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Coronavirus: New / Changed rules for Royal Ambassador Status / Requalifcation

Old Mar 13, 20, 2:19 am
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Change in Requalification Requirement for IHG Status

In regard to the situation with the ongoing Coronavirus, IHG Rewards Club changed the requirment for earnng and requalification of Rewards Club Status
Gold: 7000 points / 7 nights (regular 10000 points / 10 nights)
Platinum: 30000 points / 30 nights (regular 40000 points / 40 nights)
Spire: 55000 points / 55 nights (regular 75000 points / 75 nights)

Link: https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/customer-care/travel-advisory

(Royal) Ambassador Programm
The impact on Royal Ambassador is not quite clear now. We know about the following extension:
Ambassador Status: extended for 3 months (China seems to be 6 months). This is discussed here
Royal Ambassador: reviewed on an ongoings base (not quite clear what this means in regad to spend). This could be discussed in thread.

Links to discussion regarding cancelatios of bookings
For discussion on cancelations of stays (general bookings) see here.
For discusson on cancelations of stay in regard to events, conference, etc which are canceled, see here.


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Coronavirus: New / Changed rules for Royal Ambassador Status / Requalifcation

Old Apr 28, 20, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by Tim O'Brien View Post
i got Spire choice Feb 13
I have 103 stays so I guess my Spire has renewed? so does that mean I get the 25,000 points?
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Old May 1, 20, 3:27 am
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Originally Posted by tshirt View Post
I have 103 stays so I guess my Spire has renewed? so does that mean I get the 25,000 points?
yes your 25K points or gift of Plat to someone.
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Old May 1, 20, 8:15 am
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You are entitled to the 25k points. Doesn't mean you'll get them with IHG.
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Old May 1, 20, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by 336 View Post
You are entitled to the 25k points. Doesn't mean you'll get them with IHG.
or the option to gift platinum to someone.
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Old May 13, 20, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by Tim O'Brien View Post
or the option to gift platinum to someone.
platinum is useless. ?? Why make someone suffer thanking them might get something at a holiday inn?
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Old May 13, 20, 5:23 pm
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Did all of you get your royal ambassador Status renewed until january 2021? My ist still valit until 30.12.2020 and I also got no email about Extension.....
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Old May 13, 20, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Urby38 View Post
Did all of you get your royal ambassador Status renewed until january 2021? My ist still valit until 30.12.2020 and I also got no email about Extension.....
Status renew has come!


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Old May 13, 20, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Urby38 View Post
Did all of you get your royal ambassador Status renewed until january 2021? My ist still valit until 30.12.2020 and I also got no email about Extension.....
Literally between when I read this message earlier today and was going to post "my card still says Dec 31, 2020" and now, which is only a few hours later, it now says 2021. So I guess yes, it's extended as of a few minutes ago.
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Old May 14, 20, 3:47 am
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Yes just saw mine updated today to 31-12-21, however no change yet to the weekend certificates. Not surprisingly my Spire stays at 31-12-22
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Old May 14, 20, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by tshirt View Post
platinum is useless. ?? Why make someone suffer thanking them might get something at a holiday inn?
it's all relative, if they have no status, it could mean the world to them, as a starter.

and more importantly, remember, the Giver, is Given.......
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Old May 14, 20, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by Urby38 View Post
Did all of you get your royal ambassador Status renewed until january 2021? My ist still valit until 30.12.2020 and I also got no email about Extension.....
i'm in the same boat, no extension as yet.....

a note arrived in the app....

i didn't receive an email either.
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Old May 14, 20, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by Raynyan View Post
Status renew has come!


congratulations....

hope to see the same soon too.....
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Old May 14, 20, 12:00 pm
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I got the same 'Royal Ambassador Renewal' line item in my account activity yesterday and my virtual Royal Ambassador and Kimpton Inner Circle cards both list Dec 2021 expiry dates. Now if I could just actually find a way to benefit from this status before then Getting quite antsy stuck at home.
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Old May 14, 20, 12:31 pm
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My status got also renewed today...seems like the started it directly after i postet my question yesterday...
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Old May 15, 20, 12:44 am
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Better late, than never......

05/13/2020
Royal Ambassador Renewal
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