel advisors (The Family Travel Guy is one of them), who have been invited into the exclusive invitation only program.  The amenities and benefits are complimentary when you book through a travel advisor and you’ll get VIP status for your stay at no additional cost.


    Is there any extra cost?
    When booking this rate through a Starwood Luxury Privileges travel advisor, there is no additional cost.  If you're looking to use points for your stay then these benefits aren't available, but if you are paying for your stay then it would behoove you to consider booking a Luxury Privileges Rate.  If you're paying cash for your stay you're leaving money (and huge value) on the table.

    The price is the exact same as you could find online and in most cases, you will need to pay the Best Available Rate (BAR) online.  The price or overall value may be even better if there are special offers available such as free nights (every fourth night free, etc) or other promotions going on like at the The Royal Hawaiian right now until the end of 2018.


    Summary
    If you’re planning a vacation to the Royal Hawaiian Waikiki or the St. Regis Princeville (or any other Luxury Privileges property), it’s worth taking a look at the list to see if there is a promotion available for your trip and what other perks may apply.  You can check the complete list here.

    Sometimes the rate may be higher (or appear to be in this example), but given the extra value added amenities, the Luxury Privileges rate may be the better option and provide greater value for your trip.

    If you're interested in learning more or would like a complimentary quote for your next trip, feel free to contact me and I can take a look at pricing and the value added amenities available.  I don't charge any booking/quote fees and booking your hotel stay through The Family Travel Guy doesn't cost you anything extra.

    Also, be sure to check out similar perks available at Ritz Carlton properties through the Ritz Carlton STARS program.  You can also read more about me and travel services I offer here and at my Virtuoso travel site.