#12 in Best Hotel Rewards Programs
You can accrue and redeem points for stays at any participating Leading Hotels of the World property. Most of LHW's 400-plus hotels are located in Europe, though many are also available in the U.S., the Caribbean and Asia. Free nights start at 4,000 points. However, the exact points requirement for a free night varies by hotel and seasonality.
As a Leaders Club member, you'll earn one point for every dollar spent on eligible room rates. You can earn points for up to three rooms per stay. In order for your stays to qualify for Leaders Club points, you must make your reservation through the LHW website, a LHW reservations representative or with a travel agent who provides your Leaders Club member number at the time of booking.
Leaders Club members can use accrued points to pay for rooms at any LHW property. Redemption rates for standard rooms start at 4,000 points, though minimum points requirements vary by hotel. When redeeming points for a complimentary stay, members must make their reservation through the LHW website or by calling a LHW Worldwide Reservations and Service Center. 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|
|Paris||9||5,143 - 314,286|
|Miami||5||2,650 - 630,125|
|Cancun||4||3,094 - 20,675|
|San Juan, PR||0||N/A|
|Los Angeles||2||4,113 - 8,850|
|New York City||6||3,743 - 47,650|
|Washington, D.C.||1||3,613 - 22,988|
|Houston||1||4,738 - 56,250|
|Toronto||1||7,390 - 30,000|
|Boston||1||4,669 - 13,602|
The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 12, 2019. 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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