Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Marriott Bonvoy cuts the cost of its ATP Tennis VIP points packages at the O2

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

Two weeks ago, I told you that VIP tickets for the ATP tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London next month had appeared on the Marriott Bonvoy site.

This is the traditional ‘end of season’ event where the top ranked players play for the notional title of ‘annual champion’.  London has lost the rights to hold this tournament from 2021 – it will be moving to Turin – so this is one of your last chances to see it.

When I wrote my earlier article, packages started at 75,000 points for two tickets.  As I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p when used for a hotel room, you were giving up £375+ of free nights by redeeming for this.  I said that “I personally think this is a little high” and it seems Marriott agreed.

The ‘buy it now’ VIP packages now start at 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for two tickets.

All tickets are for the Marriott Moments suite which we have reviewed various times in the past, eg here.  It is fully catered with a hot buffet and an open bar.  It is on Level 3 so you are quite high up – you can see the suites in the picture above.

At 50,000 points, I think this becomes more interesting.  You’re still trading off £250 of free hotel room, but you will be seeing the top tennis players in the world.

The remaining Marriott Moments packages can be found here.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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 Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

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