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Members Earn More Miles and Can Travel Even Faster with Marriott Rewards' New Korean Air Partnership

2016-08-24 16:35

HONG KONG, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program, is partnering with global aviation innovators Korean Air to give members even more ways to earn miles.

This new partnership will offer Marriott Rewards members the flexibility to earn Korean Air SKYPASS miles when they stay at more than 4,300 hotels across 17 distinctive global brands within the loyalty program's portfolio. Marriott Rewards members can also convert their Marriott Rewards points into SKYPASS miles that they can use for flights on South Korea's largest airline.

Anka Twum-Baah, Vice President, Customer Loyalty & Content, Asia Pacific said, "We are committed to giving our members unique experiences, instant rewards, and exclusive access to travel deals that take them further, faster. By partnering with Korean Air, a leading airline recognized by travelers around the world for its quality service, we can support the travel pursuits of our members -- helping them earn more miles with every stay and travel faster to destinations in Asia and beyond. Our partnership is yet another opportunity for Marriott Rewards members to elevate their travel experiences."

In addition to earning points or miles for their stays, Marriott Rewards members enjoy extra benefits when they book direct, such as exclusive Member Rates, free Wi-Fi, and access to the Marriott Mobile app, including mobile check-in and checkout, to make their travel experience seamless. Marriott Rewards also offers exclusive access to events and experiences including concerts, catwalks, the NBA Global Games in China, and much more. In addition, Marriott Rewards partners with over 40 airline programs to give members more earning power in the skies than any other program.

As of today, Marriott Rewards members who designate Korean Air as their earning preference will receive:

  • Two (2) SKPASS 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®
    • Delta Hotels by MarriottTM

  • Two (2) SKYPASS Miles per $1 US spent on room rate only at the following brands:

    • The Ritz-Carlton®
    • EDITION®
    • Gaylord Hotels®

  • One (1) SKYPASS Mile per $1 US spent on room rate only at the following brands:

    • Courtyard by Marriott®
    • AC Hotels by Marriott®
    • SpringHill Suites by Marriott®
    • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®
    • Residence Inn by Marriott®
    • TownePlace Suites by Marriott®
    • Marriott Executive Apartments®
    • MoxySM Hotels 
    • Protea Hotels by Marriott®

Members can also earn one (1) SKYPASS 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®, Delta Hotels by MarriottTM, Courtyard by Marriott®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, MoxySM Hotels and Marriott Vacation Club®.

Marriott Rewards members can also convert their Marriott Rewards points to SKYPASS miles at the following exchange rates:

Marriott Rewards Points












About Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards is Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program spanning 17 brands and over 4,300 properties worldwide. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at Marriott International properties 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" for the last nine years and is a two-time winner of the Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program." The program was ranked #1 in J.D. Power's 2016 Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report and was also recognized as the Best Hotel Loyalty Program in the 2016 Bond Loyalty Report. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report,, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests can visit


SKYPASS is the frequent-flyer program of Korean Air, the largest airline in South Korea based on fleet size, international destinations and international flights. The airline's global headquarters is located in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Korean Air owns 159 aircraft and operates scheduled flights to 131 cities in 46 countries worldwide, including 13 cities in Korea. It is among the top 20 airlines in the world in terms of passengers carried and is also the top-ranked international cargo airline. Korean Air is also the parent company of Jin Air and is a founding member of SkyTeam. The airline celebrated its 47th anniversary in 2016. Korean Air was voted Asia's best airline by Business Traveler readers in 2012, and it's currently an official sponsor of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Source: Marriott Rewards

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