I’m always looking for creative ways to live my transient lifestyle, whether it’s being the first permanent resident of the Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt or moving to Tianjin, China.
Anyway, last summer I wrote about how ridiculously good hotel rates in Phoenix are in summer. Like most things, if something sounds too good to be true it probably is, and in this case there’s a reason no one goes to Phoenix in summer.
That being said, I’m committed to dining at Amy’s Baking Company this summer to enjoy one of her fresh, homemade pastas (hopefully served with a side of self righteousness), and I’ve been looking at hotel options. Hyatt and Starwood both have hotels for ~$60 per night, so I’ll likely be checking into multiple hotels each night.
But last summer I highlighted what a good value the Arizona Biltmore was, and it’s an even better value this summer.
I love the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts and Virtuoso programs, which offer additional benefits at select luxury hotels. For example, American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts offers the following benefits at the Arizona Biltmore:
- Room upgrade upon arrival, when available
- Daily continental breakfast for two
- US$100 food and beverage credit to be used during your stay
- Noon early check-in, upon availability
- 4:00 pm guaranteed late check-out
And the nightly rate for much of the summer?
Yep, so for a one night, $99 stay you get a room upgrade, daily breakfast, $100 food and beverage credit, early check-in, and late check-out. On top of all that I’m a Hilton Diamond member, so earn a good number of points for a stay as well.
The hotel is even running an offer for the third night free, so you’d be paying an average nightly rate of ~$67 if you chose to stay for that long.
That being said, even if you plan on staying three night it almost makes sense to book different reservations for each night so you get the $100 food and beverage credit each night, and forgo the free night. This requires two people staying, though, since you can’t otherwise book back-to-back nights and get the unique property amenity each day.
Anyone else tempted?