Wheels Up has entered into a new partnership with Landry's to expand membership benefits across the multinational, diversified hospitality company that operates Texas' only Forbes Five Diamond hotel and spa, The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, as well as more than 600 dining, hospitality and entertainment establishments across the US. The collaboration marks the most extensive restaurant group partnership to date for Wheels Up and strengthens the culinary offerings within its portfolio of member benefits.
Wheels Up Core and Business members can receive access to Landry's President's Club status, the company's premiere loyalty reward membership status that provides exclusive benefits to enhance the dining experience. Wheels Up Core and Business members, through their complimentary President's Club status, will now receive perks including complimentary valet parking, elevated access to preferred seating, priority seating and after dinner drinks at Morton's on the house. Landry's is known for operating some of the world's most popular, upscale fine dining restaurants like Mastro's Restaurants, Morton's The Steakhouse, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Palm, Chart House, Strip House and The Oceanaire Seafood Room.
“Continuing to elevate and enhance our members' experiences whether in the air or on the ground is one of our top objectives,” comments Wheels Up chief experience officer Gail Grimmett. “We are thrilled to add such a comprehensive portfolio of premium restaurants to our suite of member benefits. Whether our members are taking advantage of their President's Club benefits at one of Landry's restaurants across the United States or enjoying a relaxing stay at The Post Oak Hotel, we know this will raise the overall member experience.”
Landry's senior VP Lori Kittle adds: “With this new partnership there are so many exclusive benefits for Wheel's Up members to take advantage of. Landry's has numerous properties across the country's top-tier destinations, and we look forward to welcoming our new Wheels Up members with a first-class experience and exceptional service inside our restaurants and during their stay at our award-winning Post Oak Hotel.”
In addition to the restaurant perks available, Wheels Up members will have access and benefits to The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, which is set on 10 oak-studded acres. The 38-storey tower boasts 250 guest rooms and suites and 20 executive residences. Unique amenities include a two-storey Rolls-Royce showroom and on-site Bentley and Bugatti Post Oak Motors dealership, eight restaurants and bars throughout the hotel, a 20,000 sq ft spa that is Texas' only Forbes Five Star rated spa, a Technogym fitness centre and an expansive wine cellar offering patrons access to vintages dating back to the 1800s. Exclusive upgrades and inclusions to enhance the stay at The Post Oak Hotel include complimentary room upgrade, 16:00 late checkout guaranteed, noon check-in, and $100 food and beverage credit per stay.
Wheels Up and Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp. announced a SPAC merger earlier this year. The merger is expected to close on 13 July. The company recently announced record earnings of $261.7 million in revenue for Q1 of 2021 and saw a 56 per cent year-over-year increase to 9,896 members.