Bethesda, Md., September 30, 2014—Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – has been named top Hotel Loyalty Program in the first-ever Fortune and Travel + Leisure Best in Business Travel Survey, which tapped jet-setting readers for their thoughts on the best of the best brands for those on the road. The recognition comes on the heels of U.S. News & World Report awarding Marriott Rewards the Best Rewards Program for the second consecutive year and the annual Freddie Awards, which named Marriott Rewards the Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row.
“We‘re thrilled that the readers of Fortune and Travel + Leisure recognized Marriott Rewards with this honor.” said Rich Toohey, Vice President, Marriott Rewards. “We pride ourselves on offering our members a relevant, easy to use program, so knowing that Marriott Rewards is the most popular with mobile business travelers helps us continue to evolve the program with their needs in mind.”
The Best in Business Travel survey ranked Marriott Rewards first among four additional top loyalty programs. The top programs were selected based on readers’ holistic ratings of a companies’ individual loyalty programs. Considered criteria included the ability to accumulate points, how quickly members can redeem points, and which overall program is best for business travelers.
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 using beacon technology 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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