Marriott International, Emirates NBD relaunch credit card

The Emirates NBD Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard
Updated 29 September 2019

Marriott International, Emirates NBD relaunch credit card

Marriott International has announced the relaunch of its co-branded credit card with Emirates NBD and Mastercard, with a new black metal Marriott Bonvoy look and a limited-time offer to earn up to 200,000 bonus points. The partnership, which originally launched in 2015, enables Emirates NBD Marriott Bonvoy World Mastercard customers to earn points that are redeemable at more than 7,000 Marriott International properties across 132 countries and territories.
“Our collaboration with Emirates NBD and Mastercard has always been about enabling ‘Good Travel.’ UAE is a strategically important market for us. Through this partnership, we empower members to enrich their travel experiences with an array of opportunities and experiences available to them wherever they are in the world,” said Neal Jones, chief sales and marketing officer Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “We believe this credit card makes travel more rewarding and enriching and will give further impetus to travel in the region.”
To celebrate the relaunch, a limited-time offer of 200,000 points is available from Sept. 25 to Nov. 30, whereby new cardholders can get 100,000 points upon joining and a further 100,000 points based on cumulative retail spend to the value of $10,000 during the first three months of signing up.


Omega celebrates new Bond watch in New York

Updated 12 December 2019

Omega celebrates new Bond watch in New York

As the trusted timepiece of the world’s favorite spy, the Swiss watchmaker Omega recently hosted an event in New York to celebrate its newest James Bond watch. Guests were welcomed at The Top of the Standard, where the new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition was revealed for the first time. Actor Daniel Craig, as well as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli made a special appearance for the occasion.
Bond has been wearing an Omega since GoldenEye in 1995 — the choice of Lindy Hemming, the costume designer who worked on all the Bond films between GoldenEye and Casino Royale. As guests arrived at the event in New York, they were greeted by a full display of the Seamaster watches worn by the British spy over the past 25 years.

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The new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been purposefully built with the needs of 007 in mind. Crafted from lightweight Grade 2 titanium, it includes an innovative titanium mesh bracelet, as well as military-style engravings and a vintage appearance thanks to its ‘tropical’ brown aluminum dial and bezel.

Raynald Aeschlimann, president and CEO of Omega, welcomed everyone inside and introduced the new watch. He said: “James Bond shares many of the same qualities as Omega, from exquisite style to adventurous spirit and exacting precision. We can’t wait for everyone to see the new timepiece he’ll be wearing on screen.”
Speaking about his involvement in the design process, Craig said: “When working with Omega, we decided that a lightweight watch would be key for a military man like 007. I also suggested some vintage touches and colors to give the watch a unique edge. The final piece looks incredible.”
In a statement, producers Wilson and Broccoli said: “Bond’s military experience is a fundamental part of 007’s character, so it is fitting that Omega’s new design so cleverly reflects that aspect of his identity. Bond and Omega have been synonymous for almost a quarter of a century now, so as we prepare to launch the 25th Bond movie, the timing is perfect to launch the new Bond watch.”
The new Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition has been purposefully built with the needs of 007 in mind. Crafted from lightweight Grade 2 titanium, it includes an innovative titanium mesh bracelet, as well as military-style engravings and a vintage appearance thanks to its “tropical” brown aluminum dial and bezel. This nonlimited watch will be placed in Omega’s current collection and available to customers worldwide from February.
Amongst the many guests in New York were a number of familiar faces including Paul Wesley, Antoni Porowski, and Sean O’Pry. As an added surprise, the spy-inspired night was concluded with a set from world-renowned DJ Honey Dijon.