MARRIOTT BONVOY AND AMERICAN EXPRESS LAUNCHE NEW COBRAND CREDIT CARDS IN JAPAN


Long-time partners Marriott Bonvoy and American Express have renewed their growing portfolio of Cobrand credit cards with new travel offers

HONG KONGFeb. 928, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel loyalty program, and American Express today announced the launch of two new cobrand cards for cardholders in Japan. the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Premium Card is an updated edition of the existing Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express® Card launched in 2013, and the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Card is a new Cobrand card for travelers seeking memorable travel experiences. The nearly decade-long collaboration has already generated a promising portfolio of Cobrand cards for American Express in Japan.


Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Premium Card and Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Card

“The launch of the new co-branded Marriott Bonvoy American Express cards offers a greater choice of products adapted to the needs of cardholders in Japan“, said Bart Buiring, Director of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “This is a timely launch as international travel gradually opens up and cardholders can earn points for free stays faster when making purchases with our Cobrand cards.”

With the new Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® card, Cardholders can earn Marriott Bonvoy points with their daily spend. Card members will instantly receive Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status and will be upgraded to Gold status if they spend 1 million yen annually on their Card. Eligible cardholders can also enjoy a welcome bonus of 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points if they spend ¥300,000 in the first three months.

the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Premium Card provides cardholders with instant Gold Elite status and allows cardholders to achieve Platinum status if they spend 4 million yen one year on their card. Cardholders can also enjoy accelerated point earning with 6 Marriott Bonvoy points earned for each JPY100 spent at hotels in the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.

Other benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card include a $100 Property Credit, which can be used on qualifying purchases with a minimum two-night stay at participating The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis hotels worldwide, access to designated airport lounges, and travel insurance with the use of the American Express card. With nearly 8,000 hotels and resorts from 30 brands worldwide, Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card members can use their earned points to redeem free hotel nights and bid and redeem points for exclusive experiences without money at world-class sporting events, arts, culture and entertainment through Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

“The launch of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Cards will provide immediate added value to our cardholders by Japan,” noted Karl Hudsonarea vice president, Japan & Guam, Marriott International. “In addition to redeeming points for worldwide travel benefits, cardholders receive the added benefit of Marriott Bonvoy membership when they stay, dine and shop across the entire Marriott portfolio. Bonvoy to Japanwhich includes more than 200 restaurants and bars in 18 hotel brands across the country. »

“People’s desire and passion for travel is growing every day, and the ways people enjoy travel have diversified with the creation of new styles of travel. To meet this demand, American Express decided to offer a range broader options for guests seeking a rewarding hotel stay and travel experience,” said Hiroyuki YoshimotoSenior Vice President and Japan Country Manager, American Express International, Inc. “We have developed a strong partnership in the marketplace delivering premium travel and hotel experiences to delight our cardholders through our Cobrand Card product launched in Japan in 2013. With people’s lifestyles and travel preferences changing, Marriott and American Express decided to renew and evolve their partnership to deliver even more valuable and memorable experiences for guests by launching two new Cobrand cards.

Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Cards: Key Features

Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Card

Annual fees

21,000 JPY (190 USD)

Welcome bonus points

10,000 welcome bonus points after 300,000 JPY in the first three months

Free Elite Status

Automatic Marriott Bonvoy® Sliver Elite status upon issue

Status upgrade based on expenses

Spend over JPY 1 million, upgrade to Gold status

Earn Marriott Bonvoy® Points

(Per 100 JPY)

  • 2 points: daily expenses
  • 4 Points: Spend at Marriott Bonvoy hotels

Free night bonus

35,000 points upon card renewal

Annual expenses over 1.5 million yen

$100 home loan

A $100 credit can be used for qualifying incidental hotel expenses with a minimum paid stay of two nights at The Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis hotels

Additional card fees

No annual fee for an additional card and 10,500 JPY (95 USD) annual fee for a second additional card

Other benefits

  • Access to designated airport lounges
  • Luggage delivery in Narita, Kansai and Chubu
  • Overseas travel insurance with Cobrand card use up to JPY 30 million

Marriott Bonvoy® American Express® Premium Card

Annual fees

45,000 JPY (409 USD)

Welcome bonus points

30,000 welcome bonus points after 300,000 JPY in the first three months

Free Elite Status

Automatic Marriott Bonvoy® Gold Elite status upon issue

Status upgrade based on expenses

Spend more than 4 million yen, upgrade to Platinum status

Earn Marriott Bonvoy® Points

(Per 100 JPY)

  • 3 points: daily expenses
  • 6 Points: Spend at Marriott Bonvoy hotels

Free night bonus

50,000 points on card renewal

Annual expenses over 1.5 million yen

$100 home loan

A $100 credit can be used for qualifying incidental hotel expenses with a minimum paid stay of two nights at The Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis hotels

Additional card fees

No annual fee for an additional card and 22,500 JPY (204 USD) per year for a second additional card

Other benefits

  • Access to designated airport lounges
  • Luggage Delivery in Haneda, Narita, Kansai and Chubu
  • Overseas travel insurance with Cobrand card use up to JPY 100 million
  • Smartphone Protection

About American Express

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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 such as Future Stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments or through partners for luxury products from Marriott Bonvoy boutiques. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and a contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To join for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit marriottbonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go to here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy at Facebook, Twitterand instagram.

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