Marriott International and Emirates NBD introduce the Marriott Bonvoy™ world Mastercard®

Elevate your travel with best-in-class benefits and a limited-time bonus points offer

  
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DUBAI: 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 

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About Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is the new travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) starting February 2019. Comprised of a portfolio of 30 hotel brands and home rental offering Homes & Villas by Marriott International, members can earn and redeem points for stays and accelerate the points they earn with co-branded credit cards from Emirates NBD and Mastercard® in the UAE.  The program offers 120,000 destination tours and adventures on Marriott Bonvoy Moments. When members book direct on Marriott.com they receive perks including free and enhanced Wi-Fi and exclusive member-only rates, and on the Marriott app they enjoy mobile check-in and checkout, Mobile Requests and, wherever available, Mobile Key. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit MarriottBonvoy.com. To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Marriott International, Inc.

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 132 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy™, replacing Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG). For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

About Emirates NBD

Emirates NBD is a leading banking Group in the region. As at 30th June 2019, total assets were AED 537.8 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 146 Billion). The Group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 per cent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.

The bank currently has 233 branches and 1081 ATMs and SDMs in the UAE and overseas and a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the ‘Power 100 Social Media Rankings’, compiled by The Financial Brand. It is a major player in the UAE corporate and retail banking arena and has strong Islamic Banking, Global Markets & Treasury, Investment Banking, Private Banking, Asset Management and Brokerage operations.

The Group has operations in the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and representative offices in China, Indonesia and Turkey. On 31st July 2019, Emirates NBD acquired Denizbank, a leading bank in Turkey with total assets of AED 134 Billion as at 30th June 2019 (equivalent to approx. USD ~36 Billion). The bank operates through a network of 749 branches, with presence in Turkey, Austria, Germany, Bahrain and Moscow.

The Group is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government’s strategies, including financial literacy and advocacy for inclusion of People with Disabilities under its #TogetherLimitless platform. Emirates NBD Group is a Premier Partner and the Official Banking Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. For more information, please visit: www.emiratesnbd.com

Media Contact:
Anjali Mehra                                                                     
+971 56 539 6555                                                             
Anjali.Mehra@marriott.com

For further information on Emirates NBD, please contact:
Ibrahim Sowaidan
Senior Vice President
Head - Group Corporate Affairs

Emirates NBD
+971 4 609 4113 / +971 50 653 8937
ibrahims@emiratesnbd.com

Tricia Kaul
asda’a bcw; Dubai, UAE
+971 4 450 7600
Tricia.Kaul@bcw-global.com 

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