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Why You Want to Follow The Leaders Club

August 6, 2010 at 9:53 AM | by | ()

This year we've been gaga for private sales and blind booking but sometimes we're not always in the mood to play hotel roulette and sometimes our wishy washy travel plans can't handle those strict payment policies-- fully paid, no refunds, no changes and no cancellations--that often come with private sale and secret hotel bookings. But that doesn't mean we want to pay full price.

Now, we're slowly starting to see that there's a definite advantage in belonging to hotel collections--members only deals!

Our newest membership is with The Leaders Club of The Leading Hotels of The World. Right now, they are offering their own private sale of 30 to 50 percent off hotels around the world for stays through the end of October. We spied 40 percent off at the Hotel Hermitage in Monte Carlo (about 321 Euros a night), 30 percent off at the Hotel Crillon in Paris (still about 600 Euros) and 50 percent off at The Plaza Athenee in New York City (We saw rates for $460 in two weeks.)

The Leading Hotels website can be a little fussy to load at times but the member perks take our mind off of that. All Leaders Club members get room upgrades when available, early and/or late check-out, a welcome gift and your personal preferences for the room and amenities can be sent to the hotel before you arrive. You also earn one complimentary night at any Leading Hotel for every five stays you complete before the end of the year. So it's a private sale AND a loyalty program.

We've got our first booking in with LHW and we'll tell you how the hotel stay goes but if you've got your own Leading Hotels of the World stories to tell, please share them in comments below.

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