Exciting news! Marriott and Chase are launching a new Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Card and for a limited time you can earn 100,000 Bonus Points when you spend at least $5000 in the first 3 months of your account opening. This new credit card comes after the merger of the SPG loyalty program into Marriott’s and below are the highlights:
*Annual free night award (up to 35,000 point value) after card renewal
*Earn Gold Status after spending $35,000 (beginning in 2019)
*Automatic Silver Elite Status
*15 elite night credits beginning in 2019
*Free In-Room Premium Wi-Fi (beginning in August)
*$95 Annual Fee
It is important to state that Marriott’s previous card, Marriott Rewards, also included a free night but it was capped to Category 5 hotels which were worth a value of 25,000 points, meaning that this new card provides a bonus since the free night is now available to higher valued properties. Earnings have also increased on this card in comparison to its former iteration (Marriott Rewards), from 5x to 6x for Marriott and SPG purchases, and from 1x to 2x for everything else. The new card also includes purchase protection, trip delay reimbursement and no foreign transaction fees.
One point to consider, existing Marriott and Ritz-Carlton cardholders will be able to keep their current cards with no change to perks or earning rates, though they will have an opportunity to upgrade to the new Plus card. Customer who change from an existing Marriott card to the Plus will not be eligible for the 100,000-point bonus.
This sign-up bonus is such a great deal for those who are thinking of traveling in the near future. Whether it’s a trip to Disney, New York or even outside the country you cannot go wrong with a Marriott property given that, as of their purchase of SPG Hotels, they are the largest hotel company in the world.