As an official partner of England Rugby, the tie up will build on Marriott’s involvement in the sport that includes the title sponsorship of the Marriott London 7s and a hotel at Twickenham boasting pitch-view suites.
The partnership will see business networking events hosted at Marriott hotels across the world. Marriott is also supporting digital and social media projects to facilitate business meetings and stays for members.
Commenting on the deal, Colm Hannon, founder of the Rugby Business Network, comments, “We are a rapidly growing community of over 15,000 business professionals and have hosted events in over 44 cities across the world. Having a global brand like Marriott join HSBC as sponsors, means we can continue to grow our membership and improve the experiences for those coming to our events.”
Osama Hirzalla, VP of brand marketing and e-commerce for Marriott in Europe, adds, “Rugby has always been a vehicle for business. With our renewed focus on changing the face of meetings and events, the Rugby Business Network is an ideal platform for us to connect with a targeted business community to showcase our fantastic hotels.”