Elevating the adventure and excitement of a typical hotel stay, Marriott Bonvoy is offering members exclusive access to incredible experiences across Luxury Collection Hotels in the Middle East, each designed to define the destination with a unique and cherished expression of its location. From UAE to Lebanon, from a private tour of an Arabian stud farm to an indulgent dine under the stars epicurean journey and desert experience, to a patisserie masterclass, each experience unravels the indigenous charm befitting the destination.
Built on the belief that travel enriches the world and connects people, Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s new travel program, offers an extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 132 countries and territories providing endless inspiration for members to keep travelling with passion and purpose. Under one set of unified benefits, Marriott Bonvoy simplifies rewards and offers members a holistic travel experience encompassing much more than a hotel stay. One of the many sought after benefits Marriott Bonvoy offers is unmatched access and special member-only experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments – the travel program’s experiential platform –which allows members to bid with their Marriott Bonvoy points.
Neal Jones, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, the Middle East and Africa, Marriott International said, “Today’s travellers are seeking authentic and transformative experiences that deliver lasting memories. The Middle East offers a plethora of rich cultural traditions giving us the unique opportunity to curate desirable destination experiences that our members love the most. Marriott Bonvoy Moments allow us to connect with our members through their passions and create for them an experience that ties them back to a memory of the destination.”
Marriott Bonvoy Moments is bringing exclusive experiences that throw a spotlight on the Luxury Collection Hotels in the Middle East and provide a distinctive point of view on the destination.
Explore the majesty of the Arabian Horse with an exclusive private tour of Ajman Stud
Witness firsthand the local passion behind the legendary Arabian Horse with a private tour of Ajman Stud, home to the world’s finest Arabian steed. Owned by the royal family and accessible to a select few, Ajman Stud is built in the traditional Arabic style with lush landscaped gardens and surrounded by desert dunes. Tour the complex and discover how these majestic animals are trained and prepared for competitions where they have earned worldwide fame in equestrian circles. The experience includes a stay in one of the Al Dana Seaview Suites at Ajman Saray, A Luxury Collection Resort providing breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf and a mixology class where you learn how to make Ocean Fizz, the signature drink of Ajman Saray.
Dine under the stars with an epicurean journey and a desert experience
Enjoy the secluded tranquillity of an oasis nestled among the lush palm groves, emerald canopies and iconic sand dunes in a Desert Conservation Reserve at Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai. Let the resort’s Executive Sous Chef take you on an epicurean journey with a private seven-course degustation menu served with élan on the private deck of your Bedouin suite overlooking a waterhole. During your stay explore the wildlife of the desert with a designated guide and pamper yourself with an indulgent Spa experience for two.
Discover the fine art of chocolate making with a masterclass
Pamper your chocolate fetish and join the Executive Patisserie Chef, Rabih Bouchard at Grand Hills, A Luxury Collections Resort & Spa, Broumana, to learn the secrets of how to create an award-winning chocolate showpiece. Enjoy the stunning views of both the mountains and the gold coast of Beirut with a stay in a luxurious Designer Suite.
About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world's most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination's indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe's most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world's finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world's finest. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition.
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) starting February 2019. Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands and home rental offering Homes & Villas by Marriott International, members can earn and redeem points for stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Emirates NBD and Mastercard® in the UAE. The program offers 120,000 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.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG).