Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection - Enhanced Benefits for Visa Infinite Cardholders Only!

With a spectrum of Visa credit cards on offer in Singapore, one of the most elusive one at the highest end is the Visa Infinite. Commonly associated with a minimum annual income requirement of S$120,000 or higher (even though there is apparently an unbranded one that you can get in Singapore for just S$80,000), the Visa Infinite credit card is the most exclusive one you can get amongst the trio of Visa Infinite, Visa Platinum and Visa Signature credit cards.

Photo Credit: Visa Infinite

Photo Credit: Visa Infinite

With all that being said, Visa Infinite credit cards are some of the worst ones to get in terms of earning miles and points - the best credit cards for miles and points typically require only S$30,000 to S$50,000 annual income. The OCBC VOYAGE Card which comes with your very own concierge is one example of this - it offers only 1.0 VOYAGE miles per S$1 spent (but you do get a reasonable accrual rate of 2.3 on all eligible dining and foreign transactions) but it comes with a range of benefits like unlimited airport lounge access, complimentary airport transfer (with minimum spend) as well as perks that are specific to Visa Infinite cardholders only. One of these said perks is the Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection - Visa Infinite cardholders apparently get additional benefits when booking through the Visa Concierge. There is a dedicated website for the Visa Infinite Luxury Hotel Collection and upon authenticating, the following benefits are displayed:

Photo Credit: The St. Regis Bangkok

Photo Credit: The St. Regis Bangkok

Premium Benefits for Visa Infinite Cardholders

  • Best available rate guarantee
  • Automatic room upgrade upon arrival, when available
  • Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi, when available
  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • VIP Guest status
  • 3PM check-out upon request, when available
  • USD 25 food and beverage credit
  • Additional USD 75 food and beverage credit for more than 200 Visa Luxury Hotel Collection properties
Photo Credit: The Royal Begonia, a Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya

Photo Credit: The Royal Begonia, a Luxury Collection Resort, Sanya

Now, The Points Guy has mentioned about these Visa Luxury Hotel Collection properties before but I have never been able to find a list of these hotels. However, I recently chanced upon a rather extensive list of participating properties from Starwood Hotels & Resorts that offer the following benefits for Visa Infinite credit cardholders (with a minimum stay of 3 nights):

  • Complimentary upgrades and VIP amenities
  • Personal greeting on arrival by a Senior Manager (or similar)
  • Daily continental or full breakfast for two each morning of the stay
  • Early check-in and 4:00PM late check-out, subject to availability
Quote from Visa Concierge

Quote from Visa Concierge

It then occurred to me that while I was looking for hotels in Taipei earlier this year, I reached out to the Visa Concierge and was offered a pretty good rate at the W Taipei. In fact, it came with additional benefits like the USD 100 F&B credit which I did not see on the dedicated site. This is not a good enough reason to immediately consider a Visa Infinite credit card but if you currently hold one, it may be a good idea to reach out to the Visa Concierge to see what they can find you - there is no charge anyway!