IHCL Announces Partnership with Sixt – A Global Car Rental Company
Partnership will enable Taj InnerCircle Loyalty Members to Earn Points across Sixts’ Network Companies to Work Together for Future Partnerships
From left to right - Mr. Prabhat Verma, Executive Vice President – Operations, South India, International & Ancillary Businesses, IHCL, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, Mrs. Regine Sixt, Senior Executive Vice President International Marketing, Sixt, Mr. Rüdiger Proske, Senior Vice President Franchise, Sixt and Ms. Renu Basu, Senior Vice President - Global Sales & Marketing, IHCL
Mumbai, March 8, 2019: The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company and SIXT, one of the world’s leading mobility service providers have announced an exciting new partnership at the International Tourism Exchange (ITB) in Berlin. The first step in this global collaboration will bring attractive advantages and benefits to the members of IHCL’s award-winning loyalty programme, Taj InnerCircle.
Sixt is a global car rental company with over 100 years in business and the largest premium car fleet in the world. It maintains an international network with more than 2,200 stations and presence in over 110 countries globally.
Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said “We are delighted to partner with Sixt to bring its expansive global network to our members. Taj InnerCircle is an award-winning loyalty programme and it is our constant endeavour 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.”
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, they receive 100 Taj InnerCircle points for each rental with Sixt and 50 points for using the exclusive Sixt Limousine Service. The points collected can be redeemed for a variety of rewards and Sixt vouchers that are valid for Sixt services
in countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the US and the Benelux countries.
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 fit together so wonderfully. With this new cooperation, we offer our mutual customers a special 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.”
For IHCL and Sixt, this is the first phase of the association. An expansion of the partnership is planned for the near future.
Headquartered in Pullach, near Munich, Germany, SIXT SE is a leading international provider of high-quality 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).
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.
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