In July 2015, Marriott was named the Official Hotel of several marquee National Basketball Association (NBA) events around the world. Today, Marriott International, Inc. expands partnership with NBA by announcing Marriott Rewards, the company’s award-winning loyalty program as the presenting partner of the NBA Global Games London 2016, featuring the Orlando Magic playing the Toronto Raptors at The O2 on January 14, 2016.
Marriott is the first company to partner with the NBA across international games on five different continents.
Marriott Rewards will give basketball fans and celebrities a chance to pursue their passion for basketball with two days of fun throughout London. An iconic double decker bus will be branded NBA and Marriott Rewards complete with an NBA hoop. Celebrities, including soccer star Didier Drogba, will make appearances at the bus proving their shooting skills and sharing the experience with their fans on social media using the hashtag #AroundTheWorld. Two lucky fans will be recruited on social media to join these celebrities for an on-court experience during the NBA Global Games London 2016* with one fan winning one million Marriott Rewards points toward a trip around the world**.
In addition to the festivities, up to 30 Marriott Rewards Elite members will get a chance to watch the game from premium seats at The O2, as well as attend a meet and greet with former NBA players Horace Grant and Rick Fox. As the presenting partner of NBA Global Games London 2016, Marriott Rewards will receive prominent brand exposure, including event logo inclusion and on-court and in-arena signage.
NBA Global Games London 2016 presented by Marriott Rewards will air live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Showcase.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the UK who are at least 18 years of age. Begins 12:00 noon GMT 12/1/16; ends 12:00 noon GMT 13/1/16. For complete Official Rules and eligibility, visit: https://mrpoints.chirpify.com/prizedraw/AroundTheWorld. Sponsor: Marriott International, Inc.
** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to the two (2) winners of the social media prize draw (above) who are at least 18 years of age. Complete Terms & Conditions will be available at the NBA Global Games London 2016. Sponsor: Marriott International, Inc.