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Wed, 9 February 2022

Marriott Bonvoy and American Express Launch Two Cobranded Cards in Japan

(09 Feb 2022)  Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott Internationals loyalty program, and American Express have launched two cobranded cards in Japan.

The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Premium Card is a refreshed edition of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card launched in 2013, while the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card is a new cobranded card.

"The launch of the new and refreshed Marriott Bonvoy American Express cobrand cards offer a greater choice of products tailored to the needs of card members in Japan, said Bart Buiring, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. This is a timely launch as international travel gradually opens up and card members can earn points for free stays faster when making purchases with our cobrand cards.

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

Marriott Bonvoy and American Express have launched two cobranded cards in Japan. Click to enlarge.
Marriott Bonvoy and American Express have launched two cobranded cards in Japan

The Marriott Bonvoy American Express Premium Card offers card members instant Gold Elite status and allows them to achieve Platinum status if they spend JPY 4 million a year on their card. Card members can also take advantage of accelerated points earnings with 6 Marriott Bonvoy points earned for every JPY100 spent at hotels across the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio.

Other Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card perks include a $100 USD Property Credit, which can be used on eligible purchases with a two-night minimum stay at participating The Ritz-Carlton and St. Regis hotels worldwide, designated airport lounge access and travel insurance with card usage from American Express.

With nearly 8,000 hotels and resorts across 30 brands globally, Marriott Bonvoy American Express card members can use their accumulated points to redeem free hotel nights and bid and redeem points for exclusive money-cant-buy experiences at world-class events in sports, arts, culture and entertainment via Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

Peoples desire and passion to travel has been growing each day, and the ways people enjoy travel have diversified with new styles of traveling being created. To meet this demand, American Express has decided to provide a wider range of options to customers seeking an enriching hotel stay and travel experience, said Hiroyuki Yoshimoto, Senior Vice President and Japan Country Manager, American Express International, Inc. Weve been growing a robust partnership in the market by offering premium travel and hotel experiences to deliver satisfaction to our Card Members through our Cobrand Card product launched in Japan in 2013. With the change in peoples lifestyles and travel preferences, Marriott and American Express have decided to renew and evolve our partnership to provide even more valuable and memorable experiences to customers by releasing two new Cobrand Cards.

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