Chase Ritz-Carlton And The MARRIOTT Personal And Business Changes

Chase confirmed a number of changes at the Ritz-Carlton card and Marriott card. These changes come into effect on 26 August. Let’s dive in.

The contents

  • 1 The Ritz-Carlton
  • 2 Chase MARRIOTT Business Card
  • 3 Chase Personal Card MARRIOTT
  • 4 Our Verdict

The Ritz-Carlton

  • Card will be charged at the following rates:
    • 6 points per dollar at Marriott hotels, including ACS and Ritz-Carltons (currently 5x)
    • 3 points per dollar at restaurants, rental cars and airline tickets purchased directly from airlines (at the moment 2 times)
    • 2 points per dollar on all other purchases (currently 1x)
  • The addition of a free night certificate that can be used on properties valued up to 50,000 points per night
  • The card will offer automatic gold status (previously, you had to spend $10,000)
  • Removal of 10% annual points

All the other card benefits will remain the same. Having received the Gold status automatically looks like an upgrade, but under the new program, the old status gold Platinum status, so it is a downgrade.

Chase MARRIOTT Business Card

  • The title changes to MARRIOTT’s “Prime plus” card. I don’t think he will be the new map launched, the name of the current map will just change.
  • Card will be charged at the following rates:
    • 6 points per dollar at Marriott hotels, including ACS and Ritz-Carltons (currently 5x)
    • 4 points per dollar at gas stations and in restaurants, and for the delivery, Internet, cable and phone services purchases (new category)
    • 2 points per dollar on all other purchases (currently 1x)
  • Free night certificate that can be used on properties valued up to 35,000 points per night (now it can be used at category 1-5 properties. That maps to the same value)
  • Earn gold status by spending $35,000 in card member year (previously at$50,000)
  • Removal 1 elite night credit for every $3,000 in purchases
  • 15 elite night credits every year of 2019 (this may be folded if you have several cards LNG/MARRIOTT. Most of these cards come with benefits, but if you have the Marriott personal and business you will only receive a total of 15 elite night credits and not 30)

Chase Personal Card MARRIOTT

  • Free night certificate that can be used on properties valued up to 25,000 points per night (now it can be used at category 1-5 properties. This card more than 10,000, less points)

Our Verdict

When chase talked about interesting changes in the Ritz-Carlton card I was expecting more to be honest. I was hoping there would be a reasonable requirement to hold Platinum status, but it remains at $75,000. Personal map of the MARRIOTT worsens with a free night certificate and I suggest most people would struggle to pay a free night certificate up to 25 000 points. Delete the elite night credit after $3000 in spend on the Marriott card is also going to hurt some people. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. I would also be surprised if a personal map of the MARRIOTT are not looking to spend $3000 to make elite night credit removed but, with seemingly no announcement yet?

 


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