Bethesda, Md. - August 6,2014- Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – has been named the top hotel loyalty program in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Rewards Programs for a second consecutive year. The recognition comes on the heels of the annual Freddie Awards, which named Marriott Rewards the Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row.
Marriott Rewards is ranked first in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs category recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Top contenders were selected based on factors such as added benefits, ease of earning and redeeming travel awards, and geographic coverage. Marriott Rewards was among 17 prominent loyalty programs being evaluated for the award and has been awarded a Best Travel Rewards Program badge.
“We are truly proud of the success of the Marriott Rewards program and excited about this recognition from U.S. News & World Report” said Rich Toohey, Vice President, Marriott Rewards. “We are always enhancing and improving the program for our members and will continue to do so in the future to ensure we evolve with our loyalists who are more mobile and social. Whether it be rewarding social sharing or increasing mobile offerings, we believe the rewards experience should be easy and accessible.”
Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through 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. 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 program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRPoints.
More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 14 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and redeem points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com/
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