The Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card has new benefits and a new increased welcome bonus, without any increase to the card’s annual fee. All of the new changes are positive and will provide more value to cardholders.
Let’s take a look at what the card will offer going forward!
New Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Benefits
Automatic Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status
Previously, the Marriott Bonvoy Business card only offered complimentary Silver Elite status to cardholders, but now will offer automatic Gold Elite status to those who hold the card.
With Gold Elite status, you’ll receive perks like 2 p.m. late checkout (subject to availability), space-available room upgrades (excluding suites), 25% bonus points on cash stays, and more.
4x Rewards on Restaurant Spend Globally
The Marriott Bonvoy Business card has always offered 4x points per $1 spent at restaurants, but this was limited to U.S. restaurants. Now, you’ll be able to earn 4x points per $1 spent at restaurants anywhere in the world where Amex is accepted.
7% Discount on Marriott Room Rate
When you link and pay with your Marriott Bonvoy Business card, you’ll receive a 7% discount off the standard Marriott room rate. However, since the discount applies to the standard rate, and not the best rate available, it likely won’t be extremely useful to travelers who book at the advance purchase rate, or who have discounted rates through programs like AAA.
Hot Tip: Learn all about Marriott Bonvoy in our full review of the program!
Current Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Benefits
All of the other standard benefits of the Marriott Bonvoy Business card remain unchanged, including:
- 6x points per $1 at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program
- 4x points per $1 at restaurants worldwide, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping
- 2x points per $1 on all other purchases
- Annual Free Night Award, redeemable at a property costing up to 35,000 points per night
- 15 Elite Night Credits each year towards your next level of elite status
- No foreign transaction fees (rates and fees)
- Annual fee of $125 (rates and fees)
New Marriott Bonvoy Business Card Welcome Bonus
In addition to the new card benefits, the Marriott Bonvoy Business card will now offer an increased welcome offer through August 31, 2022.
You can earn 125,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $5,000 in purchases on your new card in your first 3 months of card membership. We value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.7 cents apiece, making this bonus worth $875 in our view.
Ultimately, while not earth-shattering, these new additions to the Marriott Bonvoy Business card are all positive and can certainly provide varying levels of added value to cardholders depending on their travel habits. Better yet, these added benefits come at no additional expense to cardmembers, as the annual fee is staying put at $125.
For those interested in taking advantage of the card’s elevated welcome offer, make sure that you do so before August 31, 2022.
For rates and fees of the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, click here.
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