First-Ever Sonesta Branded Credit Card to Launch in U.S. Market in Partnership with Bank of America
Newton, MA – June 4, 2019 – Today, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation launched the new Sonesta World Mastercard® GO.BOFA.COM/SONESTA to reward loyal guests and Sonesta Travel Pass members in the United States. Offered in partnership with Bank of America, this is the first and only Sonesta co-branded credit card.
The new card will allow members to earn points on purchases at Sonesta properties and beyond including airfare, car rentals, dining, shopping and anywhere Mastercard® credit cards are accepted. This enables members to earn free nights faster for use at Sonesta hotels across the US, Caribbean and South America.
The Sonesta World Mastercard® builds on the loyalty offerings of the Sonesta Travel Pass rewards program, which is free to join and features points, perks and exclusives for members only. Sonesta Travel Pass members approved for the Sonesta World Mastercard® will earn even more benefits including an automatic upgrade to Elite level status and access to perks such as complimentary club lounge access, daily continental breakfast, room upgrades, 15% discount on dining and resort amenities, exclusive member-only offers, upgraded WiFi and more. Sonesta Travel Pass points do not expire for active members, and there are no blackout dates. Find out more about member benefits, exclusive offers, participating locations and how to redeem at Sonesta.com/TravelPass.
“We at Sonesta are thrilled to partner with Bank of America to launch our first branded credit card, bringing additional benefits to our loyal customers in the United States,” said Carlos Flores, President & Chief Executive Officer of Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. “With the perks of this new card, we are thanking our loyalty members for choosing to stay with us and showing our gratitude by rewarding them with every purchase they make.”
The Sonesta World Mastercard® provides the following features:
- Earn 3X points for eligible Sonesta purchases
- Earn 2X points for eligible airfare, car rentals and dining purchases
- Earn 1 point for every $1 spent on all other purchases
- Earn up to 95,000 bonus points with our launch offer:
- 60,000 bonus points after spending at least $1,000 in purchases within your first 90 days of account opening
- 5,000 bonus points after adding an authorized user within your first 90 days of account opening
- 30,000 bonus points on Account Anniversary, after you spend at least $7,500 in purchases every year
- Immediate upgrade to Sonesta Travel Pass Elite Member Status upon card approval
- No foreign transaction fees BOFA.COM/SONESTA
- $0 Introductory Annual Fee for the first year. Low Annual Fee of $75 after first year BOFA.COM/SONESTA
“We’re pleased to team up with Sonesta to launch this new World Mastercard program and add another key partner to our family of co-branded relationships,” said Jason Gaughan, Bank of America Consumer Card Products Executive. “The new Sonesta World MasterCard® credit card is designed to maximize points and make hotel stays with Sonesta more rewarding.”
“Consumers today want to seamlessly translate their spend into meaningful experiences,” said Linda Kirkpatrick, EVP Merchants & Acceptance for Mastercard. “We are pleased to partner with Sonesta and Bank of America to deliver a cardholder value proposition that reflects consumers’ passion for travel, with rewards and enhanced earnings opportunities that can be leveraged toward their next travel experience.”
The Sonesta World Mastercard credit card makes exploring the world easier than ever before. Terms and restrictions apply. Sonesta World Mastercard is open for applications effective immediately. To apply or learn more about the card, including rates, fees, costs and benefits associated with the credit card, visit GO.BOFA.COM/SONESTA.
Sonesta is a growing, global hospitality brand with 80 properties in seven countries, centered on a corporate dedication to delivering a guest experience that provides more than just a place to stay. With a portfolio of diverse and distinctive properties as individual as its guests, there is no typical Sonesta. Offering a full range of exceptional experiences found in many of the most memorable destinations in the world, Sonesta proudly exceeds guest expectations delivering an authentic experience time and time again.