IHG extends partnership with Rugby Australia

IHG is extending its long-term partnership with Rugby Australia until the end of 2024 as Official Supplier and Official Hotel Supplier to the Wallabies.

After two decades of working in partnership, Rugby Australia has commended IHG for its longstanding commitment to the sport.

“They have stuck with us through the ups and downs, always making sure our teams feel welcome and at home away from home,” said Rugby Australia CEO Andy Marinos.

“Being able to expand this relationship shows an alignment of values ​​and passion for the game, and we are extremely grateful to have IHG as a long-time partner in our game.”

IHG has also extended its agreement with SANZAR as exclusive hotel partner at the Super Rugby Pacific and The Rugby Championship tournaments.

“IHG has a long relationship with Rugby Australia and we are honored not only to extend our partnership with Rugby Australia and SANZAR, but also to celebrate 20 years of successful collaboration and to welcome players and staff to our network,” said said IHG’s vice president of commercial. for Japan, Australasia and the Pacific, Dean Jones.

As part of the partnership, the Wallabies, Wallaroos, Men’s and Women’s 7s and Super W teams, as well as Rugby Australia operational teams and executives, will all stay at IHG properties in Australia and Nova Scotia. Zeeland.

“Our hospitality teams love welcoming Wallabies and players from around the world and providing a safe and secure environment for them to perform at their best on the pitch,” Jones said.

“The extension of the Rugby Australia and SANZAR contracts is a clear sign of confidence in our abilities, and we are delighted to extend these partnerships.”

SANZAR CEO Brendan Morris praised IHG’s support.

“In running two of international rugby’s top competitions (Super Rugby Pacific and The Rugby Championship), it’s important to provide teams with world-class support so they can perform at their best,” he said. he declares.

“With IHG, we know we partner with the best in the business. We would like to thank IHG and all hotels for their incredible support over the past two years throughout the global pandemic and look forward to of a successful extension of our partnership.

IHG also announced a partnership with European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) until the end of the 2025 season.

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