IC's & RA Club Access Master Thread

Old Apr 24, 2012, 3:02 pm
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IC's & RA Club Access Master Thread

After having both great experiences with IC club's and also not so great experiences being denied access for free, I am using a concept that the Hilton forum has to bring clarity and transparency to which IC's grant free access to RA's without charge. I know this impacts my stay decision (e.g. perhaps I'll stay at a Hilton as a diamond where I know I can get Exec lounge access if I know I won't get IC club access).

I'll do my best to peruse the IC RA experience thread, but will appreciate any/all posts. I'll sort the first three posts in: free access, choice, and charge. Should be self explanatory. Any IC's without a lounge will be included if they give breakfast coupons.

Data is only valid from Dec 2011 onwards.

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Free Club Access for Paid stays (or free breakfast if no lounge):

North America
IC Atlanta Buckhead
IC Boston - offering again as of Jan 2013 (previously not given in Sept 2012, latest report Mar 14)
IC Cancun - as of Feb 14
IC Chicago O'hare - no lounge, but breakfast cpns IF you ask (Feb 14 report of no cpns)
IC Cleveland Suites - no lounge, but breakfast coupons
IC Dallas
IC Houston
IC Las Vegas Palazzo - free VIP lounge access, no free access to Prestige lounge
IC Las Vegas Venetian
IC Miami - includes award stays
IC Miami Doral
IC Milwaukee - no lounge, breakfast cpns
IC Montreal - as of Mar 14
IC New Orleans
IC San Francisco
IC San Francisco Mark Hopkins
IC San Juan - if lounge is open, mixed reports on breakfast cpns
IC Toronto Centre - note alcohol is not free (affirmed by GM in May 14, but 1 report in April of no access)

Central America & Carribbean
IC Costa Rica - San Jose (includes award stays as of Aug 2013)
IC Guatemala City
IC Managua
IC Panama Playa Bonita
IC Panama Miramar
IC San Salvador

South America
IC Buenos Aires - includes awards as of Oct 12 (awards no UG but club)
IC Mendoza - no club but breakfast certs for Amb & RA
IC Santiago de Chile - includes award stays as of Jan 12
IC Sao Paulo

Europe
IC Davos - incldues award stays (report as of Jul 14) If lounge closed get breakfast certs.
IC Frankfurt - policy changed in March 2014 to include club, affirmed by Jun 14 post
IC Kiev
IC Istanbul Ceylan - includes award stays (as of Jul 2012)
IC Paris Le Grand - includes award stays (mixed reports, latest Jun 14)
IC Prague - includes award stays (Nov 13)
IC Vienna - Previously 70€, as of Feb 14 UG and lounge. Several reports confirm this in Jun/Jul 14.

Middle East
IC Amman Jordan - recent report of choice, able to get on award/paid stays as of Sep 13)
IC Aqaba - includes award stays (as of Sep 2013)
IC Bahrain - includes award stays (as of Jan 2013)
IC Beruit
IC Oman Muscat
IC Riyadh - UG to club room only with club access
IC Tel-Aviv - both paid/award

Africa
IC Johannesburg
IC Nairobi

Asia-Pacific
IC Bali - need to confirm, but not given for award stays
IC Cambodia Phnom Penh
IC Beijing Beichen - includes award stays
IC Beijing Financial Street
IC Chengdu
IC Chongqing
IC Dalian
IC Hangzhou
IC Hanoi Westlake - used to be choice, now suite and club
IC Ho Chi Minh Asiana Saigon - paid is suite and club, award club only
IC Hong Kong - Recent change in 2014, club is given
IC Hua Hin Resort
IC Huizhou
IC Jakarta - excludes award stays
IC Manila - includes award stays (as of spring 2012)
IC Nha Trang Vietnam - lounge not open as of Jul 14, so lobby bar drinks and free breakfast at restaurant
IC Qingdao
IC Resort Jiuzhaigou - breakfast cpnswhen lounge is closed)
IC Seoul COEX - 1 level UG plus club (no club on award stays starting Feb 13, $100 SGD extra)
IC Seoul Grand Parnas - 1 level UG plus club (no club on award stays starting Feb 13, $100 SGD extra)
IC Shanghai Puxi - not given for award stays, as for Feb 14. Jul 14 info says 1 level UG (club floor) plus club
IC Shenzhen
IC Suzhou
IC Tangshan
IC Tokyo Bay - includes award stays
IC Wuxi
IC Yokohama Grand

Australia & Oceania
IC Adelaide
IC New Zealand Wellington

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 3:03 pm
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Choose upgrade or club access

Choice:

North America
IC Austin
IC Cleveland Carnagie Avenue - default is club room (ask for upgrade)

Central America & Carribbean

South America

Europe
IC Bucharest - UG to suite or can pay 20€ with prem room (as of Mar 13)
IC Budapest - recent change from UG and club access as of Nov 2012
IC Dusseldorf - 80€/day + 2 level UG, or choose UG + 1 level UG. Book breakfast rate get both. Free minibar snacks.

Middle East
IC Dubhai Festival City
IC Abu Dhabi

Africa

Asia-Pacific
IC Bangkok - suite or club
IC Grand Stanford (Hong Kong) - you can get Harborview room with club access, or suite with no access
IC Manza Beach Resort (Japan) as of Mar 13
IC Nanjing
IC Saigon - though both for frequent guests
IC Sanya - award stays reports of club room with access
IC Shanghai Expo (as of Oct 2012), Feb 14 data says 575 RMB/day
IC Shanghai Pudong - though recent reports indicate no UG to suites, will only UG to Club room with access
IC Singapore - premier room or club (also applies to award stays)

Australia & Oceania
IC Sanctuary Cove Australia - as of Mar 14
IC Sydney

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 3:03 pm
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No Free Access

Paid access or pay for breakfast (if no lounge):

North America
IC Baltimore Harbor Court - no lounge
IC Cozumel - no lounge (no RA benefits on award stays)
IC Chicago Magnificent Mile - no lounge
IC Las Vegas Palazzo - no free access to Prestige lounge, but free access to small VIP lounge
IC Los Angeles Century City - no lounge
IC Monterey The Clement - no lounge, no coupons offered any more
IC New York Barclay - no lounge
IC New York Times Square - no lounge
IC Scottsdale Montelucia - no lounge
IC Tampa - no lounge
IC Toronto Yorkville - no lounge
IC Washington DC Willard - no lounge

Central America & Carribbean

South America

Europe
IC Amsterdam - no lounge, confirm pay for breakfast
IC Athens - 50€ plus tax/day
IC Berchtesgaden - no lounge
IC Berlin - no lounge access, can pay 39€/day for RA, 49€/day for Amb
IC Geneva - no lounge
IC Hamburg - no lounge, breakfast is 50% off
IC London Park Lane - 79 as of Mar 13
IC Madrid - no more club starting Feb 2013, 80€/day charge (data as of Jul 14)
IC Malta - as of Mar 13
IC Moscow - 50% discount at 1775 RUB (normally 3450 RUB)
IC Paris Ave Marceau - no lounge, no breakfast coupons, drink cpn if dinner is purchased
IC Porto - no lounge, no breakfast coupons
IC Rome - no lounge, need to confirm if breakfast is free
IC Warsaw - no more club as of Mar 13

Middle East
IC Marsa Alam - no lounge

Africa
IC Mauritius - no lounge

Asia-Pacific
IC Kuala Lumpur - 2 level upgrade only, thus only way to club is book Premier (Deluxe -> Premier -> Grand Premier -> Club -> Exec Suite)
IC Mumbai - no lounge
IC Samui - no lounge, but reports of free breakfast
IC Shanghai Pudong
IC Tokyo ANA - As of Aug 2012 no more club
IC Tokyo The Strings - As of Aug 2012, no more club
IC Tokyo Yokohama - 2500 JPY/day

Australia & Oceania
IC Bora Bora Le Moana - no lounge
IC Bora Bora Thalasso - no lounge
IC Melbourne Rialto - Club no longer offered as RA benefit as of Jan 13. Club offered for $30 AU.
IC Moorea - no lounge
IC Tahiti - no lounge, need to confirm breakfast

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 4:17 pm
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I appreciate the effort on this, I would find an updated list very helpful!

The Clement in Monterey, CA USA does not have a lounge (and no longer offers breakfast coupons)
IC Cozumel does not have a lounge

IC New Orleans gives access
IC Austin gives access

I know when I went there wasn't a lounge, so they gave snacks/drinks at the bar, but I thought that the IC Cancun DOES have one now (reopened?) and allows RA access?

Does Bali actually give club access to RAs? I've always paid for a club room there...
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by TheBeerHunter
I appreciate the effort on this, I would find an updated list very helpful!

The Clement in Monterey, CA USA does not have a lounge (and no longer offers breakfast coupons)
IC Cozumel does not have a lounge

IC New Orleans gives access
IC Austin gives access

I know when I went there wasn't a lounge, so they gave snacks/drinks at the bar, but I thought that the IC Cancun DOES have one now (reopened?) and allows RA access?

Does Bali actually give club access to RAs? I've always paid for a club room there...
Updated, thanks for your input. As with all useful lists, power is in the contributors to get updates. I'll be happy to summarize posts.

If anyone finds any errors please post them here or PM me.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 4:56 pm
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North America:

IC Toronto Yorkville - no lounge

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 6:09 pm
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Shanghai Pudong and Expo are choice, club or suite
Beijing Financial Street, free
Hangzhou, free
Wuxi, free
Dalian, free

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 6:27 pm
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Berlin not free

Hi,

in Berlin you pay 39.99 EUR per day as RA to get club access, 49.99 or 59.99 as AMB.

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 1:24 am
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IC Warsaw offers a choice of Club access or room upgrade, as do IC Singapore and IC Sydney.

Great idea for a thread, by the way ^

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 2:13 am
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IC Tel Aviv

Hi, The IC Tel Aviv gives RA's Club access on paid or award nights.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 2:28 am
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IC COEX Seoul

Free lounge on paid stay (no idea about reward stay)
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 2:29 am
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Free lounge on paid stay (no idea about reward stay)
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 2:33 am
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mnredfox, does your list also include hotels that offer RAs a choice of EITHER club access OR suite upgrade? From my experiences, that's what most ICs offer nowadays as I rarely receive both club access and suite.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 7:34 am
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Originally Posted by mister__big
mnredfox, does your list also include hotels that offer RAs a choice of EITHER club access OR suite upgrade? From my experiences, that's what most ICs offer nowadays as I rarely receive both club access and suite.
Post #2's title indicates that's what that list is for.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 9:51 am
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I think you must take out Berlin of the list with free access. Suppose you corrected after the input here, but forgot to withdraw Berlin.
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