Marriott International Launches New Co-brand Credit Cards in Mexico with Mastercard and Banorte
Marriott International, Mastercard, and Banorte today announced the launch of the Marriott Bonvoy (Gold) and Marriott Bonvoy Inspire (Platinum) credit cards in Mexico, offering card holders a wide variety of exclusive benefits at 85 Marriott International hotels and resorts in Mexico and over 7,600 hotels across 30 brands around the world. Benefits include the ability to earn points for everyday purchases, Free Night Awards and access to more than 1,000 VIP lounges in airports across the world.
“The Marriott Bonvoy cards are available in two options, and will open the world of travel to a new generation of Mexican explorers”, said Diana Plazas, Marriott International’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for the Caribbean and Latin America. “Cardholders will enjoy a rich set of benefits, added protection by our bank partners and even more choices within our award-winning Marriott Bonvoy travel program which already offers extraordinary experiences across Marriott’s diverse portfolio of brands and hotels in dream destinations”.
The credit card program is designed to appeal to millennials, families and business professionals and aims to become Mexico’s favorite travel card by offering a wide variety of cardmember benefits.
When guests sign up for the Marriott Bonvoy (Gold) credit card, they receive Silver elite status, earn 2 points per US dollar spent on grocery and airfare purchases, and earn 4 points per US dollar spent at participating properties across the globe. Cardholders can also earn a Free Night Award and a welcome bonus of 12,500 points after spending USD1,000 within the first three months of use.
The premium Marriott Bonvoy Inspire (Platinum) credit card gives members even more benefits, offering Gold elite status, 3 points per US dollar spent on airfare purchases, grocery, gas and dining, and 6 points per US dollar spent at participating properties within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio. The welcome bonus with this card is 25,000 points after spending USD 1,000 within the first three months.
Both cards eliminate foreign transaction card fees and offer members free enhanced WiFi at hotels and resorts. The cards also come with MasterCard Travel Rewards and MasterCard luggage protection.
Banorte offers card holders of both cards the benefits of its digital platforms, Banorte Móvil, and online banking, with 24/7 access wherever they are. Customers will be able to apply for digital cards, complete more secure transactions and have access to contactless payment at retailers.
“We at Banorte are very committed to offering each client what they really need. In order to continue doing so, we partnered with Marriott International and Mastercard. We’re convinced that through this alliance we will offer very important benefits for customers that love to travel, since we want them to be totally safe and comfortable,” commented Francisco Martha, General Director of Digital Business Development at Grupo Financiero Banorte.
In addition to elite status, cardholders receive Marriott Elite Night credits toward elite status immediately upon opening a card account – 10 Elite Night Credits for Marriott Bonvoy Credit Card members or 15 Elite Night Credits for Marriott Bonvoy Inspire Credit card members will be added to the card member’s Marriott Bonvoy™ account. Each subsequent calendar year, the same number of Elite Nights will be credited to the card holder’s Marriott Bonvoy account
Marriott International’s co-brand credit cards have been a meaningful contributor to the success of Marriott Bonvoy™’s portfolio of 30 brands and its highly awarded loyalty program. Members can earn and redeem points for stays, destination tours and activities, as well as exclusive experiences. The program currently has over 147 million members globally and over one million in Mexico.
“Consumers today want to seamlessly translate their spend into meaningful experiences, and we’re pleased to team up with Marriott International and Banorte to launch this new credit card and add another key partner to our family of co-branded relationships,” said Laura Cruz, Country Manager for Mastercard Mexico. “Alongside Marriott International and Banorte, we will continue offering a value proposal that brings a series of benefits for consumers both locally and internationally, thus improving their life quality and financial security”, she added.
To learn more and apply for the Marriott Bonvoy credit cards, visit www.banorte.com/marriott. Those applying before July 31, 2021 may earn an additional bonus of 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Terms and Conditions
Restrictions and limitations apply. Marriott Bonvoy credit cards are issued by Banco Mercantil del Norte, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Banorte. To learn more about the terms and conditions, as well as card benefits, please visit www.banorte.com/Marriott.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,600 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 133 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy™, its highly-awarded travel program. 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.
Grupo Financiero Banorte is a leading financial institution in Mexico. Banorte offers financial services to individuals and corporations through its businesses: banking, brokerage, fund management, insurance, pensions, leasing and factoring, warehousing, portfolio management, and the Uniteller remittance company.
Banorte also integrates the largest Afore in the country in terms of asset management. Banorte is a public company listed on the main indicator of the Mexican Stock Exchange, and has 30,000 employees, more than 1,100 branches, more than 9,300 ATMs, more than 159,000 point-of-sale terminals and more than 16,900 correspondent branches.
About Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
Claudia Sanchez Cornish
Area Director – Public Relations Mexico
Francisco Rodríguez Daniel
Executive Director of Corporate Communications
Grupo Financiero Banorte
Account Leader – PRP
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