New Lineup of Marriott Bonvoy branded Credit Cards
Marriott’s new combined rewards program has been named Marriott Bonvoy and will go live in February. This consolidates the Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG programs under one unified brand.
This new branding will be reflected across Marriott’s entire line of credit cards offered by American Express and Chase. Points earning rates and benefits will remain largely unchanged, with the exception of a few new ones.
Here’s a rundown of all of the new Marriott cards.
Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card
The SPG Amex card will become the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card and will close to new applicants on February 12. The card’s benefits and annual fee will remain unchanged. There is still a welcome bonus of 75,000 points after spending $3,000 in the first 3 months, so act fast before new applications are closed.
Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card
The Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express Card replaces the SPG Amex Business. One new benefit effective March 28, 2019: you can earn a second free night award after you spend $60K in a calendar year. For those that apply after March 28, 2019, the annual fee is increasing from $95 to $125 per year (waived in first year). Once again, act fast if this card is on your radar.
Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card
The SPG Amex Luxury card will be known as the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card. Amex is adding a new $100 Property Credit effective March 28, 2019. Card members receive up to a $100 property credit for qualifying charges at The Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis properties. All other fees and benefits remain unchanged.
Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card
The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card replaces the Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Card. There are no changes to benefits.
Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card
Legacy holders of the no-longer-available Marriott Rewards Premier Card will receive the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Card. There are no changes to benefits.
Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business Credit Card
The Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Business Card will be closing to new applicants on February 12. Existing holders will receive the Marriott Bonvoy Premier Plus Business Credit Card. This leaves American Express as the sole issuer of Marriott Business Credit Cards moving forward. This card will add a new second free night award every year after spending $60,000, valid for one-night hotel stay at a property with a redemption level up to 35,000 points. There are no other changes to benefits or annual fees.
Marriott Rewards Signature Credit Card
The Marriott Rewards Signature Credit Card is no longer available, but legacy holders will receive the Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card with no changes to benefits or annual fee.
Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card
The Marriott Rewards Business Credit Card is also no longer available, but legacy holders will receive the Marriott Bonvoy Business Credit Card with no changes to benefits or annual fee.
Ritz Carlton Rewards Credit Card
Finally, the Ritz Carlton Rewards card, previously closed to new applications, will become the Ritz Carlton Credit Card. Despite speculation to the contrary, it will remain closed to new applications. The card will add a similar $100 hotel credit that the Bonvoy Brilliant Amex card is adding.
william mac neil
I HAVE AN AMEX PLATINUM BUSINESS CARD. CAN I STEP UP TO A BONVOY AMEX BUSINESS CARD AND GET 100,000 POINTS WITH $ SPENT IN 3 MONTHS AND A $ 95 ANNUAL FEE. CARD INFO SEEMS TO INDICATE THIS NEW CARD IS AVAILABLE.
Sure! FYI, this isn’t a new card, it’s the Amex SPG Business card with a new name and card design.