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Old Sep 9, 09, 11:06 am   #31
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We have threads in this very forum with this information.

I hope starwood/spg web folks move to require that each property include lounge information on its web page. That would solve the "mystery".
Amen to that. Along with parking rates, hours of lounge, hours of fitness center... you know, helpful info.
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Old Sep 9, 09, 11:43 am   #32
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Amen to that. Along with parking rates, hours of lounge, hours of fitness center... you know, helpful info.
But all that info you can find here on Flyertalk. And the info you get here is more accurate and updated in a timely fashion.
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Old Jul 12, 10, 12:17 pm   #33
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Just noticed a change to T&C
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefer...spg_terms.html

4C.5. In addition to all the benefits of Gold Preferred Guest Membership, Platinum Preferred Guests also receive the following benefits:

d. Access to the Club Level Lounge when staying at Sheraton hotels or access to the Executive Level Lounge when staying at Westin or Le Méridien hotels, even when not staying on the Club Level or Executive Level floor(s). At Sheraton properties, access to the Club Level Lounge does not mean access to the Towers Level Lounge, even if there is no Club Level Lounge in the hotel and there is a Lounge of any kind in the Towers. Access to Towers Level is determined by each individual property. These benefits are limited to the member and one guest IF that guest is in the same room as the member. Lounge access is not available if a lounge is at maximum capacity or if a lounge is closed for any reason.

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d. Access to the Club Level when staying at Sheraton hotels or access to the Executive Level when staying at Westin hotels, even when not staying on the Club Level or Executive Level floor(s). At Sheraton properties, access to the Club Level does not mean access to the Towers Level, even if there is no Club Level in the hotel and there is a Club Level in the Towers. Access to Towers Level is determined by each individual property. These benefits are limited to the member and one guest IF that guest is in the same room as the member. Lounge access is not available if a lounge is at maximum capacity or if a lounge is closed for any reason.
This revised policy came up in another thread where Le Meridien Stuttgart is not routinely offering lounge access to platinums. I thought it would be useful to bump this thread to remind us that lounge access at Le Meridien hotels is now guaranteed for platinums.
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Old Jul 12, 10, 1:58 pm   #34
 
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This revised policy came up in another thread where Le Meridien Stuttgart is not routinely offering lounge access to platinums. I thought it would be useful to bump this thread to remind us that lounge access at Le Meridien hotels is now guaranteed for platinums.


This begs the question, "Which LM properties have an Executive Lounge?"

Le Méridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa

Le Méridien Stuttgart

Dar Al Sondos Apartments by Le Méridien -- "Reserved for the exclusive benefit of our Executive Room guests, our Executive Lounge offers free continental breakfast - from 630am to 11am - coffee, tea and juices, which are served throughout the day and free Internet access for 1 hour."

Additions to the list according to others:
Le Meridien Piccadilly
Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Le Royal Mansour Méridien (Casablanca)
Le Meridien Cancun
Le Meridien King Edward

But what about the numerous LM hotels with "Royal Club" levels and lounges? Are these "Executive Lounges" under the SPG T&Cs? Here are just a couple examples:

Le Méridien Heliopolis -- Their site says, "Le Royal Club Lounge serves cocktails and refreshments at all times of day." but their room description for a Royal Club room says, "Royal Club, Exec Lounge Benefits, Butler, Free High Speed-internet, Airport Transfers."

Le Meridien King Edward -- "Royal Club" but the room description for the Executive Suite refers to "Exec Lounge Benefits."

A partial list of LM hotels with "Royal Club" Lounges:
Le Méridien Amman
Le Royal Méridien Mumbai
Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
Le Méridien Al Khobar
Le Méridien Qingdao
Le Méridien Dubai
Plaza Athénée Bangkok
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Le Méridien Chongqing, Nan'an
Le Méridien New Delhi
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
Le Royal Méridien Chennai
Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
Le Méridien Pyramids
Le Méridien Chiang Mai
Le Méridien Jakarta

Last edited by sc flier; Jul 13, 10 at 11:57 am. Reason: Added list of additional LM properties with Lounges
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This begs the question, "Which LM properties have an Executive Lounge?"
Le Méridien Piccadilly
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Old Jul 12, 10, 2:05 pm   #36
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This begs the question, "Which LM properties have an Executive Lounge?"
It's great that you are building a list. Please add:

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
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Old Jul 12, 10, 3:10 pm   #37
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Off the top of my head, the Royal Clubs at the LM's in Casablanca and Cancun are freely accessed by Platinum members, even on points stays.
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This begs the question, "Which LM properties have an Executive Lounge?"

Le Méridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa

Le Méridien Stuttgart

Dar Al Sondos Apartments by Le Méridien -- "Reserved for the exclusive benefit of our Executive Room guests, our Executive Lounge offers free continental breakfast - from 630am to 11am - coffee, tea and juices, which are served throughout the day and free Internet access for 1 hour."

But what about the numerous LM hotels with "Royal Club" levels and lounges? Are these "Executive Lounges" under the SPG T&Cs? Here are just a couple examples:

Le Méridien Heliopolis -- Their site says, "Le Royal Club Lounge serves cocktails and refreshments at all times of day." but their room description for a Royal Club room says, "Royal Club, Exec Lounge Benefits, Butler, Free High Speed-internet, Airport Transfers."

Le Meridien King Edward -- "Royal Club" but the room description for the Executive Suite refers to "Exec Lounge Benefits."
For sure the King Eddy "Royal Club" is an Executive lounge with access for Plats. I have been there hundreds of times on that basis.

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