Hotels That Guarantee an Upgrade at Time of Booking

Hotels That Guarantee an Upgrade at Time of Booking


Want to guarantee your luxury hotel upgrade at time of booking? You don't have to be an elite member of a hotel loyalty program; the following over 160 hotels worldwide offer an upgrade at time of booking, if you reserve as a TravelSort client. Plus, you'll enjoy either Virtuoso or preferred partner perks such as complimentary breakfast for two daily and a hotel credit as part of your stay.

1. Dorchester Diamond Club

One of the most underappreciated luxury hotel loyalty programs, Dorchester Diamond Club combines a generous guaranteed upgrade policy for rooms (suite upgrades are based on availability at check-in) with some excellent properties, particularly Hotel Plaza Athenee and Le Meurice in Paris and Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. Plus, the included complimentary breakfast may be enjoyed either in the restaurant or via room service, and if you book a suite, you enjoy a $100 credit per day.

The sweet spot is booking the room category just below the Junior Suite, so as to guarantee an upgrade into a Junior Suite. Here are a few examples:

  • Hotel Plaza Athenee, Paris: Book a Deluxe Room, guarantee an upgrade to a Junior Suite
  • Le Meurice, Paris: Book an Executive Room, guarantee an upgrade to a Superior Junior Suite
  • Hotel Principe Di Savoia, Milan: Book a Mosaic Room, guarantee an upgrade to an Ambassador Junior Suite
  • Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles: Book a Grand Deluxe Room, guarantee an upgrade to a Junior Pool Suite

Keep in mind that the only exception is 45 Park Lane, where guaranteed upgrades are not available. That said, all Dorchester Diamond Club guests at 45 Park Lane enjoy a GBP 100 credit per room, per day.

Hotel Plaza Athenee: Guarantee an Upgrade Up to a Junior Suite


2. Shangri-La Luxury Circle

Shangri-La Luxury Circle is a key hotel loyalty program to keep in mind if you have significant travel within Asia, especially China. Its 84 hotels also offers guaranteed upgrades at time of booking, although the eligible room categories vary from hotel to hotel. Typically the guaranteed upgrade is at least for the entry level room category to the next category up, and often the entry level Horizon Club room will guarantee an upgrade to the next category Horizon Club room. Note that there are no upgrades into the Horizon Club from regular rooms.

Shangri-La Maldives: Book a Deluxe Pool Villa, Upgrade to Water Villa


3. Virtuoso Hotels That Guarantee Upgrades at Time of Booking in 2017

  • Albany, Bahamas
  • Alvear Palace Hotel
  • Ananda in the Himalayas
  • Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
  • Badrutt's Palace Hotel, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • The Bangkok EDITION
  • Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Carmel Valley Ranch
  • Chewton Glen, Hampshire, UK
  • China World Summit Wing, Beijing
  • Cliveden House Hotel, Buckinghamshire, UK
  • Crown Towers, Australia
  • De l'Europe, Amsterdam
  • El Silencio Lodge & Spa
  • Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
  • Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
  • The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
  • The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
  • The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
  • Grand Hyatt Santiago
  • Halekulani, Waikiki, Hawaii
  • Half Moon Resort, Jamaica
  • Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin
  • Hotel Brufani Palace, Perugia, Italy
  • Hotel Emiliano
  • Hotel Fouquet's Barriere
  • Hotel Punta Islita
  • Hotel Royal Evian Resort
  • Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski Dresden
  • Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich
  • Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino
  • Inn at Lost Creek, Colorado
  • InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa
  • InterContinental London Park Lane
  • InterContinental Los Angeles Century City
  • InterContinental Marseille Hotel Dieu
  • InterContinental Paris Le Grand
  • Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong
  • The K Club, County Kildare, Ireland
  • Kempinski Grand Hotel de Bains, St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest
  • Las Terrazas Resort & Residences
  • Le Bristol Paris
  • Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
  • The Leela Palace New Delhi
  • Loews Regency San Francisco
  • Lyall Hotel & Spa
  • Mandarin Oriental New York
  • The Mark, NYC
  • Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, Big Island, Hawaii
  • The MODERN Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Montage Beverly Hills
  • Montage Kapalua Bay, Maui, Hawaii
  • Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna
  • Park Hyatt Mendoza
  • Park Hyatt Paris Vendome
  • The Peninsula Beijing
  • The PuLi Hotel and Spa, Shanghai
  • Regent Berlin
  • The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
  • The Ritz-Carlton South Beach
  • Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, Resort & Spa
  • Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul
  • Shangri-La Hotel Sydney, Australia
  • Shangri-La Le Touessrok Resort & Spa, Mauritius
  • Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver
  • Sofitel Brussels Le Louise
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan, Egypt
  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
  • Sofitel Magnificent Mile, Chicago
  • The St. Regis New York
  • Turnberry Isle Miami
  • Ventana Inn & Spa
  • Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy
  • Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
  • Widder Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland

Montage Kapalua, Maui: One View Category Upgrade at Booking


4. Special Four Seasons Preferred Partner Guaranteed Upgrade Offers

In addition to the above offers, there are limited time Four Seasons Preferred Partner guaranteed upgrade offers (and even double upgrade offers in some cases–see Four Seasons Double Upgrade Offers: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou). Here's an example of some of the best current ones, at time of writing, with stay dates. TravelSort Clients can contact us for more details on availability.

  • Four Seasons Baltimore: Guaranteed Upgrade (May 29 – August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Beijing: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Guangzhou: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Hong Kong: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Houston: Guaranteed Upgrade (June 1 – September 30, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Kyoto: Guaranteed Upgrade and Late Check-Out (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons London at Trinity Square: Guaranteed Upgrade (until September 8, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Macau: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Miami: Guaranteed Upgrade (until December 23, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Nevis: Guaranteed Upgrade (until December 17, 2017)
  • Four Seasons New York: Guaranteed Upgrade (May 30 – September 4, 2017)
  • Four Seasons New York Downtown: Guaranteed Upgrade (June 1 – September 4, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Los Angeles: Guaranteed Upgrade (until June 30, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Los Angeles Beverly Wilshire: Double Upgrade (until July 6, 2017)
  • Four Seasons San Francisco: Guaranteed Upgrade (until June 30, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Scottsdale: Guaranteed Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Shanghai: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Shanghai at Pudong: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Shenzhen: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Tianjin: Double Upgrade (until August 31, 2017)
  • Four Seasons Tokyo at Marunouchi: Guaranteed Upgrade (June 1 – September 30, 2017)

Have you stayed at any of these luxury hotels that guarantee an upgrade at time of booking?

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