Marriott International and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have announced the strengthening of their strategic partnership, which provides members of Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s loyalty programme, and KrisFlyer, the SIA Group’s lifestyle rewards programme, with more ways to maximise their benefits.

Starting this week, eligible members of the two programmes may receive a status match and take advantage of an accelerated pathway to obtain a higher elite status.

The expansion of this collaboration is in addition to the two-way points and miles transfer benefits for members of both programmes that was announced in January 2023, and allows them to convert their Marriott Bonvoy points into KrisFlyer miles and vice versa.

SIA KrisFlyer Solitaire PPS Club, PPS Club, and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will receive a status match to Marriott Bonvoy Gold, while Marriott Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador members will receive a status match to the KrisFlyer Elite Silver tier.

Marriott Bonvoy Elite status benefits may include room upgrades, late check-outs, bonus points, welcome gifts, and more.

KrisFlyer Elite status benefits may include bonus miles, complimentary seat selection for customers flying with Singapore Airlines, complimentary lounge access, priority check-in and boarding, additional baggage allowance, and more.

Eligible Marriott Bonvoy members can accelerate the upgrade of their KrisFlyer membership to higher tiers by completing as few as two to four flights with SIA within a six-month period. Similarly, eligible KrisFlyer members can achieve accelerated status match with Marriott Bonvoy by staying three to 10 nights at any participating Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of hotels, within a span of six months.

Marriott International encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,700 properties across more than 30 brands in 139 countries.

KrisFlyer has evolved from being an airline loyalty programme to a lifestyle-centric rewards programme, with currently more than 7.5 million members who may earn and redeem miles on flights on Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Star Alliance carriers, and SIA partner airlines.

“Strengthening our partnership with Marriott allows KrisFlyer members to unlock even greater benefits, while enjoying more ways to earn and redeem their points and miles. This comes at an opportune time amid the strong demand for international travel. With this enhancement, our members can look forward to better value, as well as more accrual and redemption opportunities that match their evolving lifestyle interests,” commented Dai Haoyu, acting senior vice president marketing planning at Singapore Airlines.