Marriott Bonvoy, the loyalty programme of Marriott International was born out of the merger of Starwood Preferred Guest, erstwhile Marriott Rewards and the Ritz Carlton Rewards programme over the last few years. The merged and rebranded programme, which was launched in 2019 had new status tiers, hotel categories and other changes building upon the success of Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards. Marriott Bonvoy IPL
Why Join Marriott Bonvoy?
If you are a new member, you would like to know why is Marriott Bonvoy an essential part of your toolkit for travel in the future. There are many reasons, but two key reasons are primary: Reach & Rewards.
Reach is easy to explain. Marriott Bonvoy is the loyalty and rewards programme for over 7,400 properties around the world which operate under 30 brands in 135 countries. These hotels span the whole gamut of hospitality operations, from long-stay hotels such as Marriott Executive Apartments to luxury brands such as St. Regis and select-service brands such as Four Points and homestays as well. This means that whether it is your honeymoon at a top-of-the-line beach resort or a one-night stay near the airport before your flight the next morning, the same loyalty programme fits both your requirements and helps you earn rewards.
Rewards can be earned by booking directly with Marriott hotels, or via Marriott.com/group websites and the Contact Centres globally. Booking via an Online Travel Agent such as MakeMyTrip or tour operators won’t qualify for rewards under the programme.
Marriott Bonvoy points are the rewards that you earn on every stay booked via these channels. Marriott Bonvoy members earn a base reward of 10 points per US Dollar spent on qualifying charges for stays at most Marriott hotel brands. On top of this, members with elite status at Marriott also earn elite bonuses. Another opportunity is to participate in ongoing promotions and earn more Marriott Bonvoy points.
Marriott Bonvoy points can then be redeemed at participating hotels across the globe for a genuinely free stay, starting from 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points. In India alone, there are 123 properties to choose from at the time of writing this post. You can also redeem your points for Marriott Moments, which are a great way to get money can’t buy experiences by using your Marriott Bonvoy points.
Marriott Bonvoy Moments
Marriott is a big supporter of sports and the arts and leverages these partnerships to bring access to their Marriott Bonvoy members to these exclusive experiences.
Marriott Bonvoy Moments include offline redemptions for members:
- Sports moments, which include suites and VIP experiences at professional sporting events such as F1, Football, and now Cricket.
- Culinary moments, which include dinners or cooking lessons with celebrity chefs, including Michelin Star winners
- Partner Moments, which include redemptions for VIP Access to events and venues such as Coachella, Oscars and so on.
- Entertainment Moments, which include access to music and movie events, such as concerts with VIP seats and sometimes backstage access too.
The list of moments continues to change as existing experiences sell out and new experiences keep coming in. These experiences are on hold right now due to the pandemic, but should be back soon. In the meanwhile, Marriott has pivoted to digital experiences. For instance, they recently hosted a Virtual Fashion Experience with Fe Noel on the back of the New York Fashion Week.
Marriott Bonvoy members get exclusive access to the Mumbai Indians via their partnership on YourMomentIsHere.com.
Marriott Bonvoy and the Mumbai Indians, the most successful and internationally recognized brand in T20 cricket announced a multi-year agreement, giving members of Marriott Bonvoy, the travel programme from Marriott International, exclusive experiences with the Mumbai Indians team. As Loyalty Partner for the team, the Marriott Bonvoy logo will feature on the upper right side-chest of the Mumbai Indians jersey.
Marriott Bonvoy has revealed their virtual arena, a-360-degree digital experience for all fans who will miss the sheer thrill of watching the game live. The virtual arena, available at YourMomentIsHere.com, will be equipped with fun games and activities like virtual cricket, augmented reality-powered photobooths, masterclasses with the players & coaches and live interactive sessions with the star players, exclusively for Marriott Bonvoy members.
Marriott Bonvoy members will be able to redeem their points for exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments. At the same time, non-members can get closer to the cricket action and players as well, with a simple enrollment to the Marriott Bonvoy programme, (which is a mere three-click process to follow) via Marriott.com and join the fun and games. One can also engage with the team through a host of social media contests, where winners stand to win a hosted stay at a Marriott Bonvoy participating hotel in India, “Marriott on Wheels” dining vouchers, exciting merchandise and much more.
In case you are not a Marriott Bonvoy Member, sign up now using this link, to be able to get access to the Mumbai Indians, who are the exclusive partners for the next three years.
What experiences are you looking forward to with Marriott Bonvoy’s Mumbai Indians Moments?
(Published by LiveFromALounge in partnership with Marriott Bonvoy)