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James Bond would be jealous…

A moment in life that completely takes your breath away is pretty rare. Something so unique and special that you know you’ll never forget it, and know no one will ever experience exactly the same thing. Enter: the Marriott Rewards program, offering unforgettable – borderline priceless experiences you can purchase using either Marriott or SPG points. From Michelin starred dining with the world’s best chefs to VIP access at concerts, masterclasses, trips, major sporting events and luxury hotel stays – the possibilities are endless. We’ve hand picked some of the most wildly aspirational values, so good we almost didn’t want to post about them – almost.

Remember: SPG points instantly convert to Marriott points at a 1:3 ratio, meaning 10,000 SPG points equals 30,000 Marriott points. And, there just so happens to be an SPG SALE on points on right now!

a pool with chairs and a beach in the backgroundIndulge in a Culinary Island Retreat + Three-Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Abama, Tenerife, Spain

A three night stay at this five star luxury resort replete with amenities for 57,500 points would be a great deal – but that’s barely the tip of the iceberg. In fact, nowhere near. You will be treated to an amazing 9 course dinner for two at two Michelin starred M.B, with 8 Michelin star chef Martin Berasategui joining the fun. Yep, you can meet him and have a drink! If cocktails are your thing (aren’t they everyones thing?!) you will also enjoy a private cocktail workshop with a perfectly crafted tasting menu for dinner. Oh, and another Michelin starred dinner at Kabuki too.

Current Bid: 57,500 Marriott Points

Link: Culinary Island retreat

a race car on a trackSee Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport at the British Grand Prix with VIP Hospitality on Race Day, Silverstone, UK

If you’re a fan of the Grand Prix, then things don’t get much better than this. You will receive a day full of excitement both on and off the track. With top notch seats, VIP hospitality, great food and drinks.  Unlike the drivers on the course, there’ll be nothing left but to sit back, relax and enjoy the riveting show of force. You will also get to see Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team up close and personal.

Current Bid: 77,500 Marriott Points

Link: Silverstone Grand Prix

a large building with colorful domes with Saint Basil's Cathedral in the backgroundLearn to Take Stunning Pictures with a Photography Master Class + Two-Night Stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Russia

Spice up your Instagram feed by exploring this gorgeous city and learning how to take photos like a true pro, with a Master Class by the famed Sasha Levin. Sasha will help you discover the very best the city has to offer whilst dishing out tips to capture the ideal shot at every turn. When you’re not snapping away, you’ll be staying in a lovely part of town whilst relaxing in a Superior room at the legendary Ritz Carlton, enjoying all the hotel has to offer.

Current Bid: 30,000 Marriott Points

Link: Moscow Photography Master Class

a helicopter flying over a grassy fieldEnjoy A Private 3 Michelin Starred Dinner, Helicopter Ride, Ritz Carlton Stay And Chef Greeting

Attaining a Michelin star is wildly impressive. Collecting a coveted second, or even practically fabled third star is a pipe dream for almost everyone. You can win a one night stay at the insanely beautiful Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg, Germany, but that’s the boring of the package. Also included is a six course tasting menu for two at three Michelin starred Aqua, with wine pairings and a meet and greet with chef Sven Elverfeld. Not sold? You’re arriving by helicopter and VIP ground transfer, making this easily the most James Bond dinner on the planet.

Current Bid: 92,000 Marriott Points.

Link: Aqua Dinner + Ritz Stay + Helicopter Ride.

a group of scoops of ice creamJoin Ice Cream Wizard Jordi Guillem for a Gelato Master Class + Stay at Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa, El Vendrell, Spain

Who doesn’t love Gelato? Spend an afternoon with the runner up of the Ice Cream World Cup, Jordi Guillem, and learn the skills of mastering the perfect, creamy gelato full of bold flavours. Try not to fill up too much though, because following this you’ll attend a delicious five-course lunch. And when you’re not eating and learning new tricks you can sit back and enjoy dreamy Mediterranean views. The hotel alone is worth more than this amount of points!

Current Bid: 17,500 Marriott Points

Link: Gelato Master Class and Stay

a man and woman in a kitchenSavor Fine French Cuisine During a Private + Interactive Dinner and Kitchen Tour at Maison Boulud with Chef Daniel Boulud, Montreal, Canada

Chef Daniel Boulud is one of the world’s most well known and talented chefs, as well as being friendly and charming in person (yeah, we got to meet him). Enjoy an intimate cocktail evening hosted by the chef himself, followed by a kitchen tour and an unbelievable five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. After this delightful, intimate evening you will receive a signed copy of his cookbook, DANIEL: My French Cuisine – you can go home and try and recreate his genius work, but we’re willing to bet you’ll be headed back before you perfect the art!

Current Bid: 45,000 Marriott Points

Link: Daniel Boulud Dinner

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Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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