Marriott Bonvoy has launched its annual Wimbledon Centre Court tennis redemptions. This year, there is an additional ‘buy it now’ deal available for the pre-Wimbledon exhibition tournament at The Hurlingham Club.
Let’s look at Wimbledon first.
Marriott has teamed up with ex-Wimbledon champion Stan Smith again. There are 8 pairs of Centre Court tickets up for auction. The date is Tuesday 9th July, which is the second week and will feature the Ladies Quarter Finals.
Historically these packages have included a group lunch but this does not seem to be the case this year. You do get a ‘meet and greet’ with Stan during the day, however. You can bid here, with a minimum bid of 75,000 Bonvoy points required.
If you want to get an idea of value, buying the same tickets via wimbledondebentureholders.com – the main resale website – would cost £2,300 per pair.
The second set of packages are for the Aspall Tennis Classic tournament at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham, which is the week before Wimbledon. This is more of a garden party atmosphere and is recommended if you are less bothered about the tennis and more bothered about having a pleasant day out in the sun.
Marriott has packages for Thursday 27th June. You get:
- Canapé reception
- Two-course gourmet lunch
- Three exhibition tennis matches
- Use of a private box
- Afternoon tea
This is a ‘buy it now’ redemption priced at 45,000 Bonvoy points for two tickets. You can redeem here. There were four pairs remaining as of last night.
Alternatively, you can bid (not ‘buy it now’) for the same package on Wednesday 26th June, but this comes with a tennis lesson from one of the ‘legends’ playing in the tournament. You can bid for this one here.
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