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I have just returned from a break at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo. This hotel is a member of Leading Hotels Of The World, and on my arrival, I noticed a letter offering me a one-year Leaders Club Membership (valued at $150) for free.

This was a gift from the Hotel Hermitage to all guests that stay with them, and if you take up this free offer, you will get exclusive Leaders Club amenities at more than 400 of the world’s most remarkable hotels and resorts in 80 countries.

I do not know if this gift is available for guests at ALL LHW hotels this year, or whether this free membership gift is exclusive to the Hotel Hermitage.

What I can tell you, is that this free gift worth $150 is well worth having as it gets you:
Room Upgrade (subject to availability).
Free Breakfast.
Free Internet.
Free night for every 5 stays.
Early check-in, late check-out considerations.
Unique welcome gift for you at each Leading Hotel (usually valued at around $100).

How Else Can I Get Leaders Club Benefits Free?

It is worth mentioning that you will also get these benefits except the “Free night for every 5 stays” benefit, by booking any LHW.com hotel via our Luxury Travel Concierge. Our concierge has no joining fee and can book you into any luxury hotel around the world with similar benefits added in for free!

I Want To Join Leaders Club: Which Level Should I Join?

There are two levels of Leaders Club membership; Leaders Club and Leaders Club Unlimited. I have already discussed whether it is worth joining Leaders Club Unlimited for $1,200 or whether the $150 membership is sufficient.

Namely, when you get an Unlimited membership, your room upgrade is prioritised, you get a guaranteed 4pm checkout and you get a free airport pickup to hotels in the following cities :Amsterdam, Bangkok, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Vienna, Washington D.C., Zurich.

You also get a free night for every 4 stays. Your own travel plans will dictate as to whether it is worth becoming an Unlimited member, but for most people the $150 Leaders Club Membership will suffice.

I Would Like Free Flights & Free Hotel Stays

The above offer is exclusively beneficial to travellers who stay in Leading Hotels Of The World. If you prefer another luxury hotel brand such as the Four Seasons or Aman, you will get similarly good benefits by booking with our Luxury Travel Concierge.

If only FREE flights and hotels will do and you are US based, you can fly to Asia, Hawaii or Europe for free by taking out just one (free) credit card. Read more in our easy guide.

Based In the UK? Go Gold

Amex Gold offers 22,000 Membership Rewards points (=22,000 Avios) when you spend £2,000 within 3 months. To get the full 22,000 points you must apply through a referral link (contact me if you would like me to refer you via our Luxury Travel Concierge page).

Want A Free Hotel Stay Too?

You may ALSO want to consider applying for the SPG Amex which will net you another 11,000 SPG or Avios. You will get this sign-up bonus whether you have applied for the Gold Card above or not the two are unrelated. Collecting SPG will get you a stay somewhere lovely like the JW Marriott in Venice, free.

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