ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and Châteaux & Hôtels Collection, world renowned for charming, authentic and exclusive hotels, manors and chateaux, have announced a new partnership. The agreement will allow SkyMiles members to earn 500 miles for each visit booked through www.chateauxhotels.com/delta.
Currently located throughout France, Belgium, Italy and Spain, Châteaux & Hôtels Collection plans to add approximately 20 Italian and Spanish establishments to the privately owned label. The partnership also will complement Delta’s recent service expansion across the Atlantic ensuring that SkyMiles members will have more mileage earning opportunities throughout Europe.
“We’re proud to be the first and only U.S. airline to partner with Châteaux & Hôtels Collection,” said Jeff Robertson, managing director of the SkyMiles program. “This partnership complements our extensive service to 35 trans-Atlantic markets and provides new ways for European-bound SkyMiles members to earn miles toward Award travel.”
To celebrate the launch of this partnership, Delta and Châteaux & Hôtels Collection are offering SkyMiles members 1,000 miles for bookings between Jan. 9, 2008 and April 9, 2008. Members can visit www.chateauxhotels.com/delta to learn more about Châteaux & Hôtels Collection and to take advantage of this promotion.
“Châteaux & Hôtels Collection is thrilled to partner with Delta to offer SkyMiles members miles for staying at our exquisite establishments,” said Didier Jourdanneau, Sales Director at Châteaux & Hôtels Collection. “We strive to provide first class service to our guests in each of our distinct locations around the world while at the same time maintaining a comfortable atmosphere to make our guests feel at home.”
For more than 30 years, Châteaux & Hôtels Collection has been reuniting and preserving more than 500 privately-owned properties. Acquired by the Alain Ducasse Group seven years ago, Châteaux & Hôtels Collection continues to expand and gain attention for attractive and historically preserved hotels featuring authentic restaurants and tranquil spas.
The award-winning Delta SkyMiles program offers members multiple mileage-earning opportunities when flying Delta, Delta Shuttle®, the Delta Connection® carriers, Delta AirElite® and other SkyTeam® airlines. Additional mileage-building opportunities are offered through more than 100 partners such as the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express, SkyMilesShopping.com, participating hotels, car rental companies, telecommunication services, restaurants, retailers and more. Now in its 27th year, SkyMiles is one of the longest-running and most successful loyalty programs in the travel industry and was named “Best Frequent Flyer Program” for 2007 by Business Traveler magazine.
Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 321 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 500 weekly flights to 63 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 485 worldwide destinations in 106 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.