Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS and Virtuoso Offers

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS and Virtuoso Offers

 

Ritz-Carlton STARS is Ritz-Carlton's Preferred Partner Program, but unlike most other preferred partner programs, it offers fewer benefits: no explicit upgrade benefit, and no hotel credit. For this reason, I normally reserve Ritz-Carlton hotels with Virtuoso benefits, which do include an upgrade at check-in, based on availability, and a $100 food and beverage or spa credit. There are a number of 3rd night free, 4th night free, and other offers available for select Ritz-Carlton hotels, but I've been picky in the list below by including in the top 10 only those properties that more consistently get good reviews from clients.

1. Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: 3rd Night Free + Virtuoso Benefits

It's no secret that many of the best luxury hotels and resorts are in Asia, from the perspective of excellent service. The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is the favorite city Ritz-Carlton in the world for some of my clients, thanks to the fantastic views, excellent service, especially in the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Club Lounge, great restaurants and food (don't miss Tin Lung Heen for dim sum, or the Pierre Herme shop in the lobby).

Eligible Room Categories: Deluxe Victoria Harbour Rooms and higher

Dates: Until August 31, 2018; offer may be repeated during stay

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (cannot be used at Almas Caviar Bar and Pierre Hermes Shop, which are 3rd party company, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excludes third party outlets)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

 

2. Ritz-Carlton Moscow: 3rd Night Free + Virtuoso Benefits

Soccer fans are focused on the World Cup 2018 matches in Russia right now, but a few days after the World Cup final occurs in Moscow on July 15, many Russian luxury hotels figure they'll be in a low demand period. That means that the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, with excellent views of Red Square, is offering 3rd night free together with Virtuoso benefits. I highly recommend staying in a Club Room or Suite with access to the Ritz-Carlton Moscow Club Lounge.

Dates: July 20-September 9, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Moscow Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to 2 in-room guests in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (credit not applicable to Novikov Restaurant, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Moscow

 

3. Ritz-Carlton Tokyo: 4th Night Free + Virtuoso Benefits

Tokyo is another of the top luxury hotel cities, and The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is one of the best luxury hotels in Tokyo, which I had the pleasure to experience earlier this year on a site inspection stay. I particularly recommend the Club Lounge, which not only has views of Mount Fuji on a clear day, but offers several distinct seating areas and several food and beverage presentations throughout the day, as well as dedicated concierge service.

Eligible Room Categories: All; offer may be repeated during stay

Dates: Until December 31, 2018, except blackout dates of June 23, 30; July 14, 29; August 12, 13; December 22, 23, 24, 29, 31.

Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excluding alcohol, taxes & gratuities, Hotel car/transportation, In-room massages, laundry fees & handling fees and retail.)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

 

4. The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto: 4th Night Free + Virtuoso Benefits

Kyoto, although a must for most first-time visitors to Japan, until relatively recently had no true luxury hotels. Currently the top contenders are the Four Seasons Kyoto and the Ritz-Carlton Kyoto, although Aman Resorts will be opening Amaniwa in Kyoto within the next year.

The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto is within walking distance of Gion, the traditional nightlife district, where you may spot a geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha), Maruyama Park, Heian Shrine, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace, among other sights.

Dates: Until December 22, 2018 except blackout dates of July 13-16; August 16; September 9-10, 15-17, 22-24; October 1-7; and November 1-25.

Ritz-Carlton Kyoto Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, in restaurant
  • $100 USD Hotel & Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, excluding alcohol, taxes & gratuities, Hotel car/transportation, In-room massages, laundry fees & handling fees and retail.)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Kyoto

 

5. The Ritz-Carlton Vienna: 4th Night Free + Virtuoso Benefits

Dates: Until December 28, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Vienna Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in room guests in Dstrikt Steakhouse Restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full, Spa & Hotel Retail Products, Third Party Suppliers)
  • Guests having booked an executive Suite, club suite or presidential suite will also receive a 30-min “jet lag massage” per room, subject to availability, advance appointment required
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Vienna

 

6. Ritz-Carlton Montreal: 50% Off 3rd Night + Virtuoso Benefits

My top luxury hotel recommendation in Montreal is the Ritz-Carlton Montreal, so while this isn't as generous an offer as you'll find for some other hotels, it makes the Top 10 due to the hotel's quality.

Dates: Until October 15, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Montreal Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast for up to two in room guests in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid in spa or on room rate, taxes, no cash value if not redeemed in full). Not applicable to Canadian Grand Prix event in June.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Montreal

 

7. Ritz-Carlton Budapest: Complimentary Club Room Upgrade + Virtuoso Benefits

Offer: Book a Deluxe Room and Receive an Upgrade to a Club Room with Club Lounge Access; Minimum Stay of 2 Nights

Dates: Until December 31, 2018

Ritz-Carlton Budapest Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Budapest

 

8. Ritz-Carlton Reserve Mandapa, Bali: Up to 15% Off + Virtuoso Benefits

I recently stayed at the Ritz-Carlton Reserve Mandapa, and it has a great hard product, with beautiful stand alone villas with private pools, although service could use some work. It's set in a scenic area of Ubud, Bali's artistic and cultural center, and is a short walk away from Amandari, making it easy to stay at one resort and enjoy a meal at the other.

Dates: Until October 1, 2018. Receive 15% off best available rates when you book at least 60 days before arrival, or 10% if you book 30 days before arrival.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve Mandapa Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Buffet and A La Carte Breakfast for two daily in the restaurant for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (Not valid on Car transfers, not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/Late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Reserve Mandapa Bali

 

9. Ritz-Carlton San Francisco: Extra $300 F&B Credit + Virtuoso Benefits

We enjoyed our stay at the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, in a Club Room with Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Club Lounge access. There was even a complimentary wine tasting, as our stay was on a Friday night. The hotel is on Nob Hill, an easy walk from the financial district, and close to the Powell & Pine cable car stop.

Dates: Book by July 27, 2018 for stays until July 30, 2018

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco Virtuoso Benefits

  • Upgrade to next room category (excluding Club Lounge), if available and at the time of check-in
  • An American Breakfast Credit for two daily, up to $64 including tax (Including Parallel 37 or In-Room Dining)
  • $100 Food & Beverage Credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, not valid for Room & Tax or Valet Parking)
  • Early check-in, late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi

Ritz-Carlton San Francisco

 

10. The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach, Hawaii: $1000 Hotel Credit for 4 Night Stay in a 2BR Grand Ocean View Suite

The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach is not a Virtuoso property and does not participate in Ritz-Carlton Rewards or Marriott Rewards, but if you don't have to be right on Waikiki Beach, it's one of the newest and best options in Waikiki, especially for families who want a fully equipped kitchen and the convenience of a washer and dryer.

Dates: Book by June 30, 2018 for travel through September 30, 2018

Top 10 Ritz-Carlton STARS Virtuoso Offers-Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki

 

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