A few weeks ago, Marriott relaunched its Marriott Moments ‘experiences’ platform, although there were no UK events at that point.
After a while, a couple of concerts popped up at the O2 in London. No sooner had we written about them than they disappeared.
It turned out that the tickets had gone live by mistake. This also explains why the tickets were launched as an auction rather than the ‘buy it now’ format that is more usual with the O2.
Everything is now up and running again. The Moments website is here.
At the O2 in London you can buy:
- Genesis on 12th October and 13th October (75,000 points for two tickets)
- Erasure on 17th October (45,000 points for two tickets)
There are seven 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 above. 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.
Meanwhile, in Manchester ….
Tickets have been released for the first two Manchester United redemptions of the season.
These are being offered as an auction, unfortunately, so you can’t make firm plans just yet.
Each lot contains two tickets to watch the match from the private Marriott Hotels M Club lounge at Old Trafford, complete with complimentary food and drink.
You can currently bid for:
- Manchester United v Everton on 2nd October (bids start at 40,000 points for two people)
- Manchester United v Liverpool on 24th October (bids start at 50,000 points for two people)
There are seven pairs of tickets for each game.
I’m not sure why the minimum bids are different, given that they are very likely to be pushed higher during the course of the auction …..
The Moments website is here if you want to bid for the football or redeem for the O2.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)
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.
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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(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.)