Here are the Ritz-Carltons You Can Use Complimentary Night Certs At — And Those You Can’t

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Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card

I put together a chart showing all Ritz-Carlton hotels by category. This way you can see the redemption tiers in one place. I’ve also arranged them geographically so I could develop a better sense of where the properties cluster, and at what points price.

This is especially important given the strong new Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card. It’s from Chase but ‘5/24 limits’ don’t seem to apply!

In addition to coming with Gold Elite status (which is honored at Marriott hotels, comes complimentary the first year and that you retain each year you spend $10,000 on the card, plus the ability to spend $75,000 on the card for Platinum); a $300 Airline Fee credit, $100 Global Entry credit, and unlimited use $100 Airline Ticket discounts when buying for 2 or more passengers (apparently also an authorized user benefit); 3 complimentary upgrades to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level each year valid on paid stays of up to seven nights (here’s how to use them); plus airport lounge access and a premium concierge, the card gives you:

    A great signup bonus of 3 complimentary nights at any participating Tier 1-4 Ritz-Carlton hotel after $5,000 spend on purchases in your first 3 months from account opening.


Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, credit: Ritz-Carlton

This is the Ritz-Carlton and Ritz-Carlton partner hotels tier chart:

The signup bonus of 3 complimentary nights is valid for any hotels up to tier 4. Only 13 of the 94 hotels on this chart are tier 5, and 4 are EDITION hotels rather than Ritz-Carlton hotels. So you can redeem these complimentary nights at 77 different Ritz-Carlton properties.

Here are Ritz-Carlton hotels by category.

Country City Hotel Tier
United States McLean, VA The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 1
China Beijing The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street 1
China Beijing The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing 1
China Guangzhou The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou 1
China Shenzhen The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen 1
China Chengdu The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu 1
China Tianjin The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin 1
Egypt Cairo The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo 1
Germany Wolfsburg The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg 1
India Bangalore, Karnataka The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore 1
Indonesia Jakarta The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place 1
Indonesia Jakarta The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan 1
Kazakhstan Almaty The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty 1
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur 1
Qatar Doha The Ritz-Carlton, Doha 1
Saudi Arabia Riyadh The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh 1
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal 1
United States Marana, AZ The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain 2
United States Orlando, FL The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes 2
United States Atlanta, GA The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead 2
United States Atlanta, GA The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta 2
United States St. Louis, MO The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis 2
United States White Plains, NY The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester 2
United States Cleveland, OH The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland 2
United States Arlington, VA The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City 2
Bahrain Manama The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain 2
Chile Santiago The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago 2
China Shanghai The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai 2
China Sanya The Sanya EDITION 2
Portugal Sintra Penha Longa Resort 2
Qatar Doha Sharq Village & Spa 2
Russian Federation Moscow The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow 2
Saudi Arabia Jeddah The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah 2
South Korea Seoul The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul 2
United Arab Emirates Dubai The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre 2
United States Marina del Rey, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey 3
United States Rancho Mirage, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage 3
United States Denver, CO The Ritz-Carlton, Denver 3
United States Amelia Island, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 3
United States Fort Lauderdale, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 3
United States Miami, FL The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami 3
United States Miami Beach, FL The Miami Beach EDITION 3
United States
Naples, FL The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples 3
United States Sarasota, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota 3
United States Greensboro, GA The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee 3
United States Chicago, IL The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago 3
United States New Orleans, LA The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans 3
United States New York, NY The New York EDITION 3
United States Charlotte, NC The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte 3
United States Philadelphia, PA The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia 3
United States Dallas, TX The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas 3
Austria Vienna The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna 3
Canada Toronto, ON The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto 3
China Sanya The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay 3
China Taipa, Macau S.A.R. The Ritz-Carlton, Macau 3
Germany Berlin The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin 3
Hungary Budapest The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest 3
Indonesia Bali The Ritz-Carlton, Bali 3
Israel Herzliya The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya 3
Japan Osaka The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka 3
Mexico Cancun The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 3
Oman Muscat Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel 3
Spain Guia de Isora Tenerife The Ritz-Carlton, Abama 3
Switzerland Geneva The Hotel de la Paix 3
Turkey Istanbul The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 3
United Kingdom London The London EDITION 3
United States Dana Point, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 4
United States Half Moon Bay, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 4
United States Los Angeles, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles 4
United States San Francisco, CA The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco 4
United States Truckee, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe 4
United States Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 4
United States Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC 4
United States Kapalua, HI The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 4
United States Boston, MA The Ritz-Carlton, Boston 4
United States New York, NY The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park 4
Aruba Aruba The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba 4
Canada Montreal The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal 4
Japan Okinawa The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa 4
Puerto Rico Carolina The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan 4
Spain Barcelona Hotel Arts Barcelona 4
United States Avon, CO The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 5
United States Bal Harbour, FL The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami 5
United States Key Biscayne, FL The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami 5
United States Miami Beach, FL The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 5
United States Naples, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 5
United States New York, NY The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park 5
United States St. Thomas, VI The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas 5
Cayman Islands Grand Cayman The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman 5
China Hong Kong The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 5
China Shanghai The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong 5
Japan Kyoto The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto 5
Japan Tokyo The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo 5
United Arab Emirates Dubai The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai 5

Here’s how properties are distributed:

  • Category 1: 17
  • Category 2: 18
  • Category 3: 31
  • Category 4: 15
  • Category 5: 13

The most hotels are at category 3. Indeed, there are more category 3 hotels than there are category 4 and 5 hotels which is more than reasonable. And there are more category 1 and 2 hotels than category 3. That helps when it comes time to redeem points and not just free night certificates for stays. And remember of course that you can transfer points from Chase Ultimate Rewards, for instance, that you earn with the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card if you need to top off an account.

Here are Ritz-Carlton hotels geographically.

Country City Hotel Tier
Aruba Aruba The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba 4
Austria Vienna The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna 3
Bahrain Manama The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain 2
Canada Montreal The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal 4
Canada Toronto, ON The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto 3
Cayman Islands Grand Cayman The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman 5
Chile Santiago The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago 2
China Beijing The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street 1
China Beijing The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing 1
China Chengdu The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu 1
China Guangzhou The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou 1
China Hong Kong The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong 5
China Sanya The Sanya EDITION 2
China Sanya The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay 3
China Shanghai The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai 2
China Shanghai The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong 5
China Shenzhen The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen 1
China Taipa, Macau S.A.R. The Ritz-Carlton, Macau 3
China Tianjin The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin 1
Egypt Cairo The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo 1
Germany Berlin The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin 3
Germany Wolfsburg The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg 1
Hungary Budapest The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest 3
India Bangalore, Karnataka The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore 1
Indonesia Bali The Ritz-Carlton, Bali 3
Indonesia Jakarta The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place 1
Indonesia Jakarta The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan 1
Israel Herzliya The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya 3
Japan Kyoto The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto 5
Japan Okinawa The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa 4
Japan Osaka The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka 3
Japan Tokyo The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo 5
Kazakhstan Almaty The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty 1
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur 1
Mexico Cancun The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 3
Oman Muscat Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel 3
Portugal Sintra Penha Longa Resort 2
Puerto Rico Carolina The Ritz-Carlton, San Juan 4
Qatar Doha The Ritz-Carlton, Doha 1
Qatar Doha Sharq Village & Spa 2
Russian Federation Moscow The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow 2
Saudi Arabia Jeddah The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah 2
Saudi Arabia Riyadh The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh 1
South Korea Seoul The Ritz-Carlton, Seoul 2
Spain Barcelona Hotel Arts Barcelona 4
Spain Guia de Isora Tenerife The Ritz-Carlton, Abama 3
Switzerland Geneva The Hotel de la Paix 3
Turkey Istanbul The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul 3
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal 1
United Arab Emirates Dubai The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre 2
United Arab Emirates Dubai The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai 5
United Kingdom London The London EDITION 3
United States Amelia Island, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 3
United States Arlington, VA The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City 2
United States Atlanta, GA The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead 2
United States Atlanta, GA The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta 2
United States Avon, CO The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch 5
United States Bal Harbour, FL The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami 5
United States Boston, MA The Ritz-Carlton, Boston 4
United States Charlotte, NC The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte 3
United States Chicago, IL The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago 3
United States Cleveland, OH The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland 2
United States Dallas, TX The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas 3
United States Dana Point, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel 4
United States Denver, CO The Ritz-Carlton, Denver 3
United States Fort Lauderdale, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 3
United States Greensboro, GA The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee 3
United States Half Moon Bay, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay 4
United States Kapalua, HI The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua 4
United States Key Biscayne, FL The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami 5
United States Los Angeles, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles 4
United States Marana, AZ The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain 2
United States Marina del Rey, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey 3
United States McLean, VA The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner 1
United States Miami Beach, FL The Miami Beach EDITION 3
United States Miami Beach, FL The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach 5
United States Miami, FL The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami 3
United States
Naples, FL The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples 3
United States Naples, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Naples 5
United States New Orleans, LA The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans 3
United States New York, NY The New York EDITION 3
United States New York, NY The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park 4
United States New York, NY The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park 5
United States Orlando, FL The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes 2
United States Philadelphia, PA The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia 3
United States Rancho Mirage, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage 3
United States San Francisco, CA The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco 4
United States Sarasota, FL The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota 3
United States St. Louis, MO The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis 2
United States St. Thomas, VI The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas 5
United States Truckee, CA The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe 4
United States Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 4
United States Washington, DC The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC 4
United States White Plains, NY The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester 2

Out of 94 hotels on the list, 42 are in the U.S. and 12 are in China. So geographically those are the biggest clusters. Four properties are in Japan and three are in Indonesia.

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Comments

  1. Aha, so *that’s* how it works! Thanks. I am a regular reader of this blog, but I rarely hear about this card and its virtues.

  2. Well before chase started giving referrals this was just an ok card – now its like hotcakes.

    I know there have been some changes recently but all the travel blogs act as though this is the best card ever.

  3. Yeah Gary i know – the added benefits is good but not that great.

    I have this card and i really love it because of the club level upgrades and the gold status. The only improvements is increased signup bonus (1 night increase), the 100$ companion ticket benefit, priority pass select.

    Still this card doesnt make sense if u dont stay at ritz carlton atleast twice a year making use of the club level upgrades.

    My main point was this card started getting attention only after chase started giving referrals – which i know for a fact it did not before the card was revamped.

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