The Mabuhay Miles of Philippine Airlines (PAL) has entered into a partnership with Holiday Inn & Suites Makati in an effort to further expand the rewarding experience it offers to its more than 3.5 million members.
The collaboration, dubbed as ‘Stay, Dine, and Fly,’ hands over the frequent-flyer program’s members the chance to receive more perks and privileges when they stay at Holiday Inn & Suites Makati.
From September 15, 2016 to April 30, 2017, Mabuhay Miles members get to earn 500 miles for each qualified night stay and save 50% on best available rates for every weekend stay at the hotel. Furthermore, they also become qualified to earn 500 miles if they spend a minimum of P2,000 on buffet lunch or dinner at Flavors Restaurant.
Digging deeper into the luxury hotel segment
The business and leisure hotel is the third in the growing roster of elite luxury hotel partners of the revamped frequent-flyer loyalty program, following Holiday Inn Manila Galleria and Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria.
PAL’s Mabuhay Miles has been forging partnerships with different establishments that represent the pillars of its rewards program–from flying to shopping, dining, driving, and relaxing.
During the launch of the partnership held at the hotel, Christian Pirodon, Area General Manager of InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Philippines and General Manager of Holiday Inn & Suites Makati, voiced out his excitement to finally ink the partnership. “This is something really important for all of us. We’ve been working on this for several months now,” he said.
Goal to become a 5-star airline
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines President Jaime J. Bautista revealed that the partnership between the carrier’s frequent-flyer program and the luxury hotel is part of the national carrier’s goal to become a five-star airline by 2020.
“The senior management of Philippine Airlines unanimously agreed that the new vision of PAL is to become a five-star full-service national carrier in the Philippines. For us to be able to do that, we need to extend services beyond expectations and we have implemented a lot of reforms and programs to improve service,” Bautista said.
Currently, PAL is a three-star airline. Bautista revealed that the company is aiming to upgrade into a four-star carrier soon and eventually be a five-star airline in about three years.
Giving the best to customers
“Only a few airlines in the world have five-star ratings. Most of those are from Asia like Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, and recently Eva Air. Lufthansa (from Germany) is hoping to become a five-star airline this year or next year,” Bautista said.
“To be able to be a five-star airline, we really need to make our customers happy. They deserve nothing but the best rewards from the flight carrier,” he added.
PAL assures that it will continue to give its Mabuhay members more rewarding experiences.