Marriott Rewards Takes off with New Turkish Airlines Partnership

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programme – announces that members can now earn Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles miles for stays at more than 3,900 Marriott International hotels across 16 distinctive brands.

marriot-milessmilesMarriott Rewards points can also be redeemed for Miles&Smiles miles.

The new partnership, announced today, supports the rapid growth of Marriott International in Turkey following the opening of four new hotels in the past two years – the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus, the Renaissance Izmir Hotel, the flagship Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli and most recently, the AC Hotel Istanbul Maçka. The company now counts 12 hotels across Turkey with more planned for the future.

Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members who designate Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles programme as their earning preference will receive:

Two (2) Miles&Smiles miles per US $1 on all qualifying charges spent at:

•           JW Marriott®

•           Autograph Collection® Hotels

•           Renaissance® Hotels

•           Marriott Hotels®

•           Marriott Vacation Club®

Two (2) Miles&Smiles miles per US $1 spent on room rate only at the following brands:

•           The Ritz-Carlton®

•           EDITION®

•           Gaylord Hotels®

One (1) Miles&Smiles mile per US $1 spent on room rate only at:

•           AC Hotels by Marriott®

•           Courtyard by Marriott®

•           Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®

•           SpringHill Suites by Marriott®

•           Moxy Hotels®

•           Residence Inn by Marriott®

•           TownePlace Suites by Marriott®

•           Marriott Executive Apartment

In addition, Marriott Rewards members can convert their Marriott Rewards points into Miles&Smiles miles at the following exchange rates:

Marriott Rewards points                                               Miles&Smiles miles

10,000                                     =                                 1,500

20,000                                     =                                  3,500

30,000                                     =                                 7,000

70,000                                     =                                 17,500

140,000                                    =                                 35,000

Commenting on the partnership, Osama Hirzalla, Vice President Brand Marketing & eCommerce Europe, Marriott International said: “We are constantly evolving Marriott Rewards to provide our members with new and compelling ways to enhance their travel experiences. We are delighted with this new strategic alliance with Turkish Airlines, enabling us to offer our shared customers better value and more opportunities to earn and redeem miles around the world.”

Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines added: “We are very pleased to build this strategic partnership with Marriott International, which we think will be beneficial not only for both our companies as we grow in Turkey, but for our guests too.”

In addition, Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programmes with the launch of FlashPerks, LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points beyond a hotel stay. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty programme to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social activity, such as tweets, retweets, check ins on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRpoints.

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