Free HoteLux membership for World and World Elite Mastercard cardholders

Get a 12-month HoteLux membership through Mastercard and book luxury privileges rates with free breakfast, upgrades and more.

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

Enjoy free breakfast and other privileges at the Capella Bangkok and other luxury hotels

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 EliteHoteLux Elite Plus
Welcome Points1,000
(worth US$100)
(worth US$200)
Earn Points2 pts per US$103 pts per US$10
Birthday Points
500 pts
24/7 Customer Care
Regular customer service
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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:

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:

  1. Download the HoteLux app via this link
  2. Register for an account
  3. 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:

  • Four Seasons Preferred Partner
  • Hilton Impresario
  • Hyatt Privé
  • Mandarin Oriental Fan Club
  • Marriott STARS & Luminous
  • Rosewood Elite
  • Shangri-la The Luxury Circle
  • The IHG Luxury & Lifestyle
  • The Peninsula PenClub
  • VITA by The Leading Hotels of the World

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. 


Mandarin Oriental Munich

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.

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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William Dunlop

Cool promo but i entered the info for my DBS women’s world, and was not accepted. Oh well.


try 5524 15. worked instantly for me, and 12 months


So I’ve already signed up for Hotelux, and now want to take advantage of this offer: can I retroactively add my Mastercard details to upgrade my membership, or do I need to set this up afresh?


Got the same question!


Yes it is possible. In the app it is possible to upgrade tier via a promotion.

Rob Wong

Does this mean you could get 1000 points by paying a joining fee and then get another 2000 points via upgrade if you have a world mastercard elite?


how do i do that?


OCBC Voyage Card also gets 12 months complimentary Elite membership. After 12 months, do we have to cancel the membership if we do not wish to continue? will they bill us by default if we don’t cancel?

jon a

actually for those use wechat, search this applets called 8 dazhou 八大洲, it offers the same as hotelux but completely free.


er… i got upgraded to an elite plus membership using my citibank rewards mastercard — dont know why BUT hope i don’t get charged for it 😛


I understand that we can accrue elite points when booking on HoteLux, but would we also still enjoy status benefits (e.g. lounge access for Marriott Plat/Titanium)? Thanks!

Sg Ba

Was the case for me. Platinum for Marriott and was granted lounge access.


Like I need yet another app to chew up my dwindling free memory, run up my data plan, and share my location even if I’m not running it. No thanks.

I can’t find a webapp. These guys need to wake up — nope, it’s a hard pass.


How does this work with the 4th night free for Citi prestige? Cos I need to book via their concierge if I remember correctly (haven’t used it since covid)


Is this promo been downgraded, the link now shows that Mastercard World Elite only 50$ credit (500 points) and just basic elite status 12 mths (no plus), while normal Mastercard World gets 3 mths and no credit. And strangely, I just activated it with my citi prestige, and got only basic elite, plus a 1000 points. Didnt get the 2000 points and plus status. :/


Ditto, only got the basic elite + 1000 points with a Citi Prestige :/


Citi Prestige need to upgrade to “plus” manually, reach out to CSO from the app menu

C n

I only got 1200 pts with MC world elite via the sign up link.


What happens after 12mths? Are we able to add another credit card to renew the complimentary membership or do we have to create a new account?

blue skye

Just signed up, got 2200 points


anyone knows what will happen if one books marriott property under hotellux with benefits (welcome amenity, room upgrade, breakfast, 100$credit) and also has marriot platinum status (which already has welcome gift OR breakfast)? does that mean you get 2x welcome amenities? 😀


Is the credit card promotion for Hotelux Elite Plus Membership only available to new customer? Can existing Elite Plus member re-upgrade to Elite Plus via credit card promotion after its current membership expired?


Hi Aaron, will Hotelux be eligible for the Marriot Krisflyer Accelerator?



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