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Members Of Marriott’s Three Loyalty Programs Offered Exclusive Access To The 2017 NBA Global Games In Shenzhen And Shanghai

October 3, 2017 Loyalty No Comments Email Email

Marriott International today announced money-can’t-buy experiences at NBA Global Games 2017 that are exclusively for its loyalty program members and available to bid the experience using their points through Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments. Members of Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs have an unrivalled chance to participate in various events during the games and access premium seats tickets to the Shenzhen and Shanghai pre-season games.

Of the two teams that are participating in this year’s NBA Global Games, the Golden State Warriors is returning for the third time to China, having previously visited during the 2008 and 2013 pre-season matches. For the first time, Kevin Durant will be playing as a part of the Warriors, along with Stephen Curry, the unanimous winner of the 2016 MVP; Klay Thompson, a three-time NBA All-Stars member; and Draymond Green, a two-time NBA All-Stars member. Visiting China for the first time, Timberwolves is bringing two Rookies of the Year—Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins—along with Jimmy Butler, a three-time NBA All-Stars member. These emerging talents and superstars will be sure to excite the Chinese fans with show-stopping on-court action. The tickets for public sale have long sold out. However, Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton Rewards members can now bid the hottest tickets with access to money-cannot-buy exclusive experiences simply by redeeming their points—a privilege that is only for Marriott International’s loyal members.

Marriott Rewards, SPG and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members can easily use their points to bid for NBA China Games tickets and member exclusive experiences simply by logging into the Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments websites.

  • Cheer for your favorite team in Shenzhen

–          Cheering for the Golden State Warriors or the Minnesota Timberwolves, members can now bid the tickets to NBA Shenzhen Game which will be held at the Shenzhen Universiade Center on Thursday, October 5 (game starts at 1:30 P.M.).

  • Meet NBA stars in Shanghai

–        Alternatively, members can also redeem their points to bid for the NBA Shanghai Game, which will be held at Mercedes-Benz Arena on Sunday, October 8 (game starts at 7:00 P.M.). Members get more in Shanghai, a limited number of members will have an exclusive opportunity to engage with surprise NBA legends and stars at the Meet & Greet Reception.

  • Marriott Rewards Shooting Challenge Show off your basketball skill on NBA Court.

–        From September 26th to 30th, NBA fans can follow the Marriott Rewards WeChat account and participate in the 360°NBA-themed suite campaign to get a chance to win exclusive experiences such as tickets to NBA China Games, Meet & Greet Reception with NBA Legends, NBA Fan Day, and Marriott Gift Cards.  As part of the grand prizes, two lucky winners that win tickets to NBA China Games will have a truly unforgettable opportunity to go on the NBA basketball court and participate at the Marriott Rewards Shooting Challenge during quarter time of the game.

“We are proud of our partnership with the NBA and providing basketball fans in China with one-of-a-kind experiences that are only made available for our loyal members,” said Irene Lin, Vice President, Digital, Loyalty and Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “It shows our commitment to engage with our most loyal guests, whose aspirations are shifting more and more into those which unlock unique moments during the travels.”

Marriott’s global partnership with the NBA began in 2015. To date, thousands of loyalty members have been hosted at NBA events across the globe. This year, Marriott International is continuing its partnership with NBA for the third year to serve as the official sponsor of several marquee events, including the NBA China Games 2017, the NBA Mexico City Games 2017, the NBA London Game 2018, and the NBA All-Star Game 2018 in Los Angeles. Marriott International has a long history of delivering travel experiences powered by the strongest lineup of prestigious partners including sports, music and culinary. Marriott International now has more than 100 million members in its three award-winning loyalty programs and this number is continuing to grow as travelers are exploring the Marriott portfolio of brands and member exclusive experiences. The company will go from strength to strength as it continues to invest in valuable partnerships with worldwide brands through which it can offer even more unique and memorable experiences to its loyal members.

“We are thrilled by the growing our fanbase in China and are committed to bringing more live NBA games and events to this part of the world,” said David Wang, Senior Vice President NBA China. “It is also enriching for our players to travel to China, experience the culture and interact with the passionate people as they visit the local community.”

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards are free to join. Existing members canlink their accounts and benefit from membership status match and points transfer. Follow Marriott Rewards and SPG WeChat accounts for the latest news and updates on all the exclusive experiences, member benefits and special offers at over 6,000+ hotels across a diverse portfolio of 30 brands.

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