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Tue, 28 March 2017

Marriott Offers Exclusive Experiences During HKSevens Rugby Week 2017

Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG), are offering members a range of exclusive experiences centered around the HKSevens Rugby Week (3 to 9 April).

As an official sponsor, Marriott is offering members the chance to use their loyalty points for one of a series of special 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.

Irene Lin, Vice President, Digital, Loyalty and Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific at Marriott International, said, 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 special experiences, members can bid using Starpoints at SPG Moments and Marriott Rewards points at the Experiences Marketplace.

Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG), are offering members a range of exclusive experiences centered around the HKSevens Rugby Week (3 to 9 April)

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 Charter 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 Kongs largest annual sporting event.

- Members will get more when attending the HKSevens Kick Off Concert (6 April) as they enjoy exclusive access to Marriotts 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.

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 Mridien 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 awareness 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.

Rugby pictures: Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens, Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015, Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong Kong, Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015, Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong, Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014, Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013, Pictures of Chartis Cup 2012 and Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.

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