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Easter Celebration

Posted on April 18, 2019

Easter Sunday Brunch with Club Marriott

No hotel celebrates the Easter weekend like the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. I spent the last Easter weekend surprising my family to a delectable array of chocolate eggs, cakes, bunnies and more at AZ.UR, the cafe and lounge with light bites. It was the closest experience we’d ever had to an authentic Easter Day …

No hotel celebrates the Easter weekend like the Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. I spent the last Easter weekend surprising my family to a delectable array of chocolate eggs, cakes, bunnies and more at AZ.UR, the cafe and lounge with light bites. It was the closest experience we’d ever had to an authentic Easter Day celebration. The fun filled Easter egg hunt, the Easter breakfast casserole and the attention to minute details in terms of the décor was just perfect.

Our Easter celebration came to a full circle with the Easter Sunday Brunch at Waterfront Terrace & Bar. The restaurant offers a gourmet menu of traditional delicacies and boasts lavish buffet spreads serving a blend of Indian, Pan-Asian & Continental cuisine. The carefully created menu at Waterfront Terrace & Bar was the most festive Easter meal one could ask for.

The team of chefs at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa enticed us with their luxurious Easter Sunday Brunch, showcasing assorted seafood on ice, live food stations and Easter favourites. Highlights from the special menu included Honey Glazed Carrots, Classic Deviled Eggs and Mac n Cheese. Moreover, we were spoilt for choice with their selection of sweet indulgences like Carrot Cream Cheese Cake, Chocolate Fountain with Fruits and Chocolate Easter Eggs.

Our kids just couldn’t get enough of the celebration at the hotel. They refused to head home after the indulgent Brunch and insisted on hitting the Swimming Pool for a dip. We immediately gave into our kids’ demand as we knew our Club Marriott membership entitled us to a 50% off on use of the Swimming Pool area throughout the membership year.

As always, our Club Marriott membership brought more joy to our dining experience. We used our Club Marriott card to receive a 30% off on the total food & beverage bill and saved Rs. 2400 on the total bill amount of Rs. 8000.

I’m eager to hit the hotel to enjoy their ‘Eggsciting Easter Brunch’ this year as well. This year’s holiday celebration includes a hearty brunch with live band performances to uplift the festive spirit. Unlimited flow of beverages, on-the-spot prizes followed by a frolicsome Easter Egg hunt for kids and a range of other fun activities is surely going to make it a grand celebration. The only thing that sounds more exciting than the event itself is that Club Marriott members can avail a special 20% off on the Easter promotion.

So, hop on over to purchase a Club Marriott membership to enjoy the Easter weekend at a Marriott hotel near you. Club Marriott offers exclusive benefits at over 300 participating Marriott hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific. Enjoy up to 30% off on the food and beverage bill, group dining offers for your special occasions, special accommodation rates, night stays and access to a range of hotel leisure facilities.

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Eat Heathy,Live Healthy

Posted on April 9, 2019

Eat Healthy, Live Healthy at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi

A healthy lifestyle has always been a huge part of my life. However, eating healthy often becomes a challenge with the numerous business meetings and casual socialising over the weekends. It’s very refreshing to see a global leading hospitality brand like the Westin Hotels & Resorts to understand the importance of eating healthy food and …

A healthy lifestyle has always been a huge part of my life. However, eating healthy often becomes a challenge with the numerous business meetings and casual socialising over the weekends. It’s very refreshing to see a global leading hospitality brand like the Westin Hotels & Resorts to understand the importance of eating healthy food and focus on signature wellness programs that empower you to eat, sleep, move, feel, work and play well, so you can be at your best while on the go.

Purchasing the Club Marriott membership valid at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi has not only helped me save money but also move towards a healthier lifestyle in many ways. The Westin Well-Being Movement, that encompasses programs across Westin’s six pillars of well-being – Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well, promotes a comprehensive approach to a healthy lifestyle. From the world-renowned Heavenly Bed and nourishing SuperFoodsRx dishes to the energizing WestinWORKOUT, RunWESTIN and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance, amongst other initiatives, every element of a guest’s stay is designed with their well-being in mind.

During my last visit to the hotel, I used the Club Marriott room night stay certificate to avail a room night stay at no extra cost. The certificate was inclusive of buffet breakfast. As we entered Seasonal Tastes, we witnessed a splendid breakfast buffet featuring eggs, waffles, baked items, fresh fruit, cereals, and much more. Since I wanted to make healthier food choices, I asked the staff about a healthy diet menu and was informed about the SuperFoodsRx menu, The Westin Eat Well menu for Kids and the Fresh Juicery. As part of my conscious food choice to stay healthy, I ordered egg whites and nuts from the SuperFoodsRx menu and was thoroughly impressed.

Club Marriott members can indulge in the SuperFoodsRx menu to combat current health issues and reap the benefits of eating healthy. As a Club Marriott member at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi, enjoy a 30% off on the food and beverage bill for up to a maximum of twenty (20) guests at the restaurants, up to a 50% off on the food and beverage bill for up to a maximum of ten (10) guests at Seasonal Tastes every Monday and Tuesday, buffet meal(s) for two, room night stay(s) and other benefits on accommodation.

With Club Marriott, wellness doesn’t just end at food, the membership also offers a range of health and spa certificates for a healthy mind and body. The health and spa certificates entitle the Member to day use/access of the Swimming Pool area from Monday to Friday for a family of two (2) adults and two (2) children, 50% off on a select massage treatment and more.

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Hilton_Conrad Bengaluru

Posted on January 8, 2019

Hilton Dining Asia Pacific for the discerning gourmands

As a frequent traveller and food enthusiast, there is nothing more exciting than having a beautiful hotel or luxury resort that you like offer benefits on dining, accommodation and lifestyle services! This year, Hilton returns with yet another power packed loyalty program, Hilton Dining Asia Pacific, valid at 8 hotels in India and a growing …

As a frequent traveller and food enthusiast, there is nothing more exciting than having a beautiful hotel or luxury resort that you like offer benefits on dining, accommodation and lifestyle services! This year, Hilton returns with yet another power packed loyalty program, Hilton Dining Asia Pacific, valid at 8 hotels in India and a growing number of other destinations in Asia. The hotel membership entitles its members to card benefits available across Asia Pacific, a range of 37 exclusive certificates and an additional choice of 4 certificates at the host hotel.

I jumped on to the bandwagon the minute I heard about the launch of Hilton Dining Asia Pacific. What’s impressive about Hilton Dining Asia Pacific is the exceptional flexibility and variety it offers in terms of its certificate benefits. Also, Hilton Dining Asia Pacific membership benefits and E-certificates are instantly available in the easy-to-use mobile app.

Conrad Bengaluru houses the city’s best Pan Asian restaurant in my opinion. Mikusu at Conrad Bengaluru is a heaven for Pan Asian cuisine aficionados. Mikusu at Conrad Bengaluru offers a flavourful, spiced infused menu along with their famed sushi bar, robatayaki grill and the wok & roll. Mikusu in Japanese means a blend. That’s why in Mikusu at Conrad Bengaluru you get to see a blend of Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines. No points for guessing what my first stop at the hotel was as a Hilton Dining member.

After a gruelling week at work, my wife and I hit Mikusu for a relaxing meal. As a Hilton Dining member, I was entitled to a 30% discount on the total food & beverage bill. We enjoyed some lovely dim sums, wasabi tacos and edmame; for which we paid only 2300 after availing a flat 30% discount. What a great saving at luxurious five star hotel. Besides, the card benefits of up to 30% on the food & beverage bill applicable across Asia Pacific, I’m eager to use the set of certificates offering the below and a whole lot more:

  • Complimentary buffet lunch or dinner for 2 guests at the Caraway Kitchen.
  • 50% discount on Food and a 30% discount on Beverage for a minimum of 2 and up to a maximum of 15 guests at any participating restaurant in the hotel.
  • Meal credit worth INR 2000 on Food & Beverage at any participating restaurant in the hotel. A maximum of 2 such certificates can be used per table / visit.
  • Complimentary bottle of House Wine or a 1⁄2 Kg cake while dining at any participating restaurant in the hotel.
  • A complimentary one night stay in a standard room on a room-only basis.

Having appreciated Hilton’s previous membership program, I’m hopeful and look forward to saving more with Hilton Dining Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels & Resorts’ latest offering.

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Posted on September 14, 2018

Update: Accor Plus benefits now available at Fairmont and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts

Asia’s most expansive loyalty program has expanded its horizon with the acquisition of two new hotel brands, Fairmont and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. At Fairmont, iconic and historic hotels offer guests extraordinary places, created by combining unique architecture and structure, and magnificent features. The addition of great service results is an unforgettable guest experience at …

Asia’s most expansive loyalty program has expanded its horizon with the acquisition of two new hotel brands, Fairmont and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. At Fairmont, iconic and historic hotels offer guests extraordinary places, created by combining unique architecture and structure, and magnificent features. The addition of great service results is an unforgettable guest experience at Fairmont. On the other hand, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts provide you with peace of mind while you explore the world. The Swiss hospitality ensures that your personal preferences will always be met and your expectations are exceeded as you experience all that Swissôtel has to offer.

For all those wondering if the free room night stay across Asia Pacific is available at hotels of the newly acquired brands, the answer is YES! By 2019, the loyalty program’s benefits will role out in its entirety and offer a free room night stay at all Accor Hotels including Fairmont and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts properties across Asia Pacific. Besides the lucrative room night stay available 2019 onwards, at the moment the program gives you more than 1100 restaurants to choose from when dining out.

This is not only exciting news for lifestyle enthusiasts looking at buying the Accor Plus membership, its good news for existing Fairmont President’s Club and Swissôtel Circle members too. Active members will get a comparable level of status in the program, offering benefits across Accor’s entire portfolio of hotels.

It’s not just about the room night stay anymore. Much like Accor Plus members, all legacy Fairmont President’s Club and Swissôtel Circle members will receive exclusive Accor Plus member rates, and earn Le Club AccorHotels Status and Rewards points with every eligible stay.

Fairmont and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, now part of AccorHotels’ collection of luxury properties have a presence in two India cities. Accor Plus members can enjoy its benefits in Jaipur and Kolkata at Fairmont Jaipur and Swissôtel Kolkata. In India, some of the new restaurants where members can delight their tastebuds – and save up to 50% off the dining bill and 15% off drinks – include the spectacular rooftop restaurant Asmaa at Fairmont Jaipur as well as the renowned Darburi and Café Swiss restaurants at Swissôtel Kolkata. These two renowned brands now offer even more choice at iconic and celebrated hotels in Asia Pacific at Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel the Stamford Singapore among others.

With more than 800 hotels and 1100 restaurants across Asia Pacific, there are more locations than ever before to enjoy your member benefits.

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Posted on September 5, 2018

Save with Accor Plus at Grand Mercure Koramangala, Bengaluru

I live in Bengaluru with my husband and two children aged 10 and 12 years. We could be called, in common parlance, a typical techie couple as both my husband and I work in the IT industry. As a family, we are always looking for some outing or an adventure to spend time together and …

I live in Bengaluru with my husband and two children aged 10 and 12 years. We could be called, in common parlance, a typical techie couple as both my husband and I work in the IT industry. As a family, we are always looking for some outing or an adventure to spend time together and extricate from our fast paced lives. We chanced upon the Accor Plus membership a while back through our friends who have been enjoying the various card and certificate benefits offered by the membership for a few years now.

After hesitantly enrolling for it, one day we decided to try out the restaurants at Grand Mercure Koramangala, the nearest Accor Hotel to our home. Our children’s happiness knew no bounds when they got to know about our plan for dinner as they absolutely love hitting hotel restaurants and buffets to get their hands on unlimited waffles and other treats. Off the several restaurants at Grand Mercure Koramangala, we went to get a meal at 12th Main. Aptly named after the location of Grand Mercure Bangalore, 12th Main offers an unparalleled experience into the world of global gourmet cuisine. A perfect intimate setting for casual dining along with an option of outdoor al fresco area seating for relaxed and pleasant evenings. An open live display kitchen where chefs prepare culinary masterpieces to fulfill preferences enhances the experience. At 12th Main, one can choose to dine à la carte or enjoy a wide range of buffet options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

12th Main’s global cuisine was exceptional and the courtesy with which we were greeted at the hotel was an added treat to the visit. At the restaurant, our kids opted to get the dinner buffet, whereas my husband and I went ahead with their à la carte menu. By the end of the evening, we had indulged in a mix of Indian, Italian, and American food options. The food at 12th Main made our bellies happy and the Accor Plus membership benefits made our wallets even happier. It was for the first time that we actually realized for ourselves how much a hotel membership can help one save. We redeemed a certificate offering a complimentary buffet meal for two, which meant that our kids ate for free that evening. As for the rest of the bill, we availed a 50% discount through our membership card.

On our way out on the same evening, we passed by the hotel’s poolside restaurant By the Blue and were absolutely mesmerized by how serene it looked. Almost instantly we knew that By the Blue was going to be our hangout spot during our next visit to out hotel. So, a few weeks later, with the kids in tow and a reservation at By the Blue for their Sunday Brunch, my family headed to Grand Mercure Koramangala yet again. We were more than surprised at what we saw! Live music, kid’s play areas, gaming consoles, live stations for pasta, huge salad bar, lip smacking north west frontier cuisine along with exquisite wines, spirits and cocktails had us bowled over. This was only the first of many Sundays we have spent there with friends and family.

Thoroughly impressed with the card, we hope to make a regular feature to help us save on more occasions and celebrations.

Thank you Accor Plus.

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ITC Hotels

Posted on August 23, 2018

Update: Club ITC Culinaire launches a set of 11 experience certificates

ITC’s hotel group just re-launched the most sought after food and beverage loyalty program in town! ITC has stepped up its loyalty program game like no other, if an ever rewarding point based membership card wasn’t enough, ITC now brings to you a bouquet of 11 experience certificates designed to cater to your fine culinary …

ITC’s hotel group just re-launched the most sought after food and beverage loyalty program in town! ITC has stepped up its loyalty program game like no other, if an ever rewarding point based membership card wasn’t enough, ITC now brings to you a bouquet of 11 experience certificates designed to cater to your fine culinary palate and provide experiences that complement your distinguished taste and lifestyle.

Especially curated to give you the best of both worlds, the Club ITC Culinaire membership with revised benefits now offers the opportunity to earn points on dining and staying spends at the hotel and redeem certificates to enjoy exclusive experiences.

The set of 11 new indulgent certificates offer a range of experiences including a one night/two day stay with buffet breakfast, one-time upgrade to the next category of rooms, 20% savings on Welcombreak packages, 50% savings on the food and beverage bill up to a table of four guests, 25% savings on buffet lunch or dinner, 30% savings at the gourmet shop, a cake and a redemption of products at participating Wills Lifestyle stores.

Be it a vacation, staycation, getaway or a celebration, the new Club ITC Culinaire is your answer. Enjoy your experience at the hotel a little more with each experience certificate.

But wait! A combination of rewards and certificates is not all that the revised membership brings to you. It offers two exclusive member’s only offers, Gourmet Fridays and High-Spirited Wednesdays. Gourmet Fridays let you earn 50% bonus points on dining spends at select restaurants every Friday while High-Spirited Wednesdays offer 2 drinks at the cost of 1 at select bars between 6 pm and 8 pm every Wednesday.

The plethora of benefits come in addition to Club ITC Culinaire’s existing set of card benefits offering 25% Green Point earnings on dining spends including alcohol at ITC and WelcomHotels, 20% earnings on dining spends including alcohol at Fortune and WelcomHeritage Hotels up to a table of 8 guests and 5% earnings on all eligible spends while staying at participating ITC Hotels, WelcomHotels, Fortune Hotels and on spends at Wills Lifestyle Stores.

Visit www.hotelmemberships.com or call 1800 103 2482 to enrol into the programme to begin your point earning and certificate redemption journey.

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The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

Posted on June 29, 2018

Update: The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat becomes a part of the Club Marriott family

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat opened its doors to guests in 2017. With the opening of The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, Kolkata welcomes its first Westin property in the heart of the business city. Operated by hotel giant, Marriott International, the hotel is the second Marriott hotel in the city. Committed to The Westin’s focus on well …

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat opened its doors to guests in 2017. With the opening of The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, Kolkata welcomes its first Westin property in the heart of the business city. Operated by hotel giant, Marriott International, the hotel is the second Marriott hotel in the city.

Committed to The Westin’s focus on well being, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat emphasises on wellness through specially dedicated programs. For instance, the Run Westin program, highlights running trail in the vicinity and the Gear Lending Program takes care of fitness gear.

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat also brings Westin’s signature dining experience to the city for the first time ever. Overlooking the city landscape, Seasonal Tastes’s global menu is well designed using super foods like avocado, wild salmon, walnuts, apples, soy and oats.

The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat is making it’s way to be a part of the Club Marriott program. It will give members the opportunity to avail lucrative dining, stay and lifestyle discounts.

Club Marriott has curated an unimaginable ensemble of benefits for members to be availed at The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat and a range of Marriott properties across India and other parts of Asia Pacific. Set to launch in August 2018, the program will bring the following benefits to it’s members and more :

  • 30% off on the Food and Beverage bill up to a maximum of twenty (20) guests on a table.
  • 20% off on select services at the Salon and the Spa.
  • 20% off on the Best Available Rate on the base category of rooms.
  • Member’s Day on Wednesdays – Avail a 50% off on the total food bill and a 30% off on the total beverage bill up to a maximum of eight (8) guests at Seasonal Tastes.
  • One (1) certificate entitling the Bearer to a 100% off on a buffet lunch or dinner for two (2) guests at Seasonal Tastes
  • One (1) certificate entitling the Bearer to a 100% off on a one night stay in the base category of rooms.
  • Two (2) certificates entitling the Member to a 50% off on select therapy treatments at the Spa.

Enrol yourself in the newest loyalty program in Kolkata and open the door to a range of benefits to enhance your lifestyle.

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Posted on May 31, 2018

Update: ITC presents a new spectacle of luxury in Hyderabad

Mark your calendars and reserve your tables because India’s favourite hotel chain, ITC’s hotel group is bringing to you another spectacle of luxury with the launch of its newest hotel, ITC Kohenur on 1st June 2018. The hotel promises to create experiences as priceless as the city’s pearls. Touted to be Hitec City’s first business …

Mark your calendars and reserve your tables because India’s favourite hotel chain, ITC’s hotel group is bringing to you another spectacle of luxury with the launch of its newest hotel, ITC Kohenur on 1st June 2018.

The hotel promises to create experiences as priceless as the city’s pearls. Touted to be Hitec City’s first business luxury hotel, the 271 roomed hotel’s interiors have been inspired by the Nizam’s famed jewels.

ITC Kohenur will bring ITC’s culinary excellence to Hyderabad through its signature restaurant brands like Golconda Pavilion, Ottimo, Peacock Bar, Rooftop Bar, Dum Pukht and Yin Jing. Overlooking the open air swimming pool at ITC Kohenur, Golconda Pavilion will offer a fine spread of Indian and inventive international cuisine and an extensive beverage bar. Ottimo is the signature pan-Italian dining experience that celebrates quintessential Italian dishes prepared from the finest local and imported ingredients. Grand and majestic, Dum Pukht, will beckon you to partake in a royal feast as it presents age-old recipes and authentic flavours from the kitchens of the Nawabs of Awadh. Yi Jing will present a unique ‘sonnet’ of tastes & textures inspired by a combination of techniques from freehand Chinese painting to bonsai grooming, giving rise to the most exquisite contemporary culinary interpretation of Chinese Culture.

What’s even better than all that we mentioned? You can save at the brand new property with the Club ITC Culinaire card. Get an enrolment bonus of 6,000 Green Points redeemable for a complimentary room night stay, earn 25% Green Points on your dining spends, 50% bonus earnings on dining spends during birthday weeks and more.

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Le Cirque Signature

Posted on May 23, 2018

Wine Dinner at The Leela Mumbai

The Leela takes its wine seriously. Every other month my mail box is graced with an invite to one of their four course wine or whisky dinners. Recently I stumbled upon an invite to the Chateau Timberlay Wine Dinner at Le Cirque and I reserved a spot for myself. The dinner was priced at 5,500 …

The Leela takes its wine seriously. Every other month my mail box is graced with an invite to one of their four course wine or whisky dinners. Recently I stumbled upon an invite to the Chateau Timberlay Wine Dinner at Le Cirque and I reserved a spot for myself. The dinner was priced at 5,500 + taxes for walk-in guests and a discounted price of 4,500 was applicable for all Connoisseur Club members. I was glad to know about the special price for membership holders since events like these are usually extremely exclusive and do not honour discounts.

I was no stranger to Le Cirque, Mumbai. I had relished their Franco – Italian cuisine many a times and always looked forward to special occasions to experience their menu again.

This time around the dinner service was an epicurean adventure spread over five courses of sumptuousness. It was an evening of exquisite wines from the House of Chateau Timberlay paired with a carefully curated food menu by Lorenzo Severeni, Le Cirque’s Head Chef. Staring with delicately flavoured lighter wines, the evening dinner progressed to more intense and bold flavours.

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The wine dinner was a phenomenal experience! I got to learn a lot about wine in general and its pairing with food. If it wasn’t for my Connoisseur Club membership, I wouldn’t have ever thought of reserving a table for a wine dinner and would’ve missed a delightful experience. Wine dinner at The Leela is a must for all wine lovers.

Try and get a membership to the Connoisseur Club for invites to similar exclusive events and offers on dining and accommodation. Connoisseur Club at The Leela Mumbai comes with up to a 50% off on food, 15% at the Spa, complimentary meals, cake, wine and room stays.

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Epicure - Taj Mansingh

Posted on April 30, 2018

My company gifted the Epicure membership to me as a performance incentive

My company has a policy of shelling out performance incentives as a means of rewarding their employees. The fiscal year did good to me, I with a few other colleagues made the cut to get our hands on the ever so lucrative Epicure card for enhanced savings and experiences at the Taj group of hotels. …

My company has a policy of shelling out performance incentives as a means of rewarding their employees. The fiscal year did good to me, I with a few other colleagues made the cut to get our hands on the ever so lucrative Epicure card for enhanced savings and experiences at the Taj group of hotels.

Applicable at across 250+ restaurants, 600+ bars, 80+ hotels and 60+ spas worldwide, Epicure is a very powerful loyalty card. The membership package comes with the physical Epicure card and electronic certificates. The membership card allows me to earn 50% as points on the first three dining transactions and a 25% earning for all successive dining transactions.

The Taj Mahal Hotel on Mansingh Road and The Taj Diplomatic Enclave are my two go to Taj hotels in Delhi. Known to house legendary restaurants like Varq and House of Ming, through Epicure Taj gives an opportunity to indulge in the best while saving.

I have made my way to 5,000 points already. I’m very excited to earn more points through the coming year and redeem them for room night stays and more meals.

I have heard that a few restaurants at Taj have redone their menu to include new dishes. Now I don’t have to think twice before going to taste the new menu – I know while dining I will only be saving for future stays or experiences at Taj.

I had a conversation with my colleagues and got to know that they’ve had similar earning stories. I’m so happy to have been gifted this by my company. I have really enjoyed my experience with the card and plan to renew next year.

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Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge Hotel

Posted on May 29, 2019

Enjoy exclusive benefits with Rezerved every time you travel for Business

Whether you travel frequently or just a few times a year for business, the Rezerved program is one of the top hotel memberships to enrol for. The membership holds a distinct value, brand recognition, and offers a world of benefits that maximizes my travel perks. Most of the expenses during my trips are spent on …

Whether you travel frequently or just a few times a year for business, the Rezerved program is one of the top hotel memberships to enrol for. The membership holds a distinct value, brand recognition, and offers a world of benefits that maximizes my travel perks. Most of the expenses during my trips are spent on hotel stays and fine dining experiences and with Rezerved program’s exclusive member-only offers there is no better way to make your business travel simpler and cost-effective.

When I am in cities like Varanasi, Ranchi and Kolkata, where I mostly travel for my business meets, I use my Rezerved membership to avail a selection of benefits including a complimentary buffet meal, my choice of room upgrade and up to a 50% discount on the total dining bills, among others. Rezerved membership by Radisson Hotel Group is designed to offer the best of perks and experiences on your every visit or stay at the hotel. It also allows you to save a lot on dining and accommodation when the reservation is made in advance.

Last month, I visited Kolkata to attend a business event and stayed at Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge Hotel for three consecutive days. The lavish property is nestled in a prime location in proximity to the local attractions in the city like Science City, Indian Museum, Kali Temple and Victoria Memorial Hall. The hotel features state-of-the-art conference facilities where big events can be organized with ease. Other amenities like a 24-hour business centre and free Wi-Fi services are also available for your convenience. The warm hospitality services offered by the trained staff is impeccable too.

After the business event was over, I decided to spend some quality time with my colleagues at the Nirvana lounge bar to relish a selection of drinks in a casual setting. Using the membership benefit, I got 20% discount on our total beverage bill. Also, we got ‘buy one get one’ offer on the drinks during the happy hours between 4 pm and 9 pm. During the next day of my stay, I used one of the certificates to savour a complimentary buffet dinner at the on-site restaurant.

Overall, it was a very relaxing and rewarding experience for me at the Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge hotel. If you’re going to spend money on a hotel membership, there’s no reason not to join Rezerved and enjoy the host of world-class perks that come with your patronage.

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Posted on April 30, 2018

Savings with Club ITC Culinaire

It’s no secret that I’m a true loyalist of the Club ITC Culinaire membership of the ITC Hotels. For business savings or personal spends, the membership’s got your back. My recent saving with the card was during an office party I hosted. My boss had decided to start a new innings in her career after …

It’s no secret that I’m a true loyalist of the Club ITC Culinaire membership of the ITC Hotels. For business savings or personal spends, the membership’s got your back.

My recent saving with the card was during an office party I hosted. My boss had decided to start a new innings in her career after completing 20 glorious years with our company. It was only befitting to host a dinner honouring her contribution to the company. I invited a group of 25 of her closest associates for cocktails and dinner at K&K at the ITC Grand Central in Mumbai.

At K&K, show kitchens visible from all corners of the dining area are the highlights where the sights and smells of cooking easily entice your senses. Our farewell bash was a sit down dinner with a pre-set menu consisting delighful kebabs, curries and biryanis. Saboot Tandoori Aloo, Dal Bukhara and Tarkari Pulao were the winners with our group.

I foot a bill of Rs. 1,80,000 for a gathering of 25 people. Club ITC Culinaire got me 45,000 Points which amounts for 25% of the total bill amount. These points are enough to cover my cost for the next 5 visits to the hotel. I might even sneak in a room night stay with my family over a long weekend at 6,000 Points for a room night stay.

It’s a rewarding feeling to think about your savings from one dinner covering the cost of your next 5 visits.

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Epicure

Posted on April 5, 2018

Get rewarded for dining and entertainment at The Taj

I constantly jet set around the country and the region for work. Even though business travel is just a part of the grind for most people, it is something I’m extremely meticulous about. My travels over the past few years have taught me that choosing the right loyalty card is a crucial task on your …

I constantly jet set around the country and the region for work. Even though business travel is just a part of the grind for most people, it is something I’m extremely meticulous about.

My travels over the past few years have taught me that choosing the right loyalty card is a crucial task on your way to start reaping the rewards from extensive dining and stays at hotels. For anybody who stays at hotels for extended periods of time, it only makes sense to get rewarded for the same.

I chose the Taj Hotels as it provides me access to a collection of exquisite properties across the region. My normal stops are mostly large Indian cities like Delhi and Mumbai. There is a Taj property in each of these places and they really look after their guests.

The Epicure membership comes with great perks like a complimentary night stay (which I use for my holiday) and point earning and redemption over food, drinks and the spa. Added to the 25% Epicure point earning on food, the membership offers Happy Hours at the Bars all days of the week. When I travel alone, I do tend to use the Happy Hours offer often. The best bit is that I meet other single travellers and many use the Epicure membership for the Happy Hours too. It’s a super benefit.

I accumulate enough Epicure Points and Airline miles due to my incessant travel that I can treat my family to two holidays a year at almost no cost. The Epicure Points take care of the stay and the earned miles take care of our travel.

The Epicure membership comes with great perks like a complimentary night stay (which I use for my holiday) and point earning and redemption over food, drinks and the spa.

The annual membership price is recovered by the use of the free room night and the 50% Point earning for the 1st three transactions alone.

I’d recommend the membership to anyone with a penchant for travel and entertainment. It works well to reward your family and make up for the time spent away with some wonderful memories at the Taj, all earned through redemption of Points. The Taj has a wonderful set of experiences you can redeem your Points for. If you’re interested to know more, you can log on to the Taj website for a detailed view on their Point earning and redemption system.

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Club ITC Culinaire

Posted on March 22, 2018

Club ITC Culinaire is an absolute necessity for business entertainment

I’m a 40 year old professional working as a Partner with a Big Four accounting firm and I’m a huge advocate of networking through business entertainment. This is not just a business need but also a great way to build a relationship with clients or prospective clients. With my fair share of experience in entertaining …

I’m a 40 year old professional working as a Partner with a Big Four accounting firm and I’m a huge advocate of networking through business entertainment. This is not just a business need but also a great way to build a relationship with clients or prospective clients.

With my fair share of experience in entertaining clients for business, I have slowly discovered that points based loyalty cards are just perfect. One earns points each time you entertain someone just like you earn miles when you fly on business. Once I have enough points, I redeem them to take my family out for a meal at no cost or for a quick vacation paid for by my points.

The best part is the 6000 preloaded points that come with the card when buying or renewing the membership.

Off all the dining options available at ITC Hotels, their Indian food is my weakness, hence I’m a regular at Bukhara and Dum Pukht. I earlier had the ITC discount based membership and was very disappointed when they switched to the points program. Due to my love for the food, I got myself a Club ITC Culinaire membership anyway and discovered the wonderful benefits of the points based programs. I earn points while dining and also when I stay at the ITC hotels during my travels across the country. You can’t even believe how quickly these points add up.

The best part is the 6000 preloaded points that come with the card when buying or renewing the membership. My wife and I go to celebrate by redeeming these points for a one night stay at ITC Maurya at no cost, virtually recovering my investment in the annual fee and the night stay is only the beginning of the point earning journey.

Let me tell you an incident in particular to explain how wonderful this membership is. Last year I spent about Rs. 80,000 on dining and entertainment and about Rs. 1 lakh on my stay bills for which I earned a total of 25,000 Green Points, 25% on dining (20,000 points) and 5,000 points on stay. I used these points for a 2-night getaway with my family to Agra at the wonderful ITC Mughal and 3 nights at ITC Rajputana, the charming ITC hotel in Jaipur, using up 5000 points per night.

Folks, there are some more benefits like special room rates, discounts on welcome break, birthday bonuses and more. It works all round. Go enroll and enjoy the point earning opportunity.

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Connoisseur Club

Posted on March 19, 2018

Connoisseur Club for connoisseurs of a good lifestyle!

Connoisseur Club from The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts The Leela has a range of award-winning properties that celebrate the country’s diverse geography and rich architectural history. Their luxury palaces, hotels and resorts are present in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kovalam, Gurugram, Delhi and India’s magical holiday destinations of Goa and Udaipur. In many ways, The Leela …

Connoisseur Club from The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

The Leela has a range of award-winning properties that celebrate the country’s diverse geography and rich architectural history. Their luxury palaces, hotels and resorts are present in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kovalam, Gurugram, Delhi and India’s magical holiday destinations of Goa and Udaipur. In many ways, The Leela has redefined gourmet food, luxurious stays and indulgent living.

Hand crafted menus across restaurants at Leela hotels spell culinary excellence. With a selection of restaurants like Jamavar, The Great Wall, Citrus, Spectra and others, The Leela offers the best in dining. While Jamavar brings royal culinary traditions to the city, Spectra and Citrus bring to you the best of global cuisine.

Connoisseur Club offers undeniably good discounts on food and drinks, up to a 50% off on dining and a 15% on beverages across the hotels.

My company got for me and some of my colleagues a Connoisseur Club membership as we were regular visitors to the corporate hubs of Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. The company felt that using the membership would lead to corporate savings on dining and living and indeed it did!

Connoisseur Club offers undeniably good discounts on food and drinks, up to a 50% off on dining and a 15% on beverages across the hotels in these three business hubs. More so, each time I booked my hotel room, I got a discount on the Best Available Rate on accommodation. Group dining certificates and others added to a reduction in our business expense as well.

The best part was that the membership came with a free room night stay in my city, which of course I could use as a personal gift from the company. I took advantage of the same to go stay at The Leela in Gurugram with my family. During our stay we conveniently shopped at the adjoining Ambience Mall and later dined at some of the finest restaurants in Gurugram at The Leela. Skimming through the vouchers made me notice the discounts offered on lifestyle services and got me to try the Spa which was truly rejuvenating. This membership really indulges you to experience the magnificence of the Leela hotels. The membership also comes with a spouse card at no extra charge.

If you’re a fan of beautiful locations and world class service at a reasonable value, go ahead and get this membership or try your luck and nudge your company to get one for you.

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Celebrate Holi with Club Marriott

Posted on March 20, 2019

Celebrate Holi with Club Marriott

Still haven’t thought of the perfect way to celebrate Holi this year? Fret not. Club Marriott’s got the answer for you. As a Club Marriott member, you have the world at your fingertips, with special offers, select access to leisure facilities, and exclusive privileges at over 300 participating hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific. This …

Still haven’t thought of the perfect way to celebrate Holi this year? Fret not. Club Marriott’s got the answer for you. As a Club Marriott member, you have the world at your fingertips, with special offers, select access to leisure facilities, and exclusive privileges at over 300 participating hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific.

This Holi, visit your nearest Marriott hotel with your Club Marriott membership and let the festive spirit take over as you indulge in some of the most delectable Indian delicacies, curated cocktails and bespoke Holi Brunches. Enjoy up to a 30% off on the food and beverage bill, group dining offers for your special occasions and more at

1) The Westin Pune Koreaon Park

Come in and enjoy a scrumptious meal, complete with all your traditional festive favourites at the hotel’s Holi Hangover Dinner.

Date: 21st March, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 20 6721 0052 / 3, email at westin.pune@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

2) The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace

To celebrate the true spirit of one of the most vibrant and colourful Indian festivals, experience a special Holi brunch featuring delicacies including the much loved gujiya, masala kachori, paneer malpua, thandai and more to offer.

Date: 24th March, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 720 709 2772 / 773 / 774, email at westin.hyderabad@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

3) Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

Make this Holi more joyful than ever. Indulge in our splash at Waterfront Terrace & Bar with a spread of colourful, aromatic & delicious preparations, curated specially for the occasion that would satisfy every palate.

Date: 21st March, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 832 6647 220, email at marriott.goa@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

4) JW Marriott Hotel Pune

Revel in the colours of Holi with an exquisite lunch featuring North Indian delicacies crafted by Chef De Cuisine Rajan.

Date: 21st March, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 20 6683 3322 / 23, email at jwmarriott.pune@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

5) Indore Marriott Hotel

Enjoy colourful delights at Indore Marriott hotel as you indulge in the most vibrant Holi Brunch.

Date: 21st March, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 73147 77715 / 16, email at marriott.indore@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

6) Courtyard Ahmedabad

Celebrate the festival of colours with exquisite taste at the Holi Brunch at MoMo Café.

Date: 21st March, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 79 6618 5032 / 33, email at courtyard.ahmedabad@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

7) Courtyard Raipur

Experience the beauty and vibrance of Holi with an auspicious dinner at MoMo Cafe and enjoy a host of authentic dishes from across the nation.

Date: 20th March

Time: 7:00 to 11:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 771 4330 023 / 24, email at courtyard.raipur@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

8) Courtyard Marriott Mumbai International Airport

Paint your palate with hues of flavours and revel in festivities with our Holi Lunch, relishing a lavish spread especially curated for the colourful celebration.

Date: 21st March, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

For any assistance or clarification, do call the Club Marriott Help Desk at +91 22 6136 0610, email at courtyard.mumbai@clubmarriott.in or click here to reserve.

 

 

 

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Posted on September 15, 2018

Connoisseur Club offers a royal experience at The Leela Palace Bengaluru

I have always wanted to pamper my parents, how they pampered us, if not always, at least on the big day, their Anniversary!! I never felt satisfied with what I’ve gifted them because it’s no different from what I do usually, as the options are limited to conventional gifts like flowers, cards or dinners. I …

I have always wanted to pamper my parents, how they pampered us, if not always, at least on the big day, their Anniversary!! I never felt satisfied with what I’ve gifted them because it’s no different from what I do usually, as the options are limited to conventional gifts like flowers, cards or dinners.

I was looking for the perfect gift which would truly surprise and overwhelm my parents and that’s when my friend suggested the Connoisseur Club membership from The Leela Palace Bengaluru where she’s a member. She recommended Connoisseur Club by saying that “It’s a complete package worth every penny”.

I quickly researched the Connoisseur Club membership and I have to say it was an ideal gift for my parents and they could do all they ever wanted with the membership. The Platinum Level membership caught my attention in particular, I felt like it was crafted just for my needs. Off all the variants the membership offered, Platinum Level was the most indulgent and high value membership.

The membership kit arrived at my doorstep within a few days, ready to be gifted to my parents. My membership was so well packaged that it exuded elegance and class, it was perfect to be gifted as it is.

It’s a delight to hear my parents talk about The Leela Palace Bengaluru and their savings courtesy Connoisseur Club. My parents’ most recent experience with Connoisseur Club is their two night stay in a suite at The Leela Palace Bengaluru. They were immensely impressed with the hotel façade drawing inspiration from the architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore, and exclusive access to the Club Lounge, which enabled them to enjoy multiple rounds of drinks and snacks at the Club Lounge and exploit their taste for whiskey sour each evening they stayed at the hotel.

On their second day at the hotel, we invited friends and family to surprise them, we were a total of 8 people on a table at Zen, the Pan Asian restaurant and guess what, just because my parent’s were now members we got a 50% discount over a sumptuous brunch with alcohol. A discount of this capacity was almost unheard of to most of us on that table!

My parents were very pleased and said this was one of the best experiences of their life. I totally agree with them, they did all that they wanted to do immersed in royalty and luxury while saving big bucks. I’m sure that they’ve already managed to save INR 30,000 or more due to this membership.

Since it’s a year long membership, we look forward to visit The Leela Palace Bengaluru again and again to experience it all! This is just the beginning; I would love to try the other Leela properties too.

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Club Marriott

Posted on April 25, 2018

How to celebrate with Club Marriott at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

10 years! My wife and I completed a milestone in our marriage and planned a special staycation to celebrate our special day. We bought the Club Marriott membership and headed to the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. Here’s a rundown of the amazing benefits we availed during our staycation and you can too! Complimentary room night …

10 years! My wife and I completed a milestone in our marriage and planned a special staycation to celebrate our special day. We bought the Club Marriott membership and headed to the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. Here’s a rundown of the amazing benefits we availed during our staycation and you can too!

  1. Complimentary room night stay – Level 3 of the Club Marriott membership at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu got us a free room night stay in a Suite. It possibly had the greatest view one could get while sitting by a window in a hotel room – a view of the hotel’s pool, palm trees and the infinite beach. It was a view worth a million bucks. Staying in a Suite came with extra perks like access to the Executive Lounge, where we enjoyed several conversations while we sipped martinis and binged on finger food.
  2. Lunch for two at Lotus Café – With a choice between Indian, Italian and Asian, we enjoyed one of the best buffets in Mumbai at absolutely no cost. With views of the blooming lotus pond, our complimentary buffet lunch was nothing short of scrumptious. The membership also got us a 30% discount for all our other meals at other restaurants of the hotel – Dashanzi, Mezzo Mezzo and Saffron.
  3. Complimentary Wine – On the day of our anniversary, we decided to dress up and go to Dashazi for a romantic meal where the Club Marriott membership card entitled us to a 30% off on the total food & beverage bill. We ordered the vegetarian dimsum basket to get the most of their overwhelming dimsum menu of over 15 kinds. To top the already decadent meal, I used the certificate offering a complimentary bottle of house wine to surprise my wife and to raise a toast to the wonderful life we’ve spent together.
  4. 50% off at the Spa – No staycation is complete without a relaxing massage. Quan Spa is one of the better spas in Mumbai, using two off the five certificates available at the Spa, we got one 60 minute full body massage each. Our spa certificates helped us both get massages for the price of one.

This is all we could pack in our one day short trip. However, there is so much more the Club Marriott membership offers at the hotel – 20% at the Salon and Bakery, 50% off on the laundry service, up to a 50% off on room rates and complimentary access to the pool and services at the Salon.

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Accor Plus

Posted on April 24, 2018

Celebrate at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity with Accor Plus

The last time I visited the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity was to celebrate my daughter’s exceptional result in exams and her admission to an Ivy League college in the States. I figured it’d be great for her to celebrate with close friends and family before she moves out for college. With our Accor Plus membership, …

The last time I visited the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity was to celebrate my daughter’s exceptional result in exams and her admission to an Ivy League college in the States. I figured it’d be great for her to celebrate with close friends and family before she moves out for college. With our Accor Plus membership, we managed to call a group of 10 people at Pluck, Pullman Aerocity to celebrate the momentous occasion.

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Why Pullman New Delhi Aerocity?

Even though the hotel is considerably new to the Indian market, we’ve been loyal patrons of the hotel brand for a few years now. We try and stay at the Pullman every time we travel overseas. Apart from comfort, convenience and service, it is very comforting to stay at a hotel owned by a trust worthy international hotel brand like Accor Hotels.

Pluck at the Pullman Aerocity serves European cuisine with a ‘farm to table’ concept i.e most of their vegetable stock is either grown on location or locally ensuring the freshest meals on your plate. Visiting Pluck is like treating my family to a dose of health. Pluck is my personal favourite but Pling is another spot at the Pullman that keeps us coming back to the hotel for a drink or two.

Why Accor Plus?

As I’ve already shared before, Pullman is one of our favourite hotel brands to stay at, so we decided to get a membership for the same to avail benefits. It offers a pool of benefits ranging from a complimentary room night, complimentary upgrade to the next category of rooms, complimentary Buffet Lunch, 40% off on the total bill for larger tables and many other property specific benefits.

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Benefits applicable on the food bill are the ones we use very regularly. The certificate offering a 40% off on the total food bill helped us celebrate my daughter’s special day. For a table of 10 with an average cost of 2,500 per head, we only paid Rs. 11,200.

In addition to the fresh greens from their in-house organic farm, Pluck pulls itself apart from the rest with its mix of traditional and avant-garde menu. One would be amazed to see the diverse variety of food laid on our table – from fusion delicacies like Caviar Golgappa and Kaffir Lime Paneer Tikka to the more traditional vegetable Biryani.

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Club ITC Culinaire

Posted on March 19, 2018

Club ITC Culinaire for the gourmet aficionado!

I was on a hunt for the perfect birthday present for my husband when my friend suggested the Club ITC Culinaire membership to me, keeping in mind his absolutely irrevocable love for food and all things good in life. It was his big 50th, I knew the gift had to be special, but a hotel membership …

I was on a hunt for the perfect birthday present for my husband when my friend suggested the Club ITC Culinaire membership to me, keeping in mind his absolutely irrevocable love for food and all things good in life.

It was his big 50th, I knew the gift had to be special, but a hotel membership is something I was really unsure of only because I had never heard of anything like it before. However, one look at their online brochure was enough for me to make a decision and buy the membership.

ITC has the most beautiful properties across the country. From ITC Maurya nestled in greenery in the heart of Delhi to the very royal ITC Rajputana in Jaipur, each property is worth a visit for the unique experience it has to offer. In addition to beautiful hotels, ITC Hotels are known to create handcrafted signature dining experiences at their iconic restaurants like Bukhara, Dum Pukht, Peshawari and others. The restaurants known for their flavorful excellence offer the finest in food, service, ambience and culinary traditions.

Club ITC Culinaire membership Green Points can be accumulated and redeemed on accommodation and lifestyle at over 100 hotels in 75 locations and 80 Wills Lifestyle stores.

My husband absolutely loved the membership card and soon enough I knew that I had made the right choice. The welcome bonus of 6000 Green Points allowed us to redeem them for a one night stay at ITC Maurya to celebrate my husband’s 50th.

The best part of the evening was that in addition to the 25% Green Points, we earned 50% bonus points on the entire bill as a part of the birthday week redemption and since our total expenditure crossed 25,000, we were credited with another 1,000 Points. On a bill of Rs 30,000 we had earned 12,250 points, which can now be used for 2 room night stays at ITC Maurya itself at 6000 points a room night.

We had invited a few friends for dinner at Bukhara to celebrate the special occasion and enjoyed a very memorable meal as the restaurant never fails to impress. The best part of the evening was that in addition to the 25% Green Points, we earned 50% bonus points on the entire bill as a part of the birthday week redemption and since our total expenditure crossed 25,000, we were credited with another 1,000 Points. On a bill of Rs 30,000 we had earned 12,250 points, which can now be used for 2 room night stays at ITC Maurya itself at 6000 points a room night or at another similar ITC Hotel across India or a visit back to Bukhara for knocking off Rs 12,250 from our next bill.

Even though the membership was a gift for my husband, the complimentary spouse card lets me enjoy the benefits too! Now I use my spouse card to redeem points every time I have a Kitty to attend or go out for a casual lunch or evening with my friends.

Club ITC Culinaire is a combination of a good deal and super experiences at an ITC Hotel. From 25% Green Points on dining, birthday week celebration bonus of 50% points (including the spouse birthday), to 5% earnings on your stay and on expenditure at Wills Lifestyle stores, the membership caters to all aspects of a distinguished lifestyle. Perfect for connoisseurs of good food, fashion and experiences!

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Posted on May 6, 2019

This Mother’s Day-Gift luxury experiences with Connoisseur Club

When it comes to treating your mom, forget about jewellery, flowers or home decor as she must have had received many such gifts on different occasions. So this Mother’s Day, I wanted to surprise my mom with something really special-‘that’s all about her’. Since she is very fond of going out, enjoys exploring different luxury hotels and loves eating at fine dining restaurants frequently, I …

When it comes to treating your mom, forget about jewellery, flowers or home decor as she must have had received many such gifts on different occasions. So this Mother’s Day, I wanted to surprise my mom with something really special-‘that’s all about her’. Since she is very fond of going out, enjoys exploring different luxury hotels and loves eating at fine dining restaurants frequently, I decided to gift a hotel membership as a token of my love and appreciation for her.

Now, as there are many good hotel memberships available in the market, choosing the right one that fits in my mom’s lifestyle perfectly was bit time-consuming. I searched for a membership where the perks are top-notch and cover the locations that my mom is more likely to visit. Finally, I decided to go for Connoisseur Club by The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts that aptly matched all my preferences. The membership perks included exclusive discounts on luxury dining, room night stays and on relaxing spa treatments.

The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences is a grand and luxury property, popular for its contemporary architecture, exemplary hospitality and carefully designed luxurious spaces for you to relax with family and friends. Being a member of such a premium property would surely make her feel special. With Connoisseur Club, she can enjoy an array of world-class benefits such as upto a 50% discount on dining bills, 20% discount on all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a 25% discount on treatments at the spa, among others. Out of the twenty four certificates offered in Platinum level, one of the certificate entitles the guest to a complimentary buffet lunch at the hotel and discounts on Sunday Brunch. The hotel also hosts special events for members.

I am really excited to gift Connoisseur Club membership to my mom and can’t wait to celebrate mother’s day the way she likes it. Hopefully, we will plan for mother’s day special buffet with my entire family to discover a world of exclusive gourmet food at the plush Spectra restaurant that serves delicious festive delicacies to cater every palette. Connoisseur Club is surely a unique gift to make your mom feel loved because she deserves to be pampered too! Don’t be late to buy that perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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Posted on December 26, 2018

Ring in the festive season and New Year by gifting a hotel membership

Say Merry Christmas with discounts on the food & beverage bill, complimentary and discounted room night stays and access to the Swimming Pool or Gymansium at your favourite hotel. Indulge your loved ones and play Santa by gifting a hotel membership this Christmas and New Year. Last year, my wife and I threw a small Christmas …

Say Merry Christmas with discounts on the food & beverage bill, complimentary and discounted room night stays and access to the Swimming Pool or Gymansium at your favourite hotel. Indulge your loved ones and play Santa by gifting a hotel membership this Christmas and New Year.

Last year, my wife and I threw a small Christmas party to celebrate with a few friends before we got ready to welcome the new  year. It was a fun evening celebrated in festive spirit. In addition to the great time and memories we created,  we were delighted to receive a hotel membership as a gift.

I thought the Accor Plus membership was the perfect gift to welcome the new year – a gift one can use multiple times throughout the membership year. A hotel membership offers a number of card benefits valid for an entire year and a series of one-time use certificates.

The first time we used our hotel membership was within the first week of receiving the gift. The Pullman New Delhi Aerocity was hosting a New Year bash at Pling, the elegant, sensuous and tranquil lounge-bar. The hotel was offering a 25% discount to all Accor Plus members for reserving a table at the New Year party. I distinctly remember booking a table for 10 and receiving at 25% on the package. Our membership came in really handy while enjoying the festive season to the tee!

Besides the festive season, we used our membership on several occasions like our birthdays and anniversary. We went out for dinner with our parents and children on our anniversary and used the Accor Plus certificates entitling us to a 40% discount and a complimentary cake. We were a table of 8 and saved a grand sum amounting to about Rs. 9,000. This was actually the first time I saw the real value of the Accor Plus membership.

We gave the room night stay certificate to our daughter so that she could enjoy a relaxed staycation at the hotel with her friends. My daughter and her friends couldn’t stop raving about the time they had at the hotel – the room, the pool and the food. They had a great time at no extra cost.

The room night stay offered by Accor Plus is valid across Asia Pacific. Unfortunately, we were unable to use the membership overseas this time. However, I plan to renew the membership in the coming year and avail the complimentary room night stay during our holiday over the summer.

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Club Marriott

Posted on March 20, 2018

Club Marriott makes for the best wedding gift

It was time for one of my closest friends to get married and I had the most difficult task of finding the perfect wedding gift for him. I was sure that I wanted to get something that both of them could enjoy instead of something for their house or a gift item just for him. …

It was time for one of my closest friends to get married and I had the most difficult task of finding the perfect wedding gift for him. I was sure that I wanted to get something that both of them could enjoy instead of something for their house or a gift item just for him.

I racked my brain to think of the best gifting options and zeroed in on a hotel membership. My friends are fond of good food, good wine and good travel, hence there couldn’t have been a better gift for them considering their lifestyle. I thought each time they used the membership, they will spend time together, enjoy the luxury hotel experience and will have a lot of good memories thanks to my gift. And it worked.

I asked a few other friends who frequently visit hotels to help me choose one membership from all the loyalty programs available in the market. The recommendations made it clear that I should pick a membership that is close to their home. They stay in Powai and the finest hotel complex near by was the Renaissance Mumbai, hence the answer was simple, the highly recommended Club Marriott membership. This is the food and beverage loyalty card from Marriott offering benefits at more than 250 Marriott hotels with over 1,000 restaurants across Asia Pacific.

Club Marriott membership is the most thoughtful gift for any occasion. It’s like gifting people a year long of memories they can cherish forever

I got them the membership from Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel fetching them a complimentary room stay, buffet breakfast, buffet lunch or dinner, chocolate cake, a bottle of House Wine and a huge line up of other discounted services. Due to the proximity to their home, I was hoping they’d be able to get full use of the membership benefits through frequent visits. Besides the Renaissance, Mumbai has four other gorgeous Marriott hotels at which participating hotel discounts can be availed – The Westin Mumbai Garden City, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu and Courtyard Mumbai. If I’m not mistaken, the participating hotel benefits offer up to a 20% discount on accommodation and a 20% on the food and beverage bill.

Unlike most cards, the Club Marriott membership is valid across Asia Pacific. My friends had lined up a few travel plans to Australia and New Zealand soon after their wedding and were able to avail a 20% discount on their food and beverage bill and room stay during their visit as well as a 20% discount on weekend leisure rates at some Marriott hotels.

It was only after my friends came back from their travel did they tell me about the membership helping them cut a deal throughout their trips and how thankful they were for the gift. Now they are planning a trip to Goa with Club Marriott. It seems like the membership will take them through the 1st year of their wedding.

Not just for weddings, but I believe that the Club Marriott membership is the most thoughtful gift for any occasion. It’s like gifting people a year long of memories they can cherish forever.

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Club ITC Culinaire

Posted on March 19, 2018

Club ITC Culinaire for the gourmet aficionado!

I was on a hunt for the perfect birthday present for my husband when my friend suggested the Club ITC Culinaire membership to me, keeping in mind his absolutely irrevocable love for food and all things good in life. It was his big 50th, I knew the gift had to be special, but a hotel membership …

I was on a hunt for the perfect birthday present for my husband when my friend suggested the Club ITC Culinaire membership to me, keeping in mind his absolutely irrevocable love for food and all things good in life.

It was his big 50th, I knew the gift had to be special, but a hotel membership is something I was really unsure of only because I had never heard of anything like it before. However, one look at their online brochure was enough for me to make a decision and buy the membership.

ITC has the most beautiful properties across the country. From ITC Maurya nestled in greenery in the heart of Delhi to the very royal ITC Rajputana in Jaipur, each property is worth a visit for the unique experience it has to offer. In addition to beautiful hotels, ITC Hotels are known to create handcrafted signature dining experiences at their iconic restaurants like Bukhara, Dum Pukht, Peshawari and others. The restaurants known for their flavorful excellence offer the finest in food, service, ambience and culinary traditions.

Club ITC Culinaire membership Green Points can be accumulated and redeemed on accommodation and lifestyle at over 100 hotels in 75 locations and 80 Wills Lifestyle stores.

My husband absolutely loved the membership card and soon enough I knew that I had made the right choice. The welcome bonus of 6000 Green Points allowed us to redeem them for a one night stay at ITC Maurya to celebrate my husband’s 50th.

The best part of the evening was that in addition to the 25% Green Points, we earned 50% bonus points on the entire bill as a part of the birthday week redemption and since our total expenditure crossed 25,000, we were credited with another 1,000 Points. On a bill of Rs 30,000 we had earned 12,250 points, which can now be used for 2 room night stays at ITC Maurya itself at 6000 points a room night.

We had invited a few friends for dinner at Bukhara to celebrate the special occasion and enjoyed a very memorable meal as the restaurant never fails to impress. The best part of the evening was that in addition to the 25% Green Points, we earned 50% bonus points on the entire bill as a part of the birthday week redemption and since our total expenditure crossed 25,000, we were credited with another 1,000 Points. On a bill of Rs 30,000 we had earned 12,250 points, which can now be used for 2 room night stays at ITC Maurya itself at 6000 points a room night or at another similar ITC Hotel across India or a visit back to Bukhara for knocking off Rs 12,250 from our next bill.

Even though the membership was a gift for my husband, the complimentary spouse card lets me enjoy the benefits too! Now I use my spouse card to redeem points every time I have a Kitty to attend or go out for a casual lunch or evening with my friends.

Club ITC Culinaire is a combination of a good deal and super experiences at an ITC Hotel. From 25% Green Points on dining, birthday week celebration bonus of 50% points (including the spouse birthday), to 5% earnings on your stay and on expenditure at Wills Lifestyle stores, the membership caters to all aspects of a distinguished lifestyle. Perfect for connoisseurs of good food, fashion and experiences!

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Posted on June 14, 2019

Experience lavish holidays in Goa with Club Marriott

Whether you are in Goa for its pristine beaches, natural splendor or some exciting water sports activities, the beach capital of India will surely enthrall you with its charm. Goa is truly a haven for anyone who wants to soak in nature at its finest form. The city’s lively character comes from the perfect amalgamation …

Whether you are in Goa for its pristine beaches, natural splendor or some exciting water sports activities, the beach capital of India will surely enthrall you with its charm. Goa is truly a haven for anyone who wants to soak in nature at its finest form. The city’s lively character comes from the perfect amalgamation of the Indian and Portuguese culture.

While planning for a family holiday or a quick weekend getaway with friends in any destination, finding the perfect accommodation is a concern for every traveller. If you are in Goa, treat yourself to the holiday of a lifetime staying in one of the luxurious properties in the city at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa. The hotel is nestled on the edge of the Miramar beach, offering picturesque views of the Arabian Sea and Mandovi River. Providing complete relaxation away from the bustle of city life, the hotel boasts a selection of world-class amenities to pamper even the most discerning guests. From on-site fitness centre to spa facility and from infinity pool to a host of fine dining restaurants and bars, there’s not much that this hotel doesn’t provide. Even if you choose to stay at any other property in the town, you must visit the hotel to splurge on the delectable cuisines, served at its on-site restaurants. Waterfront Terrace & Bar, AZ.U.R, Wan Hao, Simply Grills and Goa Baking Company are the on-site restaurants that serves masterfully crafted local as well as international cuisines. Holidaying in Goa means unwinding with a speciality cocktails and sampling scrumptious food while relaxing in style and at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa you can experience it all!

To enjoy exclusive benefits and dining offers at Goa Marriott Resort and Spa enrol for Club Marriott membership. The premium membership offers amazing dining rewards, select access to leisure facilities and many exclusive privileges to its members. Members and their guests can enjoy a selection of delicacies at the on-site restaurant and avail a 30% off on the total food and beverage bill. You can also use one of the certificates to relish a buffet breakfast at the Waterfront Terrace & Bar from Monday to Friday. The membership comes with a range of benefits and the more nights you spend at the hotel, the more amazing luxury experiences you receive. Apart from the world-class dining benefits, avail a complimentary night stay at the property from Sunday to Thursday in the base category of rooms. For leisure activities, there are many certificates that offer access to the swimming pool area from Monday to Friday for a family of two adults and two children.

Overall, an unbeatable relaxation with plenty of family-friendly activities awaits you in Goa with Club Marriott membership. Enjoy a host of world-class facilities and discounts while holidaying in Goa and create memories of a lifetime!

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Posted on May 16, 2019

Visit Jaipur for your weekend gateways and experience a royal stay with Club ITC Culinaire

The capital city of desert State, Rajasthan, Jaipur is a luxury travel destination in India, popularly referred as the ‘Pink City’. Grand ancient palaces and forts with elaborate designing and magnificent architecture offers a glimpse into the bygone era and an impressive reminder of their royal heritage.  Jaipur is truly like a living museum that will take you back to the time …

The capital city of desert State, Rajasthan, Jaipur is a luxury travel destination in India, popularly referred as the ‘Pink City’. Grand ancient palaces and forts with elaborate designing and magnificent architecture offers a glimpse into the bygone era and an impressive reminder of their royal heritage.  Jaipur is truly like a living museum that will take you back to the time when it was ruled by Maharaja’s (Kings) and royal families. So visiting Jaipur city means visit to history!

The city enjoys a great connectivity from rest of India and thus is a popular choice for weekend gateways. I reside in Delhi and Jaipur is just an overnight journey for me. The vibrancy of local culture, architectural masterpieces and bustling energy in the bazaars makes Jaipur one of my favourite holiday destinations. The city is home to many grand 5-star hotels that pamper you with opulent accommodation choices, so finding a premium property of your choice will not be a tiring task.

If you want to enjoy a truly authentic palace like experience in a relaxing ambiance, book your stay with ITC Rajputana, Jaipur. This lavish property offers best of luxury, space and service standards, which is all that you need to enjoy a holiday with your family. Being a valued member of ITC Rajputana, Jaipur, I use my Club ITC Culinaire membership to avail benefits and rewards on accommodation, dining and on a range of leisure facilities at the property. The membership offers an exclusive complimentary room night stay along with 9 other certificates to let you enjoy luxury experiences throughout the year. It also offers 20% discount on food and beverage bill when you dine at any of the restaurants at participating WelcomHeritage hotels and Fortune hotels. The best part about the program is that it’s inclusive of Spouse Membership. I celebrated my wife’s birthday at the hotel to make it a grand celebration and got 50% bonus points on my total dining spends.

Every time I book my stay at the hotel, I enjoy special room rates and earn 5% Green Points, which can be redeemed at any of the participating ITC hotels and WLS Stores. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make you feel happy and with Club ITC Culinaire membership, I always get benefits more than my expectations. Whether I travel just twice in a year with my family or jet set for business every month,  Club ITC Culinaire caters to experiences that truly complement my lavish lifestyle.

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Posted on April 26, 2018

Plan a holiday with Club Marriott

Over the past year I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using my Club Marriott membership at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru. Complimentary meals, stays and kid’s centred activities, they’ve got it all. Not just JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, the membership also lets me enjoy a couple of benefits during my weekend stay at the near by Sheraton Grand Bangalore …

Over the past year I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using my Club Marriott membership at JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru. Complimentary meals, stays and kid’s centred activities, they’ve got it all. Not just JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, the membership also lets me enjoy a couple of benefits during my weekend stay at the near by Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel.

Having used my card a decent amount, I knew it could be trusted while planning an international trip as well. I logged onto the Club Marriott website to check their participating hotels in Australia and the number of benefits offered there. The website mentioned 16 participating hotels in Australia with the following available benefits:

• Up to a 20% off on the food and beverage bill at the restaurants for up to a maximum of ten (10) guests. Savings on premium wines and spirits at select hotels.
• Up to a 20% off on the Weekend Best Available Rates.

Our travel itinerary included Sydney, Gold Coast and Melbourne, and luckily enough we found a participating Marriott hotel at each of our destinations where the Club Marriott discounts were available.

We spent a total of 2 weekends in Australia and were able to avail the 20% discount on the Best Available Rate on rooms on both occasions. Keeping that aside, we got a 20% on each meal we consumed at the hotels and let me tell you that this accounted for a huge part of our total saving.

The benefits we availed during our trip were far more valuable than the card itself. I’m so glad to have purchased the membership in the first place and then to have planned my trip ‘Down Under’ with it.

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Accor Plus

Posted on April 10, 2018

Accor Plus: 5 ways to plan your honeymoon in a budget

Honeymoon, that’s the one thing that everyone really looks forward to after the wedding, me and my husband being avid travellers were more excited for the honeymoon than our wedding. We both had saved enough for our wedding and very little for our honeymoon. So we mutually decided on travelling within the country. But was …

Honeymoon, that’s the one thing that everyone really looks forward to after the wedding, me and my husband being avid travellers were more excited for the honeymoon than our wedding. We both had saved enough for our wedding and very little for our honeymoon. So we mutually decided on travelling within the country.

But was that the only option?

I started searching for beautiful places within India and special deals on hotels. While going through the web I came across the Accor Plus page on hotelmemberships.com. I was pretty amazed at the benefits available on hotels in Asia Pacific. The membership gave access to a bouquet of top brands like Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure and hotels at the most ideal locations. I instantly called my husband-to-be to tell him about all the details and he agreed for us to buy the membership. We planned for Singapore as the air fare wasn’t that high and the country had many beautiful locations to offer.

Below are 5 ways the Accor Plus card helped me save during my honeymoon.

1)  The Free Room Night at an International Hotel. What Really?

While you are travelling internationally one of the major point of concern is accommodation. With Accor Plus it became so convenient for us to plan, even though there were so many choices we settled for Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. The hotel was at one of the most happening locations in the city with a great view of the city skyline. We got a free room night as a member benefit and not just that, all our consecutive nights were at a 10% discount. Believe it or not we covered the complete cost of the membership with just this and there was still more to come.

2) Food at half the price!

We dined at different Accor properties while touring the city and I was surprised to find an Accor property everywhere we went to grab our meals. Singapore is not a cheap country to travel for an Indian as the currency is 50x but at the same time having something like an Accor Plus travel card plays to your leverage. You get to dine at the most exclusive restaurants in the city at the cost of dining at a local restaurant. Not to miss, taking out your card at an International location to avail half the price for the meal feels quite elite.

3) 15% off on Drinks

On our date night, both of us planned on looking our best. We went to the restaurant at our own hotel and decided to order a bottle of wine. With our card we availed a 15% discount on drinks along with our food. I was super excited about this. Getting an experience of fine dining on a date with a bottle of wine was an ideal set up and reward to our trip.

4) Exclusive Member Buffets – The paradise for foodies.

We are both real foodies and hearing about buffets just gets us crazy. The sea food buffets exclusively for members helped us explore so many options. The Seafood buffet featuring Wok Fried Slipper Lobsters live station, Alaskan King Crab, Dungeness Crab, Baby Maroon Lobsters, Irish & US Oysters and more is something one shouldn’t miss. Our taste buds were so satisfied by the end of the meal.

5) One Month Anniversary

Even after giving us more than its value in Singapore, the Accor Plus card was still not letting us stop. To celebrate our first marvellous month of marriage we went to Honk in Pullman New Delhi Aerocity to enjoy their delicious Pan Asian cuisine. Again, the delicious taste left us wanting for more.

My husband has never been appreciative of things I buy but the Accor Plus membership has been an exception. We have since then bragged about it to so many of our friends. Card’s value precedes the cost. It has offered me so many savings till now and I am definite of renewing this card next year as well. Looking forward to celebrating my birthday at an Accor Hotel soon to avail of my Group Dining Certificates.

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Accor Plus

Posted on March 20, 2018

Accor Plus offers the hottest deals on accommodation

You just can’t surpass the only membership which gives a free room night stay across Asia Pacific. With over 800 hotels to choose from, Accor Plus has the largest collection by any hospitality company in all of Asia Pacific covering brands like Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure and more. I planned a trip to Singapore with …

You just can’t surpass the only membership which gives a free room night stay across Asia Pacific. With over 800 hotels to choose from, Accor Plus has the largest collection by any hospitality company in all of Asia Pacific covering brands like Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure and more.

I planned a trip to Singapore with my mother in February and decided to get the Accor Plus membership to avail the free room night stay. We booked our stay at Novotel in Singapore using the membership well in advance to ensure the availability of rooms to avail the free room night stay.

In addition to the complimentary night, the membership also offers Red Hot Deals on accommodation every Friday which entitle the member to up to a 60% discount on rooms when booked online. Sure enough, I sat with my laptop on a Friday evening in hopes of getting rooms at a 60% off, I wasn’t lucky enough to grab a 60% discount but I bagged a good 40% discount on the rest of our nights in Singapore.

You just can’t surpass the only membership which gives a free room night stay across Asia Pacific.

We had a very packed holiday schedule with a very busy itinerary. We were always on the go and like every tourist, we made sure to pack in a heavy breakfast to keep ourselves energised throughout the day. The discounts on the food bill are also applicable across Asia Pacific, hence we got a 50% discount on food and a 15% discount on beverages each morning we ate breakfast at the hotel and on whatever meals we had at the hotel. I believe this is the only membership which gives a 50% dining discount across hotels in Asia Pacific.

A well maintained hotel, plush rooms and exotic local food at the hotel restaurants made Singapore really exceptional for us. Now that I’m recollecting all the benefits I availed in Singapore because of Accor Plus, I think I made the right decision to get the membership before the vacation.We are now planning a trip to Bangkok and I am told Accor has 29 hotels in Bangkok and a total of 48 hotels in Thailand, covering every possible location. I can’t wait to use my Accor Plus membership to avail benefits during my trip to Thailand.

I highly recommend the membership to people looking out to travel in Asia Pacific. It’s just great value for accommodation and dining. I hear the Accor Plus membership will include the Raffles and Fairmont hotels from July 1, 2018. Wow! That would be completely irresistible.

By the way, Accor Plus also entitles me to a whole range of dining and other benefits in my own city, New Delhi at Aerocity (Pullman, Novotel and IBIS) for the rest of the membership year. There are free meals, discounts and more on offer. I’m completely in love with this membership, would recommend all those looking out for a membership to go for it.

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Posted on March 19, 2018

Accor Plus: A high-value membership with a plethora of benefits across Asia Pacific for all the couples that love to explore more!

I always thought of Accor Hotels to be reminiscent of a midscale French hotel chain with limited marquee hotels and a scattered presence in India. Accor Hotels made quite a buzz recently and caught my attention, having acquired the Fairmont-Raffles group, onefinestay, John Paul – a top global concierge company and a stake in the …

I always thought of Accor Hotels to be reminiscent of a midscale French hotel chain with limited marquee hotels and a scattered presence in India. Accor Hotels made quite a buzz recently and caught my attention, having acquired the Fairmont-Raffles group, onefinestay, John Paul – a top global concierge company and a stake in the Banyan Tree hotel, Orient express and Rixos. It dawned on me that Accor Hotels is the world’s second largest hotel operator only after Marriott.

Dining at one of the Accor hotels seemed nothing short of an obscure thought previously. But the more I delved into their dining ensemble the more it took me by surprise. They actually offer an exquisite mix of restaurants, lounges and bars across their prominent brands such as Sofitel, Novotel, Pullman, Mercure etc. Pling at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity, in particular extends an exalted bar experience with live music and an international selection of wine and other elixirs, while Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach is an absolutely fabulous beach front venue with five restaurants and a stunning bar called Gada da vida!

After a brief presentation on the various benefits on offer, it became clear that the Accor Plus membership was a deal one couldn’t pass. So, I signed up without a second thought and got myself an Accor Plus membership.

The well packaged membership pack consists of a membership card and a bunch of super value certificates. I feel that investing in a hotel membership that you use multiple times in a year is great value for money; it’s a gift that keeps giving 365 days of the year!

This membership offers the best deal for honeymooners. Apart from the free room night stay across Asia Pacific, enjoy a 50% off on your dining bill each time you share a romantic meal with your partner at any of their 800 hotels in Asia Pacific and the dining discounts are available for larger tables too.

For all those considering this membership, don’t just confuse it for a mere dining membership. With Accor Plus, say hello to a free room night stay at any Accor hotel in Asia Pacific, a 10% off on regular rates at any time and an array of RED HOT accommodation deals through the year. Curiosity got me asking about similar deals and I got to know that Accor Plus is the only card which allows you to avail a free room night stay outside India. What a selection?! From Beijing to Bangkok, Goa to Gold coast, Kolkata to Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai to Melbourne and beyond, the world is your oyster to explore and experience more! Take your pick from exotic locations in Asia Pacific and enjoy a complimentary night stay for two.

Come to think of it, this membership offers the best deal for honeymooners. Apart from the free room night stay across Asia Pacific, enjoy a 50% off on your dining bill each time you share a romantic meal with your partner at any of their 800 hotels in Asia Pacific and the dining discounts are available for larger tables too. It is the only membership in India to give you the same dining discount across 1000 restaurants across Asia Pacific.

Besides being an absolute money saving membership card, the membership comes with certificates offering a free meal, group dining discounts, birthday offers, wine and more. These certificates are valid across India and we also got some special ones for our own local city; pssst……do ask for those!

One card offering membership benefits at 800 hotels and 1000 restaurants of the largest hotel company in Asia Pacific is surely something worth thinking about!

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Posted on November 1, 2018

Great Experience with Club Marriott at The St. Regis Mumbai

This is exactly what I had been waiting for. Club Marriott membership is finally valid at The St. Regis Mumbai. Even though I’ve been a member at various luxury hotels over the past few years, I had always wanted to be a member at The St. Regis Mumbai. The St. Regis Mumbai defines luxury in …

This is exactly what I had been waiting for. Club Marriott membership is finally valid at The St. Regis Mumbai.

Even though I’ve been a member at various luxury hotels over the past few years, I had always wanted to be a member at The St. Regis Mumbai. The St. Regis Mumbai defines luxury in the city like no other. The 38 floor building is not only India’s tallest hotel building but also houses my favourite restaurant, Seven Kitchens. Perched on the top floor, the all-day dining venue, welcomes guests with captivating views and bright natural light that showcases an expansive buffet of celebrated international offerings and, on Sunday, a destination brunch.

Knowing my new Club Marriott member status and appreciation for Seven Kitchen, it wasn’t a surprise for my girl gang when I recommended the restaurant for our monthly catch up session. The membership entitles members to a certificate offering a 25% off on the Special Ladies Luncheon up to forty ladies on a table at Seven Kitchens. The luncheon was decked with a lavish spread of gourmet salads, cheeses, wood-fire pizzas, pasta, steamed dumplings, wok-fried noodles and more.

What’s really special about this particular membership is that it’s not just about dining, accommodation or lifestyle benefits; it also focuses on offering exquisite experiences to its guests.

The St. Regis is known for its iconic Afternoon Tea. Tea is something I’m extremely fond of, so I took the first opportunity I got to experience the service myself using the Club Marriott from The St. Regis Mumbai’s certificate offering a 30% off on The St. Regis Afternoon Tea. The experience let us indulge in exquisite creativity through the Art Tour and gave our taste buds a real sense of pleasure with a range of culinary snacks, desserts, a range of Indian teas and flavoured coffees. With an option to choose from over 10 brews, the tea service was quite impressive. I particularly liked the Darjeeling Secind Flush paired with freshly baked raisin scones with homemade preserve and clotted cream.

Club Marriott’s latest offering in the city also gives its members guest list access to highest night club in Mumbai. Set on the 37th floor, XXO lets one enjoy a panoramic view of South Mumbai & Arabian Sea with the city’s elite crowd till 3:00 am. Now I’m on the hunt for the perfect occasion to be celebrated with this one of a kind experience.

I can’t wait to experience all that this membership has to offer throughout the coming year including up to a 50% off at the restaurants, celebration cakes and wines, room night stays at the hotel, a room upgrade, access to the Athletic Club, a 15% off at the Iridium Spa and more.

Club Marriott’s got great news for members across the country. Members can now enjoy a 15% off across 9 food and beverage venues and a 10% off on the Best Available Rate on the base category of rooms at The St. Regis Mumbai.

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Posted on March 21, 2018

Take your Kitty Parties to the next level with Club Marriott

My husband has had a Club Marriott membership issued by The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi for some time now. The membership also came with a Club Marriott spouse card that I never thought much about. One day I was chatting with my husband, asking him to recommend a good place for me to host the …

My husband has had a Club Marriott membership issued by The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi for some time now. The membership also came with a Club Marriott spouse card that I never thought much about. One day I was chatting with my husband, asking him to recommend a good place for me to host the next Kitty Party. He suggested The Westin Gurgaon and asked me to go through the bunch of certificates that came along with the membership. It’s only when I went through the certificate booklet that I discovered the 50% off on dining and 30% off on beverages certificate applicable on large tables, just ideal for our Kitty Party – the monthly girls only outings, cozy lunches and fun-filled evenings.

So, I lured my friends into visiting The Westin Gurgaon and it turned to be the best Kitty lunch we had experienced in a while. It was an afternoon full of amazing food, drinks, tambola and some harmless gossip as we enjoyed the winter sun by the pool. My Kitty gang is a health-conscious bunch, always on the lookout for the healthiest food options. The salad bar at Seasonal Tastes was something we thoroughly enjoyed and the steamed dim sums were a close second. Usually dessert is something we skip, but the delectable choice presented at the hotel made it difficult for us to pass.

To top it all, the entire bill amount was halved and it came down to be a bit lesser than what we were used to paying at stand-alone midscale restaurants. Thanks to my husband’s membership card, we enjoyed a meal at a luxury hotel instead of a midscale restaurant while paying pretty much the same amount. The Club Marriott experience didn’t just stop at their dining benefit, there was more to follow! The hotel staff was kind enough to suggest and organize a mini spa session for the ladies. The Club Marriott membership offered deals at the spa too.

The Club Marriott membership was a hit in our group and we have tried to use it to get benefits at our successive Kitty lunches.

Tuesday is Club Marriott Member’s Day and the hotel offers a 50% discount on dining. We had used all certificates offering discounts on large tables and was not hosting the next Kitty anyway, however my membership card worked and got a discount on our food and beverage bill. As I sat there enjoying my time with my friends, I noticed that the restaurant had a few other Kitty Party groups as well, possibly enjoying the same Club Marriott benefits. It seemed as though we had adopted the trend of using a membership card for a Kitty very late.

Once we started using the membership for our Kitties there was no looking back!

Once we started using the membership for our Kitties there was no looking back! We planned a weekend Kitty Getaway in Jaipur, the room benefits worked wonderfully well at the new JW Marriott. What a wonderful hotel! We had an absolutely relaxing and indulgent weekend.

We have already used the card to get discounts at the JW Marriott @ Aerocity and Le Méridien New Delhi. We are now planning to use the card at Le Méridien Gurgaon. So many hotels and one card. It offers incomparable experiences at multiple hotels and does not cost that much either. We even recovered the membership fee by the discounts we got on our 1st lunch. Go, get one for yourself too.

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Posted on April 25, 2018

How to celebrate with Club Marriott at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

10 years! My wife and I completed a milestone in our marriage and planned a special staycation to celebrate our special day. We bought the Club Marriott membership and headed to the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. Here’s a rundown of the amazing benefits we availed during our staycation and you can too! Complimentary room night …

10 years! My wife and I completed a milestone in our marriage and planned a special staycation to celebrate our special day. We bought the Club Marriott membership and headed to the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. Here’s a rundown of the amazing benefits we availed during our staycation and you can too!

  1. Complimentary room night stay – Level 3 of the Club Marriott membership at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu got us a free room night stay in a Suite. It possibly had the greatest view one could get while sitting by a window in a hotel room – a view of the hotel’s pool, palm trees and the infinite beach. It was a view worth a million bucks. Staying in a Suite came with extra perks like access to the Executive Lounge, where we enjoyed several conversations while we sipped martinis and binged on finger food.
  2. Lunch for two at Lotus Café – With a choice between Indian, Italian and Asian, we enjoyed one of the best buffets in Mumbai at absolutely no cost. With views of the blooming lotus pond, our complimentary buffet lunch was nothing short of scrumptious. The membership also got us a 30% discount for all our other meals at other restaurants of the hotel – Dashanzi, Mezzo Mezzo and Saffron.
  3. Complimentary Wine – On the day of our anniversary, we decided to dress up and go to Dashazi for a romantic meal where the Club Marriott membership card entitled us to a 30% off on the total food & beverage bill. We ordered the vegetarian dimsum basket to get the most of their overwhelming dimsum menu of over 15 kinds. To top the already decadent meal, I used the certificate offering a complimentary bottle of house wine to surprise my wife and to raise a toast to the wonderful life we’ve spent together.
  4. 50% off at the Spa – No staycation is complete without a relaxing massage. Quan Spa is one of the better spas in Mumbai, using two off the five certificates available at the Spa, we got one 60 minute full body massage each. Our spa certificates helped us both get massages for the price of one.

This is all we could pack in our one day short trip. However, there is so much more the Club Marriott membership offers at the hotel – 20% at the Salon and Bakery, 50% off on the laundry service, up to a 50% off on room rates and complimentary access to the pool and services at the Salon.

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Radisson Hotel Group

Posted on April 5, 2018

A relaxed staycation courtesy the Rezerved membership

Last month we had my brother and his family visit us from Mumbai. As they landed in Kolkata, we told them about the relaxing staycation we had planned for all of us at the Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge courtesy the Rezerved membership. The day we were to check in, everyone woke up excited with their plans …

Last month we had my brother and his family visit us from Mumbai. As they landed in Kolkata, we told them about the relaxing staycation we had planned for all of us at the Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge courtesy the Rezerved membership.

The day we were to check in, everyone woke up excited with their plans ready for the weekend. The ladies had plans to hit the spa while the men planned to spend quality time with the kids within the indulgent abode that was our hotel.

Radisson Kolkata Ballygunge is one of the most premium hotels in Kolkata with the best rooms in the city and good in-house food and beverage options. The hotel houses some of the best food options at the all day diner, K 19 and the cozy Smoke Shack which serves some very creative kebabs.

We had booked two rooms since we were 2 families of 3 members each. Thanks to the Rezerved membership we got the first room complimentary and the second room at a special price of only Rs. 3000.

The Rezerved benefits didn’t just end at accommodation. We were also able to redeem our meal certificates for a 50% discount on the food bill for a table of six over two meals during our stay. Not to forget, the women also got 20% discount at the Spa for their much awaited spa sessions.

With young children it was inevitable to avoid room service every couple of hours to curb their hunger pangs. Luckily for us, Rezerved card discounts were applicable during all meal periods.

Thanks to the Rezerved membership we got the first room complimentary and the second room at a special price of only Rs. 3000.

Even though we exhausted most of our certificates, we plan to visit the hotel often enough to enjoy discounted meals and food promotions with the help of our card benefits. The card discounts offer up to a 50% discount at the restaurants depending on the number of guests.

Rezerved managed to make our relaxing staycation absolutely memorable. We had the most gala time at almost half the cost of the original services. My brother was so impressed with the membership and its benefits that he plans to buys the same for himself.

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Connoisseur Club

Posted on March 27, 2018

Shopping and Staycation with Connoisseur Club

Retail therapy is the real deal for me and my standard stop is the Ambience Mall in the heart of Gurugram. On one of my shopping trips, I stepped into Spectra at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel for lunch with a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the extravagant buffet with a choice of cuisine for each. …

Retail therapy is the real deal for me and my standard stop is the Ambience Mall in the heart of Gurugram. On one of my shopping trips, I stepped into Spectra at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel for lunch with a friend. We thoroughly enjoyed the extravagant buffet with a choice of cuisine for each. On my way out, I crossed paths with a Leela executive who told me about the Connoisseur Club membership. It seemed so attractive that I got it immediately and have never regretted it ever since. Now it is the most important card in my wallet, almost as important as my credit cards.

The most attractive bit of the membership are the suite night stays built into the Platinum Level. You can use these one at a time and I have used up all the three certificates, enjoying the super luxury of a suite at the hotel, dining discounts at Spectra and the walk straight into the Ambience Mall. For the ones who don’t know, the hotel and the Mall are a part of the same complex. In addition to the dining and accommodation certificates, I ended up using the spa benefit of the membership at the hotel as well.

Now it is the most important card in my wallet, almost as important as my credit cards.

The membership has more to offer at the lovely Leela hotels in Udaipur, Goa or Kovalam and if you want a city experience then of course the stunning Leela Palace hotels at Bangalore and Chennai. What’s even better is that the card works for dining discounts at the Leela hotel in East Delhi as well, a place I end up going to every couple of months. Highly recommended if you wish to lift your lifestyle with The Leela Hotels.

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