Diners Club International and Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) have an active promotion that allows for one year complimentary Leaders Club Membership that is usually being sold at $150 per year.
LHW run their own little benefit program that ranges from $150 to $1200 per year and offers certain basic benefits such as breakfast, room upgrade, late check-out and Sixt Platinum Status.
Leading Hotels of the World have a good number of very nice hotels around the world. It’s not really a chain but rather a club/certification for certain luxury hotels and their own loyalty program which is run on a paid membership basis named Leaders Club.
The current offer in conjunction with Diners Club International offers the basic membership free for one year which usually comes with a $150 price tag. You can access this promotion here.
The landing page doesn’t explicitly mention that you have to be a Diners Club Cardholder and just verifies your email address. The last time I actually had a Diners Club card was 14 years ago.
After signing up (the only thing this landing page does is to check if the same email is registered already with another account) your membership will be active instantly.
The benefits of the basic membership are actually pretty ok considering you can get it for free. They include:
- One free night for every five stays
- Complimentary Continental Breakfast for two
- Space Available Room Upgrade
- Complimentary Internet
- Late Check-Out and Early Check-In on availability
- Welcome Gift
- Sixt Platinum Status
Especially in Asia and Europe LHW has some really nice properties so if you’re willing to spend a little bit of money for your hotel stays I think you’ll be able to get a decent value from this membership promotion.
Leaders Club also offers a premium membership for US$1200 that includes (one way) Limousine Airport transfers at 30 destinations. I guess it really depends on the frequency of your trips to decide if that’s a worthwhile benefit.
For someone who frequently uses LHW these memberships provide a decent value. The continental breakfast benefit will in many cases result in the hotel just sending you to the buffet so it’s in fact a full breakfast.
Not sure how long this promotion will last once it gets widely circulated on the internet so better sign up as soon as possible.