Ritz-Carlton Rewards | sneak preview

The official launch of Ritz-Carlton Rewards will take place tomorrow, but the hotel chain has provided a "sneak preview" this morning. Here is the information currently out there about Ritz Carlton Rewards (courtesy of Barbara De Lollis of USA Today in her Hotel Check-in blog) with more information coming soon.

  • Customers can be a member of either Ritz-Carlton Rewards or Marriott Rewards; not both.
  • Earning levels will be the same across Marriott's 3,400 hotels.
  • Achieving silver, gold or platinum status for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards program will have the same requirements as Marriott Rewards.
  • Under the new program, Marriott Rewards platinum members who stay at a Ritz-Carlton will receive a complimentary room upgrade.
  • As members of Ritz-Carlton Rewards earn platinum status, they'll receive upgrades at Marriott hotels.
Watch this space for information as it becomes released.

Additional information according to CBS Marketwatch:

  • Earn 10 points per dollar spent on the room rate.
  • Earn elite status levels: 10 nights for Silver, 50 nights for Gold, 75 nights for Platinum
  • Elite member benefits will include such perks as bonus points, room upgrades, and complimentary internet
Room upgrades are also available to you simply by booking through a Virtuoso or STARS agency, and many properties offer complimentary internet as a Virtuoso amenity.

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