Old Feb 9, 16, 9:15 am
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scubaccr
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Amsterdam, Asia, UK
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IC Grand Stanford, Hongkong

IC Grand Stanford, Hongkong
Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, better value this time free lounge access instead of room upgrade followed by club lounge access upsell

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked - Deluxe (Lower type Superior is same price sometimes)
Received - Possibly Premier on High Club Floor(forgot to check) .. View of street at front of hotel (not courtyard view room)

How are the rooms?
Bedroom - King Bed with pillows, Desk+Desk-Chair, Wardrobe. minibar
Bathroom- Walkin shower, no bath, single sink + toilet

How is the exec. lounge?
o Pretty nice area - Large, Natural Light, view to Harbour, comfortable furniture
o Nice food offerings for breakfast, afternon teatime and evening canapes
o evening drink 2-hour has Moet Champagne
o Lounge access allows you restaurant b/f

Did you receive a welcome gift?
Chocolates

How was the minibar?
Water, cans of soda+beer, drawer of 6x minature spirits

What was good and what was bad?

-Good
+ lounge access foc versus poor view j/s room upgrade
+ lounge access allowed me to have b/f in restaurant
+ staff in general
+ I got street view which is OK, I can't abide courtyard views where ones room window is overlooked from just 3-4m away which is possible at IC-GS. I did not miss the j/s side harbour view and extra sroom ize

-Neutral
o Asked for my company ID, and IC-GS wanted to then photocopy the ID A timely warning to others who might try it on at IC-GS
o I politely pointed out when asked it wasn't really in hotels interest to ask today, as if guest lacked ID, then guest would simply pay on day flex rate at hk$180++ less.
o IC-GS still wanted the company ID (whch I do carry ) and provided. Now ID is seen, I probably wont be asked again

-Bad
- Nothing

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
o Definitely taking foc lounge over room upgrade is the value option here
o Less so this visit company rate cancel to 6pm on day was $180++ more/night so I could cancel and rebook at checkin but wa a bit too embarrassed to push that cancel+rebook PLUS my accelerator2016 has task of "Make 15stays on Corporate Rate"

Would you return?[/QUOTE]
Definitely.

If solo short HK stay, I don't mind street (non harbour) view.

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