MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL TEAMS UP WITH AMERICAN EXPRESS MIDDLE EAST THIS SUMMER
Launch of summer promotion entitled: “Be Free with Marriott and American Express Middle East”
· Exclusive Marriott offers unveiled for American Express Cardmembers for stays across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24th June 2013: Leading hotel group Marriott International and American Express Middle East have jointly announced the launch of a summer promotion campaign that offers American Express Cardmembers exclusive benefits at 88 Marriott properties across the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia Marriott throughout the duration of the summer.
Under the terms of the campaign, American Express Cardmembers wishing to explore tourist destinations across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe will be eligible for three nights stay for the price of two, at any Marriott hotel participating in the promotion. Additionally, Cardmembers can avail complimentary and unlimited internet access, 20% off on hotel food and beverages, and complimentary food for children under 12. The promotion also offers complementary access to pools and gym facilities as well as savings of 20% on spa treatments or massages.
The three-month ‘Be Free with Marriott and American Express’ campaign runs from June 14 to September 13, 2013, and is available on bookings made with all American Express Cards, including Consumer and Corporate Cards across the global network.
“American Express Middle East is committed to providing outstanding service, benefits and worldwide customer care to our Cardmembers, and the brand has become synonymous with travel, rewards and access,” said Usman Arif – VP, Merchant Partnership, American Express. “Our 2013 Summer Promotion is an extension of this ethos, and will enable many Cardmembers across the Middle East to get more from their holiday, whether they stay in the region or venture further afield. We are pleased to partner with Marriott International this summer to offer Cardmembers exclusive benefits that not only enrich their lifestyles but also showcase American Express cards as a preferred payment option.”
Mark Satterfield, Chief Operating Officer, Marriott International Middle East & Africa, commented today, "Marriott customers are savvy, enjoy luxury and appreciate great value. We have 43 properties in the region, and our business could never succeed without the thousands of loyal customers we regularly welcome back to our hotels across the Middle East and Africa. We continuously look for opportunities to allow our guests continued enjoyment of our world class locations, food, beverages and service for a little less. We are delighted to be working with American Express Middle East to do just that."
The summer promotion will enable American Express Middle East Cardmembers to avail the guest and hospitality facilities at a total of 88 hotels from Marriott International’s portfolio of discerning brands including, JW Marriott Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments. Located across the UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman, 23 of these hotels are located in the Middle East, and will encourage inbound travellers to the region. Others include seven in Africa – Egypt and Algeria; 45 in Asia – Beijing, Tianjin, Suzhou and Shanghai in China and Hong Kong; and 13 in Europe – Belgium, France, Portugal (Lisbon) and Greece (Athens).
Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 3,800 properties in 74 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $12 billion in fiscal year 2012. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands.
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About American Express
AMEX (Middle East) B.S.C. (c) - American Express Middle East provides reliable, flexible, tailored and rewarding solutions for its Cardmembers, Merchants and Business Partners in the region since 1977. American Express Middle East became a joint venture company in 1992, owned by Mawarid Investment Limited and American Express.
American Express is the Card for those individuals who value service, unmatched flexibility, access and daily rewards wherever they are in the world. Operating across markets in the Middle East and North Africa region, the company issues dollar currency Credit and Charge Cards: The Centurion® Card, The Platinum Card®, The American Express® Gold Card, The American Express® Card (Green) as well as Company and Corporate Cards. ِAmerican Express Middle East also offers a range of local currency-denominated Credit Cards to give Cardmembers across the region even greater flexibility. American Express Cards are accepted at millions of locations in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.