Hong Kong expects to welcome over 7,000 participants and 25,000 spectators for the first Gay Games in Asia in its 40-year history
Hong Kong, 18 November 2022 — As Platinum sponsor for Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023 (GGHK), Marriott Bonvoy – Marriott International’s extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands, award-winning loyalty program, and endless experiences – invites international visitors and locals alike to celebrate the historic event next year with a slew of promotional offers. Featuring 13 participating hotels from the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio in the city, Marriott Bonvoy’s “Feel Your Pride and Share Your Love” stay experiences are set to promise an unforgettable, Pride-filled Hong Kong experience.
“We are excited for the first-ever Gay Games in Asia in Hong Kong next year,” said Bart Buiring, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Marriott International, Asia Pacific. “We are proud to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion and strive to always create a welcoming environment where everyone can be their true authentic selves. We cannot wait to welcome travellers to our hotels to celebrate a week fuelled by inclusivity and authenticity.”
“With the abolition of the quarantine, and Hong Kong’s gradual relaxation of social distancing rules, we are ready to welcome over 30,000 visitors to our amazing city next year,” said Lisa Lam, co-chair of GGHK. “Hong Kong is a unique melting pot of east and west, offering an enticingly wide variety of activities for visitors, whether it’s our heritage and culture, world-class culinary offerings, energetic nightlife, or natural beauty. For many participants, this visit will be a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience that gives them a sense of belonging and empowerment, making friends for life.”
From now until 14 November 2023, Marriott Bonvoy offers an exclusive, tailored experience package, “Feel Your Pride and Share Your Love”, at all participating hotels for stays between 31 October, 2023 and 14 November, 2023. Each hotel stay experience features a wide array of unique add-ons from Pride-themed welcome gifts, tickets to must-visit attractions and Octopus cards.
The “Feel Your Pride and Share Your Love” stay experiences are now available for booking via the Marriott Bonvoy website or mobile app. To make the most out of their stay, guests can also join Marriott Bonvoy for free to start earning points towards hotel stays and dining to redeem for complimentary nights, exclusive Marriott Bonvoy MomentsTM experiences, and more.
Participating hotels in Hong Kong include:
- The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
- The St. Regis Hong Kong
- W Hong Kong
- JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong
- Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel
- Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott Hotel
- Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
- Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel
- Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong
- Four Points by Sheraton Hong Kong, Tung Chung
- Le Meridien Hong Kong, Cyberport
- Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong
- Courtyard by Marriott Hong Kong Sha Tin
Under the theme of “Unity In Diversity”, Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023 aims to promote unity and inclusion to help Hong Kong truly live up to its potential as a world-class city. International participants can immediately register online at GGHK2023.com to come to Hong Kong from 3-11 November 2023 and participate in this global extravaganza of sports, arts, culture, community and FUN. Gay Games 11 is co-hosted with Guadalajara and will be held in both Asia and Latin America for the first time in its 40-year history.
New sports added for Hong Kong feature Dodgeball, Trail Running, Dragonboat and the “mind sport” of Mahjong, in addition to Badminton, Field Hockey, Fencing, Football (Soccer), Marathon (half/full), Swimming, Road Races (5/10 km), Martial Arts, Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Sailing, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis and Track & Field.
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Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
More about the Gay Games Hong Kong 2023
Gay Games is a 9-days international world-class diversity festival with multi-sports, arts & culture events and opening & closing ceremonies organised by the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, +) community, organised every 4 years. The goal of the Gay Games is to emancipate LGBTQ+ people around the world by educating people through sport, arts & culture events —in a spirit of better understanding. The Gay Games are organised by Gay Games Hong Kong under license of the the Federation of Gay Games. The spirit of equality is enshrined in the Games’ principle of inclusion: Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best.
GGHK will take place on 3-11 November 2023, the first event of its kind in Asia under the theme “Unity in Diversity”. Supporting organisations include the Equal Opportunities Commission, InvestHK, BrandHK and the Hong Kong Tourism Board.