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Did Someone Say Hotel Perks?!

Let’s talk about hotel perks! TravelDesignsByNicole is honored to be part of several exclusive “by-invitation-only” partnerships with top luxury hotel brands including Four Seasons, Marriott, Hyatt, Accor, Belmond, and Virtuoso (a portfolio of luxury travel experiences and accommodations). 

What does this mean for you? It means extra perks and value!
From bucket list destinations to a quick weekend getaway, when TravelDesignsByNicole books your luxury hotel reservations, whether you are already part of that hotel’s loyalty program or not, we can add extra amenities to improve your stay, as you continue to earn your points. These benefits/ amenities are not bookable by consumers- this is the value TravelDesignsbyNicole brings you. Do extra perks sound good? I thought so. Let me show you what these unique partnerships and programs look like with these top luxury hotel brands. There is a lot to unpack here but I want to lay it all out for you as these programs can really add value and comfort to your trip and experiences.


With Four Seasons Preferred Partner program you can receive exclusive benefits for the Four Seasons stays across the globe, all without additional cost. As an affiliate of the program, the below is complimentary if booked through TravelDesignsByNicole, and you pay the exact same rate you’d see if you booked on the Four Seasons’ website, regardless of how long you are staying. 

  • Daily full breakfast for two per bedroom, served in the hotels dining room or in-room
  • Varying hotel and resort credit, based on room category, from $100-400 to use in the spa, on activities, or dining.
  • Upgrade of one room category at check-in if available
  • Complimentary internet

Second,  Marriott STARS & LUMINOUS:

Marriott has 30 brands worldwide and TravelDesignsByNicole is a member of their exclusive STARS (luxury hotels) and Luminous (premium hotels) programs.

  • STARS includes Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, BVLGARI, EDITION, and the Luxury Collection properties.
  • Luminous includes: Autograph Collection, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Marriott, Renaissance, Tribute Portfolio, W Hotels, and Westin (many hotels in these various portfolios participate in the Luminous program)

Book any of the Marriott STARS properties through TravelDesignsByNicole at the regular rate you’d pay direct and receive:

  • Complimentary full or continental breakfast daily for up to two people per room
  • Personalized welcome amenity and note
  • Hotel credit valued at $100 once per stay
  • Room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in
  • Early check-in & late check-out, if possible
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi daily
  • Your full allocation of Bonvoy points

Book any of the Marriott Luminous properties through TravelDesignsByNicole at the regular rate you’d pay direct and receive:

  • Hotel credit valued at $100 once per stay (at select hotels)
  • Early check-in & late check-out, if possible
  • Complimentary room upgrade, subject to availability at check-in
  • Local welcome amenity and note
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi daily
  • Your full allocation of Bonvoy points


This program includes Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Andaz, Miraval,and Thompson properties, along with some 200 properties around the world that participate in the program. These benefits are only available to clients who book through a Privé invited travel advisor such as TravelDesignsByNicole. The Hyatt Prive rate should be identical to the standard/ flexible rate- at no additional cost to your booking.

  • A one-category room upgrade (room-to-room or suite-to-suite) confirmed within 24 hours of booking, based on availability at the time of booking
  • A $50 to $100 property credit per room per stay
  • Early check-in/ late check-out, subject to availability
  • A welcome gift and letter
  • Full allocation of your World of Hyatt loyalty points

Fourth,  Accor STEP:

Accor STEP is a program available to select travel advisors, offering special perks for stays at Accor’s brands. Over 40 countries and 220 luxury, premium, and lifestyle properties are represented, including Fairmont, Raffles, Orient Express, Banyan Tree, Sofitel, and FAENA among others.

You’ll pay the same rate booking with TravelDesignsByNicole as you would directly with Accor, except you’ll be able to receive these additional value added benefits.

  • Room upgrade (to the next room type category at the time of booking or at check-in)
  • Daily complimentary breakfast for 2 guests per room
  • $50 or $100 credit to be spent during the stay
  • Early check-in & late check-out, upon availability
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • A VIP Welcome 


Belmond is one of the most iconic luxury travel groups in the world and the Bellini Club includes less than 100 travel agencies worldwide. Their portfolio includes unique hotels, luxury trains, and barge cruises. 

TravelDesignsByNicole is very proud to be a member of this exclusive invitation-only Bellini club which enables us to offer you the following incredible benefits which can not be matched by booking direct:

  • Complimentary upgrades, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for two daily
  • Resort credit up to $200 per room per stay, depending on the property
  • VIP Recognition by property management and staff
  •  Special in-room welcome amenity & more

Sixth, Virtuoso:

Virtuoso is the leading global luxury network of leisure travel advisors and carefully curated travel providers. There are over 1,400 Best of the Best Hotels within the Virtuoso portfolio ranging from independent, boutique, or name-brand hotels. Benefits of booking through a Virtuoso advisor such as TravelDesignsByNicole, again no increase in price, just added value, include the following (with some variation pending on specific property): 

  • Preferred rates
  • Room upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 Resort or Spa Credit per booking
  • Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Many hotels also offer a crave-worthy amenity such as olive oil tasting or tequila tasting

Ta-dah…I’ve just unpacked six valuable hotel programs that are in my toolbox to enhance your trip! Not all of these programs are applicable for every trip, but when you book these properties through TravelDesignsByNicole, I’ll make sure you’ll receive all available amenities, added perks, and at no additional charge.  As a trusted travel advisor, TravelDesignsByNicole will determine which program will provide the best overall benefits for my clients. If extra perks and added value with no price increase sounds appealing, it would behoove you to always book your luxury hotels and Virtuoso properties through TravelDesignsbyNicole rather than going direct to the hotel. Next time you are about to book a hotel, be sure to keep these programs top of mind and reach out to TravelDesignsByNicole! Let’s get you those perks!

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Hi, I'm Nicole.

I founded my boutique agency to design travel that moves you. From embarking on an African safari to hiking the Inca Trail, I’ve always been drawn to travel that is transformative. As an experienced world explorer and well-connected travel advisor, I will design an immersive journey that opens up amazing modes of discovery for you.

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