From Jet Airways to Air India to British Airways, there’s enough choice if you are looking for a credit card to earn airline miles and benefits. Alas, that’s not the case with credit cards for hotels in India.
Globally, there are a lot of co-branded hotel cards that offer hotel points and elite status. Though such cards are not yet available in India, there are several cards that still let you earn hotel points and elite status. Here are some such cards.
Before we begin, a word of caution. Points, fees, offers keep changing regularly. Please verify with the bank before applying for any card here.
Elite status: Starwood Preferred Guest Gold, Club Carlson Gold Elite Status, Taj Inner Circle Gold Status, Le Club Accor Hotels and Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership. Free membership to Taj Epicure Plus Programme as well. Phew!
Elite status: Taj InnerCircle Gold Status, Trident Privilege Gold Tier and iPrefer Gold Tier Club membership. Free membership to Taj Epicure Plus Programme as well.
Elite status: Taj Epicure Plus Plan, Taj InnerCircle Gold membership, Hilton HHonors Gold status, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Membership and Etihad Gold Guest.
Points can be transferred to Hilton, Taj and IHG Rewards Club.