It seems like Ritz Carlton is running the closest thing to Hyatt’s former “faster free nights” promotion this quarter. Ritz Carlton is offering one free night at any tier 1-3 hotel (you can see a listing of hotel tiers here) after every two stays between February 1 and April 15, 2012.
Registration is required by March 1, 2012, and members can earn a maximum of two free nights which will be valid for one year. Furthermore, only those that are members of Ritz Carlton Rewards as of January 13, 2012 qualify, as well as new members that were not previously members of Marriott Rewards.
If you enjoy staying at Ritz Carlton hotels (who doesn’t?), this really is a spectacular deal. Just as an example, the Ritz Carlton Cleveland goes for $239 per night most weekends, and if you book through Virtuoso or American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts you’ll get free breakfast and dinner. So two stays there can earn you a stay credit that can be used at any of a number of $600+ per night Ritz Carlton properties. While this promotion probably isn’t worth “mattress running” for, it is a great opportunity to get a lot of extra value out of your Ritz Carlton stays.
(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)