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5 Ways To Get Exclusive Perks & Upgrades

In the travel business, we have a saying, “You can’t VIP yourself!” While you may not have the contacts to make sure the General Manager of one of the world’s top hotels is aware of your stay or to secure a complimentary upgrade, as your travel advisor, I do! Rose O’Connor Travel is affiliated with Brownell, a Virtuoso member agency and a preferred partner of virtually every top hotel, resort, cruise line, and tour operator. So as my client, you are privy to exclusive perks, upgrades, and benefits. Here’s a snapshot of just a few things you get when you travel with Rose O’Connor Travel:

Upgrades & Amenities Through Virtuoso, my clients access complimentary amenities at every Virtuoso property, like daily breakfast for two (it is the most important meal of the day, after all!), a hotel or spa credit, and Wi-Fi. Plus, my clients are first on the list for an upgrade at arrival and early check-in or late check-out (though sometimes I can confirm it at the time of booking!).

Beyond Virtuoso, as a preferred partner of many of the top hotel groups, my clients get even more perks. When you stay at a property in the Dorchester Collection (Le Meurice, The Beverly Hills Hotel, and The Dorchester to name a few), you are guaranteed an upgrade at time of booking if available and get a credit of 100 units of local currency that can be applied to your final bill! Or the Peninsula offers “Peninsula Time” to PenClub members – truly flexible 24-hour check-in and check-out times.

All of these extra perks that add incredible value to your trip are yours simply by being my client!

Special Occasions Taken to New Levels If you’re celebrating a special occasion when you travel – a honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, and more – I can make it extra special by working with my contacts at the hotel, resort, or cruise. Imagine planning a special anniversary trip for your wife and arriving in your upgraded room with Champagne chilled and ready for toasting. Or celebrating a milestone birthday and having fun pictures, balloons, and a favorite cocktail waiting for you. I will work with my on-property contacts to make your special trip one for the record books.

Insider Access There’s something to be said for being affiliated with North America’s first travel agency. For more than 130 years, Brownell has been sending clients around the world and in doing so has developed some incredible partnerships. I can work closely with these partners to arrange exclusive experiences for you, like watching the changing of the guard from inside the gate or viewing the Sistine Chapel before it opens.

VIP Status Who wants to be Reservation #967B478IX when you can be Mr. and Mrs. Smith, VIP? I make sure my partners know who you are and are aware of your unique preferences when you travel.

Complimentary Experiences In addition to Virtuoso or Preferred Partner amenities, some of my travel partners also offer complimentary experiences. When you stay at The Mark in New York City you can choose between a round of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres platter at Mark’s Bar OR a “Picnic in the Park by Jean-Georges” for two with food and drinks from The Mark Restaurant.

There are many other reasons to use a travel advisor besides free perks and amenities, but don’t just take my word for it. Contact me!

Rose O'Connor