Recent research from the Institute for Applied Positive Research shows 97 percent of people surveyed said having a trip planned made them happy. In appreciation of travelers’ aspirations, Marriott Bonvoy has kicked off the “Week of Wonders” from Oct. 8 to 15. 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 travelers to dream of travel or recreate their favorite travel experiences at home.”
Inspiration: Marriott Bonvoy is premiering several new original short films, where viewers will feel inspired watching life-changing journeys. 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: Travelers can rekindle memorable trips and dream about future journeys by taking home the comforts of travel with 30 percent off Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques on all merchandise including brand signature items like The Westin Heavenly Bed, The Ritz-Carlton Fragrance Collection, and others.
Discovery: Members can discover more of the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio by being able to redeem points for up to 33 percent less at more than 7,000 participating hotels and resorts worldwide for stays until Nov. 13. 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 Center 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 percent and non-members savings of 15 percent on participating properties.