- Mobility service provider and Indian Hotels Company Limited to work together in the future
- Cooperation initially includes the loyalty programme TAJ InnerCircle
Berlin, 8 March 2019 – SIXT, one of the world’s leading mobility service providers, and the Indian hotel company Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) have concluded their first joint cooperation at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) in Berlin. It is international in nature and the first step will be the hotel company’s “TAJ InnerCircle” loyalty programme. Joint customers will thus benefit from attractive advantages and discounts.
IHCL is South Asia’s largest hospitality company and a subsidiary of the Tata Group, one of the world’s largest global industrial companies. IHCL brings together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include hotel brands - Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger and India’s undisputed leader in airline catering, TajSATS.
IHCL has over 20,000 rooms across 12 countries. SIXT in turn maintains an international network with more than 2,200 stations in around 110 countries around the world. The new cooperation between the two companies gives members of the TAJ InnerCircle loyalty programme immediate access to SIXT’s high-quality services and comprehensive premium fleet. In addition, customers receive 100 Taj InnerCircle points for each rental with SIXT and 50 points for using the exclusive SIXT Limousine Service. The collected points can be redeemed for a variety of rewards and SIXT vouchers, that are valid for SIXT services in corporate countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the US and the Benelux countries. For SIXT and IHCL, the new cooperation is the first joint partnership. An expansion of the cooperation is planned.
Puneet Chhatwal, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, IHCL: “We are delighted to partner with SIXT to bring its expansive global network to our members. Taj InnerCircle is an award winning loyalty program and it is our constant endeavor to enhance the member benefits to bring value to our esteemed guests. We look forward to building our relationship with future partnerships between SIXT and IHCL.”
Regine Sixt, Senior Executive Vice President International Marketing, SIXT SE: “SIXT is a synonym for premium vehicles and premium services because we only want the best for our customers. This claim connects us with IHCL, that’s why we wonderfully fit together. With this new cooperation, we offer our mutual customers specially added value on their travels as well as many attractive advantages and discounts. We are very much looking forward to working together with our new strong partner.”###
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), and its subsidiaries, bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the hallmark of iconic hospitality, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger which is revolutionizing the lean luxe segment. Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL operates 178 hotels including 30 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
Headquartered in Pullach, near Munich, Germany, SIXT SE is a leading international provider of highquality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share and SIXT ride, the company offers a unique, integrated range of mobility services in the areas of car rental, car sharing and ride services. These products can be booked via a single app that also integrates the services of mobility partners. SIXT is present in approximately 110 countries worldwide. The company’s strengths lie in its consistent customer focus, its culture of innovation with a strong technological expertise, its high share of premium cars in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The SIXT Group generated revenues of EUR 2.6 billion in 2017 and is one of the most profitable mobility service providers worldwide. SIXT SE, the Group’s parent company, has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (WKN common shares: 723132, WKN preferred shares: 723133).
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