What's New for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Members

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We’re now one powerful program.

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    Earn and redeem with 6,700 extraordinary hotels across 29 brands — more hotels where you want to go.

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    Enjoy elevated Elite benefits and consistent Elite status recognition at all hotels across 29 brands.

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    Simplify your experience — one account, profile, login, points balance and Elite-night balance.

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    Seamlessly access everything through our websites and apps, and when you call Member Support.

Combine accounts. Explore the new program.

  • Combine your Rewards and SPG accounts to create a single account and profile — and automatically add up your points and Elite-night balances.
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  • Book any of our hotels through our app and through Member Support.
  • And, if you’re an Elite member, you’ll be able to see your new Elite status and all the benefits that go with it from your one account.

REMINDER: Here’s how The Ritz-Carlton Rewards are changing.

Five things you need to know about our new program.

  1. 1 Combine Accounts into One.

    • If you have accounts with The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG, you’ll want to combine them now (even if you’ve already linked them).
    • Combining accounts will create a single account and profile; and it will combine your points and Elite-night balances — so all your points and nights will work harder for you.
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    • Note: Any past reservations will be updated to display within 24 to 48 hours of when you combine your accounts.
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    Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon, Mexico
    Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon, Mexico
  2. 2 New Elite Status Levels and Benefits.

    • New Elite status levels and new benefits are now live, including Annual Choice Benefits, Suite Night Awards, Your24TM and more.  Click here to learn more.
    • Existing Elite members continue to be Elite and now enjoy benefits of a new, similar tier level. See chart below.
    • Note, the chart below does not apply to SPG Gold and SPG Platinum members who received Rewards Elite status due to linking and status matching. Click here to see SPG Elite status chart.
    • Don’t forget — when you combine accounts, you could also achieve a higher Elite tier — based on combined Rewards and SPG nights stayed across our 29 brands, starting from January 1, 2018.
    • If you’ve previously achieved Lifetime Elite status in Rewards or SPG, now you have that Lifetime Elite status in the new program. In addition, when you combine Rewards and SPG accounts, we will combine your lifetime activity across both toward Lifetime Elite status in the new combined program.
    • And, if you’ve achieved Elite status in both Rewards and SPG in a single year, it will count as two years toward Lifetime status.
    Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos, Greece
    Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos, Greece

    HERE’S HOW MEMBER TIERS HAVE CHANGED:

    Rewards Elite Tier
    (Prior to August 18, 2018)

    Elite Tier Today

    Silver Elite with 10-24 nights

    Silver Elite

    Silver Elite with 25-49 nights

    Gold Elite

    Gold Elite

    Platinum Elite

    Platinum Elite

    Platinum Premier Elite

    Platinum Elite with 100 nights and $20k in qualifying spend

    Platinum Premier Elite with ambassador

    HERE’S HOW LIFETIME TIERS HAVE CHANGED:

    Rewards Lifetime Elite Tier
    (Prior to August 18, 2018)

    Lifetime Elite Status Today

    Lifetime Silver Elite

    Lifetime Silver Elite

    Lifetime Gold Elite

    Lifetime Platinum Elite

    Lifetime Platinum Elite

    Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite

The fastest way to elite: add up all your nights.

Once your accounts are combined, all of your nights across the 29 brands will count toward qualifying for the new Elite status levels — going back to January 1, 2018.

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  1. 3 New Earning Opportunities.

    • Earn points across all brands on your room rate and incidentals that can be charged to your room, such as spa services and dining. Previously, only select Rewards brands offered point earning on incidentals.
    • Earn points in one account for your stays across all 29 brands (including the addition of our SPG brands, such as St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection® and W® hotels).
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    The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
    The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji
  2. 4 New Redemption Opportunities.

    Free Nights:

    • Our new Free Night Award Chart gives you access to 6,700 participating hotels across all 29 participating brands — still with no blackout dates. Redeem for nights in overwater bungalows, former palaces and so much more.
    • Standard redemption rates for hotel Categories 1–7 are available now. Peak, off-peak and Category 8 redemption rates will be introduced in early 2019.

    Airline Miles:

    • You’ll be able to transfer points to more than 40 airlines, including new options, such as Virgin Australia, Aegean Airlines and Air New Zealand. The new ratio will be 3 points for one mile.
    • Plus, we’ll add 15,000 points for every 60,000 points you transfer to airline miles, providing you with a total of 25,000 miles in the airline program of your choice.

    Free Night Award Chart

    CategoryStandard Effective August 18Off-peak Coming 2019Peak Coming 2019
    17,5005,00010,000
    212,50010,00015,000
    317,50015,00020,000
    425,00020,00030,000
    535,00030,00040,000
    650,00040,00060,000
    760,00050,00070,000
    8 Coming 201985,00070,000100,000
  3. 5 Credit Card Earning and Benefits.

    • New benefits for The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card.
    • Enhance your travels with great benefits today.

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    The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card >

    The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand