Geneva, 28th January 2013 – Three is the magic number for the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) as it is on the verge of welcoming its three millionth member to its GHA Discovery loyalty programme which was launched in June 2010. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels with 14 GHA member brands and over 300 luxury hotels in 55 countries on 6 continents.
To celebrate reaching this exciting milestone, Kempinski and GHA Discovery invite members to win an indulgent weekend stay for two in Vienna, Austria. The prize includes return business class flights, courtesy of Austrian Airlines, from any of their 140 worldwide destinations.
The lucky winner will be treated to two nights in a sumptuous suite at Palais Hansen Kempinski, the latest addition to Kempinski’s European portfolio, and a glamorous hot spot in this city of culture. Originally built as a hotel for the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873, the hotel will open in late March bringing stately living to new heights. During their stay, the winners will be able to enjoy an amazing Local Experience to ensure they leave with unforgettable memories of their getaway. As an added bonus, GHA Discovery will upgrade the winner’s programme membership to Black Level for one year to ensure the recognition is given on every stay at a Global Hotel Alliance hotel.
“Since we launched the GHA Discovery programme, less than three years ago, we have seen the programme grow beyond even our best estimates,” said Chris Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance. “The member hotel brands in the alliance are all realising favourable cross-brand business as guests explore more and more exciting destinations and the unique properties that are all part of programme.”
Focusing on personalised service and not points, GHA Discovery rewards members with stay benefits such as free internet access, already at entry level, as well as room upgrades, guaranteed room availability, local amenities and more as you move up the membership levels. Local Experience awards are core to the programme allowing members to redeem them for a chosen activity or event that exemplifies their destination and that are often off the beaten path or providing access that only the best local contacts can obtain.
To enrol or register for the prize draw, visit www.gha.com/3million. Full participation terms and conditions are available on the website. Entries close on 28th February 2013!
For more information please contact:
Vice President - Public Relations
Kempinski Hotels S.A.
Boulevard du Pont-d’Arve 28 • 1205 Geneva • Switzerland
Tel +41 22 809 88 44
A member of Global Hotel Alliance • www.gha.com
Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Website: www.kempinski.com/vienna
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now comprises a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one imbues the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels.