How To Book A Leading Hotel Of The World (LHW) With A Discount


Some of the best hotels in the world are members of Leading Hotels of The World or LHW for short. The best way to get a discount, special offers, free benefits, and ultimately the cheapest rate at a LHW hotel is to book with an official luxury travel agency like our luxury travel concierge.

Book your next LHW stay via our luxury travel concierge, and we can secure you free loyalty-style benefits (on top of your own status and membership benefits), room upgrades and perks, for no extra cost. Even if you are not a member of LHW, we may be able to offer you similar benefits to those offered on for free. Typically, our free benefits include:

  • Breakfast for two people per bedroom
  • Spa or Food and beverage credit of $100 USD per stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
  • Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary welcome gift

The great thing about this is that you can get these free benefits while taking advantage of hotel special offers and deals, which you can find on their website or from our agents, who can advise on the best offers.

We outline how to book into a Leading Hotel Of The World (LHW) hotel with a discount in more detail below:

1. Get Free Benefits With A Luxury Travel Agent

As outlined above, you can take advantage of free benefits at most LHW hotels, even if you don’t have staus and are not a member, by booking with our luxury travel agency. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will usually be the same as those on the hotel website.

2. Join The LHW Loyalty Scheme?

If you regularly stay in LHW hotels, you should join their loyalty scheme so that you can earn points, which you can redeem against your next stay, as well as taking advantage of benefits. Then contact our luxury travel agency to make your booking, and we will help you find the best possible deal and discount at the LHW hotel of your choice.

If you do not stay in LHW hotels regularly, it may not be wise o join the LHW loyalty program as there is a joining and annual fee. Instead, contacting our luxury travel agency which provides similar benefits (at no cost) at many of LHW’s hotel portfolio. We do not have a membership fee.

3. Book Early

Leading Hotels run at a high occupancy rate. I regularly recommend clients who book their stay with our luxury travel concierge to book as soon as the rates come out. This can be a year in advance! It is certainly not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as these magical discounts don’t usually come up in popular destinations, particularly in the high season.

At the last minute, you are unlikely to be able to book the cheapest room, and the room you wanted may have sold out, so you can be left paying a premium for a view or extra space that you don’t need and don’t want to pay for.

4. Bag A Bargain At Our Travel Auction

We have loads of luxury hotel stays in our luxury travel auction, which offers a genuine and massive discount at certain hotels, including LHW hotels. These are one-off items, so when they’re gone, they’re gone. Our auction also offers luxury stays beyond the LHW brand, so it is worth looking around as there may be a hotel stay that appeals to you.

5. Look Out For Discounted Advance Purchase Rates

If you are booking in advance and are sure of your dates, you should take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. This is one of the few ways to get a cheaper room at the best LHW hotels in the world. Advance purchase rates offer anywhere from 10-50% discount off the usual hotel rates. You must be sure of your dates because there are no refunds on most advance purchase rates once you have booked in.

6. Stay Longer

LHW hotels also offer 3 nights for the price of 2 and 4 nights for the price of 3 deals. Sometimes, it pays to stay longer.

7. Stay Shorter

Conversely, if you are booking with a limited budget, you might want to consider staying for just one night. If you book in for one night, you can still take advantage of our early check-in, and late check-out, free breakfast, resort credit, and you still get the welcome amenity.

I would prefer one night at a truly great hotel than three at a mediocre hotel. The early check-in / late check-out that you will get by booking with our luxury travel concierge (subject to availability) will help make your 1 night last for 2 whole days.

8. Vacation Out Of The Main Season

Book in low season! Venice, Monaco, and most of the Meditteranean are massively discounted mid-winter, so you can pick up a much cheaper rate at Leading Hotels of the World like the Hermitage Monaco out of the main season (late May to September). Early October and early May can be the perfect time to visit the Meditteranean, and the rates tend to be much more reasonable.

If you can still swim in the pool, drink in the bar, eat in the restaurant, and enjoy the ambiance, it is worth considering amending your plans accordingly, even if it means you might be risking the odd cold, wet day.

The same goes for other destinations such as the Caribbean; May, June, and November tend to be good times to visit the Caribbean. Falling just outside the rainy season, these months still enjoy great weather but tend to be quieter and usually cost less for the same hotel and same room than the peak winter months.

9. Book A Brand New LHW Hotel

Brilliant new luxury hotels are opening up all the time. Keep an eye out for one opening in a destination that you want to visit. New hotels are usually cheaper, both in paid rates but also for loyalty redemptions.

10. Promo Codes

There may be corporate promo discount codes that you can use in, although we are not aware of these. As any corporate discount may not be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge, we suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.

Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor. Any auction prices listed correct at time of publication, but will be subject to change. Posts may be sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.