a race car on a track

Picking up right where Starwood left off, Marriott remains the leader in experiential hotel rewards. Marriott Bonvoy Points unlock a lot more than hotel rooms these days, and today’s flex from Marriott Bonvoy is definitely a celebration of that.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to party on a Yacht in Monaco with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Racing Team, and attend the race like a VIP, while staying at a five star hotel, you’ve now got your shot.

Marriott has released the latest of its Marriott Bonvoy Moments series, and from suite tickets to US sporting events, Premier League football access to concerts in Dubai, and yes — Formula One in Spain and Monaco — there’s a lot to love.

Latest Marriott Bonvoy Moments

With “in person” events back in full swing, Marriott Bonvoy Moments are back too. I’d say, with a vengeance.

In case you’re unfamiliar, these moments offer Bonvoy members a chance to spend points on borderline priceless experiences, thanks to Marriott’s reach into the world of sports, entertainment, dining and more. Some offers are “buy it now” with a set points price and others are up for auction.

The latest batch offers plenty of NHL, IPL and entertainment options, but notably Formula One is back. As a premier sponsor of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, Marriott is occasionally able to wrangle some priceless access, and if you’re sitting on a heavy Bonvoy Points balance this might be the time to unload.

two men in racing uniforms

Marriott is offering a variety of “Moments” packages from race tickets with a gift bag to full on access with the team, the crew, and even their apartment and yacht. Crazy stuff. Here’s how Marriott Bonvoy describes the top ‘Moments’ package up for grabs.

Gear up for a once-in-a-lifetime weekend in Monaco. You’ll spend Qualifying Day in the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Apartment, with views from the balcony overlooking the circuit, complete with five-star food and beverages, a chance to see the Team up close and more.

Later that evening, you’ll head to the private Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Yacht to enjoy canapés, cocktails and a three-course dinner. The Yacht will be yours for the night, complete with a master suite where you and your guest can enjoy a relaxing night’s sleep.

In the morning, you’ll have breakfast on the Yacht and enjoy Race Day festivities from this exclusive location. Top it off with a pre- and post-stay in glitzy Cannes. It doesn’t get more luxurious than this.Marriott Bonvoy

It sounds fairly incredible, and the details don’t disappoint either. Aside from the over the top experience listed here, there are plenty of in between options too.

Basically, if you want the experience below, you’ll need to be a Marriott Bonvoy Points millionaire, but if you just want to catch the race, or have a little access to the team, there are options for mere fractions. Still, it’s fun to dream.

a race car on a track

The Experience Includes

  • VIP admission to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Apartment for Qualifying Day on Saturday, 28 May 2022
  • Exclusive over-night stay on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Yacht on Saturday, 28 May 2022
    • Canapés, cocktails and dinner on the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Yacht on Saturday evening and breakfast on Sunday morning
    • Please note, there is only one bed in the bedroom on the Yacht
  • VIP admission to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Yacht for Race Day on Sunday, 29 May 2022
    • Opportunity to see Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team personnel
    • Indulgent food and beverages
    • VIP gifts from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team
  • Four-Night Stay at the JW Marriott Cannes
    • Checking in on Thursday, 26 May 2022 and checking out on Monday, 30 May 2022
  • Round-trip transportation between the hotel and circuit
  • Access for two people
    • Must be 12 years or older to attend

Moments Could Hit New Levels In 2022

This is another example where by bundling this package, Marriott is creating some wild value, even when the points prices are high. A four night stay during a peak race day is hardly ever going to be available at all with points in normal times, so the value of that alone is major. Hundreds of thousands of points, for sure.

Add in the food, transportation and the priceless elements and things start to feel pretty priceless, in fact. As 2022 shapes up to be a big year for travel, sports, cuisine and all things entertainment, it’ll be exciting to see what else Marriott can pull out of the bag.

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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  1. I like watching cars go round in circles and will gladly give up all my Marriott points to do so.

  2. meh sucks when bloggers blog about these… typically people pile in and ruin-it and unlike reward flights/hotels (which are release daily) these dont get released that often… hey ho… these auctions used to go for tens of thousands, last year i picked up the final race of the season (hotel/team/paddock) for hundreds of thousands.. and now they are millions..

    1. Genuinely sorry to bust bubbles for readers here. Just excited about the proposition. Fingers crossed one slips under the radar for you.

  3. Oh mr Ott… Sir, Mr points, miles, travel and airline blogger guru genius… (that’s the buttering up done)…

    I don’t suppose you have a couple or 3 million spare (donateable) Bonvoy points lying around do you? That would be grand if you could send them my way.

    Thanks, see I knew you’d come through, you’re the best 😁

      1. LOL, I very much live by the “if you don’t ask, you don’t get” motto so it was always worth a go πŸ˜‚

        Flying Qsuites to Singapore GP (which I highly recommend, F1 fan or not) so I shouldn’t be too greedy!

  4. Makes my 50,000 Bonvoy points redemption for all day yacht access during race weekend at Yas Marina a few years back look like a bargain!

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