Ritz-Carlton Rewards members in 2015 earn double elite nights for Ritz Carlton Hotel stays throughout the year. This promotion from 2014 is  available all 2015 for Ritz-Carlton Rewards members, however the double elite credit is not applicable for Marriott Rewards members.

Marriott Rewards members can change membership to Ritz-Carlton Rewards. You can be a member of either program, but not both loyalty programs simultaneously. Ritz-Carlton Rewards has different promotions than Marriott Rewards, and the best offers require Ritz-Carlton hotel stays.


Continue to receive credit for twice the nights in 2015

If you have yet to experience the benefits of Elite status or are looking to elevate your membership to the next level, 2015 could be your year.

As a member of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, you will earn two Elite night credits for each night stay at participating Ritz-Carlton properties.

This benefit applies to stays at The Ritz-Carlton between January 1 and December 31, 2015.

Ritz-Carlton Rewards Double Elite Nights 2015

Terms and Conditions
Guests must be a member of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at the time of their stay. Stays must be at a participating Ritz-Carlton® property between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015. For each eligible night, members will receive two Elite night credits. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for Elite night credit. Nights stayed at a Ritz-Carlton property as a member of the Marriott Rewards® program are not eligible for double Elite night credit.

Ritz Carlton 2xelite 2015

Ritz-Carlton Rewards Elite Benefits

  • Silver elite = 10 nights or 1 Meeting
  • Gold Elite = 50 elite nights or 5 Meetings
  • Platinum Elite = 75 elite nights or 8 meetings

Double elite credit in 2015 means 25 eligible nights at Ritz-Carlton hotels earns Gold Elite. While only stays at Ritz-Carlton hotels earn double elite credit, stays at other Marriott International hotel brands earn regular nights credit.

This means 15 nights at Ritz-Carlton earns 30 elite qualifying nights and 20 nights at other Marriott brands is sufficient for Gold elite membership with 50 elite eligible nights in Ritz-Carlton Rewards after 35 paid nights.

And as of today, January 15, 2015 Ritz Carlton Hotels offer complimentary internet access in rooms as do all Marriott International hotel brands worldwide.

Loyalty TravelerMarriott Rewards free WiFi worldwide begins January 15, 2015

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards 50,000 bonus points after five nights at Ritz-Carlton hotels is a new promotion offer for stays between July 1 and October 31, 2014. The bonus points may be earned twice for 100,000 points after ten nights. Registration required by September 30, 2014.

The webpage states this offer is targeted and you must be a Ritz-Carlton Rewards member at time of registration. You have nothing to lose trying to register for this promotion if this offer looks better for you than the earn one free night after two stays with Ritz-Carlton.

Loyalty Traveler: Ritz-Carlton free night after two stays July 1- Oct 31, 2014 (June 6, 2014). Ritz-Carlton Rewards member must register by September 30, 2014. Limit of two free nights during this promotion.

Also, Ritz-Carlton Rewards members receive double credit for elite qualification for stays at Ritz-Carlton hotels in 2014. This means 25 nights at Ritz-Carlton Hotels in 2014 earns Gold elite membership.

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Ritz Carlton Rewards has released a high value offer of one free night after two paid stays from July 1 to October 31, 2014. There is a limit of two free night certificates per member. The free night certificate is limited to Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 to 3 hotels. Free night certificates are not transferable and expire six months from issuance.

Registration is required by September 30 and you must be a Ritz-Carlton Rewards member who is not a Marriott Rewards member. New members to Ritz-Carlton Rewards as of June 4 will be automatically registered for this offer.

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Aruba will have a new luxury hotel when the Ritz-Carlton on Palm Beach opens tomorrow with 320 guest rooms including 55 suites, each room with a private balcony. The resort facilities include four restaurants, two swimming pools, a spa and casino.

As if the rates are not high enough, a stay at the Ritz-Carton Aruba is accompanied by 13.5% daily service charge and 9.5% tax and $3.00 per night environment fee. That is around an additional 24% on top of the $600+ starting level room rates.

RitzCarlton Aruba

These gnarly wind-shaped trees on the beach seem to be the primary image for the hotel in stories I have seen.

There are two Ritz-Carlton suites at nearly 2,400 square feet. The wraparound ocean view balcony of these suites has a private outdoor shower overlooking the sea.

Club Level Lounge on the 7th floor, top floor of the hotel will feature five daily presentations:

Club Level Lounge Presentations:
7 – 11 a.m. Breakfast
12 – 2 p.m. Lunch
2 – 4 p.m. Mid-day Snacks
5 – 8 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres
8 – 10 p.m. Desserts & Cordials

Kindly note additional charges apply for more than two guests per Club room.

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Hotel loyalty program promotions updated October 1, 2013.

Best Western Rewards

Fall 2013 Promotion – September 16-November 24, 2013: Earn 1,000 bonus points per booking (1,500 bonus points if BWR elite) through Best Western online and mobile channels for stays from September 16 through November 24, 2013.

Registration is required before hotel stay to earn bonus.

Note: this offer is advertised with Best Western Internet Only up to 20% discount, however, you do not need to book the internet only rate to earn the booking bonus. Loyalty Traveler post September 17 – Best Western 1,000 or 1,500 bonus points per booking. Account must be set for earning points to receive online booking bonus so this offer is not stackable with United Mileage Plus offer.

Sep 10 to Nov 19, 2013: Earn 750 miles in United Mileage Plus per stay. Best Western Gold elite fast-track after first stay. Loyalty Traveler Sep 5.

July 1-Dec 31, 2013: South America double points on 3rd stay offer: Registration required before first qualifying stay.

Best Western Rewards members who:

(a) reside in the U.S, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Central America, or any participating country†, †Participating countries are Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

(b) book online at bestwestern.com or bestwestern.com.br, and

(c) complete at least three qualified stays* at Best Western branded hotels in a participating country† between July 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013 (“Promotion Period”), will be awarded double Best Western Rewards points for the third qualified stay, so long as all three qualified stays were booked through bestwestern.com or bestwestern.com.br.

Promotion registration and Best Western Rewards enrollment required prior to the first stay.  Maximum of one double points bonus reward per Member during the Promotion Period.

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards offers a free Tier 1-3 night for members who complete two Ritz-Carlton hotel stays between July 1 and October 31, 2013. Members may earn two free nights during the promotion period.

Existing RCR members must register by September 30, 2013. New members to Ritz Carlton Rewards a of June 4, 2013 will automatically be registered for this offer.

Ritz Carlton Hotels and their Reward Tiers can be found here. Awards expire one year from date of issuance. The award night is not transferrable.

Marriott Rewards members are generally excluded from Ritz Carlton Rewards promotions. You can only be a member of one of these loyalty programs, either Marriott Rewards or Ritz Carlton Rewards.

This looks to be one of the best promotions available for hotel stays for travel over the next few months.

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15 of the 23 hotels rising one tier level in Ritz-Carlton Rewards hotel category reassignment May 16, 2013 are located in the USA.


There are 78 Ritz-Carlton hotels globally. 39 of these 78 Ritz-Carlton hotels are in the USA.

The good news is Ritz-Carlton Bahrain is dropping by one tier level from RZ2 (40,000 points per night) to RZ1 (30,000 points per night) when new Marriott Rewards hotel award category reassignments take effect May 16, 2013.

The worse news comes with the 10,000 points increase for award nights at 23 Ritz-Carlton hotels rising in hotel award reassignments.

Link to the Marriott Rewards/Ritz-Carlton Rewards announcement of 2013 tier changes.

Link to Marriott Rewards pdf of 1,300+ hotels rising in hotel award category May 16, 2013.

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Ritz-Carlton Hotels offer the “Extraordinary Returns” promotion for 30,000 bonus points with a 4-night paid stay between July 15 and October 15, 2012. Only one 30,000 points bonus may be earned per Ritz-Carlton Rewards member.

Ritz-Carlton Rewards Extraordinary Returns Promotion registration is required by September 15.

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First the bad news. This is an offer for new enrollees to Ritz-Carlton Rewards or existing RCR members and you are not eligible for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards free night offer if you are a Marriott Rewards member.

Members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards program as of January 13, 2012 and new members who were not previously members of the Marriott Rewards® program are eligible to receive this offer.

And now the good news. Register for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards free night offer by March 1, 2012. Stay two times at participating Ritz-Carlton Hotels and earn one free night certificate valid for a Tier 1-3 Ritz-Carlton Hotel. You may earn up to two free night certificates during the promotion.

  • Register for promotion by March 1.
  • You must have been a member of Ritz-Carlton Rewards as of January 13, 2012 or a new member who has not been a member of Marriott Rewards to be eligible for this offer.
  • Free night reward certificate is earned 3-5 days after second qualifying stay and is valid for one year from date of issuance.
  • Free night certificate is not transferable and may not be gifted.

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards members have an exclusive summer promotion that apparently does not apply for Marriott Rewards members even though the promotion page allows Marriott Rewards members to register. Earn 30,000 bonus Ritz-Carlton Rewards points with a stay of 4 nights or more at a participating Ritz-Carlton hotel between July 18 and September 9, 2011. This bonus may be earned only one time per member for stays during the promotion period.

Promotion registration is required by August 15, 2011.

Ritz-Carlton Rewards 30,000 Points Promotion press release.
Ritz-Carlton Rewards promotion FAQ.

  • Must have been a Ritz-Carlton Rewards member as of June 30, 2011.
  • New members may register for Ritz-Carlton Rewards and register for this promotion through August 15, 2011 if previously not a member of Marriott Rewards.
  • A check-in date before July 18 or checkout date after September 9 is eligible for this promotion if at least one night of your stay falls within the promotion period of July 18-September 9.
  • An eligible stay prior to registration counts for this bonus as long as Ritz-Carlton Rewards member registers for promotion by August 15.

Nonparticipating Properties:

  • The Ritz-Carlton Millennia, Singapore,
  • Phulay Bay, Thailand Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club®,
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences and Partner Hotels

Loyalty Traveler analysis:

This bonus is basically a Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 free hotel night at 30,000 points after a paid 4-night stay. That is a good value rebate for Ritz-Carlton Rewards members.

Ritz-Carlton Rewards 30,000 bonus points with 4-night stay July 18-Sep 9, 2011.

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