Marriott International and Emirates NBD Introduce the Marriott Bonvoy World MasterCard
Marriott International today announced the relaunch of its co-branded credit card with Emirates NBD and Mastercard, with a new black metal Marriott Bonvoy look and a limited-time offer to earn up to 200,000 bonus points. The partnership which originally launched in 2015 enables Emirates NBD Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard customers to earn points which are redeemable at more than 7,000 Marriott International properties across 132 countries and territories.
“Our collaboration with Emirates NBD and Mastercard has always been about enabling ‘Good Travel’. UAE is a strategically important market for us. Through this partnership, we empower members to enrich their travel experiences with an array of opportunities and experiences available to them wherever they are in the world,” said Neal Jones, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “We believe this credit card makes travel more rewarding and enriching and will give further impetus to travel in the region.”
With the relaunched card, customers will have access to unlock a world of exclusive benefits and offers on stays, travel, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, in addition to the ability to transfer points to more than 40 airlines. Upon request, members can earn up to 150,000 bonus points – 75,000 bonus points earned as joining bonus upon activation of the Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard from Emirates NBD and a further 75,000 points that can be earned on cumulative retail spend of US$10,000 (or equivalent) during the first three billing statements. This unlocks access to a host of elite hospitality and lifestyle benefits through automatic Gold Elite status, access to more than 900 airport lounges worldwide and concierge services including airport transfers.
To celebrate the relaunch, a limited-time offer of 200,000 points is available from September 25 to November 30, 2019, whereby new cardholders can get 100,000 points upon joining and a further 100,000 points based on cumulative retail spend to the value of $10,000 during the first three months of signing up.
Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President & Group Head – Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates NBD said: “As the market leader in payment cards, we are excited to relaunch this proposition in partnership with Marriott Bonvoy to offer customers enhanced experiences and value. The Emirates NBD Marriott Bonvoy World MasterCard is the largest hospitality based co-branded card in the region today and provides customers the opportunity to earn rich rewards centered around travel and tourism which are key priorities for customers in the UAE.”
Marriott Bonvoy is Marriott International’s newly unveiled travel platform, offering an extraordinary portfolio of 30 global brands in 132 countries and territories. Under one set of unified benefits, Marriott Bonvoy simplifies rewards and offers members a holistic travel experience encompassing much more than a hotel stay.
To apply, please visit emiratesnbd.com/marriottbonvoy
Marriott International, is a leading lodging company, operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, The Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; licenses and manages whole-ownership residential brands, including The Ritz-Carlton Residences, JW Marriott Residences and Marriott Residences; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers.
Emirates NBD, the leading banking group in the region, was formed on 19 June 1963, when H.H. Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum signed the Charter of Incorporation of the National Bank of Dubai (NBD) which became the first National Bank established in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With the blessings of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, NBD merged with Emirates Bank International (EBI) on 06 March 2007, to form Emirates NBD, the largest banking group in the region by assets. On 16 October 2007, the shares of Emirates NBD were officially listed on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM). The merger between EBI and NBD to create Emirates NBD, became a regional consolidation blueprint for the banking and finance sector as it combined the second and fourth largest banks in the UAE to form a banking champion capable of delivering enhanced value across corporate, retail, private, Islamic and investment banking throughout the region.