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Old Oct 12, 16, 2:00 pm
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Z Man
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: seat 9A
Programs: UA 1K, Flying Blue Plat, HH Diamond, IHG Spire, Marriot Plat (TWA / NWA - million miler)
Posts: 51
we had 7 people / 7 rooms for a recent stay in China. One Diamond - me, 3 golds, and 3 no status. Guess what? All had the same room type on the same floor, and all were granted lounge access at checkin. Who paid the most per night? Diamond. Who got no points / qualified nights? Diamond - non-qualifying rate....

we stayed at a Crowne Plaza next, and i was given a nice two room suite and lounge access. everyone else paid for lounge access

We stayed at the JW marriot during this trip as well, and gold got me in the lounge, plus free breakfast...

Why would I ever prioritize Hilton brand based on this trip? For the hotel that i stay 40 nights+ per year, i get a nice room (typically best available), otherwise very little difference between gold and diamond....

Last edited by Z Man; Oct 12, 16 at 2:04 pm Reason: additions
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