Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Loyalty Programs > Choice | Choice Privileges
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 19, 08, 3:49 am   #1
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 541
Does Choice do Status Match?

I'm holding Priority Club Platinum, Best Western Diamond, Marriott Silver Status.

Does anyone know if choice will match my status to Choice Diamond??

How to do that?

Markus
Markus1301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 20, 08, 7:15 pm   #2
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Programs: Choice Privlidges Elite Diamond, NW World Perks, UA - 120+ Choice Privlidge nights/year
Posts: 68
Choice doesn't do any status matching that I have ever seen. Do hotels do this on a regular basis?

Russ
n dakota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 08, 8:44 pm   #3
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: DFW
Programs: AA 1M
Posts: 19,540
any luck OP?
__________________
Special Credit Card Offers
UA Fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 08, 1:24 am   #4
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 541
sent the fax last week. nothing happened until now.

keep you updated!
Markus1301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 08, 10:16 am   #5
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 237
I am not sure status is worth much. Sure you get 10% or 25% point bonus. But, that is about it. Upgrades? I never received one. Anyone else?
fetchem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 27, 08, 8:27 pm   #6
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bismarck, ND
Programs: Choice Privlidges Elite Diamond, NW World Perks, UA - 120+ Choice Privlidge nights/year
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by fetchem View Post
I am not sure status is worth much. Sure you get 10% or 25% point bonus. But, that is about it. Upgrades? I never received one. Anyone else?
I have received upgrades quite a few times with choice hotels because of my status I presume. When I say upgrades I mean booked standard room and received a king suite or sometimes hottub suite. Only happens when hotels not near capacity though.
n dakota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 22, 08, 8:24 pm   #7
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Victoria, BC
Programs: UA 1k, AA Exec Plt 2MM, HH Diamond, *wood Gold, disgruntled Amex Ex-Centurion
Posts: 528
I don't believe that status with Choice is worth much, just as Priority Club Platinum is completely worthless (I do have PP Platinum and just list it under "Assorted Junk Memberships in my profile"). Heck, I will end the year with 9 nights at Choice and don't even consider investing the money for an additional night that would take me to Gold.

If you care for status benefits, try HHonors (very good at Gold Level) or Starwood (brilliant at Platinum, otherwise Ho-Hum).
colonius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 08, 1:49 am   #8
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 541
I already have HH Gold and SPG Gold, PC Plat.
I thought I have some upcoming stays at Choice and wanted to get the Elite-Goodies.

Anyway, changed the hotel to CP and HI.

Regards,
Markus
Markus1301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 08, 4:06 pm   #9
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 11,220
The biggest Choice Diamond benefit, IMHO, is being able to book 90 days in advance on awards.
__________________
Airline complaints? File your complaint with the DOT
soitgoes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 25, 08, 12:07 pm   #10
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Here, there, and everywhere
Programs: AA EXP (LTG), Hilton Silver (former Dia), Marriott Plat (LTG, former PP), SPG Gold (soon to be LTP)
Posts: 4,349
I agree, status with Choice is not valuable at all. Especially since they don't care to persue issues about properties not folllowing the program. I wrote about one property that stated flat out they do not upgrade Diamonds. Choice's response was it is up to the guest to deal with the property, and this was from a "Director"? Choice has become LAST Choice for me and I do over 300 nights a year!
RogerD408 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 25, 08, 3:31 pm   #11
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Victoria, BC
Programs: UA 1k, AA Exec Plt 2MM, HH Diamond, *wood Gold, disgruntled Amex Ex-Centurion
Posts: 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerD408 View Post
I agree, status with Choice is not valuable at all. Especially since they don't care to persue issues about properties not folllowing the program. I wrote about one property that stated flat out they do not upgrade Diamonds. Choice's response was it is up to the guest to deal with the property, and this was from a "Director"? Choice has become LAST Choice for me and I do over 300 nights a year!
I agree mostly, except with the last statement. Choice is not my LAST choice. I prefer Choice over many Holiday Inn (Express or otherwise), so I basically work like this:

What is the rate for Hilton / Starwood / ICH Group / Choice? (Compare all their brands)

Do I know the property?

What are the amenities of the hotel?

Where do I want/need nights credited?

Taking all this into consideration, I make my choice.

For example, when I needed a room near Seattle last month and had the choice between paying at least $120 at a Hampton Inn (any other Hilton Group Hotel was much higher) or paying $75 with full breakfast at the quite acceptable Clarion in Federal Way, it was a no brainer for the Clarion, even though I prefer Hilton.
colonius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 10, 10:19 am   #12
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 12,490
Any update on this?

I just bought a bunch of Choice points on the Daily Getaways promo, and I wouldn't mind having some elite status. The benefits seem minimal, but having a few extra days to book some award stays would be worth a phone call or email for me. Anyone ever get a status match?
iahphx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 17, 10, 3:05 pm   #13
ski
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 281
During the Continental to Amtrak to Choice to Southwest promo for some, fiasco for others, I faxed Choice twice for match to Starwood platinum and never got a response, they said no when I called, but YMMV and that was 2008, I think.
ski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 1, 10, 2:25 pm   #14
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 92
You can often get upgrades with the same amount of Choice points, unlike other programs. Elite status does not worth too much.
alterman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 3, 10, 10:25 pm   #15
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DLH/MSP
Posts: 131
I am actually in the process of trying to get a status match from PC PLat to Choice now. I emailed to ask and the response was a request to see a current statement to show my platinum status with PC. We'll see what happens. I used to stay at Choice properties more often, but the company I'm with now typically books books us into IHG or Hiltons.
enginero is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 5:33 am.