American Express has sent out a survey trying to gauge the opinions regarding changes to the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant card, different versions of the card were shown with some having an annual fee as high as $750. Currently American Express offers the Bonvoy Brilliant card with a $450 annual fee.
Some of the options regarding the new card were as follows:
- No resort fees
- Guaranteed suite upgrades
- $100 stay credits
- Increased status access (e.g complimentary Platinum status or smaller spend requirement for Platinum status)
- Increased earning rates on the card
- 50% off a second room
They also had questions regarding a new mid tier to premium card that would come with a $195-$250 annual fee and be similar to the current Bonvoy Brilliant card but without lounge access and no Marriott credits. I didn’t see anything in the higher annual fee card that would justify for it me personally, but I don’t think that card in it’s current form is worth keeping long term either.