Mumbai, June 15, 2011: King Club, India's most rewarding frequent flyer program of Kingfisher Airlines, the only Five Star Airline in India, today announced a tie-up with Marriott International, a leading lodging company to provide its members luxurious stay options across the world. King Club members will now earn King Miles for their stay at any of the 3,400 Marriott International properties worldwide.
Common members can convert their Marriott Reward Points into King Miles for redemption against free flights, upgrades on Kingfisher First, lounge vouchers, redemption against exclusive products on Air Boutique ONLINE. Over and above, King Club members can also enjoy a host of other privileges such as no blackout dates i.e. King Club members can book their stay at any Marriott International property all year round. King Club members can also earn 2 King Miles per 1 USD spent by booking their stay at various Marriott properties such as The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and JW Marriott among others while earning 1 King Mile per 1 USD spent for stay at Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Springhill Suites and Residence Inn by Marriott and many more.
In order to avail the benefits of this tie-up, King Club members need to enroll themselves in the Marriott Rewards Program. Existing members can log on to their existing account and select King Miles as their preferred reward points.
Commenting on this partnership, Ms. Anshu Sarin, Vice President – Guest Loyalty and Kingfisher Holidays, Kingfisher Airlines Limited said, "The tie-up between Kingfisher Airlines and Marriott International is specially designed to benefit our guests globally as Marriott International is one of the leading names in the hospitality sector worldwide. With this association, we at King Club look forward to strengthening our relationship with our members and adding value to their journey by offering them rewards for booking their stay at Marriott International."
To celebrate the tie-up, King Club and Marriott Rewards announced a Quadruple Promotion scheme, whereby members will earn 4 times the King Miles on their stay from June- September 2011 at any of the Marriott International properties. Further details are available on www.kingclub.me.
"India is one of our fastest growing regions. In just the past year, Marriott Rewards membership in the country has grown by more than 30 percent. We want to be able to provide our members with choice of their preferred travel companies to earn and redeem miles. We are thrilled to add Kingfisher Airlines as a partner. We are always looking for ways to make travel easier for our members around the globe," said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards.
Kingfisher Airlines caters to all segments of the air travel ranging from low-fare service - Kingfisher Red, to the premium economy service - Kingfisher Class, to the luxurious Kingfisher First. As India's leading airline, Kingfisher Airlines offers the maximum number of flights offered by any single airline network in India. Kingfisher Airlines flies to 58 cities in India and 8 international destinations and has over 330 daily departures with a fleet of 66 aircraft.
About King Club:
King Club, the frequent flyer programme of Kingfisher Airlines, has today come to be regarded as one of the most rewarding programme in its space and offers its members an unparalleled level of 'earn and redeem' benefits. King Club programme partners include leading international airlines, credit cards, luxury and business hotels, investment and insurance companies, telecom service providers, lifestyle brands, car rental providers, publishing brands and more. King Club has been constantly expanding the range of partners so that King Club members have varied opportunities to earn King Miles and earn their free flights faster. With our strong portfolio of more than 35 select programme partners, we endeavour to offer true value to our members and make the King Club programme more engaging and rewarding. King Club member enjoy a range of exclusive privileges and benefits across 4 tiers of membership level – King Platinum, King Gold, King Silver and King Red. More details are available on the web: www.kingclub.me
About Kingfisher Airlines:
Kingfisher Airlines is India's only Five Star Airline rated by Skytrax and the only one to offer a premium first class service on domestic routes. Besides being the first airline in India to offer in-flight entertainment, Kingfisher offers LIVE TV with 16 channels of live and exciting content. The airline has won an impressive line-up of prestigious international awards from Aviation Experts, Travel and Tourism Writers for innovation and customer responsiveness. In September 2008, Kingfisher Airlines launched international services and currently offers services to London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangkok, Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu. Kingfisher Airlines is a part of the UB Group that is one of India's largest conglomerates with diverse interests and a global presence.
About Marriott Rewards:
Marriott Rewards®, Marriott International, Inc.'s award-winning frequent guest program, is one of the world's largest programs with more than 35 million members. Members can earn Marriott Rewards points toward free hotel stays at more than 3,400 hotels in 69 countries or frequent flyer miles with their choice of 33 airline programs. Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR):
Marriott International is a leading lodging company with more than 3,500 lodging properties in 70 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and had approximately 129,000 employees at 2010 year-end. It is ranked by FORTUNE as the lodging industry's most admired company and one of the best companies to work for. In fiscal year 2010, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $12 billion. For more information or reservations, please log on to www.marriott.com
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