by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 15, 2010

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group has launched The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, a loyalty program aimed at attracting and rewarding luxury travelers. The tiered program (Silver, Gold or Platinum Elite) allows members to earn points based on number of nights stayed at 75 properties around the world; guests also can earn bonus points and enjoy exclusive services, such as late checkout, room upgrades and complimentary in-room Internet access. Ritz-Carlton Rewards members also have access to insider and customized programs offered by several luxury retailers who have partnered with the program, such as Vera Wang. Meeting planners will be able to earn points on room nights booked for their events; details are available at