Marriott international named official lodging and lodging loyalty partner for Coca-Cola Arena

The partnership kicked off with access to one of 2019’s most anticipated concerts

Marriott international named official lodging and lodging loyalty partner for Coca-Cola Arena

Dubai: Marriott International today announced a strategic partnership with Coca-Cola Arena as the Official Lodging and Lodging Loyalty Partner as part of a global partnership with AEG Venues & Festivals Worldwide. The five-year partnership will provide members of the company’s newly unveiled travel program Marriott Bonvoy, exclusive access to world-class events and unrivalled experiences through the ‘Moments’ platform.

The partnership kicked off with access to one of 2019’s most anticipated concerts, three-time Grammy winners Maroon 5, as they rocked the roof off Coca-Cola Arena with an enthralling performance. Loyalty members can now watch world-class entertainment events from the Marriott Bonvoy Luxury Suite or Premium Bowl Seating at Coca-Cola Arena through redemption of their loyalty points. Upcoming Moments experiences include access to The 1975, Westlife and Tony Robbins performances. To reserve spaces members can log on to

 “We are committed to providing our guests around the world with lasting memories and enriching experiences and continue to seek partnerships such as AEG Venues & Festivals, to bring unique experiences and exclusive access to our loyalty members,” said Neal Jones, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Middle East and Africa Marriott International.

AEG Ogden’s CEO of Coca-Cola Arena Guy Ngata added: “Coca-Cola Arena is extremely proud to welcome Marriott International to the family as the Official Lodging and Lodging Loyalty Partner. We are delighted to continue the great global relationship we have with Marriott International here in Dubai. Both the arena and Marriott International put their customers at the very forefront of their business’s and we are excited to work together providing the very best experiences to our customers.”

Owned by Meraas, Coca-Cola Arena is the MENA region’s largest multi-purpose indoor arena and, by incorporating climate control throughout the building it is the only arena of its kind between Istanbul and Singapore to support a year-round programme of events, even during the hotter summer months. Located at City Walk by Meraas, Coca-Cola Arena is capable of hosting live shows all year round with a capacity of 17,000, including local events, sporting tournaments, e-gaming, comedy, theatre and musical performances, conferences, gala dinners, and weddings.

Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott International’s newly unveiled travel platform. Built on the belief that travel enriches the world and connects people, it offers an extraordinary portfolio of global brands in 131 countries and territories providing endless inspiration for members to keep traveling 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.

Since the introduction of unified loyalty benefits in August 2018 under the former Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG, members have been able to seamlessly book stays and earn and redeem points across the entire portfolio and achieve Elite status faster with new Elite tiers. Members now earn on average 20 percent more points per dollar spent.

To enrol or learn more about the program benefits, please visit . 


About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands, members can earn and redeem points for hotel 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 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. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 131 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).  For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit  In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Coca-Cola Arena
Opening in June 2019, Coca-Cola Arena will revolutionise the live entertainment industry in the UAE and throughout Middle East.

Capable of hosting live shows 365 days a year, the fully air-conditioned, 17,000-capacity arena will establish Dubai as a major destination on the global events circuit.

Coca-Cola Arena’s, unique automated seating design means it can be adapted to international and local events of all sizes, from sporting tournaments, e-gaming, comedy and live theatre and musical performances, to conferences, gala dinners, AGMs and weddings.

Located in the heart of City Walk, Dubai’s lifestyle destination, Coca-Cola Arena is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport and a 5-minute walk from the closest Dubai Metro Station.

The region’s largest indoor arena, Coca-Cola Arena is owned by Meraas, a Dubai-based holding company, and managed by AEG Ogden, the international venue management company.

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