One of the aspects of travel redemptions that had been down due to the initial onset of Covid had been the Marriott Moments (previously SPG). These are incredible opportunities to use your points for experiences that can often not be bought with cash. Sometimes, you can even get a great hotel out of the package – even if you don’t care about the headline experience! Here is what is back.
Marriott Moments Are Back
Link: Marriott Moments
Marriott Moments are packages that are put together that include events for food, culture, sports, entertainment, and more. Some of these packages even include hotel rooms while others are just for a specific event or outing. In all cases, these Marriott Moment packages are available to Marriott Bonvoy members who use their points to redeem for the package.
That’s right – these packages cost no cash at all, just your Marriott points. This can be an incredible redemption in many cases. I have used them several times (both now and when it was SPG Moments). One of the highlights included a two-night stay in Athens at the King George hotel for my wife and daughter that included all transportation to/from the airport and hotel as well as a 10 course meal at 150′ in the air!
Another highlight was redeeming Marriott points for two tickets in a suite for the MLB All-Start game a few years ago – what turned out to be one of the best when it went into extra innings. The suite was great and included food and drinks. To give an idea of the position of the suite, then-Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was next to their suite.
In the hotel situation, it was a phenomenal value of the points when compared to what it would have cost otherwise (and you could purchase those things in Athens separately but the cost would have been quite high). In the All-Star game situation, those seats weren’t even for sale so forget trying to buy seats like that!
At any rate, after a long time of being down, Marriott Moments is back and back with some cool packages for fans of all kinds! Check it out here or with the link at the top!
Need More Marriott Points?
Remember that both American Express and Chase have credit cards with Marriott and both Amex Membership Rewards and Chase Ultimate Reward points can be transferred over.