The Citi Prestige Card is one of the best credit cards around. Among the many reasons for this is its complementary 4th night benefit. However, that is not the only awesome hotel benefit available with the Citi Prestige.
I applied for the Citi Prestige late last year. As I was going over its “directory of services” booklet I noticed the following on page 14: “Receive Special Benefits at Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons Hotels”. These benefits consist of the following:
You will enjoy benefits such as complimentary breakfast for two daily, dining and spa credits [available at Four Seasons hotels only], a welcome amenity [varies by property] and, based on availability, room upgrades, early check-in and and late check-out as well.
These benefits are similar to those offered via Amex’s Fine Hotel & Resorts. As is the case with the complimentary 4th night benefit, in order to enjoy the aforementioned benefits at Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons hotels, you must complete your booking by calling the Citi Prestige Concierge at 1.877.288.2484. Please note that you cannot combine the complimentary 4th night benefit with the Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons hotels benefits.
At the time I received my Citi Prestige Card I was considering a stay at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve located in Ubud, Bali. Since having Marriott Rewards elite status is worthless at Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties, I decided to book my stay at Mandapa via the Citi Prestige Concierge. I specifically requested the aforementioned Ritz-Carlton benefits. The rate offered by the Citi Prestige Concierge was the same as the one offered directly by Ritz-Carlton, plus all the other benefits were confirmed, including the $100 dining and spa credit which the booklet mentions is only available at Four Seasons hotels.
A couple of days after booking my reservation, I noticed that I had been upgraded from Mandapa’s most basic room, the Reserve Suite, to what turned out to be an out-of-this world 4,630 sq. ft. one-bedroom riverfront pool villa! Additionally, I was able to enjoy all the other awesome benefits, including a $100 dining credit, early check-in and late check-out. I plan on covering our stay at Mandapa in detail soon.
Whenever you are staying at a Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons hotel, the Citi Prestige Card will allow you to enjoy extraordinary high elite level-like benefits. Don’t forget to book your stay via the Citi Prestige Concierge to ensure you will be able to enjoy these.
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