Imagine booking a stay with Conrad and Waldorf Astoria properties but getting a ton of added benefits such as a complimentary upgrade, a US$100 (~€82) hotel/resort credit and free breakfast. Well, that is indeed possible with an Impresario booking through an authorised travel agent. Read on to find out more about the programme.
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Impresario comes with a lot of benefits. Here’s a list of what you can expect:
- US$100 hotel/resort credit to use against additional expenses such as spa treatments, restaurants, drinks, room service
- Free daily breakfast for up to two persons
- Complimentary upgrade to the next room category (if availability permits)
- Double points with Hilton Honors (additionally to other promotions & benefits)
- Early check-in and late check-out (if availability permits)
The booking is a direct Hilton booking. Therefore you will see it listed in your upcoming stays in your app and on the webpage. Additionally, you will receive all Hilton Honors benefits such as points and status benefits.
How Much Does an Impresario Booking Cost?
The price per night with Impresario is the same as with a flexible rate booking. So, to find out the pricing, you can just go to hhonors.com, put in your travel dates, and then check what the pricing for the flexible rate would be for your intended stay.
When is Impresario Worth it?
To cut the story short: Impresario is worth it when you book a very short stay that consists of 1 or 2 days. If flexibility is important for you too and you would book the flexible rate anyway, Impresario is always the better option.
In the end, you can for sure compare and calculate the US$100 credit and the double points in. In my opinion, the US$100 credit doesn’t equal US$100 value. Why? Well, you could also go out to dine or have a massage at a massage parlour around the corner instead of in the property. Same goes for laundry services. You would of course pay a small part of what you pay at Conrad & Waldorf properties. Just keep that in mind. The double Hilton Honors points are basically an additional 5% cashback on your booking amount (without taxes).
If you do not have a status with Hilton yet, the other benefits will give you additional value. The free breakfast can save you up to US$30 (~€25) per day. And early check-in and late check-out are hard to put into monetary values but can be valuable depending on your arrival and departure times.
Often, you can book Conrad and Waldorf Astoria properties in Asia for between €100-200/night. In this case, Impresario doesn’t seem like a bad idea, does it? For example, I have booked the Conrad Bali with an Impresario rate numerous times and have received suite upgrades and often paid less than €200/night. Here’s the review, if you would like to find out more about it:
How to Book an Impresario Stay?
Until now, you were not able to book Impresario rates online but only offline through authorized travel agents. However, due to our new partnership with ASmallWorld, it is now possible to book Impresario rates online without the hassle of getting in contact with a travel agent.
Combinability With Hilton Promotions
Another great feature of Impresario bookings is that you can also benefit from Hilton promotions that are running through the year.
This is the newest Hilton promotion:
Impresario can be a great way to make the best out of your Conrad and Waldorf Astoria stays. If you only stay 1 or 2 nights, I would say, all properties below €250/night (for a short stay) are worth a consideration for an Impresario rate booking since the benefits outweigh the higher rate compared to non-flexible sale rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, that’s one of the big advantages of Impresario.. Your booking will still be flexible.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. If your Best Price Match Guarantee claim is successful, you will lose all Impresario benefits with your booking.
No, the voucher only works for additional expenses during your stay.