Our Christmas this year was weird. For the first time ever, my husband and I spent it without children and grandchildren. One family wanted us to go to Mexico with them but I was having back surgery soon so we decided not to go there. Another family got COVID 2 days before we were to go spend the holidays with them. We ended up going to Denver and spending a couple of nights at the Four Seasons in Denver. While it was a great stay, we really missed being with family. Let’s talk about using points at a Four Seasons Hotel.
Known for great service and an over-the-top stay, the Four Seasons brand does not have its own points system. I believe that they don’t feel like they need to because they have loyal followers. I find it interesting that so many people are willing to pay so much for a room here. There are easier hotels to use points and miles at that don’t charge $7 for a Diet Coke.
The easiest way to use points and miles to stay at a Four Seasons Hotel is to charge your stay to a Capital One card and then when the credit card statement comes, just choose to use your miles to erase the cost. If you have the Capital One Venture X card points from a welcome offer, you can usually book 2 nights.
You will still have the costs of overpriced but delicious food during your stay. Using the spa at the Four Seasons is also quite expensive for a massage but a few bank account bonuses can help with that too.
Four Seasons Hotels are part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts. When you book through this site you can use your Membership Rewards to pay for your stay. Additionally, if you have the Platinum Card® from American Express you can use your $200 credit for booking through their site. This also comes with a $100 amenity credit (usually a dining credit) and free breakfast. This is a great way to make it more affordable.
Using points at a Four Seasons Hotel is possible by using Ultimate Rewards and booking through the Chase portal. Here’s a screenshot of what I found for booking with Chase here. One thing to note is that points are worth 1.25 in the Chase portal if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card. This is not my ideal way to use Chase points as I can stay in a really nice Hyatt hotel for a lot less if I transfer to Hyatt. For example, the Hyatt Andaz in Maui is only 30,000 points a night. In my opinion, that is a better redemption. However, if the Four Seasons is a dream redemption for you, this is how you can do it.
For many, staying at a Four Seasons is a dream come true. We were so sad about not being able to spend Christmas with our family that we found a way to splurge. Using points at a Four Seasons Hotel just might be worth using points to you too. When you are continually earning points with welcome offers and have a lot of credit card points and miles, things you never thought were possible are suddenly doable. Our food was delicious, the location central to Denver sites, and the massage I splurged on was incredible. Although it didn’t match time with family, it was the next best thing.
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