Small Luxury Hotels of the World has a loyalty program. They have three membership tiers, which they recently rebranded (they also changed around the benefits associated with each status level):
- Invited Member (first stay), which gets you early check-in and check-out subject to availability, complimentary wifi, member exclusive rates, daily continental breakfast, etc.
- Inspired Member (1-5 stays), which gets you a room upgrade and birthday gift
- Indulged Member (6+ stays), which gets you access to invite only events and a reward night voucher
These are hotels you’d stay at because of how unique they are, rather than because of their loyalty program. Those with an American Express or Mastercard product can enroll and instantly receive mid-tier “Inspired” status for 12 months. This will get you special rates, free wifi, early check-in and late check-out, free continental breakfast, room upgrades, etc. Existing members should be able to upgrade as well by logging in.
Hotel giving free tier upgrade without any action? Sounds perfect deal to me. Plus getting top tier is just 6 stays. Everything with SLH is stays. It doesn’t matter how many nights you stay with them. Generally recommended to keep your stay short to maximize your status with them but again it’s not considered generous program by any stature.
They have only one property in India as far as I am aware and that is Raj Palace Jaipur.