Leaders Club Points

Overall Score 3.5-stars (3.55)
No. of Hotels in Network 100 - 500
Property Diversity 4.0-stars
Geographic Coverage 1.5-stars
Ease of Earning Free Night 5.0-stars
Additional Benefits 3.0-stars
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You can accrue and redeem complimentary nights with any Leading Hotels of the World property. To earn a free night, you must stay at least five times within a calendar year. Only qualifying stays — the period from check-in to checkout, regardless of consecutive nights, at a publicly available rate — count toward award certificates.

Earning Points

As a Leaders Club member, you can earn complimentary nights based on the frequency of your visits at LHW properties. With the basic membership, you can earn a free night after five qualifying stays. As a Leaders Club Unlimited member, you'll earn one complimentary night after four qualifying stays. To earn a complimentary night, you must stay with at least two different LHW properties. There is no limit to the number of free nights you can earn in one year, but complimentary night rewards will expire 12 months after their issue date. In order for your stays to count toward a free night certificate, you must make your reservation through the LHW website or with a travel agent who provides your Leaders Club member number at the time of booking.

Using Points

As a Leaders Club member, you can use one complimentary night certificate per stay. Complimentary night certificates expire after one year, and the Leaders Club program does not cover taxes and fees. When booking a complimentary stay, members must supply their Leaders Club number in addition to their complimentary stay certificate identification code. You must present the award certificate and reservation confirmation to the front desk at check-in. Below are the numbers of points needed for one free night in several popular destinations:

Destination No. of hotels Calculated cost of least expensive room (in points) Calculated cost of most expensive room (in points)
New York City 6 5 5
Las Vegas 2 5 5
Orlando 0 N/A N/A
San Diego 0 N/A N/A
Chicago 0 N/A N/A
San Francisco 1 5 5
Washington, D.C. 1 5 5
Houston 1 5 5
New Orleans 1 5 5
Paris 7 5 5
London 8 5 5
Vancouver 0 N/A N/A
Tokyo 3 5 5
Dubai 3 5 5
Puerto Rico 0 N/A N/A
Mexcio City 1 5 5

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on June 19, 2014. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date.

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