Marriott International Launches Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

ByAndrea Thompson

July 9, 2024
Marriott International has unveiled Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, a comprehensive online travel booking program tailored for small to medium-sized businesses.Marriott International has unveiled Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, a comprehensive online travel booking program tailored for small to medium-sized businesses.

Marriott International has unveiled Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy, a comprehensive online travel booking program tailored for small to medium-sized businesses.

This new initiative combines an enhanced booking experience with exclusive benefits and rewards through Marriott Bonvoy’s award-winning travel program and extensive brand portfolio.

Available starting today, Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy is accessible to businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, with plans to expand to additional regions.

A global survey by Wakefield Research, commissioned by Marriott Bonvoy, highlighted frustrations among business travellers at small to medium-sized companies. The survey revealed that 75% of respondents experienced issues with their current travel booking platforms, citing difficulties in use, inability to book travel and hotels in one place, and lack of integration with expense programs.

Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy addresses these concerns by offering discounted rates on hotels within the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio and the ability to book flights, rail, and rental cars through a single, easy-to-use multilingual tool. The program also includes features such as live traveller data access, real-time reporting, and expense management solutions.

Drew Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue and Technology Officer at Marriott International, stated: “We recognize the significant value small businesses provide to the hotel industry, which is why we’re excited to combine the benefits of our award-winning travel program with a comprehensive suite of tools in Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy. The all-in-one platform, merged with our global portfolio of hotel brands, provides everything small to medium-sized businesses need to manage their travel needs.”

Key Features of Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy:

Discounted Rates and Rewards: Eligible businesses can access discounted rates at Marriott Bonvoy hotels worldwide, earn points for future stays, and achieve Marriott Bonvoy Elite status, which can be gifted to employees.
Enhanced Booking Experience: The platform allows users to compare, book, manage, and modify hotel, flight, rail, and car rental reservations in one integrated system, ensuring compliance with travel policies.
Customisable Travel Policies: Travel managers can set guidelines, manage expenses, and ensure policy compliance through a self-service tool.
Global Travel Policy Management and Reporting: Real-time analytics provide detailed insights into travel spend, sustainability reporting, and behaviour, allowing for policy adjustments.
Traveller Health and Safety Monitoring: Interactive maps and travel insights help managers monitor employee safety and proactively mitigate risks.
Expense Management Solutions: Integration with existing expense management platforms and automated expense reports streamline approval and reconciliation processes.
Access to Marriott Bonvoy Benefits: Employees can enjoy member rates, free breakfast, late checkout, mobile check-in, free in-room Wi-Fi, room upgrades, and more, while earning points for free stays and exclusive experiences.

Powered by Spotnana, a Travel-as-a-Service platform, Business Access by Marriott Bonvoy aims to modernize travel infrastructure and enhance the travel experience for small to medium-sized businesses.