ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will extend its premium collection of in-flight amenities with a newly designed Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Blanket for the First Class cabin, beginning mid-November. This is an extension of the airline's existing partnership with Westin Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc.
"We are passionate about making sure that every detail, down to the blankets, enhances the experience on board for customers," said Allison Ausband, Delta's Senior Vice President of In-Flight Service. "Delta's commitment to customer comfort is reflected through our partnership with Westin Hotels & Resorts. Our two travel brands are perfectly suited to collaborate together to help customers get to their desired destination in the most comfortable way."
Based on research and feedback collected directly from customers, Delta's In-Flight Service and Brand team together with Westin's Brand team developed the Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Blanket, which is inspired by signature design elements of the iconic Westin Heavenly® Bed. The muted grey hue blanket exudes a relaxing and calming ambiance, while simultaneously paying tribute to the two brands.
"Westin's distinctive approach to well-being continues to resonate around the world, and it's powerful to have a partner like Delta, who equally values innovating and enhancing the sleep experience for travelers," said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts. "From sleep-enhancing in-room amenities and slumber promoting dining options at our hotels to the expansion of our Westin Heavenly In-Flight program with Delta, we know nothing restores your mind and body like restful sleep."
In addition to First Class cabin offerings, Delta's Main Cabin blankets have also been upgraded, featuring woven fabric in a sensory blue hue. Each blanket has been designed with durable long-lasting materials.
The Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Blanket launch is a part of a larger, ongoing partnership between the well-being brand and Delta to continually improve the in-flight sleep experience. Customers in select cabins currently enjoy Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Bedding – the coveted, luxurious white comforters and hypoallergenic pillows – along with Delta-branded sleepwear, noise-cancelling headsets and TUMI amenity kits featuring Kiehl's Since 1851 products. Additionally, Westin's luxurious Heavenly Bath® towels are also featured in Delta Sky Clubs.
Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, a leader in wellness and hospitality for more than a decade, lives its philosophy "For a Better You™" through the brand's Six Pillars of Well-Being: Feel Well, Work Well, Move Well, Eat Well, Sleep Well and Play Well. At more than 200 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience offerings that include the iconic Heavenly® Bed, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, delicious and nutritious SuperFoodsRx™ an the innovative workspace Tangent. Westin is proud to participate in the industry's award-winning loyalty program, Starwood Preferred Guest®, in which members can link accounts with Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. To learn more, visit www.westin.com. Stay connected to Westin: @westin on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 319 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.
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