Five Best Hotel Brands in Asia and How to Be a Member
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Love Travelling? Five Best Hotel Brands in Asia and How to Be a Member

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Staying in lavish hotels and experiencing high-end amenities and activities is one thing, but actually becoming a member of a hotel brand gives you more exclusive deals and opportunities that only a few get to experience. For most hotels, being a member lets you enjoy perks like discounted room rates, complimentary upgrades, and access to members-only events and promotions.

For others, hotels give customers a chance to earn loyalty points for every stay, which can be redeemed for free nights, dining vouchers, or spa treatments. The best part about being a member is you get to experience the benefits that fit your lifestyle and preferences. Here’s how you can become a member of these hotel brands in Asia.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

A household name in the hospitality industry, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts was born out of tycoon Robert Kuok’s love for luxury travel. Since the 1970s, this multinational brand has been delivering high-end services for its customers, including spacious suites, delectable food offerings, relaxing spa treatments, and more.

Shangri-La Circle, its popular membership program, offers four unique tiers for every type of guest. There’s the Gold card, which lets customers join for free to redeem rewards and discounts. For those with a budget, you may avail of the paid tiers such as Jade, Diamond, and Polaris. More details here.

IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts, also known as InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), is a British multinational company behind well-known hotels such as Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and Holiday Inn. Currently, the company has more than 6,000 hotels and resorts worldwide, with over 1,000 of them in the Asia-Pacific region.

Being a member of IHG means you get to earn 2,000 points for every two nights of stay, have access to members-only offerings, enjoy free WiFi connection, as well as benefit from late check-out. There’s also an opportunity to earn milestone rewards, which can be used to get upgrades on rooms, food, and hotel services.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

A luxury five-star hotel and resort company, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has been servicing travelers for decades. This multinational hospitality and management group has more than 30 luxury hotels, private residences, and resorts across the globe. Currently, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates 14 properties in Asia-Pacific, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Macau, among others.

In terms of membership, Mandarin has a “one-of-a-kind programme” called Fans of M.O., which caters to loyal guests. Some of the benefits include access to high-speed WiFi, dining rewards, spa treatments, and more. Get first dibs on members-only events when you register through this link.

Accor Hotels

Accor Hotels is a French multinational company that has established hotels and residences in Asia-Pacific countries, including Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Accor Hotels’ loyalty programme is loved by its customers as it doesn’t just allow them to earn and redeem points for hotel stays, but the points can also be used to shop online through its online store, Limitless Experiences. What’s more, if you sign up to be a member today, you can get discounts on your first reservation. How cool is that?

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, also known as Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is one of the biggest hotel chains in the world. As of writing, Hyatt has more than 1,350 hotels worldwide, with over 180 branches in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a membership program called World of Hyatt, which allows guests to enjoy perks such as earning points from stays, dining, and other hotel-exclusive activities. The membership also lets you earn a free night stay once you’ve accumulated 3,500 points. The best part? Registering is free. Sign up through this link. For more information, contact Hyatt Hotels & Resorts.

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