2014

Hertz Announces New Global Partnership With Relais & Chateaux A world leading association of luxury hotels and restaurants signs exclusive three year agreement with Hertz Rent A Car

LONDON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's largest general car use brand, has signed an exclusive global partnership with Relais & Chateaux, a world leading association of luxury hotels and restaurants. Through the high profile, three year agreement customers of both companies will benefit from exclusive offers and preferential rates. The partnership builds on the successful relationship between Hertz and Relais & Chateaux in France.

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Michel Taride, Group President, RAC International, Hertz Corporation, said: "We are delighted to partner globally with Relais & Chateaux following on from the success of our affiliation in France. Both parties possess a long heritage of delivering high quality and great customer care and this agreement further expands the range of fantastic customer experiences on offer."  

Jean Francois Ferret, CEO, Relais & Chateaux, added: "We are very excited to enter into a partnership with a world leader in car rental. We were looking for a partner who has a presence in the 60 countries in which Relais & Chateaux is represented along with the ability to offer our guests the highest quality standards for unparalleled customer choice and service. We also share in common with Hertz a full commitment to the values of excellence and superior customer satisfaction."

Established over 50 years ago, Relais & Chateaux is an association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. As part of the partnership agreement, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Members will receive five percent off Relais & Chateaux gift packages and gift certificates, as well as free enrolment into Relais & Chateaux's prestigious loyalty program for one year.

In addition, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards Five Star and President's Circle members will benefit from a "three nights for the price of two" deal and ten percent off gift packages and certificates. Relais & Chateaux Club 5C members will enjoy 10 percent off all Hertz basic rentals, including Hertz Collections worldwide. Terms and conditions apply.

An additional series of offers will be available for Relais & Chateaux customers who enroll in the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards program. This includes one free weekend day rental certificate, a free additional driver, early access to new vehicle models and an upgrade from the entry level tier Gold Plus Rewards to the next tier up (Gold Plus Rewards Five Star) after the third rental in a year.

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Terms and conditions
The Relais & Chateaux "3 nights for the price of 2" offer is valid for bookings made until March 31, 2014. Reservations must be made via the Relais & Chateaux call center on free phone 00 800 2000 0002.  Offer valid upon request and subject to availability in a selection of Relais & Chateaux properties worldwide. The list of participating properties is subject to modification without prior notice. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours prior arrival. Blackout dates may apply. Reservations are subject to the booking conditions of each individual property. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount or offer.

The 5% off and 10% off Gift Boxes and Certificates offers from Relais & Chateaux are valid for purchases made until March 31, 2014. Reservations must be made via the website http://www.relaischateaux.com/fr/gift-shop/. Offer valid upon request and subject to availability in a selection of Relais & Chateaux properties worldwide.

About Relais & Chateaux
Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of more than 520 of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in 60 countries. Established in France in 1954, the Association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Furthermore, Relais & Chateaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony.  To choose Relais & Chateaux is to experience an unforgettable celebration of the senses. From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches of the Fiji Islands, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Chateaux offers a chance to explore the Route du Bonheur and best way to discover a wide range of distinctive destinations.

The Relais & Chateaux signature reflects this ambition: "ALL AROUND THE WORLD, UNIQUE IN THE WORLD."

About Hertz
The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com) operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in 80 countries.

Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

Hertz Press Contacts
Nicola Hanley
Ketchum
T: +44 (0) 207 611 3597
E: nicola.hanley@ketchum.com

 

SOURCE The Hertz Corporation



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