Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guests and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Members get more, including premium rugby experiences on and off property
Hong Kong – 20 March 2017 – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG), the three award-winning loyalty programs of Marriott International, Inc., are offering members a range of exclusive, premium experiences centered around HKSEVENS Rugby Week (3 to 9 April). As the official sponsor of the most anticipated premier sporting event of its kind, Marriott is offering members the chance to use their loyalty points for one of a series of once-in-lifetime HKSEVENS related experiences including VIP treatment at the matches and kick-off concert, meet-and-greets with rugby legends, coaching clinics run by rugby legends, gourmet culinary experiences and more.
“With over 6,000 hotels and nearly 1.2 million rooms under 30 brands in over 120 countries and territories across the globe, Marriott International offers members unprecedented choice of the best hotels and resorts wherever they travel. However, it is not just about the stay. As a member of one of our loyalty programs, they gain access to a world filled with money-can’t-buy events and experiences, all powered by exciting global partnerships in sports, music, and entertainment,” said Irene Lin, Vice President, Digital, Loyalty and Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific at Marriott International. “We help members get the most out of travel by connecting them to the things they are passionate about. As the official sponsor of HKSEVENS Rugby Week 2017, Marriott International has created exclusive, members only experiences, both inside and outside the stadium and at the nine properties under our new portfolio of brands across Hong Kong, perfect for diehard rugby fans.”
To receive one of the once-in-a-lifetime HKSEVENS experiences, members can exclusively bid using Starpoints at SPG Moments (auction.starwoodhotels.com) and Marriott Rewards points at the Experiences Marketplace (www.experiencesmarketplace.com).
A selection of exclusive, member only experiences include:
Members get more throughout HKSEVENS Rugby Week, starting at HKSEVENS Central, a week-long community carnival held at Chater Garden. A limited number of spaces have been reserved for members’ children to join coaching sessions (4 to 6 April) led by some of the greatest SEVENS players of all time, such as Ben Gollings, Waisale Serevi, David Campese and Huriana Manuel. The carnival will also feature music and live bands as well as big-screen live broadcasts of Hong Kong’s largest annual sporting event.
Members will get more when attending the HKSEVENS Kick Off Concert (6 April) as they enjoy exclusive access to Marriott’s VIP Area which includes premium seating. Exclusively sponsored by Marriott Rewards, the Kick Off Concert is headlined by legendary British bands Madness and From The Jam.
Members can use points to redeem the ultimate VIP package to watch the games. At the stadium from 7 to 9 April, members with VIP passes will enjoy exclusive access to the Marriott Executive Suite and be treated to premium hospitality including food and beverages, dance performances by Marriott Rugby Ambassadors and meet-and-greets with rugby legends. Strained from all of that cheering? Extra pampering will come in the form of head, neck and shoulder massage by professional masseurs.
New members get more
It is never too late to join. From 15 March to 12 April, even new members will have a chance to get more as Marriott Rewards launches a sweepstakes in collaboration with the popular mobile photography app SNOW from (https://www.mrxhksevens.com). For a chance to win, newly signed up members only have to take a picture with SNOW, using the Marriott Rewards filter, and upload the picture to their Facebook or Instagram page using the hashtag #MEMBERSGETMORE.
Unique Foodie Experiences
Open to all rugby fans with admission for free, at HKSEVENS Central located in Charter Garden, Marriott International will have a booth featuring a rotating menu of signature dishes popular at properties including The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, W Hong Kong, Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel, Hong Kong Skycity Marriott Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong and Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Shatin. Additionally, starting on 20 March and throughout HKSEVENS Rugby week, those properties, along with the JW Marriott Hong Kong, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers and Le Méridien Cyberport Hotel will create special rugby 7 menus featuring regional foods and drinks popular in each country participating in the rugby tournament. A private meet-and-greet session with members of the New Zealand rugby team will also be hosted at the Mirage Bar & Restaurant in the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel on 6 April (6 pm).
“We are delighted to partner with Marriott International for a second consecutive year on HKSEVENS Rugby Week. Marriott International brings rugby fans tremendous access through its exclusive members only experiences. Through our partnership, we are driving wider awanress and and excitement for this mega event around the world, with the reach of the three loyalty programs under their new portfolio of hotels,” Sam Pinder, Head of the Hong Kong Sevens for the Hong Kong Rugby Union added.
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