What's New for the Ritz-Carlton Rewards Members

Changes are Coming:
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In August we’ll become one powerful program with separate names; we’ll consolidate everything else into one set of benefits to give you easier access and more opportunities.

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    Earn and redeem with 6,500 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.

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

Five things you need to know.

  1. 1 Combine Accounts into One:

    • If you have accounts with The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG, in August you’ll want to combine them (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.
    • Make sure we have your current email address so we can notify you when it’s time to take this action.
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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:

    • In August, we’ll launch new Elite status levels and new benefits, including Annual Choice Benefits, Suite Night Awards, Your24TM and more. Click here to learn more.
    • Existing Elite members will continue to be Elite and will receive a new, but similar, tier level in August. 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 at any of our 29 brands, starting from January 1, 2018.
    • If you’ve previously achieved Lifetime Elite status in Rewards or SPG, you will 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 achieve 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 WILL CHANGE IN AUGUST.

    Rewards Elite Tier Today

    Elite Tier in August

    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 WILL CHANGE IN AUGUST.

    Rewards Lifetime Elite Status Today

    Lifetime Elite Status in August

    Lifetime Silver Elite

    Lifetime Silver Elite

    Lifetime Gold Elite

    Lifetime Platinum Elite

    Lifetime Platinum Elite
    OR
    Achieve 750 nights & 10 years
    Platinum Elite by 12/31/18

    Grandfathered into 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.

See what level you’ll be:

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  1. 3 New Earning Opportunities:

    • In August, you’ll be able to earn points across all brands on room rate and other incidentals that can be charged to your room, such as spa and dining. Previously, only select Rewards brands offered point earning on incidentals. See full details below.
    • Also starting in August, all your stays across all 29 brands (including the addition of our SPG brands, such as St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection® and W® hotels) will earn points and Elite nights with your single account.
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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 unified Award Chart will offer you more than 6,500 hotels across all 29 participating brands — all with no blackout dates. Redeem for overwater bungalows, former palaces and so much more.
    • In August, standard redemption rates for hotel Categories 1-7 will go live. Peak, off-peak and Category 8 redemption rates will be introduced in early 2019.
    • We’ll share more information soon regarding which Categories hotels will fall into in the new Award Chart. In the meantime, you can preview a sampling of hotels across five top redemption destinations. Good news: overall more hotels are moving down in redemption rates than up.

    Compare redemption rates in New York City, Paris, Dubai, Bali and Caribbean/Mexico >

    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, starting in August, 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 AugustOff-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 coming in August.
    • Enhance your travels with great benefits today.

    Get the latest information on:
    The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card >

    The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, Thailand