Etihad Guest members are now able to earn Etihad Guest Miles on their total bill when staying at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and Viceroy Maldives.
The entire Viceroy portfolio of hotels will be included in the Etihad Guest portfolio of partners by April 2013.
Anton Bawab, regional president of Viceroy Hotel Group commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Etihad Guest loyalty program.
“This partnership is a natural fit as Etihad Airways is the National Carrier of the UAE and Yas Viceroy is one of the country’s leading 5 star hotels, located only minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport.”
“Etihad Airways and Viceroy Hotel Group are synonymous with the highest levels of service throughout the travel and hospitality sector and I believe this partnership will offer Etihad Guest members a seamless transition between two world class operators”
Starting in April 2013, the joint venture will allow Etihad Guest members to earn one mile per US dollar spent during their stay at any one of Viceroy Hotel Groups global properties from The Maldives to Anguilla.
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “The Etihad Guest program is proud to partner with many of the world’s top brands and the Viceroy Hotel Group is certainly among this elite group.
“We are certain this partnership will be popular with our members who will be able to earn Etihad Guest miles whenever they stay at Viceroy properties, including the landmark property on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.”
The Etihad Guest program has more than 1.8 million members in more than 195 countries.
Members have the opportunity to earn miles on all Etihad Airways flights and on flights with its frequent flyer partners as well as with an array of non-air partners in the financial, hospitality and retail categories.
There are also more than 6,000 products available to members on the program’s Reward Shop.
Members can also convert their miles to make cash payments in more than thirty million retail outlets worldwide with PointsPay – an unmatched loyalty proposition.
Etihad is considered the World’s Leading Airline by the World Travel Awards.