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In case you haven’t heard, some of the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest credit cards have been updated and rebranded. These new (and maybe even improved, depending on your spending habits) credit cards come with several new perks while still offering some of the value that they previously held.
To complete the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest merger, these two hotel giants have launched these cards. Marriott had a strong partnership with Chase while Starwood had a solid deal going with American Express, which is why the two still co-exist (albeit under different names). American Express will continue to handle the Marriott premium and business cards while Chase will carry the torch for personal and no-fee Marriott cards.
Chase’s Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card
Marriott and Chase are launching the brand new Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card. The new Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is replacing the premium Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card.
This card comes with the ability for new cardholders to earn 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in purchases in the first 3 months of account opening. Cardholders will earn 6X Bonvoy points per $1 spent at over 6,900 participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
Silver Elite benefits mean you can enjoy free in-room premium Wi-Fi at Marriott Bonvoy properties. You also get 10% bonus points on stays, priority late checkout, and no blackout dates on free night awards. You also have access to exclusive experiences.
Additionally, Chase is giving cardholders the opportunity to save money through Chase shopping partner discounts. Inside the Chase mobile app, you can link shopping offers to your card to help you save money. You can also lock or unlock your card from inside the app. The card itself is also contactless.
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card also shares its name with the new Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. The new streamlined loyalty program replaces the existing Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest rewards programs.
Besides this exciting new card, Chase and Marriott are planning another new co-brand Marriott credit card expected later this year. If you are a Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business Credit Card cardholder, you can continue to own this card but expect to hear more information soon.
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card
The Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card is being replaced with the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card. You will still be able to earn plenty of points at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties and the 15 free night award benefit. Plus, you can continue converting hotel points to airline miles.
Other Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card benefits include the ability to earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you spend $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Cardholders also earn:
- 6X points on eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
- 3X points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
- 2X points for all other eligible purchases
Members will earn up to $300 in Marriott Bonvoy statement credits annually to be used on eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels. They can also receive 1 Free Night Award annually after their account anniversary. The award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at participating hotels. Note that some hotels do have resort fees.
Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status is also a perk of the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card. There’s also a $100 Marriott Bonvoy property credit that cardholders can take advantage of. To use, they must book directly using a special rate for a 2-night minimum stay at The Ritz-Carlton® or St. Regis®. They will then get up to $100 in credit for qualifying charges.
You also get access to Priority Pass Select which offers access to over 1,000 lounges in over 120 countries, regardless of which carrier or class you are flying. Additionally, you receive either a $100 statement credit for Global Entry or an $85 credit for TSA Pre-Check.
Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card
The Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card has its own set of benefits including a welcome offer of 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points. You can also redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for flights or car rentals with Air+Car across hundreds of travel partners around the world.
Further details of the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card include the ability to earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months of account opening.
Cardholders also earn:
- 6x points at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
- 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
- 2x points on all other eligible purchases
Additionally, Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card cardholders will receive a Free Night Award annually after their account anniversary. Plus, they will earn an additional Free Night Award after spending $60K in purchases within a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at a participating hotel (note that some hotels do have resort fees).
Cardholders also enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status. Plus, they can earn Gold Elite status after making $35,000 in eligible purchases in a calendar year.
Formerly the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express, the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card comes with the ability to earn points on purchases specific for your business needs.
This rebrand is one of the last steps in the Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest merger. With Bonvoy, you can earn and redeem points at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood Preferred Guest properties. With over 6,700 properties to choose from and all the free night award possibilities, there are plenty of opportunities to plan a long getaway.
Learn more: Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express® Card
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