Standard Bank partners Hotel Stay on loyalty hospitality program

Standard Bank, one of the country’s commercial bank, has partnered with Hotel Stay, an international luxury program that will see the bank’s customers getting preferential rates in all local Sunbird hotels and other international hotels, car hire firms and airport lounges.

Chaika and Somogyvari exchangng files after signing the MOU
Chaika and Somogyvari exchangng files after signing the MOU
Kaunda, Chaika and Somogyvari posing after signing of the MOU
Kaunda, Chaika and Somogyvari posing after signing of the MOU

Hotel Stay’s members do have access to airport lounges, preferential car rental rates and exceptional quality services–specials not available to the general public.

Announcing the partnership, Standard Bank Head of Personal and Business Banking, Margaret Kubwalo-Chaika said the partnership will give the bank’s customers access to a wide range of discounted hospitality services offered by Sunbird Hotels and other Hotel Stay partners worldwide.

Discounts as high as 60% will be enjoyed by qualifying Standard bank customers who will join the program.

The Hotel Stay program already has some discounts within terms and conditions of the offer, and Standard Bank will offer its qualifying customers the Hotel Stay package, at an additional discount of up to 50% based on customer’s loyalty to the bank.

“Standard Bank recognizes that regular   local and international travel is one of the lifestyle requirements of its Private Banking and Executive Banking client base whether for business or leisure.

“This loyalty program offered in partnership with Hotel Stay therefore comes to meet one of the essential requirements of the banks personal banking client base in the form of affordable and world-class hospitality experience,” she said.

Chaika said apart from offering discounts on accommodation and restaurants, Standard Bank customers will also enjoy car rental discount as well as access to VIP airport lounges in more than 120 international airports worldwide.

In her remarks Sunbird Groups sales Manager Titania Katenga-Kaunda said the company believes in developing partnerships in its quest to make life easier for our customers.

“At Sunbird, we strongly believe in developing partnerships in our quest to make life easier for our customers and this partnership with Standard Bank is a testimony to that as it brings lots of excitements to Sunbird Hotel Stay group,” said Kaunda.

Kaunda said Sunbird Hotel Stay loyalty program which was launched in 2014,has created brand preference for its hotels and resorts with guests through Malawi and beyond.

“The program has been a perfect vehicle for offering our frequent guests tangible benefits. This loyalty program enhances our royal guest’s travel experiences when travelling regionally and overseas” she said.

According to Hotel Stay Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Richard Somogyvari,  Hotestay is a provider of outsourced loyalty and marketing programs for hotels and other travel related services worldwide and has presence in nearly all SADC countries as well as in Europe.

Other brands on the portfolio are World Hotels, Hilton, City Lodge Hotel, Design Hotels, Great Hotels of the World, Relais and Chateaux, Village and Life, More, Pepper Club and Court Yard Hotel.

In the country, Sunbird will be providing these services and customers are required to register with Standard Bank to start enjoying these discount services.

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