Protea Joins Over 4,000 Marriott International Hotels Where Members Can Earn And Redeem
Points For Global Travel
Marriott Rewards, the award winning
global hotel loyalty program, is being expanded to all Protea Hotels and African Pride Hotels
across Sub-Saharan Africa, giving its 53 million members 100 more hotels where they can earn
and redeem points. Today's expansion follows an initial rollout of Marriott Rewards to 25 properties
in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and expands the program to Protea and African Pride
hotels in Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria and Malawi.
"Marriott Rewards members--our most loyal guests--are seeking travel experiences that empower
them to pursue their passions. Marriott Rewards' expansion to include all Protea Hotels allows
members to enjoy the benefits of loyalty when traveling to Africa, whether for business or leisure,"
explains Mark Satterfield, Chief Operating Officer for Marriott International, Middle East & Africa and
Marriott International's Business Leader for Protea Hotels.
For individuals who travel around Africa, this is the first time an African hotel brand has offered
loyalty points for domestic stays that can be redeemed for travel internationally. Protea Hotels
is positioned in the moderate and upper moderate tier categories, with properties situated in
key business centers and sought-after leisure destinations. Protea Hotels offers accommodation
ideal for both business and leisure travelers, with modern design and a unique blend of local style
and personal service.
Marriott Rewards points can be redeemed for hotel stays, as well as for a range of other benefits,
such as air travel, frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, and merchandise. In addition to earning
points for their stays, Marriott Rewards members enjoy exclusive benefits, such as free Wi-Fi and
mobile check-in and check-out through the Marriott Mobile app, as well as special offers only
available when booking direct on Marriott.com.
To learn more about Marriott Rewards, which is free to join, please visit: www.MarriottRewards.com.
About Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program spanning 16 brands and
over 4,000 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" eight years
in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program." In
addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News
& World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and
BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests
can visit MarriottRewards.com.
About Protea Hotels
Protea Hotels is Africa's leading hotel brand and has a footprint of more than 100 properties
throughout South Africa and seven other African countries, including Zambia, Nigeria, Namibia,
Ghana and Uganda amongst others. Each hotel is uniquely different in character and the
collection ranges from urban accommodation to country retreats, all in the 3 and 4-star markets.
Protea Hotels is the winner of 2 World Travel Awards for Best Hotel Group in Africa, winner of 3
Sunday Times Markinor Top Hotel Brand Awards, the winner of 6 Coolest Hotel Group awards
in the Sunday Times Generation Next surveys and the winner of the Ask Africa South African
Customer Service Award 2013 and Icon Brand 2015. The hotel group was bought by Marriott
International in April 2014 and forms part of Marriott's global brand portfolio made up of 19
brands that operate more than 4 300 hotels in 81 countries. Follow us on twitter @ProteaHotels
About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based
in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 85 countries and territories.
Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company
operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands,
including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection®
Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive
Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®,
Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea
Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and
for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty
program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass
54 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com