Capital One Continues to Innovate in Travel
Capital One continues to elevate cardholder travel experiences with new innovative, premium benefits
November 17, 2022
Capital One continues to build a world-class travel brand and offer industry-leading solutions designed to elevate and improve the travel experience — this time with three new premium travel benefits for cardholders, including:
- Capital One Travel Premier Collection, a thoughtfully curated selection of hundreds of luxury hotels and resorts located in alluring destinations around the world. Found only through Capital One Travel and available to Venture X cardholders later this year, customers will be able to enjoy a suite of premium benefits and elevated earn on each and every stay.
- Capital One Landing, a new chef-driven concept focused on bringing an elevated experience to the heart of the terminal in partnership with the award-winning José Andrés Group.
- An exclusive partnership with PRIOR, a modern travel company made up of a team of tastemakers and experts that specializes in unique experiences and editorial from destinations across the globe that will allow customers to feel “in the know”.
These exciting launches build on the success we’ve seen with Capital One Travel, our smarter booking experience powered by Hopper, and our first Capital One Lounge, which opened last year at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
Montage Laguna Beach I Premier Collection
A Thoughtfully Curated Capital One Travel Premier Collection
Launching to cardholders later this year, the new Capital One Travel Premier Collection will make it possible for Venture X customers to find and book stays at a thoughtfully curated group of luxury hotels and resorts, without having to be part of a loyalty program, while also delivering top-tier benefits and elevated earn.
Seamlessly integrated into Capital One Travel, Venture X cardholders will earn unlimited 10X miles per dollar on Premier Collection bookings. In addition to the elevated earn rate, Venture X cardholders are eligible to receive a suite of premium benefits when booking through the Premier Collection including:
- A $100 USD experience credit (or the local equivalent) to use on dining, spa, and other activities during their stay
- Daily breakfast for two
- Complimentary Wifi
- Additional benefits, including a room upgrade, early check-in, late checkout, and more when available.
Our team hand-selected each and every property within the Premier Collection, looking beyond the obvious to find a diverse group of one-of-a-kind luxury hotels and resorts. When building the collection, we wanted to ensure that each property would be able to provide our most discerning travelers with unparalleled service, authentic character and locally immersive experiences. Select hotels and resorts in the collection include: The Ned NoMad (New York City), Montage Laguna Beach (California), 1 Hotel South Beach (Florida), COMO Castello Del Nero (Italy), Euphoria Retreat (Greece), Hotel Cafe Royal (London), Majestic Hotel (Barcelona), The Carlin Hotel (New Zealand), The Plettenberg (South Africa), and Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort (St. Lucia).
Le Pavillon de la Reine I Premier Collection
First-Class Dining Experiences in the Heart of the Terminal
Capital One is continuing to lead the way in rethinking the travel and lounge experience. Last year, we revamped the traditional lounge with the opening of our Capital One Lounge at DFW. And now, we’re introducing Capital One Landing, a new chef-driven concept focused on bringing an elevated experience to the heart of the terminal.
Initially debuting at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and New York’s LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B (LGA), this culinary-focused concept will offer a top-notch experience that travelers can enjoy just a short walk from their gate. Building upon our Capital One Dining partnership with the award-winning José Andrés Group, the award-winning Chef José Andrés and his team will curate the menu, focusing on fresh, unique, and inventive food for travelers.
“Travel is a huge part of my life, and food is deeply linked to the travel experience,” said chef José Andrés. “It’s the best way to learn about a place and its people. But as someone who spends a lot of time in airports, many times I find myself wanting more. When Capital One came to us with the idea of creating a new kind of dining experience, our team immediately started to think of the Spanish tapas way of eating with the bounty of American farms and traditions – the very best of both countries. We cannot wait to share these new Capital One Landings with the people of the world!"
We are also actively preparing for the openings of our Capital One Lounges at Denver International Airport (DEN) and Dulles International Airport (IAD) early next year, and expect to share more details on both of these locations in the coming months.
Left: LGA I Capital One Landing; Right: José Andrés I Capital One Landing
Access to Premium Travel Experiences with new Capital One Partner, PRIOR
Capital One is introducing a partnership with PRIOR, a modern travel company made up of a team of tastemakers that specializes in unique experiences and editorial from destinations across the globe. Venture X cardholders now receive access to exclusive trips curated by the experts at PRIOR, available only on Capital One Entertainment. From coast to coast, these experiences include top-tier accommodations, behind-the-scenes access, iconic entertainment and dining experiences, and more.
“This new partnership with PRIOR builds on our journey to provide cardholders with unforgettable experiences in the areas we know they love, whether that’s travel, dining, or entertainment,” said Monica Weaver, Head of Branded Card Partnerships and Experiences. “We were especially drawn to PRIOR’s approach of creating travel experiences and editorial content that are geared towards the next generation of travelers who are looking for experiences that take you behind-the scenes and make you feel like you are in-the-know.”
Venture X cardholders also receive complimentary access to a PRIOR Subscription ($149 annual cost), a new offering that unlocks their global travel guides, a twice-weekly newsletter, and early booking to their suite of trips, all created by their team of seasoned travel and culture experts, and locals.
Cardholder exclusive trips:
Savannah Trip Highlights: March 23 - 26, 2023
Get to know the south through a stay at Perry Lane Hotel. Then enjoy a roving cocktail party progressing through some of Savannah’s quintessential squares and historical mansions, culminating in Jim Williams’ Mercer House from bestselling novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Followed with a dinner by a James Beard award-winning chef on a private terrace overlooking Savannah’s historic district at the iconic The Olde Pink House. And if you dare, partake in a ghost tour to end the evening. Conclude your southern escape with a decadent Lowcountry boil with Common Thread, one of Bon Appetit’s 50 Best New Restaurants in 2022, at a Bluff Drive private residence overlooking the river.
Napa and Sonoma Trip Highlights: October 19 - 22, 2023
You don’t want to miss this stay at one of Napa’s newest most anticipated hotels, The Madrona, which includes insider access to established and up-and-coming wineries and vintners accompanied by a master sommelier. Then wake up and upwind with a morning spa experience at Indian Springs where guests will enjoy their signature mud bath treatments and hot spring pools. This stay isn’t complete without a private wine tasting with a winemaker from Aperture Cellars and Devil Proof Vineyards wine in their gallery space. This experience includes insider access to Promontory with their head winemakers and master sommelier and a long table dinner in the vineyards of OVID. Complete your weekend with the perfect wine pairing of oyster shucking and cheese tasting on the coast.
Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort I Premier Collection
A differentiated travel approach
Capital One continues to approach travel in a completely new way. Instead of just relying on traditional travel services, we are continuing to challenge the status quo, building new, industry-leading solutions specifically designed to solve the pain points our customers often face throughout the journey.
“I am so proud to see where our team has come in our continued effort to build an end-to-end travel brand that sets a new standard for travel,” says Matt Knise, Managing Vice President of U.S. Card at Capital One. “By listening to our customers, continuing to analyze the ever-evolving travel landscape, and working closely with our expert industry partners to find solutions, we’re delivering on our mission to continue to raise the bar and deliver top-notch travel experiences for our customers.”