If you are set on airline miles, the Ritz card is nothing to be sneezed at: https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/rit.../3-10002653/na
3 nights in a Tier 1-4 hotel. 1 night at a Tier 4 hotel would cost you more than the annual $450 fee. So it's like you're getting 2 nights at the Ritz for free. Plus, you get a $100 hotel credit for food or the spa. They also have the usual perks of a $300 travel credit and GE reimbursement, etc. Ritz points can also be used at Marriott properties and will probably be redeemable at SPG properties in the near future.
Check it out before you apply. Remember, Tier 1-4 properties, NOT Category: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/reward...ng/hotel-stays