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Old Mar 17, 23, 8:40 am
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The hotel cancelled my booking for April.
I was said by management of Kimpton Mallorca that it is not the hotel but IHG which cancels reservations (the hotel did not even know that I had a reservation canceled as the hotel was not ready).
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Old Mar 17, 23, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by taecu View Post
Still Renovate

In IHG APP postpone to May = =


Am I missing something folks ..... looks identical to before renovation?
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Old Mar 17, 23, 9:58 pm
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A bit spruced up from the look of it. With rooftop pools, it is quite tricky to make significant changes to the pool itself as the structural elements of the roof can't just be changed so I would have expected the pool to stay pretty much the same as else loads and all may change and that is super tricky and expensive to go about and likely not worth it.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by demue View Post
A bit spruced up from the look of it. With rooftop pools, it is quite tricky to make significant changes to the pool itself as the structural elements of the roof can't just be changed so I would have expected the pool to stay pretty much the same as else loads and all may change and that is super tricky and expensive to go about and likely not worth it.
Makes sense demue and it was far from shabby before the brush up. A nice space to be in.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 9:11 pm
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I would be interested to try IC when it reopens but I think the pricing is overly aggressive by a long shot. IC seems to be pricing itself above Kimpton, St.Regis, Waldorf Astoria, and Park Hyatt. If they succeed then kudos to them but all I can say right now is good luck.
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Old Mar 18, 23, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by escape4 View Post
I would be interested to try IC when it reopens but I think the pricing is overly aggressive by a long shot. IC seems to be pricing itself above Kimpton, St.Regis, Waldorf Astoria, and Park Hyatt. If they succeed then kudos to them but all I can say right now is good luck.
Wow, I'm with you if that turns out to be their strategy. No way IC even renovated should be able to command rates above the properties you mention. They are dreaming in a super competitive market like Bangkok. I'd think they'll try at first, probably not going to manage to fill the place and over time moderate the rates into reasonable territory again. YMMV.
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Old Mar 19, 23, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by demue View Post
Wow, I'm with you if that turns out to be their strategy. No way IC even renovated should be able to command rates above the properties you mention. They are dreaming in a super competitive market like Bangkok. I'd think they'll try at first, probably not going to manage to fill the place and over time moderate the rates into reasonable territory again. YMMV.
It seems to be a trend with newly renovated ICs. Grand Parnas Seoul commands a pretty penny in line with PH and FS and the property isn't anywhere nearly ultra luxury.
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Old Mar 19, 23, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by Aventine View Post
It seems to be a trend with newly renovated ICs. Grand Parnas Seoul commands a pretty penny in line with PH and FS and the property isn't anywhere nearly ultra luxury.
For the new Regent HK as well. (Less than Pen and FS but more than MO, RC and StR.) Though I suppose well have to wait for real world experiences to see if it lives up to the rates theyve loaded.

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Old Mar 19, 23, 3:41 pm
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At those prices I will let others be the guinea pigs and report back
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Old Mar 19, 23, 5:35 pm
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At those prices I will let others be the guinea pigs and report back
Might be a good place to use points or free night certs.
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Old Mar 19, 23, 6:59 pm
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booked a free ambassador weekend night here in aug. rates are pretty expensive but I guess the free night balances it out
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