Luxury hotel groups Mandarin Oriental and Oberoi have forged a long-term strategic alliance that will see the two groups jointly collaborating across a range of initiatives.

The two companies plan to work more closely together while retaining each brand’s heritage and identity.

This global alliance has been designed to appeal to the loyal guests of both brands.

New and exclusive experiences will be created, available at Oberoi and Mandarin Oriental hotels.

A joint statement said: “The alliance greatly increases the global reach of both groups, providing guests with increased choice in breadth across the globe as well as depth in India.”

Members of the brands’ respective recognition schemes will have privileged access to more than 50 luxury hotels, where they will receive superior recognition, exclusive experiences and offers, as well as invitations to bespoke events.

Mandarin Oriental group chief executive James Riley said:  “We are delighted to launch this innovative partnership with The Oberoi Group, setting the stage for us to push the boundaries of luxury hospitality.

“The Oberoi Group has a long established history and a wealth of expertise in providing exemplary service and I am confident that by working together both organisations will grow and create further differentiation in the industry that our guests will value.

“We look forward to working with The Oberoi Group to continue to develop and deepen this special partnership.”

Oberoi chief executive Vikram Oberoi said: “Our brands complement each other extremely well as do our organisations values and culture.

“This exciting alliance will allow guests to experience new destinations and experiences in the legendary styles for which both companies are renowned.”