Hawaiian Airlines debuts hotel-booking option for frequent flyers

HawaiianMiles members can now book hotel stays using their frequent flyer miles on the Hawaiian Airlines website.

The Aloha State's largest carrier partnered with e-commerce and technology provider Points International Ltd. to develop the new web feature, which enables Hawaiian's loyalty members to pay for all or part of a hotel booking at more than 150,000 global properties with their frequent flyer miles.

"We are committed to providing our HawaiianMiles members with the best possible experience and are always looking for ways to provide value as well as unique and relevant opportunities for our members to redeem their miles," Char Oshiro, Hawaiian's senior director for HawaiianMiles, said in a statement.

A quick check of Hawaiian's new hotel-booking webpage revealed booking rates of anywhere from 17,000 miles for a night up to 109,000 miles.

Hawaiian Airlines connects the Aloha State with 11 gateway cities on the U.S. mainland along with airports in Japan, South Korea, China, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.

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