Leading Hotels Introduces New Ways to Manage Leaders Club Points & Explore Further

NEW YORK, NY – (October 2023) The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. (LHW), is pleased to announce new ways for members of its loyalty program, Leaders Club, to grow their points bank balances, allowing them to use these valuable points for future stays. Eligible members can now purchase and gift Leaders Club points, as well as transfer Citi ThankYou® Points to their Leaders Club accounts.

Leaders Club is LHW’s complimentary hotel rewards program, created to inspire the community of curious travelers to explore further. Leaders Club benefits include the opportunity to earn points to apply toward free stays, complimentary room upgrades, special amenities and much more at the collection’s 400+ independent, luxury hotels around the globe.

“These new Leaders Club points features provide more utility to our best guests, giving them more ways to earn and use points and ultimately continue to travel the world through our global portfolio of remarkably uncommon hotels,” said Phil Koserowski, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, The Leading Hotels of the World.

Discover new ways to manage Leaders Club points:

Transfer Citi ThankYou® Points to Leaders Club: LHW is pleased to announce this is the first time eligible members can transfer points to Leaders Club. Citi Premier® and Citi Prestige® cardmembers can now transfer Citi ThankYou® Points into Leaders Club points, to redeem for stays with LHW’s collection in over 80 countries.

Purchase Points: Leaders Club members can now accelerate their progress toward their next stay by making an immediate purchase through the “Purchase Points” feature, powered by Plusgrade.

Gift Points: The “Gift Points” feature gives members the ability to share the gift of luxury with family and friends by seamlessly transferring points to other Leaders Club members, offering greater flexibility in how points are redeemed.

The new features empower Leaders Club members to access exceptional hotel stays and experiences sooner. Learn more and manage points by visiting LHW.com.


About The Leading Hotels of the World
Comprised of more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries, LHW is the largest collection of independent luxury hotels. In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW. Since then, the Company has carefully curated distinctive hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt, to share them with adventurous souls who seek the remarkably uncommon. The LHW community is filled of exceptional individuals, united by a passion for the surprising discoveries and details that come with every experience. LHW hoteliers are artisans of hospitality whose expertise, commitment to excellence, and individual flair allows them to create story-worthy moments for their guests. And it is these authentic, individualized experiences combined with the warm hospitality and high-touch service they provide that keeps discerning travelers returning again and again. LHW’s collection covers the globe and promises a broad range of destinations and uncommon experiences, enhanced by LHW’s tiered guest loyalty program Leaders Club. From converted former palaces, and countryside retreats run by the same families for generations, to gleaming skyscrapers in dynamic urban centers, serene private island escapes, glamorous tented camps – and beyond – explore, find inspiration, and experience unforgettable travel moments. For more information visit: www.lhw.com, Facebook at @LeadingHotels, Twitter at @LeadingHotels and Instagram @leadinghotelsoftheworld.

About Plusgrade
Plusgrade powers the global travel industry with its portfolio of leading ancillary revenue solutions. Over 200 airline, hospitality, cruise, passenger rail, and financial services companies trust Plusgrade to create new, meaningful revenue streams through incredible customer experiences. As an ancillary revenue powerhouse, Plusgrade has generated billions of dollars in new revenue opportunities across its platform for its partners, while creating enhanced travel experiences for millions of their passengers and guests. Plusgrade was founded in 2009 with headquarters in Montreal and has offices around the world.

About Citi
Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States. Citi does business in nearly 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions, and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services.
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