DUBAI (October 8, 2020) – Recent research from the Institute for Applied Positive Research shows 97 percent of people surveyed said having a trip planned made them happy.* Today, in appreciation of travellers’ aspirations, Marriott Bonvoy is kicking off a Week of Wonders from October 8 – 15, 2020. The celebration is aimed at bringing members joy and happiness by encouraging travel and providing an opportunity to experience the pleasures of travel in their own homes. Each day this week will feature a different Wonder with themes such as inspiration, comfort, discovery, rejuvenation and delight. These Wonders will include great travel offers globally at renowned brands that are part of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio including The Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, W Hotels and Autograph Collection.
“We are all yearning for the time when we can freely travel again and explore the world,” said David Flueck, Senior Vice President, Global Loyalty, Marriott International. “With Week of Wonders, we are bringing our best offers, content and experiences across the entire Marriott Bonvoy portfolio to inspire travellers to dream of travel or recreate their favourite travel experiences at home.”
Inspiration: Marriott Bonvoy is premiering several new original short films in the next StoryBooked series where viewers will feel inspired watching life-changing journeys, including a Native American horse trainer who travels to ride with gauchos in Patagonia, Argentina and a US Producer and TV show host taking a journey to the Azores to better understand her own story and the roots of her family background in Portugal. *
Additionally, even as sports stadiums stand empty, passionate fans who travel to watch their teams play can still feel a part of the action knowing there will be a seat waiting for them in the future. Manchester United fans can elevate their match experience at home by having their names appear on the pitchside advertising boards during a live match at Old Trafford, the Theatre of Dreams.
Comfort: Travellers can rekindle memorable trips and dream about future journeys by taking home the comforts of travel with 30% off Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques on all merchandise including brand signature items like The Westin Heavenly Bed, The Ritz-Carlton Fragrance Collection, EDITION Hotels La Labo amenities, St. Regis Frette Collection and W Hotels robes.
Discovery: Members can discover more of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio by being able to redeem points for up to 33% less at more than 7,000 participating hotels and resorts worldwide for stays until November 13, 2020. All redemption pricing for participating hotels will be in off-peak rates including:
- UAE – W Dubai – The Palm and Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi
- Saudi Arabia – Assila Jeddah, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter
- Oman – Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel and W Muscat
- Bahrain – The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain and Westin City Centre Bahrain
- Jordan – W Amman and The St. Regis Amman
Rejuvenation: For those across the Middle East looking for a spontaneous getaway and rejuvenation, Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy savings of 25% and non-members savings of 15% on participating properties. Members can also elevate their stay at selected Luxury Brands (The Ritz Carlton, EDITION, St Regis and The Luxury Collection) in across the region, with a complimentary room upgrade, plus a daily hotel credit included in the rate.
In addition, members in the UAE can benefit from a co-brand credit card offer. To celebrate the Week of Wonders, new customers applying for the Marriott Bonvoy™ World Mastercard® from Emirates NBD will earn up to 200,000 bonus points; the offer is valid until 30 November2020. Existing cardholders will earn 10 points for each US$1 spent at participating hotels until 3 January 2021; normally cardholders earn 6 points for each US$ spent.
These highlights are just a few of the ways Marriott Bonvoy is showing its appreciation for its loyal members with Week of Wonders. Those who are not Marriott Bonvoy members can easily join the programme by visiting MarriottBonvoy.com to take advantage of Week of Wonders before October 15. To find out more including terms and conditions for all offers and promotions, please visit marriottbonvoy.com/weekofwondersmea
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*StoryBooked films are English language only
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel programme, comprises the company’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands and home rental offering Homes & Villas by Marriott International. The program offers exclusive member experiences and destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on Marriott.com they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travellers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.