HoteLux has tied up with Mastercard to offer all World and World Elite members a complimentary 12-month membership.
World Mastercard cardholders enjoy a 12-month HoteLux Elite membership plus US$100 in points, while World Elite Mastercard cardholders enjoy a 12-month HoteLux Elite Plus membership plus US$200 in points.
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HoteLux members can browse and book luxury privileges rates like Virtuoso, Marriott STARS and Hyatt Prive instantly through the HoteLux app.
Free HoteLux membership for Mastercard members
From now till 30 September 2024, selected Mastercard cardholders can enjoy a complimentary HoteLux membership as follows:
- World Mastercard: 12 months HoteLux Elite membership + 1,000 points (worth US$100)
- World Elite Mastercard: 12 months HoteLux Elite Plus membership + 2,000 points (worth US$200)
Do note that you require a minimum of 3,000 HoteLux points to redeem a hotel voucher, so you can’t cash out any welcome points straight away.
Both HoteLux Elite and Elite Plus members can book luxury privileges rates through the HoteLux app and redeem HoteLux points. The main differences are summarised below:
|HoteLux Elite||HoteLux Elite Plus|
|Earn Points||2 pts per US$10||3 pts per US$10|
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Regular customer service
|Gift HoteLux Elite Membership||✕||✓|
It’s not terribly difficult to get a World Mastercard. Practically every miles (or cashback) Mastercard I can think of falls into this tier, for example:
- Citi PremierMiles
- Citi Rewards
- DBS Woman’s World Card
- KrisFlyer UOB Credit Card
- OCBC Titanium Rewards
- OCBC 90°N Mastercard
World Elite Mastercards are relatively rarer:
- Citi Prestige
- OCBC Premier World Elite Debit Card
- UOB Lady’s Solitaire Metal Card
How it works
To enjoy your free HoteLux elite membership, simply follow the steps below:
- Download the HoteLux app via this link
- Register for an account
- After registration, tap on your name in the top left corner, then “Join HoteLux Elite”. Then tap “Join HoteLux Elite” again at the bottom right
4. Select the option for World and World Elite Mastercard
What benefits do HoteLux bookings enjoy?
HoteLux allows members to book what’s known as “luxury privileges rates” from programs such as:
These bookings enjoy additional benefits such as:
- Daily breakfast
- Up to US$100 hotel dining or spa credit per stay
- Room upgrade (subject to availability)
- Early check-in & late check-out (subject to availability)
- Welcome amenities
In other words, you receive all the perks of elite membership, without actually needing to have it. There’s also third/fourth/fifth night free offers and bonus hotel credits from time to time, depending on the property.
Luxury privilege rates price the same as the hotel’s best flexible rate, and are fully refundable up to 24-48 hours before check-in. They’re also eligible to earn hotel points and elite night credits, where applicable.
To be clear, you don’t need a HoteLux membership to book luxury privileges rates; there are many agents out there who offer the same service.
However, HoteLux makes the search process a lot more convenient through its app, and you can book and cancel instantly. That alone is reason enough to use it, especially since you can now get a free membership.