Old Apr 18, 18, 3:22 am
Join Date: Sep 2006
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Counting of "nights" for multiple rooms: authoritative answer

I have an authoritative answer from the head of the Ambassador programme, who kindly emailed me last night.

For the purpose of elite requalification, members will only receive 'night' credit for one room (as per Marriott), rather than multiple rooms (as per SPG).

A paying member will however be awarded points over relevant revenue for multiple rooms (as per both Marriott and SPG). I did not ask about Ritz Carlton.

A paying member will also be awarded revenue recognition for multiple rooms for the purposes of Ambassador $20k revenue threshold.

For SPG members like me, who regularly have multiple concurrent rooms (for which I personally pay), not getting 'night' recognition is a major blow, the consequences of which I am still considering.

I am also more generally concerned that by not making 'Ambassador' a separate tier, it will largely be ignored by the hotels and seen as a 'nice call centre add-on' rather than something that will trigger better treatment. Time will tell...
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