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Game on Africa – Marriott International partners with NBA Africa Game 2017

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – Marriott International’s ongoing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) is heading to South Africa, for NBA Africa Game 2017. Marriott will bring the excitement of the NBA to members of its award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards, with unique experiences including VIP tickets to the game and the chance to interact and meet with NBA legends and an exclusive sweepstakes for South African residents.

Marriott Rewards members in South Africa can now enter the Sweepstakes at YouAreHereWithMarriott.com for a chance to win a weekend stay for two at the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Melrose Arch in Johannesburg. Additionally, the winner will enjoy access to an exclusive meet and greet, an intimate breakfast with an NBA player or Legend and tickets to watch the NBA’s Team Africa take on Team World in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and and SOS Children’s Villages South Africa (SOSCVSA). NBA Africa Game 2017 will take place Saturday, Aug. 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg.

“We are committed to creating unforgettable moments for our loyal members, and what better way to do so than offering exclusive access to, on and off court action at NBA Africa Game 2017,” said Neal Jones Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Basketball enjoys great popularity throughout the world, and has a growing fanbase in South Africa. This is an opportunity for us to engage with our loyal members through their passion for the sport and give them a once-in-a lifetime experience while amplifying the benefits of our Loyalty Program.”

NBA Africa Game 2017 is the latest event in Marriott’s partnership with the NBA that began in 2016 and provides loyalty members and hotel guests who are passionate about basketball with enriching and exclusive experiences. In addition to tickets to the game, Marriott will also host select members and guests at a special reception featuring meet and greets with former and current NBA players and mascots.

Marriott Rewards members can earn points or miles across 30 brands and more than 6,100 hotels worldwide, including Protea Hotels by Marriott, the leading hospitality brand in Africa, and enjoy benefits such as free Wi-Fi and Marriott Rewards member rates.

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