Sean Hunt, Marriott International and Ash Barty, Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador.

Reigning Wimbledon Ladies Singles Champion and WTA World No 1 tennis player, Ash Barty, has signed on as the newest Ambassador for the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program in the lead-up to the 2022 Australian Open Grand Slam.

Barty’s support of the program comes as Marriott International renewed its multi-year partnership with Tennis Australia – organisers of the Australian Open – which will see Bonvoy offer more than 100 range of unique behind-the-scenes experiences to members through points redemptions under the Marriott Bonvoy Moments program. The partnership between the two was originally formed back in 2019.

These include exclusive food and wine packages, tennis clinics with legendary players and photo opportunities with the Daphne Akhurst and Norman Brookes trophies, presented to the winners of the Women’s Singles and Men’s Singles tournaments following the final.

Marriott Bonvoy will be hosting players, support teams and fans throughout the Australian Summer of Tennis.

Members will also be able to use points for seats at match sessions throughout the tournament and access to the Marriott Bonvoy private hospitality suite. In-hotel perks such as room upgrades and other hotel services will be open to guests from 25 November under a suite of new packages released ahead of the tournament.

“I’m excited to be partnering with Marriott Bonvoy and looking forward to welcoming all my tennis friends, fans and the world’s media to my home country during the Australian Open and showing them what true Aussie hospitality is about,” Barty said.

Marriott International Area Vice President, Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt, said Marriott Bonvoy was proud to join with Tennis Australia to host the world’s top tennis players, their support teams and fans.

Sean Hunt and Ash Barty at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort.

“As borders start to reopen, The Australian Open, which kicks off on 17 January, is an outstanding opportunity to put Australia back in the spotlight as a world class destination offering first class accommodations, lifestyle and sporting experiences,” Hunt said.

Many of the world’s best players will call Marriott hotels home for the duration of their time in Australia at the Australian Open and lead-up tournaments, including properties such as W Melbourne, The Ritz-Carlton Perth, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands and The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Hobart.