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Yesterday I posted in detail about the fourth night free hotel benefit offered by the Citi Prestige Card. It’s potentially an incredibly valuable benefit, which even outweighs the other great perks on the card (of which there are many). As I explained, I’ve used the perk four times in the past month alone, saving me close to $1,000 (once the credits fully post).
There’s a method to making the booking process as easy as possible, as I explained in yesterday’s post.
However, one common question was regarding which hotels are eligible for the Citi Prestige Card fourth night free benefit. Carlson Wagonlit Travel provides this benefit on behalf of MasterCard Travel Services, so the hotel has to be part of their “network” of hotels in order to be eligible. This includes a vast majority of “major” chain hotels, and even some independent hotels.
But is there any way to tell which hotels are eligible without phoning up the Citi Prestige concierge? It seems like the answer is yes, per a brilliant comment left by reader Ron:
You can check out which hotels work with the deal by going to cwtvacations.com and clicking on hotels then picking your city. Not all cities or hotels but plenty of options including some smaller, local places. Worked fine for me with upcoming trip bouncing around Europe.
That does indeed seem to do the trick. Just go to cwtvacations.com and click on the “Hotels” tab on the front page.
You’ll be prompted to enter the destination, check-in date, and check-out date. Optionally you can enter the hotel name (which could help if you want to find a specific hotel, though I find that feature sometimes doesn’t work correctly).
On the next page you’ll be prompted to clarify the state/country which you’re trying to book.
The results page gives you a few options for sorting the hotels — you can sort by price, hotel name, distance, star rating, etc.
A lot of people were asking about which luxury hotels are bookable using this benefit, so I decided to test out a few properties.
The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is part of the network:
As are the Peninsula and Mandarin Oriental properties in Hong Kong:
As is a Ritz-Carlton in Hawaii:
As are the Park Hyatt and Bulgari in Milan:
As is a Four Seasons in Bangkok:
In general it seems like even luxury chains — Bulgari, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Park Hyatt, Peninsula, Ritz-Carlton, etc. — participate in this offer.
I’m actually going to go on a limb and guess that there are more hotels that are eligible than what’s shown online. The above website is pretty terrible, especially when it comes to sorting hotels. Though I suppose it’s better than nothing, especially for those who don’t yet have the Citi Prestige Card.
The Citi Prestige Card fourth night free benefit does work at a vast majority of chain hotels, and even at many non-chain hotels. This benefit is truly a game changer for anyone who frequently stays in hotels for at least four nights at a time.
Even without this benefit the card would be so valuable, so this is truly something which puts the card over the top.