Marriott Surfers Paradise

Marriott Rewards and United MileagePlus have joined forces to provide their most loyal members with unprecedented travel benefits.

Starting yesterday (Jul 16), ‘RewardsPlus’ offers Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite members MileagePlus Premier Silver status, featuring some of United’s most popular Premier perks, and gives United Global Services, Premier 1K, Premier Platinum and Premier Gold members Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status, and all of the benefits that come with it.

Status offerings will be effective until Jan. 31, 2014 and RewardsPlus will soon include other features as well.

Beginning in August, Marriott Rewards and United MileagePlus members will receive added value when transferring points into miles and will get additional miles for travel packages.

“We share United’s belief that a high level of customer service and recognition are among the most important elements of our members’ travel,” said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards.

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“We are bringing together the world’s leading hotel and airline loyalty programs to enhance the customer experience from beginning to end.”

Also, for the first time, MileagePlus Premier members will be able to convert their miles into Marriott Rewards points.

“United and Marriott are advancing our partnership to provide unmatched recognition and benefits for our mutual customers,” said Tom O’Toole, United’s senior vice president of marketing and loyalty and president of MileagePlus.

“The combination of United’s global network, Marriott’s brand scale and our top-rated loyalty programs enables our best customers to enjoy a heightened level of service wherever they travel.”