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You can accrue and redeem complimentary nights with any participating Leading Hotels of the World property. To earn a free night, you must stay at least four or five times (depending on your membership level) at two or more LHW properties 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, and 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

Leaders Club members can use one complimentary night certificate per stay; Leaders Club Unlimited members can redeem up to three free night certificates 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 number of stays needed for one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations:

Destination No. of hotels Cost of room in points
Honolulu  2 5
Paris 8 5
Orlando 0 N/A
New Orleans 0 N/A
Miami 7 5
Cancun 2 5
San Juan, PR 0 N/A
Los Angeles 3 5
Punta Cana 1 5
Vancouver 0 N/A
New York City 7 5
Las Vegas 1 5
Chicago 0 N/A
San Francisco 0 N/A
Charlotte 0 N/A
Washington, D.C.  1 5
Houston 1 5
Toronto 0 N/A
Boston 1 5
Atlanta 0 N/A

The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 6, 2018. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date. Only hotels with room availability that sit within a 15-mile radius of each destination are reflected in the above chart. 

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