HDFC Bank, a prominent private sector bank in India, has entered into a strategic partnership with Marriott Bonvoy, the renowned travel program of Marriott International, to introduce the pioneering “Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card.” This co-branded credit card marks a significant milestone as India’s inaugural hotel co-branded credit card. The card will operate on the Diners Club International® platform, which is part of the Discover Global Network, aiming to establish itself as a premier travel card within the Indian market.
The “Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card” harnesses the synergies of two influential brands, offering cardholders an unprecedented array of travel-related advantages. Among these, the card provides Silver Elite Status within the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, granting perks such as priority late checkouts, exclusive member rates, bonus points within the Marriott Bonvoy program, and more.
Statement from Marriott International
Ms Ranju Alex, Area Vice-President for South Asia at Marriott International, expressed excitement over this launch. She highlighted that this card’s introduction in India follows its successful rollout in Japan and South Korea. She underscored the card’s potential to introduce a new generation of Indian explorers to the world of travel. Ms. Alex emphasized that the collaboration’s significance lies in its capacity to offer enhanced benefits through everyday purchases, aligning with its comprehensive hospitality vision.
Statement from HDFC Bank
Mr Parag Rao, Country Head for Payment Business, Consumer Finance, Technology, and Digital Banking at HDFC Bank, conveyed the bank’s satisfaction in presenting India’s inaugural co-branded hotel credit card in partnership with Marriott Bonvoy. This strategic alliance reflects HDFC Bank’s dedication to providing innovative financial solutions catering to evolving customer needs. The card aims to elevate the travel experiences of valued cardholders by offering exclusive benefits, rewards, and seamless access to Marriott International’s esteemed travel program.
Diners Club International Perspective
Chris Winter, Vice President of International Markets at Diners Club International, stressed the value of this collaboration for travel rewards enthusiasts. He emphasized the card’s access to travel privileges and benefits offered by Diners Club in both the local market and globally. Winter highlighted the card’s potential to benefit individuals travelling for both business and leisure purposes, along with those leveraging the card for everyday local expenditures.
The “Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card” is thoughtfully tailored for the contemporary generation of travellers. Cardholders stand to earn Marriott Bonvoy points on eligible expenditures, with these points being redeemable at participating Marriott Bonvoy portfolio hotels. This redemption spans a spectrum of offerings, from free nights and upgrades within the extensive 31-brand portfolio to exclusive experiences through Marriott Bonvoy Moments. Cardholders can also easily transfer points to nearly 40 global airlines.
Key Features of the Card
The card extends a range of benefits to its users, including:
1. Welcome & Annual Spend Milestone Benefits:
One Free Night award worth up to 15,000 points for a one-night stay at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
- Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status and 10 Elite Night credits upon successful sign-up.
- Potential to earn up to 3 additional Free Night awards upon meeting spending thresholds.
2. Additional Benefits:
- Earn Marriott Bonvoy points for every INR 150 spent:
- 8 Marriott Bonvoy points on eligible purchases at participating Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
- 4 Marriott Bonvoy points on eligible purchases across travel, dining, and entertainment.
- 2 Marriott Bonvoy points on all other eligible purchases.
- Complimentary access to over 1,000 airport lounges worldwide:
- 12 complimentary domestic lounge accesses annually.
- 12 complimentary international lounge accesses annually.
- Complimentary access to select global golf courses, up to 2 times per quarter.
- Comprehensive insurance coverage against loss or delayed baggage, loss of passport, ticket, and missed connections.
- Complimentary personal air accident insurance coverage.
For a complete listing of card benefits, including terms and conditions, please visit the [Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card page](www.marriottbonvoyasia.com).
The collaboration between HDFC Bank and Marriott Bonvoy in introducing the “Marriott Bonvoy HDFC Bank Credit Card” marks a significant step toward providing exceptional travel benefits and rewards to Indian consumers. This card amalgamates the strengths of two esteemed brands, envisioning a new horizon for travel enthusiasts and emphasizing personalized gifts beyond traditional hotel stays. The launch signifies HDFC Bank’s commitment to innovation and catering to the evolving preferences of its customers while enriching their journeys and forging enduring memories in the world of hospitality.
Date: 24th August, 2023
Location: Mumbai, India