Marriott Bonvoy, the award-winning travel program from Marriott International launches Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels, in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. During the month-long, Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels campaign and Mercedes-Benz V-Class will travel across 5 cities in Indonesia, starting its journey on September 30, 2021, from Jakarta to Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Bali, and will finally return to Jakarta as a conclusion of the journey on October 31, 2021.
Through its unmatched program, portfolio of extraordinary hotel brands, and endless experiences, Marriott Bonvoy helps guests explore Indonesia’s rich heritage and culinary experiences. Guided by the ethos that “travel is nourishment for the soul and community,” Marriott Bonvoy’s mission is to broaden guests’ horizons and offer a suite of unique experiences.
Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President of Marriott International in Indonesia said, “The global impact of the pandemic over the last few years has made travel much different, but some things remain constant; the desire to find natural human connections, make new discoveries, and the thirst for rich experiences. Now more than ever before, we hope to re-introduce safe, meaningful travel experiences, that allows for the human connections we’ve been missing. The Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels’ road trip kicks off in Jakarta and will take guests on a journey across Java and Bali, while discovering “off the beaten track” and rustic eateries along the way as an integral part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of unique experiences. As we continue to curate unique and exciting experiences for our members, the collaboration with Mercedes- Benz; a likeminded partner, allows us to bring our vision of cultivating discovery, wonder and meaning through our common passion for travel.”
“We are very pleased to support Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. With this partnership, we continue to inspire many travelers to conduct a long-distance driving experience with the Mercedes-Benz V-Class. With its comfortable seating arrangement and elaborate safety features, we believe the V-Class certainly will prove its capabilities as a functional MPV, along this inspiring Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels road trip across Java to Bali. Especially with its flexible interior, the V-Class offers a seamless combination of luxury and practicality for business and leisure,” says Choi Duk Jun, President Director, PT Mercedes-Benz Distribution Indonesia.
To mark the start of this campaign, the unveiling and flag-off of The Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels will take place at The Westin Jakarta on September 30. Next stop is Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers on October 2-3; Hartono Mall Yogyakarta on October 9-10; Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya on October 14-15 and Pakuwon Mall Surabaya on 16-17 October; W Bali Seminyak on October 22 and Beachwalk Shopping Center, Kuta, Bali on October 23-24; then ending its road trip in Jakarta at Tribeca Park, Central Park Mall, on October 28-31.
In each city, there will be a number of exciting activities prepared for guests, including lucky draws, signature food and beverage offerings, and entertainment – exclusively available to existing and new Marriott Bonvoy members to participate in. In Bandung, exciting games offered at the Marriott Bonvoy lounge such as ping pong shot and chopstick race, offering winners with vouchers to stay at Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers as well as F&B discount vouchers to be enjoyed at all Marriott Bonvoy Portfolio of Hotels in Bandung. In Yogyakarta, guests can find Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels in Hartono Mall and can enjoy a live bar tendering session offering mocktails and a special cooking demo. Newly enrolled Marriott Bonvoy members will also be invited to visit Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort & Spa’s specialty restaurant and receive special discounts and complimentary appetizer/desserts for their dine-in experience.
In Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya, Chef Lukman Santoso will be demonstrating Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers’ signature “Sei Sapi Sandwich” and in Pakuwon Mall Surabaya, there will be chef x sommelier on stage demonstrating pulled US Prime Brisket filled in butter soft brioche with New World Wine Collection. In Beachwalk Shopping Center, Kuta, Bali, newly enrolled Marriott Bonvoy’s members can enjoy performances from the best chefs and bartenders on stage and have the opportunity to spin the Roulette Wheel for a chance to win a prize.
At the end of the road trip in Jakarta, Marriott Bonvoy will also kick off the start of the Rasa Kuliner Food Festival that will take place in Tribeca Park, Central Park Mall Jakarta. During this four-day food festival, visitors can enjoy a glimpse of unique and experiential dining experiences from Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of Hotels in Jakarta. In addition, guests can sign up as a Marriott Bonvoy member and enjoy extra benefits such as exclusive Member Rates, free Wi-Fi, and access to the Marriott Mobile app, including mobile check-in and checkout, to make their travel experience seamless.
Joining the Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels road trip are Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya, Pakuwon Indah’s Head Chef; Lukman Santoso, and Dimas Mamahit from @jktshootandgram on Instagram. Chef Lukman and Dimas will share real time experiences of the Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels’ month-long journey as they explore the beautiful cities and its culture and pay homage to rustic eateries and dining experiences across Indonesia.