Free Nights, VIP Lounges, and More: Inside the Marriott Bonvoy® HDFC Bank Credit Card

Free Nights, VIP Lounges, and More: Inside the Marriott Bonvoy® HDFC Bank Credit Card

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Published on October 6, 2023

Get set to explore the Marriott Bonvoy® HDFC Bank Credit Card like never before. It's more than just a piece of plastic; it's your ticket to a realm where luxury knows no bounds.This isn't your typical credit card; it's your VIP pass to experiences that redefine luxury. If you are yet to discover this passport to a world of unforgettable moments, we're here to make sure you don't miss a thing! 

Unlocking the Travel Treasure Trove with Marriott Bonvoy® HDFC Bank Credit Card

Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy® Silver Elite Status? Check!

10 Elite Night Credits? Double check!

Up to 4 Free Night Awards? Oh, we're just getting started!

Now, about those Free Night Awards – they're like golden tickets to luxury stays. You get one upon paying the Joining/Annual Fee, and guess what? The more you spend, the more you get! INR 6 lakhs, 9 lakhs, or 15 lakhs – spend your way to a world of complimentary nights. It's like hitting the hotel jackpot!

Complimentary Domestic and International Lounge Access – Live the VIP Lounge Life

But wait, there's more! Earn Marriott Bonvoy Points for every Rs. 150 spent and watch your points pile up faster than you can say, "Room service, please!" Plus, with 12 complimentary Domestic Lounge access and 12 International Lounge access, you'll be living that VIP lounge life.

Additional Features: Golf Course Access and Lessons 

Now, here's where it gets even more exciting. Picture this: you're at the airport, sipping on a fancy cocktail in the lounge, and you haven't even boarded your flight yet. Yep, that's the kind of treatment you'll get with this card. And if you're a golf enthusiast, you're in for a treat – 2 golf course access and 2 golf course lessons per quarter await you, no matter where you are in the world.

Safety and Security: Insurance Benefits for Cardmembers

We know safety matters to you. That's why you get insurance benefits like coverage for baggage delays, loss of travel documents, flight delays, and even air accidental cover. It's like having a safety net while you soar through the skies.

Eligibility for Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card – Who Qualifies?

Now, you might be wondering if you're eligible for this fantastic card. If you're a salaried Indian national with a gross monthly income of over Rs 1,00,000, or a self-employed Indian national with an annual income exceeding Rs 15 lakhs, congratulations – you're on the list of potential cardholders!

Fees and Charges – Breaking Down the Costs

Of course, we've got to talk about fees and charges. The Joining/Annual Fee is just Rs. 3,000, and the interest rate is a manageable 3.6% per month. For all the nitty-gritty details, check out the MITC on the HDFC Bank website.

Lifetime Free Card – All You Need to Know

If you snag a Lifetime Free Card, you won't be eligible for certain welcome and annual benefits. But hey, a free card isn't too shabby, right?

Fast-Track to Approval – How Soon Can You Get Your Card?

So, you've decided this card is the one for you. How long until it's in your hands? Card approval typically takes 3-5 business days, and you'll receive it in 7 working days after approval. But remember, these are just estimates – it could be quicker if everything aligns perfectly.

And there you have it, people – the Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card, your golden ticket to a world of travel perks and privileges. It's not just a card; it's your key to adventure. Now, who's up for a luxurious getaway? Your card is waiting for you to swipe and explore!

IHCL Debuts Ginger Hotel in Nagpur, Expands Presence in Maharashtra

IHCL Debuts Ginger Hotel in Nagpur, Expands Presence in Maharashtra

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 29, 2024

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), a leader in the Indian hospitality sector, has expanded its footprint with the opening of Ginger Nagpur Airport Road. This new establishment reflects IHCL’s strategic initiative to strengthen its presence in India's emerging metropolises and key commercial centers.

Located strategically close to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Airport, Ginger Nagpur Airport Road enjoys proximity to major transport links, including a new metro line servicing the airport. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development that also houses one of the city’s premier shopping malls, placing guests at the nexus of commerce and leisure.

Deepika Rao, Executive Vice President– New Businesses and Hotel Openings at IHCL, stated, "The opening of Ginger Nagpur Airport Road is a pivotal development in our strategic vision to tap into emerging commercial hubs across India. Nagpur’s growing importance as a business and political epicenter makes it an ideal location for our latest Ginger property."


The 86-key hotel boasts a design philosophy that combines luxury with practicality, catering to both business and leisure travelers. Facilities include 'Qmin', a signature all-day diner offering a mix of global and local cuisines, a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, and a meeting room for business events.

With this new addition, IHCL now operates 34 hotels in Maharashtra, including 11 under development, spanning its Taj, Vivanta, SeleQtions, and Ginger brands. This expansion not only enhances IHCL's service offerings in the state but also reinforces its commitment to growth and excellence in the hospitality industry.

For more information about Ginger Nagpur Airport Road and to make reservations, please visit IHCL Hotels.

The Fern Hotels & Resorts Expands in Western India with Three New Properties

The Fern Hotels & Resorts Expands in Western India with Three New Properties

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 29, 2024

The Fern Hotels & Resorts, a prominent player in eco-friendly hospitality in India, is proud to announce the opening of three new hotels in Western India. This expansion includes The Fern Residency in Gandhinagar, The Fern Wisteria Resort in Dhari, Gujarat, and The Fern Residency in Bhiwandi-Pimplas, Maharashtra. With this addition, The Fern now operates 27 properties in Gujarat and 28 in Maharashtra, further solidifying its leadership in these key markets and showcasing its dedication to exceptional guest experiences.

Suhail Kannampilly, Managing Director of The Fern Hotels & Resorts, shared his excitement about the group’s ongoing growth. “We are thrilled to introduce three new hotels to our guests. Each property embodies our dedication to providing unparalleled service, comfortable accommodations, top-notch facilities and unforgettable experiences. In line with The Fern Hotels & Resorts’ philosophy of sustainability and community engagement, the new properties are committed to implementing eco-friendly practices and supporting local initiatives in their respective regions.”


The Fern Residency, Gandhinagar

Situated near Sargasan Cross Road, The Fern Residency in Gandhinagar offers 75 modern rooms and suites. The hotel features a fully-equipped gym, the multi-cuisine restaurant Amara, and extensive banquet and meeting facilities. With three distinct meeting spaces—Utsav I, Utsav II, and Utsav Hall—the hotel caters to both social and corporate events. Its strategic location, just 8.4 km from Gandhinagar Railway Station and 17.6 km from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, makes it ideal for business and leisure travelers.

The Fern Wisteria Resort, Dhari

Located in the serene surroundings of Gujarat’s Ambardi Safari Park in Amreli District, The Fern Wisteria Resort in Dhari offers a tranquil retreat with 30 well-appointed cottages and villas. Guests can enjoy facilities such as a gym, the vegetarian specialty restaurant Orchard, the open-air Wisteria Café, and spaces for indoor and outdoor games. The resort is also equipped for large gatherings, with the 1034 sq. ft. Den and the expansive 28,000 sq. ft. Sherbagh. Despite its peaceful setting, the resort is easily accessible, being only 6 km from Dhari Railway Station and 170 km from Rajkot International Airport.


The Fern Residency, Bhiwandi-Pimplas

The Fern Residency in Bhiwandi-Pimplas, located north-east of Thane, offers 79 rooms and suites. As a significant trade hub connecting Mumbai and North-West Maharashtra, Bhiwandi is a strategic location for business travelers. The hotel boasts a range of facilities, including a gym, swimming pool, the multi-cuisine restaurant Flavors, a pool-side café, and a rooftop Restobar. For events, the hotel provides the 268 sq. ft. Board Room, Grand I and Grand II Banquet Halls, each 2500 sq. ft., and an 8000 sq. ft. lawn, perfect for weddings and corporate events. Conveniently, the hotel is only 3.9 km from Bhiwandi Railway Station and 34 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.

Each property integrates eco-friendly practices, ensuring that guests can enjoy luxury and comfort with a minimal environmental footprint.

Anantara Hotels & Resorts to Bring Modern Luxury to Bali’s Seseh Beach

Anantara Hotels & Resorts to Bring Modern Luxury to Bali’s Seseh Beach

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on May 29, 2024

Minor Hotels has announced an exciting new addition to its portfolio: the Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali Resort, set to open in 2027. This new development will mark the first luxury beachfront resort on Bali’s Seseh Beach and will be the third Anantara property on the island.

Located on the black volcanic sands of Seseh Beach, the resort will be just a short drive from popular destinations like Canggu and Seminyak and an hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The resort's striking design, created by renowned British architect John Dawes, is inspired by the mystical Barong of Bali, a dragon-like guardian, and blends strength, grace, and fantasy.

The Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali Resort will feature 216 rooms, including suites ranging from 52 to 120 square meters, offering guests a serene oceanfront retreat. The Cocoon Residences, which will be available for purchase, combine modern elegance with natural elements, providing stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

The resort, developed by the Taryan Group, will offer a range of luxurious amenities. Guests can enjoy world-class surfing on Seseh Beach, rejuvenate at the Anantara Spa, and find inner peace in dedicated yoga and meditation studios. The resort will also feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, an on-site surf school, and three swimming pools. Dining options will include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty Japanese restaurant, and a poolside bar.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels and Group CEO of Minor International, expressed his excitement about the project: “Global travellers cannot get enough of Bali as arrivals grow well past pre-pandemic levels. Today’s travellers continue to look for new ways to appreciate Bali’s rich heritage and the island’s diverse experiences. We look forward to partnering with Taryan Group to show travellers why Seseh Beach is Bali’s next hotspot by offering guests unforgettable experiences on the island.”

Artur Mkhitaryan, founder and owner of Taryan Group, added: "We are honored to partner with Minor Hotels to bring Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali Resort and Anantara Dragon Seseh Bali Residences to Seseh Beach. The combination of the distinctive architecture and design of our Cocoon Residences, enhanced by Anantara’s signature hospitality, will provide guests and owners with extraordinary experiences that celebrate Bali’s natural beauty and culture."

Currently, Minor Hotels operates two properties in Bali: the Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort and Avani Seminyak Bali Resort. The hotel group will expand its presence on the island with the Anantara Ubud Bali Resort, opening in September 2024. This new resort will bring Anantara’s authentic luxury to Bali’s interior with 66 suites and pool villas, and 15 branded residences nestled amid tropical jungle and rice fields.

Anantara Hotels & Resorts is known for its ability to blend luxury with local culture, and the new resort at Seseh Beach is set to become another jewel in their crown, offering unparalleled experiences and adding to the rich tapestry of Bali’s hospitality scene.

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