I had a Marriott Rewards credit card 3-4 years ago and cancelled it after using it for one year. If I get a Premier Rewards credit card now, am I eligible for the sign-up bonus points and free night, or am I not considered a "new" member because of the previous card?
Best thing would be to call Chase and ask them (they run the MR cards these days). I would assume that you would get the sign up bonus as it would be a new account regardless of previous accounts but you can probably get that sorted out with a quick call. Let us know what you find :)