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Visa Celebrates Rio 2016 Olympic Games With Visa VIP Lounges Exclusively for Visa Chase United Cardmembers

07/07/2016

Visa VIP Lounges Across Five Locations Will Feature Appearances by Olympic Athletes, Olympic Games-Themed Giveaways, Brazilian-Themed Food and Beverage, and More

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Visa announced the creation of five Visa VIP Lounges exclusively for Visa Chase United Cardmembers to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Courtesy of Visa, the Visa VIP Lounges will offer exclusive experiences in the following locations – Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. For four days in Rio de Janeiro, Visa Chase Cardmembers can enjoy a complimentary retreat at the world famous Copacabana Beach while attending the Olympic Games, hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders. In each U.S. location, Visa Chase Cardmembers can experience a one-night version of the Visa VIP Lounge and get up close and personal with superstar Olympians and hear their exciting stories. All Visa VIP Lounges will have Olympic athletes, Olympic Games-themed merchandise giveaways, Brazilian-inspired food and drinks, and other fun activities.

Rio de Janeiro VIP Lounge Details

The Rio de Janeiro Visa VIP Lounge will be open August 11th through August 14th from 6 p.m.2 a.m. The venue is located at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. General admission to the Rio Visa VIP Lounge is complimentary and does not require a reservation. Cardmembers can simply show their Visa Chase United Credit Card to enter with up to three guests.

Special features at the Rio de Janeiro Visa VIP Lounge include:

  • Olympic athlete meet-and-greets with Summer Sanders (swimming) and Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics)
  • Great food, beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Olympic Games-themed merchandise giveaways
  • Large-screen TVs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lounge seating

U.S. Visa VIP Lounges Details

Access to the U.S. Visa VIP Lounges is by reservation and can be booked by Cardmembers for $25 per person using their Visa Chase United Credit Card. All proceeds will be donated to the United States Olympic Committee. The schedules for the U.S. Visa VIP Lounges are:

  • Los Angeles, CA: Saturday, August 6th from 5-9 p.m. local
    • Location: The Mixing Room900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
    • Olympic athletes scheduled to appear: Amanda Beard (swimming), Brandi Chastain (soccer) and Bode Miller (skiing)
  • San Francisco, CA: Sunday, August 7th from 5-9 p.m. local
    • Location: Stock in Trade – 2036 Lombard St., San Francisco, CA 94123
    • Olympic athletes scheduled to appear: Amanda Beard (swimming), Brandi Chastain (soccer) and Jonny Moseley (skiing)
  • Chicago, IL: Thursday, August 11th from 6-10 p.m. local
    • Location: Fremont15 W. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    • Olympic athletes scheduled to appear: Amanda Beard (swimming), Kerri Strug (gymnastics), Jonny Moseley (skiing) and Tim Morehouse (fencing)
  • New York, NY: Saturday, August 13th from 7-11 p.m. local
    • Location: The 40/40 Club – 6 W. 25th St., New York, NY 10010
    • Olympic athletes scheduled to appear: Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track and field), Amanda Beard (swimming), Kerri Strug (gymnastics) and Tim Morehouse (fencing)

Special features at the U.S. Visa VIP Lounges include:

  • Olympic athlete meet-and-greets and Q&As
  • Brazilian-themed food, beer, wine and soft drinks
  • Olympic Games-themed merchandise giveaways
  • Large-screen TVs
  • Wi-Fi

For more information on the Visa VIP Lounges, please visit www.VisaVIPLounge.com.

About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world's most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Visa is not a bank and does not issue cards, extend credit or set rates and fees for consumers. Visa's innovations, however, enable its financial institution customers to offer consumers more choices: pay now with debit, pay ahead of time with prepaid or pay later with credit products. For more information, visit usa.visa.com/about-visa, visacorporate.tumblr.com and @VisaNews.

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