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- Three complimentary nights at any Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after spending $5,000 within three months
- 10,000 bonus points after adding an authorized user and having them make a purchase within the first three months
The card has a $450 annual fee, though comes with several perks that help offset it and add significant value, like a $300 annual airline credit, Ritz-Carlton Rewards Gold status (also valid at Marriott properties), a $100 companion airfare discount on domestic travel, etc.
A couple of days ago I published a post listing all Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton properties, and the day before that I published a post with six Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton properties in the US that I’d love to redeem the three complimentary night certificates at.
In this post I figured I’d look at six international Ritz-Carlton properties that I’d be really interested in redeeming three complimentary nights at.
I’m not suggesting that these are the most expensive properties or the absolute best uses of these complimentary nights, but rather these are all properties that actually interest me. Three of the properties aren’t actually directly Ritz-Carlton properties (at least by name), but rather are Ritz-Carlton partner properties.
Without rambling on any more, here they are:
I’d like to return to Barcelona at some point, though I’ve sworn off the W Barcelona. I’ve heard great things about Hotel Arts, which is the Ritz-Carlton property in Barcelona. It has a great location and seems to strike a nice balance between having classic decor while also being contemporary. I’m hoping to stay here the next time I visit Barcelona.
While I’ve been to Zurich a couple of times, I’ve never been to Geneva. The city is outrageously expensive based on everything I’ve heard, so redeeming complimentary nights to stay at the Ritz-Carlton partner property there seems like an excellent redemption.
Bali is one of my favorite places in the world, thanks to the friendly people and breathtaking sunsets. While I’ve stayed at several hotels in Bali over the years (including the St. Regis, Amandari, Amankila, the W, and the InterContinental), I haven’t yet stayed at the Ritz-Carlton, so I’d like to check it out the next time I visit.
Budapest is a gorgeous city, though not an especially great high end hotel market in general. Based on what I’ve heard, the Ritz-Carlton is an exception. It looks gorgeous, with incredible decor and a great location. I’ve only been to Budapest once for a couple of nights, so I’d love to return with Ford, as I recall it being beautiful.
In fairness Vienna is a pretty great luxury hotel market, especially for the points obsessed. Between Starwood’s Hotel Imperial and the new Park Hyatt, we’re pretty well covered. However, I’d love to try a new property the next time I’m in town. The Ritz-Carlton Vienna looks beautiful as well.
While some might find cities like Doha and Dubai to be sterile and overrated, Muscat is very different. For that matter, Oman as a whole is probably the most gorgeous country in the region, with beautiful deserts, incredible coastlines, and a surprising amount of lush landscape. I’d highly recommend a visit to Muscat, and Ritz-Carlton’s Al Bustan Palace is one of the best places to stay in the city.
There are so many great properties at which to redeem the three complimentary nights being offered with The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card. In the previous post I shared some great US properties, though as you can see above, there are lots of great non-US properties as well. I’m especially fascinated by the Ritz-Carlton partner hotels, which seem to be both luxurious and unique, with lots of local flair.
Hopefully the above six hotels at least give you a good idea of the huge variety of properties at which you can redeem these complimentary nights.
Do you have a favorite international Ritz-Carlton property?