Rugby League World Cup 2013 unveil Marriott Hotels & Resorts as official partner
23 January 2013 14:41pm
By Martin Johnson, RLWC2013
Rugby League World Cup 2013 today announced Marriott Hotels & Resorts as the Official Hotel Partner of the tournament.
Rugby League World Cup 2013 today announced Marriott Hotels & Resorts as the Official Hotel Partner of the tournament. Marriott will host all 14 competing nations at base camps across the UK and Ireland.
Rugby League World Cup 2013 kicks off on Saturday October 26, 2013 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, with matches played in England, Wales, Ireland and France.
The competition's structure will consist of two groups of four and two groups of three.
England are drawn alongside arch-rivals Australia as well as Fiji and Ireland in Group A; Rugby League World Cup holders New Zealand will face Pacific Island rivals Papua New Guinea and Samoa along with France in Group B.
Scotland will face Tonga and Italy in Group C and joint hosts Wales have been drawn against the Cook Islands and the USA in Group D.
Sally Bolton, RLWC2013 Tournament General Manager said: "It's fantastic that we are able to announce Marriott Hotels & Resorts as our Official Hotel Partner today. They will provide an excellent service to our teams and just as importantly to both our home fans and the influx of overseas visitors the tournament will bring.
"This announcement is a great way for us to kick off the year and is the first of a raft of partnerships we will be announcing over the coming months."
Osama Hirzalla, vice president brand marketing and ecommerce for Marriott International in Europe said: "We are delighted to have been chosen by RLWC2013 as the tournament's Official Hotel Partner. It will be a privilege to host the teams at our hotels across the UK as they prepare for their biggest sporting challenge, and we also hope to welcome the many thousands of fans from the UK and across the world as they travel to support their countries."
Papua New Guinea Head Coach Adrian Lam was at Headingley Carnegie on Monday night to watch the Rhinos clash with St Helens as he checked out the venue where the Kumuls will take on World Champions New Zealand on Friday 8th November. Make sure you are there to see this exciting clash by visiting www.rlwc2013.com to book your ticket
We received a lovely email this morning from the dad of a family who attended the St Helens game on Monday night that we would like to share with you because it shows the unique atmosphere you help create here on match nights at Headingley Carnegie.