I personally find the Brilliant to be the more tempting one as you could top those off with points to make each good for a night of up to 100,000 points.
Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card: Earn 125,000 Marriott Bonvoy points after spending $5,000 in eligible purchases on your Card within the first six months of Card Membership. Terms and Conditions apply.
Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card: For the first time, new Card Members can earn two Free Night Awards with a redemption level up to 85,000 points (up to $1,200 in value) after spending $6,000 in eligible purchases on your Card within the first six months of Card Membership. Certain hotels have resort fees. Terms and conditions apply.
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