While browsing the internet this morning, I realised that the loyalty program from Millennium Hotels and Resorts have been revamped - I'm not too sure whether this is a recent change or not since I do not generally stay with the chain, but it is really looking a whole lot better now! For starters, the previous M&C Loyalty Club is now known as My Millennium Club - finally, a better name! The usual Gold and Diamond has also been renamed as Premium and Elite respectively - see table below for a quick summary of name changes.
|Base-Tier Status||Mid-Tier Status||Highest-Tier Status|
|Old Loyalty Program||Classic||Gold||Diamond|
|New Loyalty Program||Club||Premium||Elite|
With the new My Millennium Club, you can now get guaranteed Club or Executive Lounge access when you reach the highest-tier of status - My Millennium Club Elite. You may get here by either spending 20 elite-qualifying night a year or through US$4,000 worth of eligible spend. Considering how Hilton HHonors require US$12,000 worth of eligible spend to hit top-tier Diamond, this is not too bad at all! Strangely enough, when you hit top-tier, you also get one complimentary room night stay at any participating hotel when you stay at 10 different participating hotels within the same membership year - quite difficult since there is limited footprint across the world as compared to a larger chain hotel!
|Qualification by Nights||N/A||8||20|
|Qualification by Spend||N/A||US$1,500||US$4,000|
|Room Spend||10 Points per US$1|
|Other Qualifying Spend||5 Points per US$1|
|Club/Executive Lounge Access||N/A||Twice a Year||Always|
|Birthday Treats and e-Concierge||N/A||Yes||Yes|
Both Premium and Elite membership are valid for twelve (12) months upon being upgraded or renewed to Premium or Elite status. According to the FAQ, Elite members will also receive 2 complimentary suite upgrades each year. Points can also be used to redeem for rooms although this is unclear at this moment.
Participating Properties in Asia:
- Copthorne King's Hotel Singapore
- Orchard Hotel Singapore
- Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore
- M hotel Singapore
- Studio M Hotel Singapore
- Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
- Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang
- Millennium Resort Patong Phuket
- The Heritage Hotel Manila