Alaska Airlines introduces Mileage Plan Hotels: offering new ways to use Alaska miles

Alaska Airlines has made this announcement:

With the busy summer travel season around the corner, finding an affordable hotel just got easier for members of the award-winning Alaska Mileage Plan program. Starting today, members can use Alaska miles to book accommodations at more than 400,000 hotel properties worldwide, thanks to an expanded partnership with hotel booking site Rocketmiles.

“Redeeming miles for hotels was among the most requested enhancements to Mileage Plan, and our members now have the ability to redeem valuable Alaska miles for both flights and hotels,” said Ryan Butz, Alaska Airlines’ managing director of loyalty. “This is particularly exciting for our Alaska Airlines credit cardholders, who will have access to discounted award pricing through Mileage Plan Hotels.  Our Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® cardholders not only earn Alaska miles on everyday purchases and save with our companion fare offer and free checked bags, but now have another way to use those miles. It’s now the only credit card Alaska flyers need.”

With the launch of mileageplanhotels.com, Mileage Plan members can choose to earn up to 10,000 Mileage Plan miles for every night of their stay, use their miles, or a combination of cash and miles, to book brand name hotels, boutique properties and resorts.

“This travel portal unlocks a new way for Mileage Plan members to use their coveted miles,” said Bart Welch, Rocketmiles’ chief revenue officer. “We look forward to strengthening the relationship and maximizing the value of Mileage Plan miles.”

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