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Chase is Launching a Ritz-Carlton Co-Branded Credit Card Next Week

by on June 9, 2011 · 10 comments

in Chase, Credit Cards, Ritz-Carlton

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Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here

Update: The current Ritz-Carlton sign-up offer is up to 70,000 points after $2,000 spent within 3 months.

Chase is launching a Ritz-Carlton branded credit card next week, which is geared towards high-end customers, especially since it has a $350 annual fee.The initial sign-up bonus is 50,000 points (which can be used for 1 free night at a tier 1-3 hotel, or on Marriott stays). Overall the benefits are decent – including club level upgrades, Gold status, no foreign transaction fees, Priority Pass Select, $100 in hotel credit and $200 in airline incidentals. Hmm, sure sounds similar to the American Express Platinum Card!

Update: Check out http://theritzcarltonrewardscard.com/ for full details.
“GET CLOSER TO EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH EVERY PURCHASE

Receive 50,000 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points as a Founding Member after you use your card for the first time* — enough for a complimentary night’s stay at your choice of over 60 Tier 1-3 locations

Earn 5 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points per $1 spent at The Ritz-Carlton*

Earn 2 Ritz-Carlton Rewards points per $1 spent on qualifying airfare, car rentals and dining*

Earn 1 Ritz-Carlton Rewards point per $1 spent on all other card purchases*

RECEIVE SPECIAL HOTEL PRIVILEGES WHEN YOU STAY

An Extra Hotel Experience — With each two-night stay or longer at The Ritz-Carlton, celebrate with a $100 Hotel Credit to be used toward your choice of dining, spa or other hotel recreational activities*

Upgrade to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level three times annually on stays of up to seven nights, subject to availability at time of reservation*

Automatic Gold Elite status in The Ritz-Carlton Rewards your first year*

ENJOY AN UNPRECEDENTED SUITE OF TRAVEL ADVANTAGES

Complimentary airport lounge access with Priority PassTM Select*

$200 annual credit for airline incidentals billed to your card*

No foreign transaction fees†”

For more information on their program, check out my interview last fall with Hotelchatter.com. Now that it has been around for a while, I’ll do an update on my thoughts about the program next week.

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  • travelangel

    here is offer on Ritz website http://theritzcarltonrewardscard.com/tile#

  • Laurie

    From what I have seen so far on Ritz Carlton website…other than extra points on purchases and stays. Three yearly upgrades to club level.. $200 airline incidentals credit. Guess all that could be enticement for the $395 annual fee? Oh and gold status. While I love the Ritz Carlton’s and just got platinum status with them… they will generally try to charge you to breathe while there. So, since I have platinum status not sure if this would really benefiit me.

  • http://www.boardingarea.com/blogs/viewfromthewing Gary Leff

    The perks of this card are pretty good for Ritz-Carlton stayers. But the actual earn from spend is really weak for a premium card. 1 point per dollar, under their award chart? That’s pretty ludicrous. I’d consider the card if I stayed at Ritz properties a few times a year, and I’d put my Ritz spend on the card. But certainly no other spend of any kind..

  • Mooper

    I need to look at this more closely, but my immediate reaction is to wonder if there are opportunities to leverage this not just for Ritz stays, but to help your Marriott status, as those two programs are now intertwined. I don’t see anything about EQNs being earned – that would be the big one for me, if it did. The $200 in incidentals is a nice rebate on the card fee… but I suppose only good at Ritz properties, not any Marriott property?

  • trollish moron

    In the dictionary I saw this offer and card when I looked up the word “meh”.

  • MileHigh

    I know that the Ritz-Carlton is part of the Marriott Group and that Chase has a credit card agreement with Marriott, but it just seems like Chase has WAAAY too many airline and hotel cards. It just makes it more difficult to get new accounts (without having to shut down other cards) or churn these for points. I just wish more new travel cards would be issued thru Citi, Amex, BofA and others. Seems like the other issuers need to step up their game.

  • Scott C

    Unlike Amex Plat, the $200 airline incidental credit doesn’t seem to be tied to one designated airline.

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  • Leslie

    I am Platinum with Marriott Rewards; have a Marriott Chase Buisness CC and a personal Chase CC that gives me a nights credit for every $3000 I spend (on anything). If I converted to the Ritz CC and program, would my Marriott CC points go into my Ritz Carlton account?

  • Barbara

    Did you get an answer to that question? I have the same question.

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