Visa International and Marriott International, Inc. will offer 5,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points, guaranteed early check-in and an extended checkout to Visa cardholders and Marriott Rewards members staying at select Marriott and Renaissance hotels throughout Latin America from July until December 20, 2000. To receive the additional perks and points toward free Marriott hotels stays, frequent flyer miles or any of over 200 reward options, Marriott Rewards members must request rate code VSSA when making a reservation, and pay for their stay with any Visa card.
Special business travel rates and complimentary use of hotel health facilities are also provided through participating properties. Other amenities may include a room upgrade, free faxing, free laundry services and more. Amenities and special services will vary at participating hotels. The offer is available at the following Marriott and Renaissance properties:
Marriott Plaza Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Renaissance Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Santiago Marriott Hotel – Santiago, Chile
Costa Rica Marriott Hotel – San Jose, Costa Rica
Renaissance Jaragua – Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
JW Quito Marriott Hotel – Quito, Ecuador
San Salvador Marriott Hotel — San Salvador, El Salvador
Guatemala City Marriott – Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mexico City Airport Marriott – Mexico City, Mexico
JW Marriott Hotel – Mexico City, Mexico
Renaissance Mexico City – Mexico City, Mexico (opens Nov. 1, 2000)
Panama City Marriott Hotel – Panama City, Panama
Lima Marriott Hotel – Lima, Peru
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – San Juan, Puerto Rico
“As the world’s leading payment system, Visa is constantly looking for new ways to benefit our cardholders,” said Tom Shepard, SVP, International Marketing Partnerships and Sponsorship, Visa International. “Our partnership with Marriott enables us to do just that – provide Visa cardholders with added value in Latin America and around the world.”
“Our partnership with Visa has provided us with a great opportunity to do something special for our members who take repeated business trips to Latin America,” said Lynne Roach-Hildebrand, senior vice president, Marriott Loyalty and Database Marketing. “Now in addition to the normal 10 points per U.S. dollar spent at our hotels, travelers who visit these fantastic hotels and pay with their Visa card will earn free vacations faster than ever before.”
Travelers may find more information about this special opportunity online at [http://www.visa.com] or at [http://www.marriottlatinoamerica.com].
The promotion is applicable only to Marriott Rewards members electing to earn points instead of miles. Promotion is void to Visa cardholders in France, Tunisia, South Korea, Spain, Finland, Germany, Belgium and Austria.
Enrollment or additional information about Marriott Rewards may be obtained by calling Marriott Guest Services (U.S. and Canada) at 801-468-4000, visiting MarriottRewards.com, or inquiring at the front desk of any participating hotel. Membership is complimentary.
As the “World’s Best Way to Pay,” Visa is the world’s leading payment brand and the largest payment system worldwide with more volume than all other major payment cards combined. Visa plays a pivotal role in advancing new payment products and technologies to benefit its 21,000 member financial institutions and their cardholders. Visa has more than 80 smart card programs in 35 countries and on the Internet, with 23 million Visa chip cards, including 8 million Visa Cash cards. Visa is pioneering SET Secure Electronic Transaction(TM) programs to enable and advance Internet commerce. There are over 1 billion Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Cash, Interlink and PLUS cards in the market. Visa-branded cards generate US$1.6 trillion in annual volume and are accepted at over 19 million worldwide locations, including at more than 627,000 ATMs in the Visa Global ATM Network. Visa’s Internet address is [http://www.visa.com].
About Marriott Rewards:
In May 1997, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) introduced Marriott Rewards, the world’s largest multi-brand frequent guest program with 1,800 participating hotels and more than 13 million members. Marriott Rewards offers members the choice of earning/redeeming points, or earning frequent flyer mileage at nine distinct lodging brands — Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Renaissance Hotels, Resorts and Suites; Marriott Conference Centers; Marriott Vacation Club International; Courtyard by Marriott; Fairfield Inn by Marriott; Residence Inn by Marriott; SpringHill Suites by Marriott and TownePlace Suites by Marriott. Points may also be earned at ExecuStay by Marriott and Marriott Executive Apartments. For the past three years, Marriott Rewards has been named “Best Hotel Reward Program in the World” by Business Traveller International magazine. Marriott Rewards can be found online at [http://www.marriottrewards.com].