Heading over to USVI for a 5 nights. Staying in st Thomas (Ritz) looking for recommendations / things to do. Suggestions welcome. A couple of specific Qs 1. Do I need to rent a car? (I would like to visit at John, assuming that's a yes) 2. Reccos for renting snorkeling gears? 3. Are there any amazing dining options in st Thomas that I should consider? Thanks!

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Is the ritz San Fran (on points) worth it? Or the palace?

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I am actually considering buying a “hotel” mattress. Thoughts between the Westin Heavenly bed and the Ritz Carlton mattress?

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Honeymoon destinations for November? Was planning on the Ritz in the Maldives on points but the remote prospect of testing positive while in the Maldives and having to pay ~$2000 per night for a 14 day mandatory quarantine is daunting.

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35,000 points for Four Points Sheraton or 60,000 at the Ritz? It’s almost double the points but wanting to splurge for the weekend.. thoughts? This is the Ritz in Amelia Island vs Four Points in Jacksonville Beach

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Traveling to DFW for a wedding and my friend at Goldman gave me his Corp code for the Ritz. Has anyone done this and do they actually check if you have a Goldman email address etc?

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General musing - it seems like the vast majority of recs in here are for super expensive hotels and resorts (St Regis, etc). I work in consulting and make good money but can’t fathom spending $600+ a night on a hotel. Am I really in the minority or is it just that ppl staying at the Ritz want to show off?

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People have been poo pooing going to Hawaii due to lack of reservations for activities and poor service due to understaffing. I have a Maui trip planned in Sept and I'm thinking about putting it off. Is it that bad? I'm staying at the Ritz.

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Bonvoy Titanium. Did not get a complimentary suite upgrade at a Ritz, but I was offered a suite upgrade for a cost. Meaning they had some available. Can they do that? If they have suites available, don’t they have to upgrade me? I know Ritz plays by slightly different rules, so curious

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Which DC area Ritz is better? Pentagon City, Georgetown, or DC

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Which DC area Ritz is better? Pentagon City, Georgetown, or DC

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lol here’s something for y’all to laugh at. I checked into The Ritz at Half Moon Bay for a staycation. Turns out the city’s waters out. I should’ve stayed home...

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Where should I stay in DC, I’m looking at the Saint Regis and it looks dated and the Ritz looks like an Aloft…. Any recommendations?

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Trying to book a Maldives vacation on points. Any recommendations of st. Regis vs the Ritz?

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Going to to Maldives for honeymoon ! Using my Marriott points to book as I’m an ambassador level. Which hotel would you recommend: st Regis , ritz Carlton , JW , or W ? I’m leaning towards the W because it has the best perks for ambassadors. Downside it is the oldest . Ritz and St Regis often feel too snobby and I never get the ambassador treatment at those hotel chains . He looked promising and it’s really new.

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Not sure how common this is at other Marriott properties, but currently staying at a Ritz internationally and be sure to ask them if you can earn points when dinning at their restaurants. They will scan your mobile card in the app. I was completely unaware of this but it seems to be around 1k points for each $100 you spend.

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Has anyone travelled to the Ritz Carlton in St. Thomas since the pandemic started and can share their experience / recommendations? Booked a trip but most online reviews are pre-pandemic / renovation.

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Is the Ritz Carlton Bali nice? Anyone ever stay?

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I’m getting a crazy good deal on the Ritz (~250 per night) in Miami - but it uses a Corp code for a company I don’t work for. Worth the risk?

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Anyone with the Ritz Carlton JPM credit card? What are you using the $300 of travel credit on? Apparently they didn’t extend it for groceries and dining like they had in 2020 due to COVID.

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Any recommendations on St Regis vs Ritz Carlton Istanbul?

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How much for a ritz cruise? Has anyone gone?

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My dads been stuck overseas since last year due to COVID. When he felt comfortable enough to come back, I was able to book him a one night stay at a Ritz + business class ticket to return home all on points. For as much as we complain about the work, this is something I’m glad we can do for our parents.

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Do any firms actually stay at top hotels like ritz Carlton’s? If not, are they mainly for rich travelers? Just wondering

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Booked the Ritz in St Thomas on points. Use 4 nights on points get a 5th night free. Worked out around 65k points a night.

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My wife is hosting a bachelorette weekend in Miami. She is getting a one bedroom for her and the bride and hosting activities there while asking other attendees to get rooms. She wants a balance between style and affordability as to not price others out. Which is the best option? Edition, W South Beach, Cadillac Hotel, and Ritz.

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Planning a babymoon with my wife. Shooting for April-May and looking at Hawaii (Maui or Big Island). Hoping with the vaccine and travel precautions, it'll be okay, but we're also prepared to cancel. Any recommendations for hotels there that you've liked? I figure the Ritz or Four Seasons, but would love some opinions from those who have been.

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Reminiscing about travelling. Random question: which hotel had the best toiletries? My fave has to be the Asprey ones from Ritz Carlton

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Anyone live in the Ritz Plaza in midtown? Or know someone that lived there? Trying to gauge if it’s a good apartment building, given supposed ongoing construction and location.

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anyone see Ritz’s ‘Welcome’ ad? thoughts?

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Consulting during Covid sucks but you know what sounds worse? College during Covid. Sucks to lose out on the best years of your life like that... glad I got my 4 full years of fun college. Will gladly exchange that for missing out on staying at the Ritz and fancy team dinners.

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Best redemption ideas for the $100 bonvoy ambassador elite voucher? Ritz robe?

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Recommendations for St Johns and St Thomas? We are staying at the Westin and ritz respectively for over a week total. Domestic beach! 😎

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Those who stayed at both - St. Regis or Ritz in San Francisco?

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Want to use a Marriot bonvoy perk to buy a new mattress with a discount. Which of the Marriot / Starwood mattresses do you love most. St. Rigid and Ritz seem to be the most expensive, but are they better? Please share your preferences. Thanks!

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