WHOOPS: Visa Pulls Hotel Deal of the Year Early

Two days ago I posted about the hotel deal of the year:

  • A free night on stays of 2 nights or longer at Waldorf=Astoria, Conrad, and Hilton’s Curio hotels. I suggested you could use this as half off any even numbered night stay if you’re traveling with someone.
  • Plus a $75 rebate
  • And a $25 food and beverage credit
  • And free breakfast, upgrade, and late checkout
  • Eligible for Hilton points and even double points

Conrad Bangkok

The deal was supposed to be available for bookings through December 31 for stays through March 31 (with the $75 gift card rebate available only once, on bookings made by November 30 for stays through February 28).

This was an amazing deal, plenty of people made bookings right away as I suggested. However I wrote that I expected “Visa will stand behind it” I also thought it was too good and that they would “end the promotion early” — which is exactly what they’ve done.

Congratulations to everyone that made their bookings right away!

The $75 gift card offer, which is stackable with Visa hotel benefits like the food and beverage credit, upgrade, etc. and which earns Hilton points and bonuses, remains available. Since that’s available even for a one night stay there’s still real value.