Citi’s New Luxury Hotel Property Point Transfer Partner Offers Excellent Redemption Options In Israel, Miami, Maldives, And Across The Globe!

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King David Hotel, Jerusalem
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Citi’s newest transfer partner is Leaders Club, from The Leading Hotels Of The World.

1,000 Citi points transfer into 200 Leaders Club points.

You can find participating hotels here.

It’s always hard to find points hotels in Israel, so it’s worth noting that the country has 3 eligible hotels. In Jerusalem there is the fabled King David Hotel and in Tel Aviv there is the Setai Tel Aviv and the Dan Tel Aviv.

I joined the Leaders Club program and was offered 500 points in a welcome email for entering all of my profile details. That’s equal to $40 or a transfer of 2,500 Citi points!

Points don’t expire if you earn or redeem points every 24 months.

When logged in, you can search for award rates here.

Leaders Club points appear to be worth about 8 cents each. That imputes a value of 1.6 cents per Citi Thank You point. However that value can be 10 cents each after taxes, which would be a value of 2 cents per Citi point.

  • Member benefits include:
    • Upgrade priority at checkin.
    • Daily breakfast for 2.
    • Early check-in and late check-out considerations.
    • Free WiFi.
    • Exclusive pricing.

Hotels in Israel include the King David:

 

 

Setai Tel Aviv:

 

There are lots of other excellent hotels.

In 2021 I stayed at The Victoria Falls Hotel on a bargain rate during COVID with the AMEX Platinum $200 credit and a $300 spa credit. Rates there have recovered there since COVID, but you can get a good value from your points at an incredible hotel, where you’ll pass giraffes walking to your room and are just a short walk from Victoria Falls:

 

In Europe there are hotels like the Ritz Paris, Ritz London, the Palazzo Roma, just a 15 minute talk to the Jewish ghetto in Rome, and the Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, just a 10 minute walk from Chabad in the Jewish ghetto in Venice.

In the Maldives there are several excellent redemption options:

 

Best of all, you can use points for upgraded rooms and suites as well.

If you have a Citi Double Cash Card, you earn 2 points per dollar everywhere.

If you also have a Citi Premier Card, you can transfer points to programs like Leaders Club at a value that’s at least 1.6 cents per point. That means your spending is worth 3.2% back everywhere on Citi Double Cash or 4.8% back on gas, airfare, hotel, travel agents, restaurants, and supermarket spending on Citi Premier towards hotels on Leaders Club.

And if you also have a Citi Rewards+ Card, you get a 10% rebate on up to 100,000 of points redeemed or transferred annually. That means you’ll get back 3.56% back everywhere on Citi Double Cash or 5.33% back on gas, airfare, hotel, travel agents, restaurants, and supermarket spending on Citi Premier towards hotels on Leaders Club.

Is that better than bargains, such as transferring Citi points to Turkish Airlines to book Star Alliance partner awards?

With coach tickets within the US, including Hawaii for 7.5K points:

 

Business class tickets within the US for 12.5K points:

 

Or business class tickets to Europe for 45K points or Israel for 47K points:

 

But then again, it can be hard to find dates with partner saver award space and even when you do, Turkish often can’t book it online. You can try calling Turkish to book, but that’s also not a simple process.

On the other hand, a consistent value of 1.6 cents or more per point for a hotel is great, especially because hotel deals are harder to come by than flight deals. The more great booking options that exist, the better!

Will you transfer Citi points to the Leaders Club? Which hotels do you have your eye on?

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23 Comments On "Citi’s New Luxury Hotel Property Point Transfer Partner Offers Excellent Redemption Options In Israel, Miami, Maldives, And Across The Globe!"

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OD

so you need premier card to transfer?

BT

I did a few a searches. Some redemptions were as low as 1.35 per TYP which isn’t bad but not as good as 1.6.

Ksdnyc

I joined the eDan group and I got points for completing info like my profile. I have earned points on stays at Dan Hotels and redeemed them, too, though they aren’t huge. A 3 week stay at the king David netted me maybe $200 max in points that I could only use at my next Dan Hotel stay. How is this program different or better?

veniceyid

Keep in mind its outside the eruv ⬇️

“the Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, just a 10 minute walk from Chabad in the Jewish ghetto in Venice.”

Israeli

Turkish is a disaster if anything goes wrong. They damaged a bag of mine and 10 months later it was still a fight. I finally claimed it with Chase.

Relax and re-read the post

You totally missed the boat. It’s not about flying on Turkish Airlines rather using their miles to fly United.

esaphire3

Most frequent flyers I know speak highly of Turkish….

moe8555

If you’d have seen some of the literally nazi rhetoric coming out of elected officials’ mouths in Turkey as of late, you probably wouldn’t be using Turkish Air in your examples…

Relax and re-read the post

You totally missed the boat. It’s not about flying on Turkish Airlines rather using their miles to fly United.

Zal

What changed for the past 20 years

Se

around how many citi points would it take to book a night at the king david jerusalem?

Mayer

I don’t know if I’m missing something but this seems like a terrible transfer. 1000 typ transfers to 200 leader points. Based on the examples you gave it shows as leader points are essentially around 1 point per cent on their site after taxes. Let’s go with the first example. 5,516 points. Even if cash price is $551.60 after taxes that’s 1 point per cent. Now if typ transfers 1,000 to 200 leader points, that’s 27,580 typ for a $500 booking. That’s beyond terrible. Am I missing something?

R. Fish

is there a link to transfer the points? Also, any other cards that you can transfer points?

rofehardama

I think all the talk of Maldives should stop; It is a moslem country where there is NO freedom of religion.

Flo

beware that taxes and fees will apply even after booking with points so the Miami ones for example were $80 for Mr C. Not as good as Hyatt 1.5 cpp but in some situation can make sense. Just annoying they charge taxes on this

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