Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi becomes new partner of Etihad Airways' award-winning loyalty program

Published October 12th, 2010 - 07:31 GMT

Cristal Hotels and Resorts, one of the fastest-growing hotel chains in Abu Dhabi, has announced that it has recently signed an agreement for Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi to be the new partner of Etihad Guest, the award-winning loyalty program from Etihad Airways. The partnership further expands the extensive benefits being offered to Etihad Guest's 850,000-plus members, through a wide range of exclusive privileges at Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, one of the top business hotel brands in the UAE.

Conveniently located off Zayed the 1st Street in the heart of the Abu Dhabi business district and close to Marina Mall and Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre, Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi offers 192 luxuriously appointed and spacious rooms, complemented by world-class customer service standards. Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi also features a complete range of amenities and business facilities such as food & beverage outlets, seven fully equipped meeting rooms, executive lounge and a business center, complimentary underground parking, Figure 8 health club, indoor pool, beauty salon, and the exclusive Cristal Spa.

Etihad Guest members will earn 1 Etihad Guest Mile for every USD 1 spent on stays at Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, as well as, the hotel's restaurants and the Cristal Spa.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways' Chief Commercial Officer, said: "Etihad Guest prides itself on offering members the most exclusive benefits from our award-winning loyalty program. I am delighted to announce our partnership with Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, which serves as an excellent addition to our high-profile list of Etihad Guest partners."

"It's a privilege for us to be working with Etihad Guest as the program has been key to building up the appeal of Abu Dhabi as a travel destination. Like Etihad Guest, we also want our customers to feel the exclusivity and luxury of staying in the capital. Etihad Airways and Cristal Hotel are both highly committed to further enhancing the image of Abu Dhabi and so we look forward to a fruitful and rewarding collaboration," said Peter Blackburn, CEO, Cristal Hotels & Resorts.

Etihad Guest was launched in August 2006 and has quickly established itself as one of airline industry's fastest-growing and most innovative loyalty programs. Voted 'Best Program', 'Best Website', 'Best Member Communication', 'Best Bonus Promotion' and 'Best Award Redemption' at the 2008 global 'Freddie' awards, the program offers members the opportunity to accumulate Etihad Guest Miles through nearly 50 accrual partners as well as through the online Earn Shop, which offers hundreds of generous opportunities to miles. 

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