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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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This high-end American Express card may not be for the casual traveler, but if you stay at Marriott Bonvoy hotels at least a few times per year it could be worth the cost. Included with the $450 annual fee are some exceptional perks that can save you money, such as airport lounge access, enrollment in Gold Elite status, and an annual $300 Marriott Bonvoy hotel credit.

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Min. credit level: Good
Annual Fee: $450
Regular APR: 15.74% - 24.74% Variable

Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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Good Min. credit level
$450 Annual Fee
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Highlights & Features

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Spending Rewards
  • 6X Marriott Bonvoy Bonus points per dollar for eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 3X Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar:
    • At U.S. restaurants
    • On flights booked directly with airlines
  • 2X Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar spent on all other purchases
Introductory Bonus
  • 75,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months; up to $200 in statement credits for eligible purchases at U.S. restaurants in the first 6 months

Balance Transfers

A balance transfer is a way to move debt from one card to another with the goal of saving money on interest.

Intro Balance Transfer APR N/A
Regular Balance Transfer APR N/A
Balance Transfer Fee N/A
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Penalty APR 29.99% Variable
Late Fee Up to $40
Returned Payment Fee Up to $40
Additional Cards Annual Fee N/A
Foreign Transaction Fee None
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Cash Advances

Borrowing cash on your card is a cash advance. Cash advances usually come with very high fees. Even worse, cash advances can signal to lenders that you’re being irresponsible with money.

Cash Advance APR 25.24% Variable
Cash Advance Fee Either $10 or 5% of the amount of each cash advance, whichever is greater
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Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card


(Rates & Fees)
  • Earn 75,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months.
  • Plus, earn up to $200 in Statement Credits for eligible purchases at U.S. Restaurants within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Enjoy up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy(TM) program.
  • Earn 6 Marriott Bonvoy points for each dollar of eligible purchases at hotels participating in the Marriott Bonvoy(TM) program. 3 points at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines. 2 points on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive 1 free Night Award every year after your Card account anniversary. Award can be used for one night (redemption level at or under 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points) at a participating hotel. Certain hotels have resort fees.
  • Enjoy unlimited airport lounge visits when you enroll in Priority Pass(TM) Select membership.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $450 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.

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Insider tip

This card was formerly called the Starwood Preferred Guest® Luxury Card.

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card is a premium travel card, coming with a $450 annual fee.

It provides 6X Marriott Bonvoy Bonus points per dollar for eligible purchases charged on your Card directly with participating Marriott Bonvoy properties in addition to the 12.5X Base points you’ll earn for your Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status. It also earn 3X points on airfare and at restaurants. Other purchases earn 2X points.

This card has quite a few valuable benefits, with some of the best being:

  • $300 Marriott Bonvoy annual statement credit
  • Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership (excludes non-lounge experiences)
  • Free Night Award every year after your account anniversary
  • Complimentary Marriott Gold Elite status

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card has no foreign transaction fee.

Enrollment required for select benefits; terms and limitations apply.

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