LONDON, ENGLAND, December 16, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. the global hotel group behind the Comfort, Quality and Clarion brands and one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world, have announced a promotion enabling members of topbonus, airberlin's worldwide frequent flyer programme, to earn triple miles when they stay at Choice Hotels properties.
Until January 31, 2012, topbonus members can earn 1,500 topbonus award miles with every qualifying stay at all participating Choice Hotels properties in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Mexico, Central America, Australasia and the Caribbean.
In order to participate, topbonus members must provide their topbunus member number upon check-in. The miles will then be posted into their account within 6-8 weeks. The standard amount of topbonus rewards miles is 500 per stay and a stay is defined as any number of consecutive nights at one hotel, regardless of check-ins or check-outs.
"We are delighted to offer topbonus members extra rewards when they stay at participating Comfort, Quality and Clarion branded properties," said Duncan Berry, UK CEO, Choice Hotels Europe.
The fact that airberlin is now flying to destinations such as Edinburgh and Heathrow, means that frequent flyers who take advantage of the scheme will be able to benefit if they stay at the Comfort Hotel Heathrow and the Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport, as well as many other participating hotels under the Choice Hotels umbrella.
For hotel guests that want to benefit from an additional rewards programme, Choice Hotels' own award-winning rewards programme, originally launched in 1998, has been available in Europe since 2008. Becoming a Choice Privileges member is free and guests either register when staying at a Choice Hotels property or by logging on to the Choice Privileges website.
Choice Privileges members can earn Choice Privileges points or airline miles at 5,500 locations around the world and also benefit from express check-in, extended check-out, and the opportunity to redeem Choice Privileges points for free nights at over 6,000 properties throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia, North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Members can also redeem points for free nights at participating luxury hotels in the Preferred Hotels Group for airline miles from partners including airberlin, American Airlines, Qantas, Delta, and Czech Airlines, among others, and for free car hires from partners Avis and Budget.
This promotion is available to members of the topbonus rewards program for airberlin airlines. They can earn triple topbonus miles with arrival between November 15, 2011 through January 31, 2012 when paying Best Available Rate, as defined at ChoiceHotels.com at any Choice Hotels franchised property in Europe (excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden), the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Mexico, Central America, Australasia (including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji) or the Caribbean.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 490,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories As of September 30, 2011, 430 hotels were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States, representing more than 35,000 rooms, and 94 hotels, representing approximately 8,700 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories.
The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands serve guests, particularly those wanting to stay park and fly, worldwide. In addition, via its Ascend Collection membership program, travelers in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean have upscale lodging options at historic, boutique and unique hotels.