Has anyone received an upgrade at a Ritz hotel yet? I'm really glad can earn points at Ritz-Carlton. Finally, they will be in line with the other benefits expected at Marriott brands and I won't have to remember that they are the exception.
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I booked an advance Purchase rate at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas, on the spur of the moment. If I had thought about it I would have remembered that the Ritz do not give Marriott points like all the other brands. I seldom prepay for rooms because non-refundable bookings always turn out to be a problem. Changes are part of any road warrior’s lot in life and Marriott brands are usually the best hotels to book a room with a 6 p.m. hold. This is the reason that I go to Marriott first to make a reservation, the moment that I suspect I will be travelling. I love ♥ Marriott because I can rely on them before I commit to buying an air ticket. They get a lot more business due to this phenomenon.
I have stayed at the Ritz many times (typically once or twice per year) and you do earn Marriott Rewards points for your stay; it just does not include purchases at the restaurant, shops, etc.You also receive bonus points and you get 1,000 additional points.
With my last stay, my room was upgraded to a water view. You will not be upgraded to the club level. I have always been happy with my stays at the Ritz.