Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card

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 purchases at Marriott Bonvoy hotels 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
  • Free Night Award every year after your account anniversary
  • Complimentary Marriott Gold Elite status

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card has no foreign transaction fees.

Card Quick Facts

Card Quick Facts

  • 6X points per dollar at Marriott Bonvoy hotels
  • 3X points per dollar at U.S. restaurants and on flights booked directly with airlines
  • 2X points per dollar spent on all other purchases
  • 75,000 bonus points for spending $3,000 in the first 3 months after account opening
  • $300 Marriott Bonvoy annual statement credit
  • Free Night Award every year after your card anniversary
  • Complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status, Platinum Elite status after spending $75,000 per year
  • Priority Pass Select membership
  • Fee credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓ application
  • $450 annual fee

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Card Details



  • 18.5X Marriott Bonvoy points per dollar at Marriott Bonvoy properties
    • 6X Bonus points per dollar from the card
    • 12.5X Base points per dollar on eligible purchases for being a Marriott Bonvoy member
  • 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
Card Stats

Card Stats

Annual Fee $450
Additional Cards Annual Fee -
Regular Purchase APR 17.99%–26.99% Variable
Intro Purchase APR -
Foreign Transaction Fee None
Chip Technology Chip-and-Signature
Minimum Credit Limit -
Maximum Credit Limit -
Free Credit Score No
Penalty APR 29.99% Variable
Late Fee Up to $38
Returned Payment Fee Up to $38
Balance Transfers

Balance Transfers

Intro Balance Transfer APR -
Regular Balance Transfer APR 17.99%–26.99% Variable
Balance Transfer Fee 3%, $5 minimum
Cash Advances

Cash Advances

Cash Advance APR 27.49% Variable
Cash Advance Fee 3%, $5 minimum

Card Benefits

Check your card’s Guide to Benefits to learn the specific benefits your card offers and how to access them.

  • $300 Marriott Bonvoy Annual Credit

    Get $300 in credits each year for purchases at Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

  • 15 Elite Night Credits

    Get 15 Elite Night Credits toward a higher status level each year (can’t be combined with the same benefit on other credit cards).

  • $100 Property Credit

    You can get up to $100 in property credits per stay when you use your card and a special rate code to book stays of two or more nights at The Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis.

  • Free Night Award

    One Free Night Award every year after your card anniversary, good for a redemption level of 50,000 points or less.

  • Priority Pass Select Membership

    Free access to Priority Pass lounges for you and two guests.

  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓

    Get a credit for the application fee of either Global Entry ($100) or TSA Pre✓ ($85), once every four years.

  • Complimentary Gold Elite Status

    Automatic Marriott Gold Elite status, including a 25% point bonus, enhanced room upgrades, and more.

  • Fast Track to Platinum Elite Status

    Spend $75,000 in a given year to earn Marriot Platinum Elite status.

  • Bonus Points When Transferring To Flights

    Get 15,000 bonus Starpoints for transferring 60,000 miles to a frequent flyer program.

  • Premium In-room Internet

    Some booking requirements apply.

  • Unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi

    Up to 4 devices at more than 1,000,000 Boingo hotspots worldwide.

  • Lowest Hotel Rate Guarantee

    For reservations purchased on

  • No Blackout Dates

    On Free Night redemptions.

  • Complimentary ShopRunner Membership

    ShopRunner provides free two-day shipping and returns at participating online merchants.

  • Entertainment Access

    Discounts to card member-only events, concerts, sporting events, and shows.

  • $0 Fraud Liability

    You won’t be held responsible for fraudulent transactions (contact customer support immediately if you suspect fraud).

  • Dispute Resolution

    Help dealing with fraudulent and unauthorized transactions.

  • Account Alerts

    Get alerts about account information on your phone.

  • Mobile & Tablet Banking

    Pay your credit card bill online, transfer funds, check available credit and more.

  • Extended Warranty

    For warranties of 5 years or less, get up to one extra year added to the original manufacturer’s warranty.

  • Purchase Protection

    Items purchased with your card are protected against accidental damage and theft within 90 days of the purchase.

  • Return Protection

    Provides a refund for eligible purchases if the merchant won’t take an item back.

  • Premium Roadside Assistance

    Assistance with services such as towing, changing a flat, or boosting a battery. No fee for the first four occasions.

  • Premium Global Assist® Hotline

    Help with travel accidents such as a lost passport, the need for a lawyer, sudden illness, and more. Some costs may be covered.

  • Travel Accident Insurance

    Up to $500,000 in coverage against accidental death or dismemberment when traveling by plane, train, ship, or bus.

  • Baggage Insurance Plan

    Eligible lost, stolen, or damaged bags are covered up to $2,000 for checked bags, and up to $3,000 for checked and carry-on bags.

  • Car Rental Loss and Damage Insurance

    Eligible stolen and damaged vehicles are covered if you you decline the rental company’s own insurance. Not all rentals or vehicles are covered.

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