Gather by JW Marriott Bonvoy Moments Offer Ultimate Foodie Experiences

WHY IT RATES: The new packages from Marriott allow Bonvoy members to meet some of the culinary world’s most famous chefs as part of a thoughtfully curated slate of experiences.—Mia Taylor, TravelPulse Senior Writer.

Following the highly anticipated announcement of Gather by JW – the brand’s immersive epicurean and mindful experience this September – JW Marriott today unveiled ‘Gather by JW’ Marriott Bonvoy Moments exclusive for members.

These bookable packages, available to bid on now through May 1, will allow Marriott Bonvoy members the opportunity to indulge their inner foodie through thoughtfully curated and unforgettable experiences, including Masterclasses, with top names in the culinary world.

Gather by JW, JW Marriott’s second annual festival in Venice, will take place from September 26 – 29, 2019 at the enchanting JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, located on the private island of Isola delle Rose.

The weekend will bring together an incredible roster of culinary, beverage, and mindfulness experts to curate an immersive experience that celebrates gathering, being present, Marriott Bonvoy Moments Masterclasses led by award-winning culinary legends and wine aficionados, and of course, food and wine.

Talent includes Fabio Trabocchi, Giada De Laurentiis, Ciccio Sultano, Angela Hartnett, Jonathan Waxman, Ray Isle, Anthony Giglio, and more.

Through Marriott Bonvoy, the company’s recently unveiled travel program which replaced Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, members can bid on exclusive ‘Gather by JW’ Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

Starting at 75,000 points, these packages feature luxurious three-night accommodations for two guests in a Junior Suite at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. Each Marriott Bonvoy Moment provides festivalgoers with access to Masterclass cooking schools with award-winning chefs and additional Gather by JW experiences including two seats at the coveted IL FINALE dinner, an all-star feast held in the resort’s stunning church that will bring together the festival’s top chefs and wine experts.

Package 1: ‘Essentially Giada’ with Giada De Laurentiis: Moments members can don an apron as they sharpen their culinary skills through an immersive Masterclass hosted by chef, author, and Emmy Award-winning television personality, Giada De Laurentiis.

Participants will cook alongside Giada and learn from her as they prepare classic and flavorful Italian dishes with a contemporary California twist. For more information, or to bid on the ‘Essentially Giada’ Marriott Bonvoy Moment, visit Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

Package 2: ‘Decadent Nonna’ with Angela Hartnett: Members can enjoy a passionate Masterclass presented by award-winning chef, Angela Hartnett. ‘Decadent Nonna’ will incorporate the flavors of Hartnett’s Michelin-starred London restaurant Murano into classic and nostalgic dishes inspired by her childhood. For more information, or to bid on the ‘Decadent Nonna’ Marriott Bonvoy Moment, visit Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

Package 3: ‘The Sicilian Kitchen’ with Ciccio Sultano: Chef and owner of the two Michelin-starred Ristorante Duomo in Sicily, Ciccio Sultano will provide participants with a hands-on Masterclass demonstration.

Sultano will divulge his secrets on how to create the most mesmerizing dishes inspired by his award-winning Sicilian restaurant, Il Duomo. For more information, or to bid on the ‘The Sicilian Kitchen’ Marriott Bonvoy Moment, visit Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

Each Moment includes resort activity fee, complimentary Wi-Fi, and daily breakfast at Cucina Restaurant. Airfare is not included. Members must be 18 years or older to bid on ‘Gather by JW’ Marriot Bonvoy Moments. For additional information on ‘Gather by JW’, please visit

SOURCE: Marriott International press release

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