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The new Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card gives you 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); a $300 Airline Fee credit, $100 Global Entry credit, and unlimited use $100 Airline Ticket discounts when buying for 2 or more passengers; 3 complimentary upgrades to The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level each year valid on paid stays of up to seven nights; 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.
The value proposition for the card is really strong. And once you get it, there are (3) reasons why you should add an authorized user to your account.
- Because you want their spending. The authorized user helps you meet the minimum spend requirement to earn 3 complimentary Ritz-Carlton nights.
You get Gold status in the Ritz-Carlton program — which is honored at Marriott properties as though you were Marriott Reward Gold — but after your first year you need to spend $10,000 on the card to keep gold. Your authorized user’s spending helps you keep your elite status. And their spending also helps you earn Platinum status, which requires $75,000 in purchases on the card each account year.
Plus – of course – their spending helps you earn more free nights.
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Credit: Ritz-Carlton
- A bigger signup bonus. You get an additional 10,000 points for adding authorized user and making a purchase within first 3 months of cardmembership — on top of the 3 complimentary Ritz-Carlton night signup bonus.
- Authorized users get Priority Pass Select cards, too. This means your authorized users get airport lounge access. And since some airport lounges may limit the number of guests you can bring in with you, if you’re traveling with your authorized cardmember then you can double your access.
There are over 900 participating airport lounges, including these 41 in the U.S..
KLM Lounge Houston