Mil Rate + $100 Hotel Credit = Ritz Chicago at $87 a night

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The points guy took a good look of hotels that are relatively cheap that qualify for the $100 hotel credit from AmEx fine hotels and resorts. Since I am on a Ritz kick, I decided to do the same with the Government & Military Discount rate at the Ritz Carlton Hotels in USA and Canada:

State Address Name Gov’t Rate
AZ 15000 North Secret Springs Drive  Marana, AZ 85658 USA Dove Mountian $159.00
CO 0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190  Avon, CO 81620 USA bachelor-gulch $130.00
CO 1881 Curtis Street  Denver, CO 80202 USA Denver $178.00
FL 4750 Amelia Island Parkway  Amelia Island, FL 32034 USA Amelia Island $199.00
FL 2600 Tiburon Drive  Naples, FL 34109 USA Naples Golf Course $303.00
GA 181 Peachtree Street, N.E.  Atlanta, GA 30303 USA Atlanta $140.00
GA 3434 Peachtree Road, N.E.  Atlanta, GA 30326 USA Buckhead $140.00
GA 1 Lake Oconee Trail  Greensboro, GA 30642 USA Reynolds $216.75
IL 160 East Pearson Street at Water Tower Place  Chicago, IL 60611 USA Chicago $137.00
LA 921 Canal Street  New Orleans, LA 70112 USA New Orleans $156.00
MA 10 Avery Street  Boston, MA 02111 USA Boston $204.00
MO 100 Carondelet Plaza  St. Louis, MO 63105 USA St. Louis $159.00
NY Two West Street  New York, NY 10004 USA Battery Park $301.00
NY 3 Renaissance Square  White Plains, NY 10601 USA Westchester $152.00
OH 1515 West Third Street  Cleveland, OH 44113 USA Cleveland $167.00
Canada 181 Wellington Street West  Toronto, M5V 3G7 Canada Toronto $325.00
PA 10 Avenue of the Arts  Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA Philadelphia $151.00
VA 1250 South Hayes Street  Arlington, VA 22202 USA Pentagon City $166.00
VA 1700 Tysons Boulevard  McLean, VA 22102 USA Tysons Corner $182.00
DC 1150 22nd Street, N.W.  Washington, DC 20037 USA Washington DC $268.00

You can see sometimes the Gov’t rate may be more expensive and might be cheaper not applying any special rate.  According to the new terms of the Ritz Carlton Chase Card for any two night booking we get a $100 credit for hotel spend. There is no stipulation on what rate the hotel is booked under. Now an club level upgrade cannot be used with these special rates, but $100 would easily pay for breakfast for two mornings. In my most recent booking at the Ritz ATL, I forgone the government rate to book the standard rate to get the club level. I hope its worth it, otherwise I will take the credit next time with the government rate.

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Now look at Chicago, you could get an off peak room for $137 a night. That means for two nights you spend the equivalent of $87 a night for two nights. Which is cheaper than the Holiday Inn.

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Thanks again to TPG in outlining the new Ritz card.

-Derp

 

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