Best Marriott card for Business Owners

The annual fee pays itself in no time thanks to the free night award each card anniversary, a jumpstart to elite status and lucrative rewards rate on Marriott stays and everyday purchases. (Partner offer)

At a glance

  • 6X 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 4X 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
  • 2X 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
75,000
Welcome Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
29.24% Variable
25.24% Variable
15.74% - 24.74% Variable
$125
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.

At a glance

  • 6X 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 4X 4x points at U.S. restaurants, at U.S. gas stations, on wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and on U.S. purchases for shipping.
  • 2X 2x points on all other eligible purchases.
75,000
Welcome Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
29.24% Variable
25.24% Variable
15.74% - 24.74% Variable
$125
  • Welcome Offer: Earn 75,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 of eligible purchases within the first 3 months of Card Membership. Plus, earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made on your new Card within the first 3 months of Card Membership.
  • 6x points at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program.
  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, 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 on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 Free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Plus, earn an additional Free Night Award after you spend $60K in purchases on your Card in a calendar year. Awards can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points) at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy™ program. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status with your Card. Plus, earn Gold Elite status after making $35,000 in eligible purchases on your Card in a calendar year.
  • Terms apply.
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Our Take

TPG Editor's Rating

tooltip Card Rating is based on the opinion of TPG's editors and is not influenced by the card issuer.
3.5/5

Overview

The Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex is a stacked card with a rewards rate that will help you earn bonus points on everyday and business-related purchases. You'll hit your elite status goals with the 15 elite night credits each year, giving you automatic Silver elite, status but offering the opportunity to earn the higher ranks in no time. Finally, the free night award certificate with a redemption level of 35,000 points or less can get you hundreds of dollars in potential value each year.

Pros

  • 6x points on eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program
  • 4x points at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services purchased directly from U.S. service providers and U.S. shipping
  • 2x points on all other eligible purchases
  • Earn a free-night award each card anniversary year (up to 35,000 points)
  • Receive 15 elite night credits to jump-start status
  • Transfer Marriott points to 40+ airlines

Cons

  • Airline points transfer ratios are poor
  • Card only comes with Silver Bonvoy, Marriott's lowest elite status
  • Must spend $60,000 in a year for second free-night award

Who is this card good for?

The Marriott Bonvoy Business card is one of the best hotel cards for business owners. Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world, so it’s essentially a given that you’ll stay a qualifying property whether your business travels domestically or internationally.

Earning Rewards

You’ll earn 6x on eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy program, 4x at U.S. restaurants, U.S. gas stations, wireless telephone services directly purchased from U.S. service providers and U.S. shipping and 2x on all other eligible purchases.

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