Marriott Bonvoy Company® American Express® The card now offers new cardholder benefits for small business, such as a 7% room rate discount on eligible reservations at Marriott Bonvoy participating hotels®without an increase in the annual Card fee.
BETHESDA, MD., July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Marriott Bonvoy®Marriott International’s award-winning travel program, and American Express (NYSE:AXP) unveiled changes to Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, designed to help small business owners turn business expenses into meaningful travel rewards. Starting today, the card now offers new and existing card members a 7% discount off the room rate on eligible reservations at Marriott Bonvoy participating hotels.®4X Marriott Bonvoy® points at restaurants, now worldwide, and free Gold Elite status, in addition to all the card’s existing benefits.
“The rich, new benefits will help cardholders own and work for small businesses to maximize their travel dollars and reward them for being part of the engine that drives the American economy,” said David Flueck, Senior Vice President, Global Loyalty, Marriott International. “Hard-working Small Business Card members who spend many nights traveling for business can now earn points for vacations and getaways with family and friends even faster when they stay at a participating Marriott Bonvoy .® hotels and to use their Card for everyday expenses.”
“Small business owners have overcome many challenges over the past few years, pivoted their strategies, and are now looking to get back on track with how they run their businesses,” said Courtney Kelso, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Commercial Card, American Express. “That includes getting back on the road for client meetings, networking, new business pitches and more. Now these cardholders can make the most of their business and leisure travel with our enhanced Marriott Bonvoy .® Business Card and the opportunity to earn even more points and rewards.”
According to new data from an American Express survey, 82% of small business owners surveyed say discounted room rates are an important decision factor when booking travel, while 78% say they would extend their trip if they got a discount on the rooms.
The survey also found that almost three-quarters (73%) of respondents agree that having status with a hotel brand impacts where they book a night when traveling for business. . Additionally, a majority (67%) of small business owners plan to travel for work in the next one to three months, and 77% agree they mix work and pleasure, wanting to extend their next business trip to also enter some personal vacations.
New and improved benefits for small business owners
Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express Card will retain the same $125 annual fee, while offering cardholders even more value with new and improved benefits, including:
- 7% Marriott Bonvoy® Room rate Discount on standard rates for standard room bookings at Marriott Bonvoy participating hotels® when booked direct. Conditions apply.
- 4X Marriott Bonvoy® points in restaurants around the world
- Free Gold Elite Status
Continue to enjoy the benefits of the existing card
In addition to the new benefits, Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Cardholders can also continue to enjoy these existing benefits:
- Annual Free Night Reward – Receive a Free Night Reward every year after the card renewal month. Plus, earn an extra free night spend $60,000 purchases on the card in a calendar year. Rewards can be used for one night (redeem level equal to or less than 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points) at Marriott Bonvoy participating hotels®. Some hotels have resort fees.
- 15 Elite Night Credits – Each calendar year, cardholders can receive 15 Elite Night Credits to upgrade Marriott Bonvoy® Elite Status – Limits Apply by Marriott Bonvoy® member account. The benefit is not exclusive to Cards offered by American Express. Conditions apply.
- No foreign transaction fees.
- Opportunity to win:
- 6X Marriott Bonvoy® points on every dollar of eligible purchases at Marriott Bonvoy® participating hotels.
- 4X Marriott Bonvoy® points on U.S. gas station purchases, wireless phone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers, and U.S. shipping purchases
- 2X Marriott Bonvoy® points on all other qualifying purchases
The enhanced card benefits described above will also be enjoyed by Marriott Bonvoy cardholders® Premier Plus business credit card from Chase, which is no longer available to new applicants.
Valuable new welcome offer
To celebrate new card benefits, new eligible cardholders who apply and are approved for Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express card can earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy® points after spending $5,000 eligible purchases on the Card in the first three months. The offer is available via August 31, 2022. Terms and conditions of application. To learn more about the new benefits and welcome offer for new card members, please visit Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Cards.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and includes a portfolio of more than 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its award-winning travel program. For more information, visit www.marriott.com. Plus, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About Marriott Bonvoy
Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative and eye-opening experiences around the corner and around the world. Marriott Bonvoy’s® portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands delivers renowned hospitality in the world’s most memorable destinations. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards . Members can redeem their points for experiences, including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy® Moments, or via partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy® Shops. With Marriott Bonvoy® app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To register for free or for more information on Marriott Bonvoy®, go to marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go to www.mobile-app.marriott.com. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.
About American Express
American Express® is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, ideas and experiences that enrich lives and drive business success. Learn more about www.americanexpress.com and join us on Facebook, instagram, LinkedIn, Twitterand Youtube.
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