Some of the best hotels in the world are Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts. The best way to get a discount, special offers, free benefits and ultimately the cheapest rate at a Ritz-Carlton hotel is to book with an official Ritz-Carlton Stars travel agency.
If you book on the Ritz Carlton website direct, you are unlikely to get the best deal. Book your next Ritz Carlton stay via our luxury travel concierge and we can secure you free loyalty-style benefits (on top of your own status and membership benefits), room upgrades and perks, for no extra cost. Typically, our free benefits include:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Spa or Food and beverage credit of USD100 per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
- Complimentary welcome gift
The great thing about this is that you can get these free benefits while taking advantage of Ritz-Carlton hotel special offers, which you can find on their website or from our agent, who can advise on the best offers. Individual Ritz-Carlton resorts will run packages that can be very attractive.
We outline how to book into a Ritz-Carlton hotel with a discount in more detail below:
1. Get Free Benefits With A Luxury Travel Agent
As outlined above, you can take advantage of free benefits in addition to earning your Marriott Bonvoy points and benefiting from your Bonvoy status. Even if you don’t have staus with the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty scheme, you will get our benefits from your very first stay at Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts. Book with our luxury travel agency which is an official ” Ritz-Carlton Stars” travel agency. It really is that easy, and the rates you pay will usually be the same as those on the Ritz-Carlton website.
2. Join The Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Scheme
While “there is no such thing as a free lunch”, you might as well collect what you are owed. Whether you are booking via the Ritz-Carlton website direct or with our own luxury travel agency, you can collect Marriott Bonvoy points at most Ritz-Carlton hotels, so it is worth signing up.
3. Take Advantage Of Early Bird Discounts
Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts run at a high occupancy rate. I regularly recommend clients who book their stay with our luxury travel concierge to book as soon as the rates come out. It is simply not worth holding out for a last-minute discount as these magical discounts don’t usually come up in popular destinations.
At the last minute, you are unlikely to be able to book the cheapest room, and the room you wanted may have sold out, so you can be left paying a premium for a view you aren’t bothered about.
4. Book A Cheap Stay With Our Travel Auction
Right now we have plenty of luxury hotel stays in our luxury travel auction, which offers a genuine and massive discount at certain hotels. These are one-off items so when they’re gone, they’re gone.
Although we tend to offer some really great hotel stays around the world, the volume of Ritz-Carlton-specific stays in our auction does vary at any one time. Our auction also offers luxury stays beyond the Ritz-Carlton brand, so it is worth a look around.
5. Book Discounted Advance Purchase Rates
If you are booking in advance and are sure of your dates, you can take advantage of advance purchase discounted rates. This is one of the few ways to get you a cheaper room at the best hotels in the world. Advance purchase rates offer anywhere from 10-50% discount off the usual hotel rates. You must be sure of your dates, because once you have booked in, there are no refunds on most advance purchase rates.
6. Change Your Vacation Season
If you re-arrange your dates, target your favorite Ritz-Carlton hotel or resort out of season. For example, New York is massively discounted mid-winter, so you can pick up a much cheaper rate then. Las Vegas is cheap when there isn’t a convention.
Were you planning to go to the Caribbean in the Winter and Geneva, and London in the Summer? No! Go to the Caribbean in the Summer and Geneva and London in the Winter! Get the same hotel and facilities for a discounted price. Think beyond the resort to the hotel. If you can still swim in the pool, drink in the bar, eat in the restaurant, and enjoy the ambiance, it is worth considering amending your plans accordingly.
7. Pick A Brand New Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Brilliant new Ritz-Carlton Hotels are opening all the time. Keep an eye out for one opening in a destination that you want to visit.
8. Stay Shorter
It sounds obvious when you say out loud, but I would prefer three nights at a good Ritz-Carlton rather than a week at a bad Marriott. Do one night in Paris or Sydney and take advantage of our Ritz-Carlton Stars early check-in and late check-out rather than spending two nights somewhere less exciting.
9. Promo Codes
There ARE special corporate promo discount codes, so if you are an employee of a company like Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, IBM, AAA, or the government, you might be able to take advantage of these discounts. Still, these codes are not widely available to the general public. In addition, the discount may not be as good as the free benefits offered by our luxury travel concierge. We suggest asking for a free quote so you can compare prices and benefits and get the full picture before booking.
10. Pick A Cheaper Destination
We can advise the best Ritz-Carlton hotel in any city or around the world, but Paris is always more expensive than Kuala Lumpur. If you decide to holiday in a cheaper destination like Portugal or some incredible Asian destinations (excluding Hong Kong), you will find your cash stretches a lot further.
Ritz Carlton hotels that offer our brilliant benefits include:
- Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain
- Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay
- Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
- Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
- Ritz Carlton Los Angeles
- Ritz Carlton Marina del Rey
- Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage
- Ritz Carlton San Francisco
- Ritz Carlton Santa Barbara
- Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch
- Ritz Carlton Denver
- Ritz Carlton Vail
- Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
- Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
- Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
- Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale
- Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
- Ritz Carlton Naples Golf
- Ritz Carlton Orlando
- Ritz Carlton Sarasota
- Ritz Carlton South Beach
- Ritz Carlton Georgia
- Ritz Carlton Buckhead
- Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
- Ritz Carlton Kapalua
- Ritz Carlton Waikiki Beach
- Chicago: We have reviewed this Club Lounge
- Ritz Carlton New Orleans
- Ritz Carlton Massachusetts
- Ritz Carlton Boston
- Ritz Carlton St. Louis
- Ritz Carlton New York, Battery Park
- Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park
- Ritz Carlton New York, Westchester
- Ritz Carlton Charlotte
- Ritz Carlton Cleveland
- Ritz Carlton Toronto
- Ritz Carlton Philadelphia
- Ritz Carlton Dallas
- Ritz Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
- Ritz Carlton Pentagon City
- Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner
- Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C.
- Ritz Carlton Aruba
- Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
- Ritz Carlton Santiago
- Ritz Carlton Cancun
- Ritz Carlton Los Cabos
- Ritz Carlton Dorado Beach
- Ritz Carlton San Juan
- Ritz Carlton St. Thomas
- Ritz Carlton Beijing
- Ritz Carlton Beijing, Financial Street
- Ritz Carlton Chengdu
- Ritz Carlton Guangzhou
- Ritz Carlton Haikou
- Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
- Ritz Carlton Jiuzhaigou
- Ritz Carlton Macau
- Ritz Carlton Nanjing
- Ritz Carlton Sanya
- Ritz Carlton Shanghai
- Ritz Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
- Ritz Carlton Shenzhen
- Ritz Carlton Tianjin
- Ritz Carlton Bangalore
- Ritz Carlton Bali
- Ritz Carlton Bali, Ubud, Mandapa
- Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
- Ritz Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
- Ritz Carlton Kyoto
- Ritz Carlton Okinawa
- Ritz Carlton Osaka
- Ritz Carlton Tokyo
- Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
- Ritz Carlton Langkawi
- Ritz Carlton Singapore
- Ritz Carlton Koh Samui
- Ritz Carlton Phulay Bay
- Ritz Carlton Bahrain
- Ritz Carlton Egypt
- Ritz Carlton Cairo
- Ritz Carlton Israel
- Ritz Carlton Herzliya
- Ritz Carlton Morocco
- Ritz Carlton Tamuda Bay
- Ritz Carlton Muscat, Al Bustan Palace
- Ritz Carlton Doha
- Ritz Carlton Doha, Sharq Village
- Ritz Carlton Jeddah
- Ritz Carlton Riyadh
- Ritz Carlton Al Hamra Beach – Ras Al Khaimah
- Ritz Carlton Al Wadi Desert – Ras Al Khaimah
- Ritz Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre
- Ritz Carlton Vienna
- Ritz Carlton Berlin
- Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg
- Ritz Carlton Budapest
- Ritz Carlton Almaty
- Ritz Carlton Astana
- Ritz Carlton Penha Longa Resort
- Ritz Carlton Moscow
- Ritz Carlton Abama
- Ritz Carlton Barcelona
- Ritz Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva
- Ritz Carlton Istanbul
There is a full list of the Ritz Carlton resorts on the Ritz Carlton website. Our benefits apply to all Ritz Carlton and resorts.
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