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It may be easier than you think to score free hotel room upgrades. Do you have a Visa Signature credit card? Chances are you do which automatically entitles you to VIP treatment at hotels worldwide!

Whether you live for luxurious vacations or treat yourself to the occasional indulgence like me, there’s an awesome FREE way to maximize your travel experiences. Start by reading about my hotel stays on my recent trip to Asia then follow these tips below!


Upgrade Your Stay with Visa Signature



I just recently discovered the perks that Visa Signature offers to cardholders including access to their Luxury Hotel Collection – some of the most well-known accommodation options around the globe.

I can’t believe I didn’t know about it before. I’ve missed out on countless of opportunities to score free room upgrades, food credits, and so much more.

I couldn’t wait to share this travel insider tip with you!


What is the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection




The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection offers premium hotel benefits for qualifying cardholders entitling them to complimentary VIP experiences including:


  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, when available
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • $25 USD food or beverage credit
  • VIP Guest status
  • 3PM check-out upon request, when available


From booking to hotel checkout, Visa Signature cardholders receive access to unrivaled benefits and VIP treatment, without having to pay the premium prices that are typically attributed to a luxury experience.


Why this Program is Worth It




  1. First of all, it’s free. BIG BONUS.
  1. Second, you don’t really have to do anything to get it. EVEN BETTER.
  1. Third, the hotel you might be looking to book for your next trip may already be a part of the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection entitling you to free bonuses. TOTALLY WORTH IT.


My friends always travel to Las Vegas and stay at the Aria Resort & Casino. I just found out that this is a participating hotel so now I’ve told them to book directly through the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection website so they can truly feel like Vegas VIPs!

Who knows? You may discover that the luxury stay you’ve been dreaming about is not out of your reach.

I recently stayed at a few of their properties including the iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai and felt like a queen! The hotels were fabulous but getting the royal treatment made the overall experience that much more phenomenal.


Check out my travel pics on Instagram.


Whether it’s a special treat at the beginning or end of a trip, even long-term travelers indulge occasionally. After 7 years on the road, let’s just say that my traveling life now requires a bit more balance and upgrading every once in a while is a must.


How do You Sign Up for these Benefits




You don’t! You might already be a part of this free program and not even know it.

Take a look at your current Visa card to check for the Visa Signature designation on the bottom right-hand corner or on the backside. Then, visit for details on how to book.

So long as you have a credit card (not check card) with the Visa Signature designation then you are already a part of the club. It doesn’t matter what bank or credit card company you use.

Talk about an effortless upgrade!


How to Book Hotels with Visa Signature




Head over to where you can quickly plan your trip by destination, hotel preference or special offers.

I compared their prices with other hotel booking sites I usually use and not only were the rates the same or better but it was nice to know I was getting more value for my money by booking directly the Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection website.

This especially came in handy in India because I arrived to both hotels in the wee hours of the morning and they both offered me free early check in. One of them even gave me a room to relax in while mine was ready. VIP all the way!

The Visa Signature Luxury Hotel Collection has a selection of 900 of the world’s top hotels, including brands like Sofitel, Peninsula, Park Hyatt, and more.

All properties, from boutique gems such as the five star Sofitel So Bangkok where I plan to stay next month or world-famous hotels such as Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace, provide a collection of premium benefits especially designed to offer an unparalleled experience.


Other Visa Signature Benefits




In addition to the Luxury Hotel Collection, Visa Signature also has other convenient benefits such as their complimentary concierge that can help you book travel, sporting events, restaurants, shopping, and other experiences.

If you book your travel with a Visa Signature card you may also automatically qualify for car rental damage waivers, lost luggage reimbursement (bonus!), emergency roadside service, and travel accident insurance.


Find out more details here.


This information is valid for USA cardholders only but there are also programs worldwide so check their global sites to find out if you qualify. For more tips on maximizing your travel budget, please read my tips on airline frequent flyer programs.

Travel planning just got a little bit easier and way more fun!


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This post is part of a Visa Signature promotion featuring their Luxury Hotel Collection. They invited me to test out three of their hotels as part of the campaign so I could experience their reward program firsthand.