Dubai, UAE — March 13, 2015 — Travel to Africa is set to become more rewarding as Marriott International announced the introduction of its award-winning Marriott Rewards loyalty program across key Protea Hotels located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Effective this week, members of Marriott Rewards will be able to earn and redeem points at 26 of Protea Hotels’ properties in South Africa. Under the programme, members will be able to enjoy full Elite benefits at participating Protea Hotels, Protea Hotels Fire & Ice! And African Pride Hotels in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban starting 23rd February 2015.
Protea Hotels has over 100 African properties ranging from chic urban hotels to luxurious safari lodges in countries that include South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. Following the introduction of Marriott Rewards to an initial 26 properties, the programme is set to roll out to all remaining Protea properties in late 2015, making it one of the largest hotel loyalty programmes on the continent.
“The introduction of Marriott Rewards across Protea properties marks the latest phase in the integration of Protea Hotels within the Marriott International family,” said Neal Jones, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Marriott International Middle East and Africa. “Marriott Rewards is our award-winning loyalty program with over 49 million members, to which we are now actively promoting the unique delights of Protea Hotels. We are also constantly innovating to provide our members new and compelling ways to engage with and enjoy its benefits.”
As part of the launch and in addition to earning points, members who book their travel to any of the 26 participating hotels will receive a 10% discount on the best available rate.
Membership in Marriott Rewards is free to join. Members will also enjoy a range of other benefits. To learn more about Marriott Rewards and to sign up, please visit: www.MarriottRewards.com.
More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 16 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. 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, guests can visit MarriottRewards.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,100 properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. 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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