Marriott Rewards® and LaSer UK Launch New MasterCard®

13th Dec 2011
Marriott Rewards® and LaSer UK Launch New MasterCard®

Marriott Rewards® has launched a new, improved credit card that gives customers the chance to earn Marriott Rewards points faster and enjoy a host of additional benefits.

The new World™ MasterCard® credit card from Marriott Rewards, the loyalty division of international hotel company Marriott International, Inc., has been launched in partnership with Creation, part of LaSer UK, and MasterCard. It offers Marriott Rewards points on all purchases and 0% on balance transfers for 12 months (on balances transferred within 90 days of account opening).

Customers can earn 10,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points for spending £200 or more within their first six months as a cardholder, along with two Marriott Rewards points for every £1 spent at any of more than 3,500 Marriott International hotels and one point for every £1 spent elsewhere. Marriott Rewards points are even doubled on purchases made abroad and can be redeemed for free hotel stays, leisure breaks, airline miles, merchandise and upgrades. The card has a representative APR of 16.9% variable.

“We are excited to offer our UK Marriott Rewards members a credit card that allows them to earn points faster.  We know our members look for a card that will provide them with the greatest value and the Marriott Rewards MasterCard from LaSer UK is designed specifically for them,” said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards.

The card is provided by Creation, part of LaSer UK, a leading provider of loyalty and finance services including cards and retail finance products.


Stephen Hunt, CEO, LaSer UK comments, “This improved card from a prestigious global brand offers better rewards for frequent travellers with a host of benefits. We are delighted to be able to provide such a strong card offer for Marriott Rewards and to expand our strong portfolio of co-branded affinity cards.”

Hany Fam, President of MasterCard UK & Ireland, added, “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Marriott Rewards and LaSer UK to deliver tailored benefits through the World MasterCard platform, to enhance Marriott Rewards members’ everyday spending. These frequent travellers will also appreciate the fact that no comparable card is as widely accepted as World MasterCard, which can be used at nearly 33 million locations worldwide.”


Also in Europe today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to London.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi. is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.


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