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Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) represents one of the largest collections of luxury hotels in the world – with over 375 hotels in 75 countries, including many iconic hotels like The Ritz and The Langham in London.
LHW do not have a traditional loyalty programme where your status depends on how often you stay. Instead, you have to pay $150.00 for membership of their ‘Leaders Club’ programme, or $1,200 for an elite ‘Unlimited’ membership.
For a limited period one of the LHW hotels – The Biltmore Hotel in New York – is offering complimentary Leaders Club membership! All you need to do to get free status is follow the link, fill in the form and email it to them at [email protected]
Are the benefits of membership any good?
Given that LHW normally charge $150.00, I’m pleased to say that the membership is definitely worth having.
- Complimentary daily continental breakfast for two
- Complimentary Internet Access
- Welcome Gifts
- Room Upgrades
- Free Night at any LHW hotel after every 5 stays
- Member-Only offers and Rates
- Early Check-in/Late Check-out consideration
- Sixt Rental Car Platinum Status
- $150.00 ‘Luggage Free’ Credit
Getting free breakfast, a room upgrade and a welcome gift is equivalent to top-level status in many other hotel loyalty programmes and the other perks are nice extras too.
I also love the simplicity (and generosity!) of a free night at any of their hotels after just five stays.
It could even potentially be worth doing a sort of luxury ‘mattress run’.
There are plenty of very nice hotels in Europe that you can stay at for ~£100.00 per night out of season, including the excellent Lowry Hotel in Manchester.
Further afield, the cheapest I could find was the Majestic Hotel in Kuala Lumpur for ~ £65.00, or the Superior Golf & Spa Resort in Kharkiv (Ukraine) for £57.00. When you consider that some of the LHW hotels charge in excess of £1,000 per night, you can see the opportunity – if ultra luxury is what you’re after!
Anyway, free status is always great and you never know when it might come in handy – sign up here!