Marriott International Delivers Fan-Tastic NFL Experiences for Guests This Season
From a First-of-its-Kind Courtyard Virtual Reality Dome to Exclusive Marriott Rewards and SPG Moments, Marriott Ups Its Game this Season with New Fan Offerings
BETHESDA, Md. - Sept. 14, 2017 // PRNewswire // - Marriott International knows that NFL fans are always looking for unrivaled experiences to engage with their favorite players or catch their team's games throughout the season. In its seventh year as an NFL partner, Marriott is giving its guests unparalleled access to exclusive events and moments unavailable anywhere else - from Courtyard by Marriott's Super Bowl Sleepover Contest to weekly phone calls with NFL insider Adam Schefter.
"As longtime sponsors as the 'Official Hotel of the NFL,' we know NFL fans value epic experiences that bring them closer to the game," said Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer for Marriott International. "This season, we have taken our NFL partnership to a new level offering fans and loyal guests unrivaled experiences - whether it's waking up on the field at Super Bowl LII with Courtyard's Super Bowl Sleepover Contest or VIP gameday experiences for members of our loyalty programs from around the world, including growing NFL markets like Mexico City and London."
Courtyard Brings Super Bowl Sleepover Contest to the Streets of New York City with Ultra High-Tech 3D Virtual Reality Dome Experience
Back by popular demand, Courtyard kicks off the season with its Super Bowl Sleepover Contest, giving one fan the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to wake up on the field of Super Bowl LII, transforming a field-level suite at the stadium into a Courtyard guestroom. As the "Official Hotel of the NFL," Courtyard will host the winner and a guest for a night of awe-inspiring, in-stadium experiences and access to exclusive events throughout the weekend, culminating in tickets to Super Bowl LII. Fans can enter the contest by sharing their most unique, one-of-a-kind NFL fan photos via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CourtyardSuperBowlContest through November 3rd.
This season, Courtyard is also giving fans the chance to virtually experience the ultimate prize through a fully customized 3D virtual reality dome on September 28, 2017 in the Flatiron District of New York. A first for the hospitality industry, Courtyard will combine a virtual hotel experience within an unparalleled 360° public experience where fans will feel like they are standing on the field at the Super Bowl stadium. Courtyard will also be one of the first brands to utilize fully immersive virtual reality programming, with content running floor to ceiling in the dome, making fans feel like they are truly in the experience.
Adam Schefter Headlines Exclusive Marriott Rewards and SPG Moments This NFL Season
Marriott Rewards, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members continue to have access to once-in-a-lifetime experiences available exclusively on Marriott Rewards Moments and for the first time on SPG Moments. These range from private concerts with chart-topping current artists, skills and drills clinics with future Hall of Famers, and cooking classes with Michelin rated chefs, to lunch with NFL players, tours of NFL Studios, and watching Super Bowl LII from a decked suite outside.
This season, Marriott Rewards is again collaborating with NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Members are invited to bid on the money-can't-buy opportunity to have a weekly phone call with Schefter throughout the season, to get the latest behind the scenes information, along with fantasy football tips, advice and strategy, so that they can impress their friends in their fantasy football league. In addition, loyalty members can enjoy experiences including:
- NFL Films, NFL Network and NFL HQ Tours paired with gameday tickets
- Gameday experiences for select NFL teams including the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins
- Exclusive access to the London and Mexico City games
- NFL Shop and NFL Merchandise perks making it even easier to sport their favorite team's gear
Both Marriott Rewards and SPG members can bid on these moments using points at www.moments.marriottrewards.com or https://auction.starwoodhotels.com/. Marriott's unmatched Pro Bowl and Super Bowl moments will be announced and auctioned in the coming weeks.
Marriott Packs its Bags, Bringing NFL Offerings to Fans Internationally
With NFL games returning to London and Mexico City this year, Marriott is bringing exciting experiences to fans in those cities throughout the season. For the first time as an NFL partner, Courtyard is expanding its exclusive NFL experiences to fans internationally by launching a Super Bowl contest in Mexico in the coming weeks, giving one lucky fan the chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LII.
In London, Marriott Rewards will offer unique opportunities via the Moments platform, giving members exclusive access to the highly-anticipated games at Wembley this season.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott offers a refreshing environment that helps guests stay connected, productive and balanced. Intuitive services and design accommodate guests' needs for choice and control. With more than 1,100 locations in nearly 50 countries and territories, Courtyard is proud to participate in the industry's award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information or reservations, visit courtyard.marriott.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow @CourtyardHotels on Twitter and Instagram.
About Marriott Rewards
Marriott International's award-winning loyalty program - Marriott Rewards - spans 18 unique and iconic global brands and over 4,300 distinctive properties. Members of Marriott Rewards® - which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® - can link their accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for expanded benefits including instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer across portfolios. When members book their stays on Marriott.com 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. 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 luxury and distinctive hotel brands in more than 1,400 properties in 96 countries and territories around the world. 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 spg.com, spg.com/pro and spg.com/moments and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. SPG members can now also link their accounts with Marriott Rewards® - which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® - for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer at spg.com/Marriott.
SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.