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See the Monaco Grand Prix with your Marriott Bonvoy points

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Marriott Bonvoy has rolled out its annual packages to see the Monaco Grand Prix, which includes an opportunity to watch the race from a VIP yacht chartered by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.

Packages are now available for bidding on this page of the Marriott Bonvoy Moments site.

Options include:

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  • Access to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team penthouse apartment in Monaco on Qualifying Day on Saturday, with views overlooking the start-finish straight of the circuit and the chance to mingle with team personnel

  • An exclusive sleepover on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team yacht, Liquid Sky, for the member and their guest

  • The chance to be on the tri-deck yacht on Race Day on Sunday, providing prime race viewing along Tabac corner, indoor spaces with seating and screens and all-inclusive food & beverage

The bad news is that these packages always go for crazy numbers of points, so don’t get your hopes up.

The good news is that there are also standard tickets for Qualifying Day and Race Day available for auction, with bids currently as low as 15,000 points for Qualifying Day on 28th May.

You can see what is available, and bid, 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 (June 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 13th June, the sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card is doubled to 60,000 Membership Rewards points (worth 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) – and you get £200 to spend at Amex Travel too! Apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points AND a £200 Amex Travel voucher until 13th June! 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 (80)

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  • BrianN says:

    Do we know or have any indication yet what status the ihg creation premium credit card provides under the new scheme?

    I’m now diamond elite but I won’t retain it after this year so wondering if I’ll drop down to platinum or gold as a result of holding the annual fee paying creation credit card.

    Thanks, Brian

    • Will says:

      Earn bought points with the card and should get diamond (I earned spire through the card and am now diamond)

      • sean says:

        I see the new points is now 120k for diamond elite, which is a lot more than what was required for Spire

        • Rob says:

          You wanted free breakfast, lounge access and suite upgrades – you got it. But not for 55,000 status points ….

          The sweet spot may be doing 20 nights, which triggers 1 suite upgrade valid for a 5 night stay, confirmed 14 days before arrival, including at InterCons. Suites are guaranteed if available for cash sale.

          • Harrier25 says:

            I wonder if buying Ambassador membership fast tracks you to any of these new rewards or tiers?

    • Will says:

      Earn enough points with the card and should get diamond (I earned spire through the card and am now diamond)

      • Will says:

        And still get the free night I assume. Anyone know when the annual accrual starts for the free night? My counter hasnt reset yet but I think it starts april1. Perhaps will show an update at next statement date.

        • Nick says:

          Mine starts and ends in October. I believe it’s the anniversary date of when you opened the card account originally.

      • Thegasman says:

        Credit card points will no longer count for status is my understanding.

        • Rob says:

          This is true for US cards. No mention of UK cards.

          • CamFlyer says:

            I doubt the IT will be sophisticated enough to differentiate.

          • Rob says:

            They’ve already told people it is changing. Free card gets Silver IIRC.

          • TGLoyalty says:

            Well that’s a step down for the free card holders.

            Any idea if Ambassador gets platinum still?

        • sean says:

          i have been upgraded to Diamond from Spire and on my earning summary says i’m 42K off qualifying for Diamond next year too.. So must be on spend as well

    • BrianN says:

      Just to clarify what I am asking is what guaranteed status might come with just holding the card under the new ihg scheme?

      At the moment under the current ihg scheme the fee paying card guarantees platinum and the free card gold.


      • John says:

        Expect it to remain the same

      • Rob says:

        You should retain status BUT key benefits are now driven by nights stayed and not status. Status on its own is not worth much. It’s quite clever.

      • planeconcorde says:

        I have a free creation card and received an email a while ago saying from 2023 it will be downgraded to IHG silver. Staying IHG gold for the remainder of 2022.

        • _aDifferentSimon_ says:

          yep, the free card just stops points from expiring now. To get gold from just spending requires the full 40k of spending /cleaning.

  • Barry cutters says:

    Hopefully the free breakfast will stop the ‘Hilton gives you breakfast’ comments .

    • Phillip says:

      I don’t think it will because IHG is only giving it to Diamond elites which in the long run is probably more difficult to maintain than Spire was. That said I’m very pleased with what I’m seeing from IHG.

    • John says:

      Hilton gives you breakfast after 15 stays / 30 nights / spending £10000 on the Barclay card.

      IHG will give you breakfast after 70 nights or spending £60000 on the paid card (if you still have it) – or after 40 nights but only in hotels with lounges that provide breakfast.

    • Alan says:

      In the USA those comments no longer hold either given they given you a pitiful credit vs the overpriced charge for breakfast.

    • Sam says:

      Okay. Hilton gives you lounge access. IHG don’t

  • Nick says:

    The free breakfast (Amenity choice) for Diamond’s is a definite pull for most, I would imagine. The possibility of upgrades to suites, for Platinum & Diamond too, but I suspect that the jury will be out on that one, and which properties will actually agree to it. Generally looking good though, on the face of it, and a definite improvement for current Spire members.

  • TB says:

    If I am at 50 nights and almost about to get another 25,000 points, but now has ceased as of today, will I instantly have all the stepped milestone benefits for 50 nights all in one go?

    • Rob says:

      Probably – they don’t start until June though.

      • TB says:

        Thanks. Bit sneaky pulling the 25000 points then? Surely should be all the same time? Leaving you with a gap of a few months….

  • Harrier25 says:

    I’m Diamond Elite but for how long? Clearly earned throught the Creation credit card that I no longer have since it was closed on the 3rd December, so wondering if the tiers are readjusted at the start of every calendar year?

    • Andrew J says:

      Your current tier will continue until Feb 2023 at which time it will change to whatever you have earned this calendar year.

    • AndyS says:

      I closed my creation cars about 3 years ago but am still platinum… Not for mucn longer I guess

  • Barry cutters says:

    I still have the paid ihg card – is it likely this will be taken away at some point or is it good till I finally decide to cancel .

    I don’t need it for status – but the free night voucher is worth a lot more than the £99 annual fee . Just used 2 for Miami surfcomer at half term (also us memorial weekend) when it was £400 cash or 110k in points . Incidentally with thr new IHG diamond points discount it’s now only 85k a night

    • Benilyn says:

      Where are you seeing the Diamond points discount applied? Thanks

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Sounded like the 20% discount will be a promo a few times a year rather than permanent

  • Gordon says:

    The Hyatt points promotion come in very handy for a redemption over Christmas and new year at AI Ziva/Zilara Cat 6 properties where cash prices can be £500 to £700 pn, Once our points are combined with family it makes for a very nice 10 to 14 nights stay for around £300 pn.

  • Gordon says:

    Even more so now Hyatt have just launched their Easter sale with 20% discounted rooms, For stays up to 30th September 2023.

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