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Join Angela Hartnett for an exclusive meal at Murano with Marriott Bonvoy points

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Following the success of the Clare Smyth event at Core last year (see photo below, my wife and I have our backs to the camera), Marriott Bonvoy is running an exclusive dinner with Angela Hartnett at Murano on 8th April.

Angela Hartnett Marriott Bonvoy dinner

There is a pre-meal cocktails and canape reception with Angela followed by a three course meal, with each course paired with a different wine.  You receive a signed cookbook to take home.

Packages are being auctioned, with a minimum bid of 30,000 points for two people.  You can bid here.

There are also packages including a night at the JW Marriott on Park Lane which you can bid for here.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (196)

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  • Jay says:

    OT – Seems Amex may have blocked referrals to branded cards. On Friday, sent a friend a referral link from my Plat, she tried to sign up for a Bapp but got an error msg during the process. She tried again over the weekend and can only see non- branded cards.

    • memesweeper says:

      Could have been a glitch? I referred from Plat -> Nectar at the weekend, no errors, but don’t know if the application was successful yet.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      In these cases the general advice Is Try another browser or laptop/pc

      Using private browsing can also help.

    • Jay says:

      Thanks both. I’ll ask her to use a different pc. She tried a different browser but that didn’t work.

      • Anna says:

        These “glitches” come and go. It’s worth re-trying during business hours.

      • ChrisC says:

        Should try and clear cookies.

        I do it on a regular basis anyway just to keep the browser from getting cluttered up and yiu can never be sure what data they are passing on.

        • LewisB says:

          My friend had this issue this morning. Laptop would only show the card I referred from, mobile however would list them all. Bizarre.

        • john says:

          Could be some a-b testing as to why you see different on different interfaces

        • Charlieface says:

          Adblocker is often the issue

    • Mr Dee says:

      It has been a safari issue for me, using chrome no problem and they all show up, bizarre script issue it seems

  • memesweeper says:

    Interesting that Barclaycard feels the need to take action to ‘help’ Curve enforce their own T&Cs. However, if there are those in the established industry who are getting hacked off with Curve, I’d far far rather they took the sort of action Barclaycard have just done, rather than blocking the use of a card *through* Curve, as Amex have done.

  • Elguiri says:

    O/T slightly, for those hoping to take cash out of ATM with curve linked to Lloyds avios card, Lloyds took 3% from me in my last statement. I was under the impression only Tesco bank was actually charging.

    • Simon says:

      I still like curve as a product to replace/front your other cards but your Lloyds news plus the Barclaycard letters does make it look like the beginning of the end for hfp readers.

    • Louise says:

      Lloyds haven’t charged me for last month.

    • Mr. AC says:

      Y’all are crazy folk. I stopped any and all cash withdrawals and/or paying off credit card bills with Curve as soon as MCC passthru was announced.

      • Louise says:

        I’ve earned my Lloyd’s voucher thanks to it but understand they could charge at any time

  • Craig says:

    OT: Any recommendations for one night in Atlanta? Arriving at about 6pm with a plan to drop off the hire car and then catch Uber to the airport at about 5pm the next day. So would like to be central and walking distance from bars/restaurants.

    The other option would be to stay at the airport and use MARTA into the city for some daytime mooching?

    There’s so many options my head is hurting!

    • TheSkintTraveller says:

      Can you pay Brighton using Curve linked to Tesco MC?

      • Waddle says:

        I think you can pay but Tesco treats the transaction as a cash advance thus leveraging a fee and you’ll get no Clubcard points. I think.

      • Memesweeper says:

        Absolutely don’t do this

    • Toddy says:

      Ref: Atlanta, I stayed in the Hilton Embassy Suites by Centennial park a few weeks ago.
      Hotel is ok in terms of rooms etc but location is perfect for all the main tourist sites (walking distance to Olympic park, aquarium, Coca Cola world, centre for human rights, Mercedes Benz stadium etc).
      Uber is only about $18 to the airport.

      • AndyGWP says:

        For similar reasons, we stayed at Hilton Atlanta (255 Courtland Street) – not as close, but not a long walk either. It was fine, though first room we were given had been used for smoking (was non-smoking room), so they moved us to a massive suite.

        As Gold, I got free (buffet style) breakfast in the ‘restaurant’ on the top floor, and access to the lounge (no alcoholic drinks from what I recall, but soft-drinks and snacks etc)

        • Craig says:

          Thanks, I’d read mixed reviews about the Hilton, especially if you end up there when there’s a big conference?

    • Scallder says:

      W Downtown was a decent stay and easily walkable to a lot of the downtown part.

  • Ali says:

    Thanks or sharing that, will do next time 😉

  • Alan says:

    OT but Barclaycard related.

    Last week I received a letter saying that they wan to increase my card limit. My question is… Does it look better, when applying fro any new cards, if I accept the increased limit (thus raisng my total available) or reject the raise (possibly causing a concern that I might not be able to handle an increase)?

    • Richard says:

      Depends on your current credit available:income ratio

      • Alan says:

        OK, thanks. I do have a considerable number of cards on the go at the moment – all of which are paid off, in full, monthly of course.

    • John says:

      If you reject everything stays the same and no other card providers will know an increase was offered

  • Luckyjim says:

    OT but Curve related. I need to pay for villa in USD but don’t have a good FX card. I’m not chasing a sign bonus either do I’m thinking of using my curve or Revolut. Any thoughts on what protection I’d have if the villa agency turns out to be scam operation? Would I be better to swallow the 3% fee and pay with a proper credit card?

    • Andrew L says:

      If you can, just pay a small amount on credit card and use Curve for the rest. That way you still get Section 75 protection on the whole amount from the credit card company.

      • Anna says:

        Haven’t you got to pay £100 or something on a credit card for the protection to kick in?

        • Shoestring says:

          no, it can be £1 to get full S75 protection – the item must cost £100-£30,000, no more, no less

  • Roxanna Zea says:

    O/T – Just got an alert from Revolut – introduce 5 friends in the next 5 days and get yourself a free Metal card!

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