Hyatt Hotels and American Airlines will strengthen their loyalty scheme collaboration later this year, introducing new ways to earn points or miles through hotel stays and flights.

AAdvantage Gold, Platinum, Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and ConciergeKey members will be able to earn one AAdvantage bonus mile for every eligible pound spent at qualifying Hyatt properties. American’s invitation-only ConciergeKey members will receive World of Hyatt Globalist status.

Meanwhile World of Hyatt Discoverist, Explorist and Globalist members will be able to earn one World of Hyatt bonus point for every eligible pound spent on qualifying American flights.

World of Hyatt elite status benefits include a dedicated check-in area, late check-out, room upgrades and free internet. AAdvantage elite status provides priority boarding, free checked bags, free preferred seats and other perks.

“We are thrilled to further expand our relationship with the world’s largest airline to offer our elite members more exclusive and meaningful experiences throughout their travel journey,” said Amy Weinberg, Senior Vice President, World of Hyatt.

“Through our continued commitment to listening to member feedback, we learned that an ideal airline and hotel relationship would make the travel experience more seamless by providing dual earning and status options. We are excited to introduce an offering that delivers just that, while increasing value for our elite members through more personalised experiences and enhanced recognition.”