Mandarin Oriental signs frequent flyer partnership with Etihad Guest

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed a new partnership with Etihad Guest, the loyalty program of Etihad Airways.

Etihad Guest members can now earn 500 miles for each eligible stay in a room, or 800 miles in a club room or suite, at any of Mandarin Oriental's participating hotels worldwide. In addition, Etihad Guest Gold and Gold Elite members will enjoy special benefits at the Group's hotels including upgrades, early check-in and late check-out.

Alison Styles, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's vice president of sales & marketing for Europe, Middle East & Africa, said: "We are delighted to partner with Etihad Airways' loyalty program Etihad Guest. The airline offers direct routes to many of Mandarin Oriental's key destinations and this partnership will benefit our valued clients specifically in this market. This affiliation clearly reflects Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group's commitment to this region; both as a significant outbound market and as we position Mandarin Oriental ahead of the launch of our brand in the Middle East."

Barry Green, Etihad airways' vice president customer relationship management and loyalty, said: "This partnership brings together two of the world's leading premium hospitality and travel brands which creates great value and benefits to our mutual Guests from the outset.

"We are excited that Etihad Guest is the Mandarin Oriental's first airline partner in the Middle East and we look forward to building on this relationship into the future as the group opens properties across the region."