Marriott has opened a new The Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York. The brand new The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad complements the existing property on Central Park.
(The earlier ‘new build’ The Ritz-Carlton hotel in New York, near Battery Park, was rebranded some years ago at The Wagner Hotel. It appears to have permanently closed during the pandemic.)
If you haven’t stayed at one before, The Ritz-Carlton is one of Marriott’s most luxurious brands. It has an interesting and storied history, starting in the late 1800s with hotelier Cesar Ritz. Our The Ritz-Carlton guide and reviews are here.
The hotel is a new build and rises 150 metres over New York’s Madison Square Park neighbourhood, spanning 50 storeys. As one of the tallest buildings in the area it should have good views.
There are 250 rooms including 19 suites, as well as 16 additional one and two bedroom penthouse residences, with bathroom amenities by Diptyque.
A new rooftop skybar called Nubeluz will also open with 270-degree views, plus a a handfu of restaurants including one from José Andrés. A The Ritz-Carlton club lounge and spa round out the offering, although there is no pool.
Prices start at a crunchy £1,000+ per night with redemptions between 96,000 and 120,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night. If you’re curious you can find out more on the hotel website here.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2022)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
EDIT: Until 8th November 2022, the sign-up bonus on the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is doubled to 40,000 points!
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)