To celebrate its millionth mobile check-in using the Marriott Mobile app, Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) is announcing a sweepstakes across its portfolio of brands at hotels in India and ten other countries.
Marriott Rewards or Ritz-Carlton Rewards members who reside in a variety of countries all over the world can check in with the Marriott Mobile app for a stay at any Marriott hotel in 11 participating countries (Austria, Canada, China, France, India, Mexico, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom) that offer mobile check-in are entered in the lucky draw running from now to December 31, 2015. The special offer extends across the 14 brands including JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels, and Marriott Hotels.
Every month, five Marriott Rewards members will be awarded 50,000 points each. A grand prize winner will be awarded 250,000 points in January 2016. Winners of the giveaway Marriott Rewards points can redeem them for a host of benefits, including upgrades and complimentary room nights at 3,700 hotels in over 70 countries. For example, 50,000 points could be used for stays such as two nights at JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa in India and SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center in the USA. Room upgrades can also be redeemed on the spot, with benefits extending to spa pampering, golfing, fine dining, air tickets, car hire, cruises, holiday packages and shopping – including top brands from Apple, Nikon and Canon to designers like Michael Kors and Prada.
More information about Marriott Rewards points redemption is available at http://www.marriott.com/rewards/use-points.mi
To enter the sweepstakes, please visit http://mobileapp.marriott.com/win/. Just register, then download the Marriott mobile app and log in to your Marriott Rewards account. The next time you use Mobile Check-In before staying at a Marriott property, your name will be entered into the sweepstakes. For Official Rules that explain who is eligible, how to enter, and how winners are selected, see http://mobileapp.marriott.com/official-rules-english/.
Guests can check-in after 4 pm the day before their arrival and will receive an automatic notification when their room is ready. The mobile check-in feature is part of the free and newly updated Marriott Mobile App available in the Apple iTunes Store and Google Play. For more information and to download the app go to: http://mobileapp.marriott.com/.
To kick off the sweepstakes, Marriott partnered with What’s Trending founder and host Shira Lazar and Jeana Smith, founder of Prank vs. Prank to give the millionth mobile check-in guest the surprise of a lifetime. Marriott Rewards member Hunter Swift and his wife, Tina, checked in to the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and received a surprise party complete with a DJ, bellhop acrobats, dancers, and the gift of one million Marriott Rewards points. Click here to watch the celebration on YouTube.
“We are thrilled that mobile check-in has proven to be so wildly popular with our members, surpassing our millionth check-in. We are celebrating by rewarding our loyal guests with a sweepstakes and the chance to win a share of one million Marriott Rewards points when they use mobile check-in,” said Ms. Peggy Fang Roe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific at Marriott International.
About Marriott International:
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 80 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.
About Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 16 brands and more than 4,000 properties worldwide. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at over 4,000 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” eight years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests can visit MarriottRewards.com.