IHG Hotels & Resorts increases commitment to Australian Rugby

Sat, Jul 6, 2024, 1:18 AM
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Rugby Australia (RA) is pleased to announce IHG Hotels & Resorts has increased its investment in Australian Rugby for seasons 2024 and 2025.
Rugby Australia (RA) is pleased to announce IHG Hotels & Resorts has increased its investment in Australian Rugby for seasons 2024 and 2025.

Rugby Australia (RA) is pleased to announce IHG Hotels & Resorts has increased its investment in Australian Rugby for seasons 2024 and 2025.

A partner with RA for over 22 years, IHG is now an official Major Partner of both the Wallabies and Wallaroos, elevating their overall support for the game.

The new partnership will see an increased brand presence in stadiums across Australia including signage, activations and added benefits for IHG One Rewards Members.

The IHG brand will also feature on both the Wallabies and Wallaroos playing shorts as well as across domestic Test matches from the double header on Saturday, 6 July at Allianz Stadium.

Dean Jones, Vice President Commercial – East Asia & Pacific (EAPAC), IHG Hotels & Resorts said: “IHG Hotels & Resorts is exceptionally proud to now be a Major Partner of both the Wallaroos and Wallabies, building on our partnership with Australian Rugby that has spanned more than 20 years.

“We are committed to powering diversity, equity and inclusion in everything we do, so we couldn’t be more excited to extend our active support for women’s sport through this new partnership.

“We look forward to providing money-can’t buy Rugby experiences for our IHG One Rewards members, and you can be sure that the IHG team will be out in force alongside the Australian community to support our national teams’ success at every game.”

Rugby Australia CEO Phil Waugh said: “The partnership with IHG is one of our longest standing with the Wallabies and Australian Rugby, and we’re pleased to expand that further into the Wallaroos program.

“Having our national teams supported off the field is pivotal to their performance on the field and the growth of this partnership is another important step for the Wallabies and Wallaroos.” IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s leading and largest hospitality companies, providing True Hospitality for Good in more than 6,300 destinations across 19 brands in over 100 countries. There are almost 100 open or pipeline properties in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, including well-loved brands such as InterContinental, Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, voco, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express. Over the past 22 years IHG & Rugby Australia have forged a strong partnership. In 2024, this alliance has reached new heights with IHG becoming a proud Major Partner of the Wallabies & Wallaroos national teams.

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