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 Protea Hotels, Westin, Marriott Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels and Sheraton.
“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: The Westin Cape Town, African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! uMhlanga Ridge, Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate and Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton.
Rejuvenation: For those looking for a spontaneous getaway and rejuvenation, Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy savings of 25% and non-members savings of 15% on participating properties.
Delight: Members will be delighted in being able to book a stay with Homes and Villas by Marriott International, the company’s increasingly popular premium home rental offering, which is now available in Cape Town, and receive a Free Night Award valid for a future stay at one of Marriott’s hotels.
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 emea.marriott.com/en/offers/week-of-wonders-mea.
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