New cards usher in enhanced travel benefits, exciting new offers for savvy travellers

TORONTO–American Express Canada and Marriott International, Inc. announced updates to the current Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Cobrand Credit Card portfolio following the recent unveiling of Marriott’s new travel program, Marriott Bonvoy.

The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card will be rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card and the current Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card will be rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express Card.

“With our rebranded Marriott Bonvoy American Express Cards, we’re very proud to provide Cardmembers robust benefits and rewards which capitalize on Marriott International’s new travel program and the expansive hotel network it provides,” said Kerry Vincent, Director, Consumer Card Partnerships at American Express Canada. “Whether travelling for business or pleasure, our Marriott portfolio of products is the perfect fit for Canadians who want to maximize their points earning potential to experience unforgettable travel.”

The Cards offer business and leisure travellers ways to earn and redeem points at more than 6,700 properties across 130 countries and territories, featuring an extraordinary portfolio of brands.

Features of the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express Card from American Express Canada include:

  • Current welcome bonus provides new Cardmembers the opportunity to earn 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points*
  • Earn 5 Marriott Bonvoy points for every $1 in eligible Card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties; 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else*
  • Receive an Annual Free Night Award each year after your anniversary that can be redeemed at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties worldwide, with a redemption value at or under 35,000 points
  • Receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year, helping earn the next level of Elite status in the Marriott Bonvoy program sooner
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status. Plus, the ability to upgrade to Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status when you reach $30,000 in eligible purchases on your Card each year
  • Receive complimentary in-room, premium internet access while staying at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels

Features of the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card from American Express Canada include:

  • Current welcome bonus provides new Cardmembers the opportunity to earn 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points*
  • Earn 5 Marriott Bonvoy points for every $1 in eligible Card purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties; 3 points for every $1 in Card purchases on eligible gas, dining and travel; 2 points for every $1 in Card purchases everywhere else*
  • Receive an Annual Free Night Award each year after your anniversary that can be redeemed at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties worldwide, with a redemption value at or under 35,000 points
  • Receive 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year, helping earn the next level of Elite status in the Marriott Bonvoy program sooner
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status. Plus, the ability to upgrade to Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status when you reach $30,000 in eligible purchases on your Card each year
  • Receive complimentary in-room, premium internet access while staying at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels

“Marriott Bonvoy is built on the belief that travel enriches each of us and connects the world,” said Jennifer Bryl, Director Loyalty Marketing and CRM for Canada, Marriott International. “The rich benefits and earning opportunities the American Express Cards provide can accelerate our members’ ability to pursue their passions when they travel.”

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. American Express was established in Canada in 1853 and offers a variety of consumer and business products. Learn more at americanexpress.ca and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,700 properties spanning 130 countries and territories, featuring an extraordinary portfolio of brands. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott BonvoyTM , replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®(SPG). Marriott Hotels of Canada continues to rank as one of the top 50 best places to work in Canada by AON Hewitt and was awarded Hotelier Magazine’s prestigious Company of the Year Pinnacle award for 2015.

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