Marriott Rewards 03/22/2017 – Hong Kong

Game On! Marriott International Offers Members Exclusive Experiences During HKSEVENS Rugby Week 2017 as Official Sponsor

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.

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guests and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Members get more, including premium rugby experiences on and off property

“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 ( and Marriott Rewards points at the Experiences Marketplace (

A selection of exclusive, member only experiences include:

  • Exclusive access to rugby clinics coached by legends during week-long community carnival at Chater Garden
    • 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 Rugby Clinics (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.
  • VIP treatment during the kick-off concert featuring legendary British bands Madness and From the Jam
    • 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.
  • VIP treatment at the matches in the Marriott Executive Suite
  • 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 ( 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.

  • Grand prize is a four day, three night stay at W Maldives Wonderful Beach Oasis for two (with breakfast); second prize is a three day, two night stay at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa; and third prize is a gift voucher worth USD$200.

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 HKSEVENS menus  featuring regional foods and drinks popular in each country participating in the rugby tournament. A private meet-and-greet session with rugby legends of the New Zealand 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.

About Marriott Rewards
Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – Marriott Rewards – spans 18 unique and iconic global brands and over 4,500 distinctive properties. Members of Marriott Rewards® – which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® – can link their accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at for expanded benefits including instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer across portfolios. When members book their stays on or the Marriott Mobile app, they earn loyalty points, enjoy the advantage of exclusive Member Rates, our lowest available rates, and gain an elevated stay experience with free Wi-Fi, mobile check-in and checkout, and Mobile Service Requests wherever available.  The hugely popular Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Hotel Program of the Year–Americas” nine consecutive years as chosen by frequent travelers. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates. To enroll and for more information about the program, guests may visit or connect with Marriott Rewards on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Starwood Preferred Guest
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites 11 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG’s unique portfolio of brands is comprised of Four Points® by Sheraton, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Aloft, W Hotels, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection®, Element Hotels, Westin® Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels™. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, Your24™, SPG Lifetime™, SPG Moments and 4 p.m. late checkout when available. SPG also offers the opportunity for meeting and travel professionals to earn rich rewards including Starpoints and elite status through SPG Pro. SPG has an ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of today’s connected global traveler by leveraging must-have mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android that utilize state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay. All of this has helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers. Learn more about the #spglife at, and and connect with us on, and SPG members can now also link their accounts with Marriott Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited point transfers at

About Ritz-Carlton Rewards
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards is the loyalty program of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., which currently operates over 90 hotels and resorts in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Members can earn and redeem points at participating The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott International properties worldwide. Members of the Ritz-Carlton Rewards can now link their accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and Marriott Rewards® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:  MAR).

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