Hotel Like a Pro


Behind the scenes video.


As the Official Travel Partner of the NBA, unveiled today a campaign spotlighting the ultimate road warriors — NBA players — who spend half of the season traveling and staying in hotel rooms. The campaign, Hotel like a Pro™, is headlined by two of the league’s biggest stars: two-time Kia NBA MVP Nikola Jokić and 2023 Eastern Conference Finals MVP Jimmy Butler.

Set to premiere during the marquee Christmas Day games, the Hotel like a Pro™ films feature Jokić and Butler as they share their own personal and peculiar hotel hacks with their up-and-coming teammates, guard Peyton Watson and rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. The spots also showcase’s newly launched rewards program, One Key, and the app’s smart shopping feature that helps travelers more easily compare and narrow down hotels in the app.

Known as “The Joker,” Jokić brings a touch of whimsy to the campaign as he combines his love for horses with hotel scouting on the app. A pony stars alongside the Serbian player and his teammate Watson as they search for pet-friendly hotels. In another spot, Jokić uses OneKeyCash to plan a trip home to his beloved Serbia — tune in to see if Watson is invited. Meanwhile, coffee connoisseur Butler, famous for starting a $20-a-cup coffee shop during the 2020 NBA Restart in Orlando, guides Jaquez through the art of comparing coffee, just like lets travelers compare hotels side by side in the app.

“This campaign is rooted in the insight that being on the road for over 40 games and 40,000 miles every season makes NBA players quite the hotel experts,” said Expedia Group’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing Michele Rousseau. “Teaming up with last season’s NBA conference MVPs adds that winning touch, inspiring fans to find their perfect somewhere and make the most of their hotel stay.”

This season marks’s fourth as the Official Travel Partner of the NBA. Filmed at the Roosevelt Hotel and Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the 10-, 15-, and 30-second films in this season’s campaign will air throughout the season in the U.S. and Canada. Fans will also see branding and campaign elements at arenas around the country and in the NBA2K video game.

This professional campaign titled 'Hotel Like a Pro' was published in United States in December, 2023. It was created for the brand:, by ad agency: PRETTYBIRD. This Film medium campaign is related to the Travel and Tourism industry and contains 5 media assets. It was submitted 4 months ago.


Pretty Bird
Director - Calmatic
President – Ali Brown
Head of Production – Rika Osenberg
Line Producer - Joey Zadwarny
Expedia Group
SVP, Global Brands and Creative - Michele Rosseau
Executive Creative Director - Nick Burd
Executive Creative Director - Drew Stalker
Vice President of Global Brand Marketing - Lish Kennedy
Creative Director - Anne Sanguinetti
Creative Director - Ben Bartels
ACD - Jon Klein
ACD - Dwight Williams
Senior Copywriter - Sasha Verma
Senior Art Director - Emily Ng
Director Brand Integrations - Shelby Case
Senior Brand Marketing Manager - Hillary Jensen
Brand Sponsorships Manager - Josh Bryant
Head of Integrated Production- Perrin Rausch
Executive Producer - Lindsey Wood
Senior Producer - Amy Kawahara
Assistant Creative Producer – Myles Tennell
Business Affairs Senior Manager – Grace Gambin
Business Affairs Manager - Alex Lebosq
Cabin Editing Company
Editor – Chan Hatcher
Executive Producer – Adam Becht
Senior Producer – Michelle Dorsch
Assistant Editor – Sidney Williams
Barking Owl
Gus Koven – Sound Design
Matt Keith – Mixer
KC Dosset – Producer
Colorist – Ricky Gausis
Finishing / VFX – Noah Caddis
Producer – Charlotte Preuss


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