Holidays are the best way to bond with your loved ones, and Sterling Membership is ideal for it. It is your commitment to togetherness and discoveries. With this membership, you can enjoy future holidays at today's prices. Pay once and discover a wide range of resorts, destinations and curated experiences for the next 25 years. A Sterling Membership is a promise of fun and happiness to your loved ones.
Holidaying is an opportunity to travel to places new and old. Sterling’s wide resort destination network and varied holiday experiences ensure every holiday of yours will be new and different. Our best-in-class resorts are designed keeping your family in mind. Replete with modern facilities and amenities that include restaurants, spas, swimming pools, recreation areas and so much more, we cater to the needs of everyone in the family.
We, at Sterling are creating curated experiences for holidayers, both within and outside the resort, by facilitating experiences in local cuisine, culture, history, nature, adventure etc. From night safaris to authentic culinary experiences and culture trails, Sterling is seeking to offer guests many ways to holiday differently.
The Sterling Membership gives you the choice of holidaying at more than 4000 resorts in over 100 countries around the world through the affiliation with RCI (Resort Condominiums International) – the world’s largest holiday exchange network. The best part is that you get to holiday in international destinations at domestic prices. Be it short-haul vacations to nearby destinations like Dubai, Thailand, Malaysia or Indonesia, or further afield in exotic locations across Europe, the US or Australia – you will feel spoilt for choice.
Your dream vacation is unique to you – every one of us has a different dream. It would be nearly impossible to design a membership that can fit everyone’s dream – so we’ve done the next best thing. We’ve designed a membership that is so flexible and easy to shape to your holiday needs that the Sterling Membership is the ideal answer to the needs of your dream vacation. It’s so flexible that it can keep pace with your changing needs year after year. You can consider points as “holiday currency.” Purchase points as per your needs, which get deposited in your account every year for 25 years. Choose a larger accommodation and burn more points, or a smaller accommodation and burn less. Travel in peak season or off, with more friends or with your family – you burn as much points as you need. Not able to use up your points in a year? You can accumulate it and use it in subsequent years. Alternately, need to use more points and take a longer vacation, borrow points from the next year. Take shorter breaks or book multiple rooms, use your points as per your changing holiday needs.
You can choose your holiday in one of the four seasons mentioned below
Peak holiday season. Think Christmas and New Year.
Popular holiday season. School and college holidays.
Extended weekends or periods of time ideal for short getaways.
For those who enjoy quiet holiday getaways.
Families come in all shape and sizes. So do our rooms. Choose the one that best suits your family. At most resorts of Sterling, you get to choose from three types of accommodation according to your holiday needs.
Take comfort to a whole new level as you stay in this spacious apartment. Two bedrooms with king sized beds and a separate living area with a double sofa cum bed. Accommodates a maximum of 6 adults.
Well-appointed and spacious apartments with superior facilities. Comes with a king sized bed and a separate living area replete with a double sofa cum bed. Accommodates a maximum of 4 adults.
Large apartment-type room equipped with modern amenities. With a twin or queen bed and a single sofa cum bed. Accommodates a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults.
Buying a Sterling Membership is the smartest way to holiday. The Sterling Membership has a unique and flexible points system. It gives you complete flexibility to choose the type of accommodation and season of your holiday every year.
Sterling has resorts located in a wide variety of destinations – hills, beaches, jungles, riverside, and heritage locations. Our list of destinations is a mix of popular and unexplored locations and is continuously expanding.
Sterling resorts are full service, designed for families of all sizes. Large, well-appointed apartments and rooms, multi cuisine restaurants, activity centers, swimming pools and spas make your holiday experience unique and complete.
When you buy a Sterling Membership plan, you actually buy points. Different plans give you different numbers of points. Once you purchase the membership plan, the equivalent number of points are credited to your account every year for 25 years.
Let us say you have purchased a plan that entitles you to 3360 points every year. Every year, you will have 3360 points at your disposal. You can use these to take holidays with different combinations of season and apartment type. Each combination of season and apartment is equivalent to a specific value of points per night. Think of this as redeeming your annual quota of points to get your desired holidays. You can also accumulate, advance or split points to suit your holiday needs.
You can exchange your points for a stay at any Sterling Resort of your choice for any duration you like. Here is how it works:
Let us say you have purchased a plan that entitles you to 2,100 points. This is equivalent to a one bedroom unit (a one bedroom unit is 300 points/night during peak season) for seven days a year, during peak season.
Alternatively, let us say you want to take a quick weekend break with just your partner and want a studio apartment during the lean season. This would use only up to 70 points/night. So, for two nights you burn 140 of your 2100 points.
Or maybe you want to holiday with the kids and extended family during summer break and need a two bedroom apartment instead of a one bedroom. No worries! A two bedroom during peak season burns 480 points/night. This means that you can get up to four nights by using 1920 out of your 2100 points.
Every year, you have complete freedom to use your annual points in any manner that suits you and your family. Whether you take multiple short breaks or want one long holiday in a year, you can choose any season and type of accommodation you like.
Conventional timeshare models bind you to a fixed season, apartment type and sometimes a location. Sterling Membership points system, on the other hand, allows you the flexibility to design your itinerary. You can choose where and when you want to go and also, how much time you want to spend there and in what kind of accommodation you want to stay in.
Purple: Peak holiday season. Think Christmas and New Year.
Red: Popular holiday season. School and college holidays.
White: Extended weekends or periods of time ideal for short getaways.
Blue: For those who enjoy quiet holiday getaways.
|Seasons||2 Bedroom||1 Bedroom||Studio|
|Purple||480 points/night||300 points/night||240 points/night|
|Red||340 points/night||212 points/night||165 points/night|
|White||210 points/night||140 points/night||110 points/night|
|Blue||160 points/night||90 points/night||70 points/night|
At most resorts of Sterling, you get to choose from three types of accommodation according to your holiday needs.
Studio: Apartment-type room equipped with modern amenities. With a twin or queen bed and a single sofa cum bed. Up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
One Bedroom: Living room with double sofa cum bed and kitchenette plus one bedroom, equipped with modern amenities. Up to 4 adults or a couple with teenagers.
Two Bedroom: Living room with double sofa cum bed and kitchenette plus two bedrooms, equipped with modern amenities. Up to 6 adults.
Note: Children above 12 are considered adults. Two children below 12 are considered as one adult.
The sofa-cum-bed in the living room helps convert it into a bedroom to accommodate the maximum number of people as seen in the table above.
You can experience the Sterling way of holidaying by buying a minimum of 490 Sterling Membership points. This basic plan entitles you to a week per year in a studio apartment during the Blue Season. You can choose other plans as well, with an increasing number of points, depending on how and when you holiday.
Yes, you have to purchase them at one go. We have several convenient payment options, so you never have to compromise on a family holiday ever again. You can also upgrade and buy additional points as your family expands or your holiday needs increase.
Think of the Annual Subscription Fee as a nominal maintenance charge that you pay every year. This fee goes towards the maintenance and upkeep of the resorts, refurbishment, and upgrading of the facilities. The ASF helps us give you access to the best facilities and amenities and ultimately ensures a great holiday experience.
The Sterling Membership model offers you the flexibility to holiday as much or as little as you want. Here’s how it works:
We offer EMI as well as one-time payment options. You can pay using cheques, drafts and credit cards.
The Sterling Membership points can be used at all Sterling Notified Resorts. You can also use the points to book a holiday and exchange it through RCI (Resort Condominiums International) to holidays at any of the 4,000+ RCI affiliated resorts in more than 100 countries around the world.
Yes, you can authorise any adult to use your holiday entitlement by notifying the company at the time of reservation and paying the appropriate guest fees.
Yes, you can transfer the Sterling Membership and even bequeath it by notifying the company and paying the appropriate transfer fee. Transfer of membership is possible only after the payment for the membership has been completed.