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Old Dec 10, 12, 1:21 pm
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Earning anything for non-stays?

Hi all,

(Have not posted on the relevant hotel thread, as I think this is more of a general question)

I've just made platinum, and will shortly be booking an expensive afternoon tea affair at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong..

Does membership get you anything, or any opportunity to earn some points for this spend?

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Old Dec 10, 12, 2:57 pm
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CC points................this is MRs not SPG.........

Originally Posted by Flapster View Post
Hi all,

(Have not posted on the relevant hotel thread, as I think this is more of a general question)

I've just made platinum, and will shortly be booking an expensive afternoon tea affair at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong..

Does membership get you anything, or any opportunity to earn some points for this spend?

Cheers
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Old Dec 10, 12, 3:34 pm
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Ok cheers.

From reading Marriott's website, couldn't see anything.

Have the credit card, so will get 4 points/.. better than nothing
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Actually, you could try asking to open an incidental account with the front desk and charging to that... or if it is a planned/booked event ask if you can get points credit for it.
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Old Dec 11, 12, 10:11 am
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Hmm, cheers for the tip. May as well try, nothing to lose
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Possibly

The only way this would work would be to "check-in" at the front desk. They would also have to assign you to a room temporarily. It would definitely take some convincing of the front desk manager as long as occupancy is down, but it is possible to be done.
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Originally Posted by Flapster View Post
Ok cheers.

From reading Marriott's website, couldn't see anything.

Have the credit card, so will get 4 points/.. better than nothing
Just put it on the Marriott CC so you get the points. At RCs you don't get points on incidental spend anyway, so trying to do the dummy check-in isn't going to get you anything & isn't worth jumping through hoops.

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Originally Posted by Flapster View Post
will shortly be booking an expensive afternoon tea affair at the Ritz Carlton in Hong Kong..
I can't say for certain for RC, but if this were a Marriott, as this would qualify as a meeting/event, you would get points + 10 elite night credit.
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Yes, it could qualify as an event at RC.

Here is a link to the superficial overview: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Reward...dingEvents.htm

A number of years ago I knew that the minimum F&B charge at a RC for any event was $25,000. So the afternoon tea might be more than the OP wishes to pay in order to get points. For some reason when the OP says an expensive tea, I don't think s/he was talking about $25,000; but then again, maybe s/he was.
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Originally Posted by Twickenham View Post
I can't say for certain for RC, but if this were a Marriott, as this would qualify as a meeting/event, you would get points + 10 elite night credit.
Doubtful. And the other ways the FD will likely nix. Further, as it is at a RC, you likely will earn just 1 point per $ per the US card, not sure what the UK card provides but payments at RC don't earn any multiplier with the US Marriott card.
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Old Dec 12, 12, 2:15 am
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Yeah, definitely not $25K!!

Interesting ideas and comments, thanks all.
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