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16 May 2009
Bandar Seri Begawan, Saturday 16 May 2009.  The Empire Hotel and Country Club today introduced a high-end prestigious credit card exclusively for all Empire Country Club members - The Empire Visa Infinite Card issued by Baiduri Bank.

Issued by Baiduri Bank to Empire Country Club members, the new Visa Infinite Card offers exclusive benefits at the Empire Hotel and Country Club which includes discounts on food and beverages, shopping and spa privileges.  For golf enthusiasts, they can enjoy preferred access and rates at 500 of the world’s best golf clubs, complimentary golf at selected golf courses in Asia and discounts at some of the finest golf stores in the region.

Visa Infinite lifestyle packages offer private club access to fourteen members-only clubs in Asia Pacific, golf travel packages, airport travel assist and dining privileges in the most chic restaurants in the region.

Other cardholder’s benefits include complimentary access to airport lounges, express immigration and baggage check-in at selected airports and travel insurance of up to USD 1 million.  A 24-7 concierge service provides round-the-clock access to a host of lifestyle services like hotel bookings, flight reservations and limousine transfers through a dedicated network of global toll-free numbers.

In addition, cardholders stand to earn 5 times bonus points when they charge their spending at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, and 4 times bonus points when they charge their spending at all other establishments within Brunei and overseas.

Designed for high-end consumers, the Visa Infinite Card offers excellent spending power, convenience, personalized privileges, rewards and service.  Visa Infinite is by invitation only and is the most prestigious of card classes issued by Visa.  Other classes offered by Visa include Platinum, Gold and Classic.  Baiduri Bank is the first bank to issue Visa Infinite Cards in Brunei.

Mr Pierre Imhof, General Manager of Baiduri Bank said, "We are truly excited and proud to work with our long term partners, The Empire Hotel and Country Club and Visa International to launch this co-brand card exclusively for members of the Club".

"This is a must-have card for members, whose favorite hobby is playing golf or traveling. Packed with superior golfing and travel privileges and benefits, we are confident that the Card will be a huge success with Club members".

"We, at the Empire Hotel and Country Club, are very pleased to be partnering with Baiduri Bank in the introduction of the Visa Infinite Card.  The launch of this very prestigious card, we believe reflects the tremendous importance we attach to the much valued and appreciated support that the Members of the Country Club give to the Club and the Empire Hotel", said Mr Desmond Acheson, General Manager of The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

Guests at the event included members of the Empire Country Club, and senior executives from both The Empire Hotel and Country Club and Baiduri Bank.
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