The Leading Hotels of the World Reveals Renovated Leaders Club Loyalty Program

Members Receive Enhanced Benefits and Exclusive Access at the Collection’s More Than 400 Prestigious Independent Luxury Hotels Around the Globe

NEW YORK, NY— (September 26, 2018) The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. today unveiled its renovated Leaders Club loyalty program. The redesign was inspired by current members’ interests and amplifies relationships curated by Leading Hotels between likeminded curious travelers and independent hoteliers. The result is a more flexible Leaders Club program that recognizes and rewards members for their loyalty and provides upgraded benefits and exclusive access to the portfolio’s more than 400 independent luxury hotels worldwide.

“We co-created this program with our most loyal members to ensure we continue to offer the amenities they love while also introducing new features and benefits they expressed were most important to them,” said Shannon Knapp, Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer of The Leading Hotels of the World. “The program was designed as a club for curious travelers who seek remarkable, authentic experiences and the hoteliers who craft them. Leaders Club elevates this relationship and delivers truly differentiated on-property experiences and rewards. Additionally, it ensures that at any Leading Hotel a member visits, they are recognized for their membership and can unlock richer rewards with greater loyalty. We are excited about the launch of this new program that will celebrate individuality and reward our members for choosing the uncommon path.”

Program Overview: More of What Our Members Love with Leaders Club Points
Effective immediately members will begin to accrue Leaders Club points on up to three rooms per reservation that can be applied towards stays at Leading Hotels’ portfolio of individually-branded properties in more than 80 countries.

Leaders Club will continue to deliver the benefits members have come to enjoy and expect such as opportunities for room upgrade priority at arrival, early check-in and late check-out, daily continental breakfast for two, complimentary Wi-Fi, exclusive access to new hotels, Members Only and seasonal sales and lowest available rates.

An annual fee of USD 175 provides access to Leaders Club with the on-property benefits members value, now with program rewards to enhance each stay. It includes one confirmed pre-arrival upgrade annually after a member completes his/her first paid stay in the program and point accrual of 1 Leaders Club point per 1 USD spent. With free nights starting around 4,000 points and numerous Leaders Club points promotional offerings throughout the year, members will be on the way to a free stay in no time.

Greater Loyalty, Richer Rewards: Announcing the Leaders Club Sterling Membership
After a member spends USD 5,000 on qualifying stays, they are invited to Leaders Club Sterling. This unlocks 5 pre-arrival upgrades annually, as well as a five percent annual renewal points bonus on their qualifying annual spend in the previous membership year. Opportunities for further recognition and richer rewards will be available for Leaders Club’s most loyal members.

More Ways to Redeem: Expanded Rooms Types Are Just a Click Away
Members will now enjoy expanded room types, better availability, and fewer date restrictions when redeeming points. Additionally, Leading Hotels will now provide the option for guests to redeem directly online at

To join Leaders Club, visit or call a Leading Hotels Worldwide Reservation and Service Center.


Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, Leading Hotels is a collection of uncommon luxury hotels. Rooted in the locations in which they are found, members embody the very essence of their destination. Through varied styles of architecture and design and distinct cultural experiences enhanced by passionate people, the collection is for the curious traveler looking for their next discovery. Established in 1928 by several influential and forward-thinking European hoteliers, Leading Hotels has a nine-decade-long commitment to providing remarkable, authentic travel experiences. The company selects only hotels that meet its high standards for quality and distinctiveness, resulting in a curated portfolio of hotels united not by what makes them the same, but the details that make them different. Leaders Club is the company’s exclusive tiered guest loyalty program, consisting of like-minded travelers seeking uncommon travel experiences. The program provides its members with personalized service and exclusive travel benefits to enhance their stays at any Leading Hotel around the world. For more information visit:, Facebook at  @LeadingHotels, Instagram  @leadinghotelsoftheworldand Twitter  @LeadingHotels
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