One of the best aspects of the erstwhile Starwood Preferred Guest programme, which Marriott developed further is the Moments programme, where you can use your Marriott Bonvoy points to buy or bid money can’t buy experiences, all in exchange for your points. I’ve never managed to win one of the bids because the experiences I chase usually are hot in demand and I run out of points to bid at some point of time.
Anyhow, I know a lot of my readers are also football fans, so I thought of making this post. Marriott recently tied up with Manchester United, which means Marriott Bonvoy members can now bid for Manchester United experiences in using their Marriott Bonvoy points, even closer home in Asia Pacific and in season at Old Trafford.
With the Manchester United partnership, Marriott Bonvoy members have the opportunity to partake in local experiences with Manchester United players and legends, which includes:
- Manchester United’s Pre-Season Tour kick off in Perth, Australia – Marriott Bonvoy members can get closer to the action with access to exclusive experience with Manchester United Legends Bryan Robson and Denis Irwin and acclaimed chef Guy Grossi at Garum. During the matches against Perth Glory and Leeds United, members will enjoy a VIP hospitality experience within the VIP Sports Bar at Optus Stadium. This event is already closed.
- Manchester United Pre-Season Tour Match vs. Inter Milan in Singapore – Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy a VIP hospitality experience in the Manchester United suite at Singapore National Stadium. Members will also have access to an exclusive experience with Manchester United Legend, Bryan Robson. In addition to a meet and greet, members can enjoy a local Mooncake making workshop with Robson and Executive Chef Bryan Wong from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. Hurry up on this, given the package expires today!
- Manchester United’s Pre-Season Tour in Shanghai – The ultimate fan experience will see Marriott Bonvoy members experience the Manchester United Pre-Season Tour in Asia like a first team player by joining the team on their exclusive charter plane as they travel from Singapore to Shanghai. This one is already gone for 675,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Additionally, Bonvoy members will have access to a Manchester United training session, have their pictures taken pitch side with a Club Legend and enjoy hospitality to the match against Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Other experiences available in Shanghai include training at the Manchester United Soccer School for children and adults with Dwight Yorke; as well as VIP hospitality at the match against Tottenham Hotspur F.C, which are still available to bid on.
But if you don’t have dates open in July, and would want to head out to the UK after the dust settles on the Cricket World Cup, you could still bid for hospitality suite tickets, starting at 60,000 Bonvoy points for two, which gets you to the Marriott suite for the season kickoff game against Chelsea FC, including complimentary F&B as well. There are games open through September 2019 at the moment, and more will open in the days ahead.
These are some great opportunities in the Marriott Moments collection, and if you are sitting on a boatload of Marriott Bonvoy points, you should definitely check them out. Some of them are legendary. For instance, check out fellow BoardingArea writer PizzaInMotion writing about the game with Andre Agassi.
What is your pick for the Marriott Bonvoy Moments?