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January 9, 2016 Loyalty No Comments Email Email

Today, Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program, announced that members can now earn South African Airways (SAA) Voyager miles for stays at more than 4,000 Marriott hotels across 16 distinctive global brands. As part of this new partnership, Marriott Rewards members can now also redeem points for SAA Voyager miles.


“Providing our members with even more flexibility to fuel their journey of exploration is part of our mission at Marriott Rewards,” said Kevin McCarthy, Vice President of Loyalty Member Experience at Marriott International. “Through our partnership with South African Airways—our 41st airline partner—our 54 million members will have the freedom to enjoy the benefits of loyalty in ways that are most meaningful to them—whether earning miles during their stays, or using points to get the miles they need to travel even sooner.”

“We are excited to launch this partnership with Marriott Rewards,” said Suretha Cruse, SAA Executive, Customer Loyalty. “Marriott Rewards includes hotels worldwide, most recently adding Protea Hotels, one of the leading African hotel groups, to the program. We are confident that this new partnership will really benefit our members.”

As of today, Marriott Rewards members who designate South African Airways as their earning preference will receive:

  • Two (2) SAA Voyager miles per $1 US spent on qualifying hotel charges at the following brands:
    • JW Marriott®
    • Autograph Collection® Hotels
    • Renaissance® Hotels
    • Marriott Hotels®
    • Marriott Vacation Club®
  • Two (2) SAA Voyager miles per $1 US spent on room rate only at the following brands:
    • The Ritz-Carlton®
    • EDITION®
    • Gaylord Hotels®
  • One (1) SAA Voyager mile per $1 US spent on room rate only at the following brands:
    • Protea Hotels®
    • Courtyard by Marriott®
    • AC Hotels by Marriott®
    • SpringHill Suites by Marriott®
    • Fairfield Inn & Suites®
    • Residence Inn by Marriott®
    • TownePlace Suites by Marriott®
    • Marriott Executive Apartments®
    • Moxy Hotels®
    • Delta Hotels ® (coming Q1 2016)

Members can also earn one (1) SAA Voyager mile per $1 US spent, with a maximum of 15,000 points per event, on events with at least ten (10) room nights on a single night or catered-only events. Participating hotels worldwide include The Ritz-Carlton®, JW Marriott®, EDITION®, Gaylord Hotels®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Courtyard by Marriott®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, and Marriott Vacation Club®.

Marriott Rewards members can also convert their Marriott Rewards points into SAA Voyager miles at the following exchange rates:

Marriott Rewards Points                                   SAA Voyager Miles

10,000                                                                 1,500
20,000                                                                 3,500
30,000                                                                 7,000
70,000                                                               17,500
140,000                                                               35,000

In addition to earning points for their stays, Marriott Rewards members enjoy extra benefits, such as free Wi-Fi and mobile check-in through the Marriott Mobile app, as well as special deals only available when booking direct on a Marriott channel.

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