The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced an agreement with HotelPlanner, a leading travel technology company and provider of sports league accommodations, to become the Official Hotel Booking Partner of PFL.
Under the terms of the multi-year partnership, HotelPlanner will host a discounted booking engine for PFL’s roster of elite talent, as well as PFL executives and staff. Additionally, HotelPlanner will build travel packages for PFL fans to travel to league events in the United States and then to global competitions.
“As the Professional Fighters League continues to experience rapid growth, we’re thrilled to be partnering with HotelPlanner to provide best-in-class accommodations for our athletes and corporate team,” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “It is critical we provide MMA fans with premium experiences and look forward to offering curated travel packages to domestic PFL events and on a global scale in the near future.”
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive provider of hotel accommodations to the Professional Fighters League and their incredible fan base to ensure a seamless and stress-free booking and travel experience,” says Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder & CEO, HotelPlanner. “We have always looked to partner with innovative sports teams and leagues who are creating brand new markets and fan bases while supporting their communities. We found that with PFL.”
The partnership announcement coincides with the most exciting month in MMA, as the PFL hosts playoff events on Aug. 13, 19 and 27 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The Final Four fighters from across six divisions are set to take the next step towards earning a world title and $1 million purse that comes with it, as just 12 finalists will go on to compete in the 2021 PFL Championship later this year. All three events will air live on ESPN networks and streaming platforms.
Professional Fighters League has quickly established itself as the No. 2 MMA company in the world. With the addition of world-class talent – from elite fighters to established business executives – and partnering with industry leading brands such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, Geico, DraftKings, Bose, CarParts.com, BetMGM, Air Force Reserve, US Marines, Acronis, Upper Deck and others, the PFL continues to accelerate its global expansion.
HotelPlanner is a leading provider of online group travel for a wide variety of professional and amateur sports teams and millions of group event planners globally. The company’s robust artificial intelligence technology and automated rate checkers provide travelers with highly competitive rates from an inventory of more than 1 million hotels and alternative accommodations. HotelPlanner has a network of more than 50,000 direct hotel partners worldwide. HotelPlanner expects 2021 to see a large resurgence in sports-related travel as teams allow fans back in the stands.
About Professional Fighters League
Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the first and only to present MMA in the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship. PFL is the innovation leader with the PFL SmartCage delivering viewers on-screen fight analytics and real-time prop bets. PFL Roster is second to none with 25% of its fighters ranked in the top 25 in their weight-class. All PFL 2021 Season events are live in primetime on ESPN2/ESPN+ in the U.S. (typically on Thursdays), as well as on leading broadcast and streaming outlets in 160 countries worldwide.