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Marriott Moments are back at the O2 in London

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Marriott relaunched its Marriott Moments ‘experiences’ platform a couple of weeks ago, although there were no UK events at that point.

They have now started to filter through, albeit slowly. The Moments website is here.

First up are three sets of concert tickets:

(EDIT 8pm Thursday – the tickets have now been removed from the Marriott website. The Four Tops concert has been postponed until 2022 and the Genesis tickets will hopefully be relaunched later.)

  • Four Tops on 10th October
  • Genesis on 12th October and 13th October

There are six pairs of tickets for each concert.

The Marriott Bonvoy Suite at the O2 is impressive. Assuming the usual pre-covid set-up returns, there is a free hot buffet served before the concert and a free bar all night. I have been multiple times, and here is a review by Anika of how the Marriott Bonvoy suite works.

A picture of the suite is below. The only caveat is that it is a long way from the stage, so if you want to be close to the action – hard at the O2 – it isn’t the place for you. It’s better for casual fans who appreciate the ability to wander in and out of the suite at will during the evening.

There is one snag. Marriott has decided to auction tickets for the three concerts above. Bids have opened at 50,000 points for two people which – based on our 0.5p valuation of a Marriott Bonvoy point – is already a fair price. Let’s see if the impact of lots of people having lots of unspent points pushes up the bidding to a silly level.

If you click here you bring up all of the London events on the Marriott Moments site.

We’ll let you know when the Manchester United VIP packages return – we know that Marriott still has its box.

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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (December 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 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits each year 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

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 (15)

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  • Andrew says:

    Sounds like Virgin did forget about it – they’ve had since January (when status match was announced) to come up with a system! I guess they did have more important things to worry about, so it’s understandable, but still pretty poor show.

    • Jonathan says:

      Tbf to them, they only returned to T3 in the last few weeks & that was at fairly short notice so it would have been bottom of the list of priorities.

      Presumably they will have a limited validity as well so you’re better off not getting them till there’s a vague return to normal schedules otherwise they’ll expire unused.

    • Oh! Matron! says:

      Not sure that’s true: Is travel back to normal yet? Nope. Is this the first time we’ve been reminded of it? probably. So it’s not exactly at the front of everyone’s mind. And if you’ve been to the Clubhouse when it’s busy, you’d understand the frustration for a customer if the front desk responded with, “There’s no room at the inn!”

  • Paul Stevens says:

    BA screwed me over yet again. Needed to get to Edinburgh and had the option of London City or Heathrow. London City was ~£100 more overall (for two) but we booked that as we live near it and so it is much more convenient. Fast forward a few months and BA cancel the City flight and put us onto the Heathrow one. Of course now the Heathrow has gone up to close to what we originally paid so it looks like for like. But if I had booked Heathrow at the time I would have saved ~£100.

    Is there anything I can do in this situation? It really seems unfair.

    • Save East Coast Rewards says:

      It’s not really being screwed over, I don’t think BA has something against me even though they love cancelling my Bologna flights.

      Your options are:
      – Cancel for a full refund, maybe rebook on LNER
      – Move to another LCY flight if there’s ones still operating
      – Accept the LHR flight and remember in the current situation cancellations are commonplace so it’s not worth paying extra for the perfect flight.

      Once your flight is cancelled you have freedom to move it to another flight even if that flight was more expensive.

      So when I book flights I book for the day I want to travel, I won’t pay extra for more convenient flights knowing they could well be cancelled.

      • Nick says:

        The other option is to ask BA to move you back onto a LCY flight at an alternative time. There are still flights from there to Scotland, just not as many. They don’t know which option you would find most convenient so picked one for you… but you don’t have to accept it, you can ask for an alternative that suits you.

        • Save East Coast Rewards says:

          I did mention that 🙂
          – Move to another LCY flight if there’s ones still operating

          For some reason (well I’ve missed flying CityFlyer since I’ve been out the UK!) I’m flying LBA-BHD-LCY tomorrow and both flights appear to be very busy.

          • Paul Stevens says:

            Unfortunately I have to travel up on the Saturday and there are no other LCY flights that day. I feel I’ve been screwed over.

  • N says:

    15k a pair was my best price for the Marriott O2 box, and for a gig I actually wanted to go to. Win win all round.

    • Kevin C says:

      Looking back I usually paid 45k but Childish Gambino was only 20k.

    • Nick says:

      I last used 45K for ‘The Script’ gig at the end of February 2020. I’m guessing it was one of the last gigs before lockdown. Mind you, it was probably a super-spreader too! Jam packed! Always, enjoyable, but, as Rob says, you are a long way back!

  • Gin and Tonic Please says:

    Looks like the O2 Suite has been pulled from the Moments website again – it’s no longer showing anything for the UK.

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