Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a new partnership with Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways.
Etihad Guest members can now earn 500 miles for each eligible stay in a room, or 800 miles in a club room or suite, at any of Mandarin Oriental’s participating hotels worldwide.
In addition, Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members will enjoy special benefits at the Group’s hotels including upgrades, early check-in and late check-out.
To celebrate the launch of this new partnership, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group and Etihad Guest are delighted to offer double miles to Etihad Guest members booking Luxury Breaks at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group properties and staying in a room, and triple miles for suite bookings, from January 15th to April 15th 2013.
Alison Styles, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s vice president of sales & marketing for Europe, Middle East & Africa said: “We are delighted to partner with Etihad Airways’ loyalty programme Etihad Guest.
“The airline offers direct routes to many of Mandarin Oriental’s key destinations and this partnership will benefit our valued clients specifically in this market.
“This affiliation clearly reflects Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group’s commitment to this region; both as a significant outbound market and as we position Mandarin Oriental ahead of the launch of our brand in the Middle East.”
Etihad Airways is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.
In other news, Etihad has announced it will operate at least three extra flights to carry football fans to Bahrain to support the UAE national football team in the final game of the 21st GCC Soccer Cup Championship, Khaleeji 21, to be held in the Kingdom of Bahrain on Friday, January 18th, 2013.
Etihad Airways will offer just over 250 seats from Abu Dhabi to Bahrain and 380 seats out of Bahrain back Abu Dhabi.
Etihad Airways operates four scheduled flights daily to Bahrain.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, began operations in 2003, and in 2012 carried 10.3 million passengers.
From its hub at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Etihad Airways serves 86 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, with a fleet of 70 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, and over 90 aircraft on firm order, including 10 Airbus A380s, the world’s largest passenger aircraft.
Etihad Airways also holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus.