Worldhotels-The Americas Partners with US Airways’ Travel Award Program; Now Boasts Largest Airline Partner Portfolio of any Independent Hotel Group

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WorldHotels, the Americas, the global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands, announced that it has signed an agreement with US Airways to become a participant in the airline’s Dividend Miles program effective immediately. The company’s portfolio of 16 airline partners is now the largest of any independent hotel group.

WorldHotels, the Americas, the global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands, announced that it has signed an agreement with US Airways to become a participant in the airline’s Dividend Miles program effective immediately. The company’s portfolio of 16 airline partners is now the largest of any independent hotel group.

Guests of WorldHotels, who are also members of the Dividend Miles program, will earn 500 miles per stay. Now through Sept. 30, 2006, these same guests will earn triple mileage points – or 1,500 miles – with a qualifying stay. Guests must provide their program numbers at check-in to receive the miles.

Dividend Miles is the frequent flyer program of the merged US Airways/America West Airlines network. Program members can earn and redeem miles on the combined US Airways and America West route system and the Star Alliance™ network. Members also earn miles with a variety of travel, retail and financial service partners.

“It’s no secret that building relationships with great companies effectively drives business results,” says Tom Griffiths, vice president, WorldHotels, the Americas. “Our association with US Airways makes good business sense. We’re looking forward to providing hospitality excellence to the program’s members.”

"WorldHotels makes for a perfect complement to the Dividend Miles program. The varied collection of interesting properties, from boutique to resort, allows our members to experience the local flavor in 70 countries around the world,” said Travis Christ, vice president, Sales and Marketing for US Airways.

Dividend Miles may be redeemed for flight awards to more than 230 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways’ hubs are located in Charlotte, Phoenix and Philadelphia, with secondary hubs or focus cities in Boston, Las Vegas, New York, La Guardia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. European focus cities include London, Amsterdam, Paris and Rome.

WorldHotels' portfolio of 16 airline partners now includes Air China, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, American Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Northwest, SN Brussels Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines, US Airways and Varig.

WORLDHOTELS is the largest and most established Europe based global hotel group for independent hotels and regional hotel brands. The company's strong emphasis is on properties with character and distinction.

Under the banner “Bringing Unique Hotels and People Together”, WORLDHOTELS offers business and leisure travelers a wide choice of individualistic accommodation options in three distinct collections – Deluxe, First Class, and Comfort. WORLDHOTELS' guests also benefit from an extensive portfolio of partnerships, including frequent flyer programs from 16 of the world's leading international airlines, including American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines.

To its member hotels, WORLDHOTELS provides a wide range of sales, marketing, distribution and related services. The company has about 500 member properties in more than 300 destinations and 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit worldhotels.com.

US Airways and America West’s recent merger creates the fifth largest domestic airline employing nearly 35,000 aviation professionals. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways is a member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 842 destinations in 152 countries worldwide.

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