LemonTree Hotels is an Indian hotel chain which largely operates in the mid- and upscale hotels segment, along with an economy brand called RedFox hotels. They have 27 hotels across 16 cities in India at the moment, and operate a loyalty program called Lemontree Smiles.
The program seems to have some real benefits on paid stays, such as room upgrades, early check-in/late check-out offered, free laundry and free wifi. You also earn points for your stay and can redeem them for free stays or shopping vouchers. There is a base tier (Silver), a Gold Tier achieved after 3 stays and a Platinum Tier achieved after 10 stays. INR 100 spend earns 10 points for Silver tier. Award stays start at 3000 points. Here is a chart stating all the benefits of the program.
Now, for Yes Bank’s YesFirst customers, LemonTree is offering a complimentary upgrade to the Platinum Tier of their program, straight away. Here is the link to sign-up.
Using the link above, you can sign up for the program and get platinum status. Here are the benefits of Platinum status:
- Additional 10% off on Best Available Rate
- 5% off at Spa available at participating hotels
- 20% off at Citrus Café/Clever Fox Café (food and soft beverages)
- Unlimited full day Happy Hours at participating hotels
It never hurts to keep status in your pocket even if you may never use it. While I disagree with the target group being offered this promotion (the cream of Yes Bank’s customers won’t want to stay at a non-luxury chain I’d believe), I signed up anyways to see how the chain and the brand experience is, just in case I find myself in their hotels sometime.
Do report back with your LemonTree Experiences. I’ve heard from my in-laws that it is a good hotel (in Goa), but I’d love to hear back from more readers about their experiences as well.