JAL Hotels Begins Mileage Partnership with Vietnam Airlines
November 4, 2009, Tokyo – JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. has begun a new partnership with Golden Lotus Plus, Vietnam Airlines’ mileage program. Members of the Golden Lotus Plus program can now earn miles by staying at a hotel in the Nikko Hotels International or Hotel JAL City groups of hotels.
To kick off the partnership, a double miles campaign for stays at these hotels will be in effect until the end of December, 2009.
Under this partnership agreement, Golden Lotus Plus members will earn 800 miles per stay at a hotel in the Nikko Hotels International (NHI) group anywhere around the world, and 500 miles per stay at a hotel in the Hotel JAL City (HJC) group. (Group rates and some discounted rates will not earn mileage, however.) Golden Lotus Plus members must pay for the stay at the hotel in order for the stay to earn miles in the program. During the double miles campaign, Golden Lotus Plus members can earn 1,600 miles per stay at a NHI hotel and 1,000 miles per stay at a HJC hotel.
Vietnam Airlines flies to 50 cities around the world including 24 cities in Vietnam. There are Nikko Hotels International luxury hotels in 10 of these destinations: Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and San Francisco. In addition to the 257-room Hotel Nikko Hanoi in Vietnam, opened in August, 1998, the Nikko Hotels International group of hotels will include Hotel Nikko Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City when it opens in October, 2011.
In addition to Vietnam Airlines and Japan Airlines, JAL Hotels has mileage program partnerships with seven non-Japanese airlines: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Air China, Cathay Pacific Airways, China Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Korean Air.
Nikko Hotels International is an international luxury hotel group operated by JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. (http://www.jalhotels.com), a subsidiary of Japan Airlines, headquartered in Tokyo. In addition to Nikko Hotels, JAL Hotels also operates Hotel JAL City, a chain of 13 mid-priced hotels in Japan for business travelers. JAL Hotels Co., Ltd. currently has 58 hotels worldwide, in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and throughout Japan and the Asia/Pacific region.
In 2010, JAL Hotels plans to open one hotel in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and two hotels in China: the 471-room Hotel JAL Tower Dubai, a Nikko Hotels International property; the 388-room Hotel Nikko Shanghai; and the 500-room Hotel Nikko Wuxi. In 2011, the company plans to open three hotels: the 300-room JAL Bahrain Resort & Spa, a Nikko Hotels International property, in Bahrain; the 411-room Hotel Nikko Guangzhou in China; and the 335-room Hotel Nikko Saigon in Vietnam. For more information and photos, please visit the company's news room (http://jalhotels.com/mediaroom/).