Visa Canada has a new partnership with one of our home grown hotel programs, RSVP Rewards. RSVP Rewards is the relatively new program for Canada’s Sandman Hotels and The Sutton Place Hotels. Outside of coverage on Rewards Canada the year old program has gone relatively unnoticed but with this new partnership it has definitely been brought into the spotlight.
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The partnership sees holders of premium and ultra premium Visa cards in Canada receive automatic elite status in the RSVP Rewards program. To the best of our knowledge this is first such hotel elite benefit to be seen on non co-brand credit cards and non American Express cards in Canada. Visa (and several other cards) used to offer status with Fairmont’s President’s Club years ago but once Fairmont was taken over by Accor that benefit disappeared so this new initiative is welcome addition to the cards.
The Automatic Elite Status
The RSVP Rewards elite status that Visa cardholders will receive are as follows:
- Visa Infinite® and Visa Infinite Business® Cardholders will enjoy automatic Platinum status in the RSVP Rewards program.
- Visa Infinite Privilege® Cardholders will enjoy automatic Diamond status in the RSVP Rewards program.
Platinum status is the second highest elite level in the program and Diamond is the highest.
If you don’t have a Visa Infinite or Visa Infinite Privilege cards you can check out all the latest Visa card offers here.
The Benefits of RSVP Rewards Elite Status
Here is the elite benefits chart for RSVP Rewards (Click to make larger):
As you can see from the chart the benefits are quite plentiful for both Platinum and Diamond members. You get bonus points on all stays, dining discounts, room upgrades, early check-in, late check-out and more. These benefits are available at over 60 Sandman, Sandman Signature and Sutton Place Hotels in
Canada, the U.S., England and Scotland.
On top of this RSVP Rewards offers frequent bonus points offers for stays at their hotels so you can accelerate your earning even more. You can find all their bonus offer on our RSVP Rewards Bonus Points page.
If you are not a member of the RSVP Rewards program you will earn 1,000 points just for joining plus 500 points when you complete your first stay. They also award you with 500 free points on your birthday!
Wrapping it up
Visa Canada and RSVP Rewards have teamed up to offer automatic elite status in the hotel frequent guest program for premium and ultra premium cardholders. To take advantage of the benefit it can be added online when you join the program however if you are already a RSVP Rewards member and would like to receive your status you will need to call them at 1.800.726.3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Click here to learn more and to register for your automatic RSVP Rewards elite status.