New RA qualifying criteria based on IC Revenue

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Update December 2018: it looks like some accounts are proactively being renewed in December 2018, well ahead of the stated expiration of Jan 31, 2019. It is currently unknown what criteria were used, but previous years appeared to indicate around $10K++ in IC spend only.

As before, please Divide EQPs by 10 to get $$$ Spend

JANUARY 2019 RA RENEWAL STATS [put total IHG vs. IC if you can]
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NAME.... IHG total (paid)/IC/EQP, break out IC spend if you can
Pseudo Nim 73 IC nights, $14.6K IC spend ($17.7K total),
Shoven 70 (50) IC nights, $17.3K IC spend ($17.3K total),
Unterwegs 52 IC nights, approx $12K net IC spend. No other brands this year! No more mediocre HIs to make status.
Kaix 63 IC nights, $14.4K IC spend ($15.1K total)
Tim O'Brien 26 IC Paid Nights as at Dec 27, when notified of RA renewal, 140,171 EQP, IC Net Spend 14, 017.
Vsevolod4 IHG total 132, IHG total paid 101, IC nights 85, IC Qualified Spend $16.5K, total EQP 398,800, Kimpton nights: 3, RA Ambassador Kit renewed Dec 27, RA renewal (again) and Kimpton Inner Circle upgrade Jan 4.
kaka(mom) 34 nights 1 country (all IC), IC spend:23k USD

ID;Name;Confirm;Kit msg; Revenue ;Nights;Challenge?;Additional Info

40;stimpy;+;none; $9,000.00 ;50;?;RA since 2001 - exceptional renewal
38;turner32;-;none; $9,000.00 ;?;?;8/9 years as RA
49;hannes08;+;01/16/2019; $9,990.00 ;52;2000;renewal probably because of challenge
17;Lewis42;+;12/27/2018; $10,000.00 ;?;2000;renewal probably because of challenge
27;scienm;+;none; $10,032.00 ;32;?;8 years RA
25;hclee01;+;none; $10,142.16 ;37;?;current RA since 2014 - manual renewal
18;annihilation;-;none; $10,605.00 ;39;?;
51;crosskonaftw;?;none; $10,700.00 ;35;?;not yet RA
30;Land-of-Miles;+;none; $10,999.00 ;19;?;
16;Kimsbrand;-;none; $11,297.88 ;5;?;not RA yet. 13,532.92 USD total?
48;Urby38;+;12/27/2018; $11,300.00 ;47;?;Royal since 2012
42;SAWorldVoyager;?;12/21/2018; $11,391.52 ;?;?;
14;Cielito_;+;none; $11,511.00 ;62;no;77/62/8 with 12042 USD after batch
45;whimike;+;none; $11,700.00 ;?;?;RA for about 7 years
10;Unterwegs;+;12/27/2018; $12,000.00 ;52;yes;
44;serendipity1211;+;01/16/2019; $12,300.00 ;45;no;first-time RA
28;cazane;+;12/27/2018; $12,600.00 ;61;no;4 prepaid nights not posted until 27th 11890 -> 12600
11;VaBeachGirl;+;12/27/2018; $12,750.00 ;68;no;
50;lukah;?;none; $12,800.00 ;80;?;3 years RA
15;336;-;none; $12,900.00 ;16;2000;NOT completed challenge / Lots of adjusted stays
1;DonPedro;+;12/21/2018; $12,971.00 ;49;no;
47;SD2019;+;none; $13,000.00 ;35;no;stays erroneously adjusted or marked as overlapping
36;BRUSS;+;01/16/2019; $13,001.00 ;?;?;
13;Tim O'Brien;+;12/27/2018; $14,017.00 ;26;?; Kimpton;
33;marlin1978;?;12/27/2018; $14,182.00 ;46;no;
26;Kaix;?;12/27/2018; $14,400.00 ;63;?;
9;Pseudo Nim;+;12/27/2018; $14,600.00 ;73;?;
41;PMMMDL;?;?; $15,000.00 ;50;?;
23;nicolas75;?;12/27/2018; $15,000.00 ;81;?;
5;sharps1337;+;12/21/2018; $15,200.00 ;79;no;
3;Raynyan (friend2);?;12/21/2018; $15,500.00 ;69;no;
22;pantanal;+;12/27/2018; $16,000.00 ;?;?;
24;vsevolod4;+;12/27/2018; $16,319.00 ;84;no;
34;boekel;?;12/27/2018; $16,950.00 ;60;no;
21;ILS2;+;none; $17,000.00 ;40;?;
8;skaya (2x);+;12/27/2018; $17,000.00 ;?;?;
7;shoven;+;12/27/2018; $17,304.00 ;50;?;
51;EmeraldLady;+;12/27/2018; $18,000.00 ;47;?;
32;Mr. Chan;?;12/21/2018; $19,582.00 ;45;yes;completed challenge
46;kaka;+;12/21/2018; $20,001.00 ;34;no;
31;christenlabelle;?;none; $22,000.00 ;51;1k + Kimpton;
39;marcel.baden;?;12/27/2018; $22,000.00 ;77;?;
35;Flying Lawyer;?;12/27/2018; $22,135.00 ;70;?;
37;Roey007;?;none; $25,000.00 ;42;?;9 years RA - 9k adjustment: no kit message with 11k before
12;IThink;+;12/27/2018; $25,000.00 ;85;no;
19;HadesNL;+;12/27/2018; $28,273.90 ;52;?;
4;Raynyan (friend3);?;12/21/2018; $30,000.00 ;73;no;
29;btravers33;?;12/27/2018; $30,000.00 ;98;?;
2;Raynyan (friend1);?;12/21/2018; $32,000.00 ;75;no;
20;Raynyan;+;12/27/2018; ? ;70;?;~30 nights not counted somehow
6;samjnz;?;12/21/2018; ? ;?;2000;


04 JAN 2018 RA RENEWAL STATS [put total IHG vs. IC if you can]
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NAME.... IHG total (paid)/IC/EQP, break out IC spend if you can
Pseudo Nim 139 (116)/85/192K, of which $18K in IC
Boekel 85 (70)55/170K, of which $15K in IC
Tim O'Brien 29 IC Nights 2 Non IC IHG nights, 341,976 EQP
scubaccr 55 paid IC Nights , us$13,000++ / 4paid non-IC nights us$900++ (plus 8x IC reward nights, 20x non-IC reward nights) <== Sorry.. forgot to cop exact EQP values before 1/1/2018 acct zeroing
Cielito_ 81/77/5 - $7,353 F&B + $11,656 Room = $19,009 IC net spend - EQP 468,000 (First Time RA)
hclee01 50 IC us$13k++
Land-of-Miles ?? IC us$10.5k++
cazane 60 IC us$11.8k++
VaBeachGirl 54 IC us$13k++
PiffPaffPuff 60IC us$25k++
??????? 35 IC us$10.2k++ <== first time RA ref PiffPaffPuff colleague
Spitcool 40 IC us$15k++
Eltham 40 IC us$12k++
shoven 43 IC us$15k++ <== first time RA
skaya (partner) ?? IC us$10.2k++ <== renewed
darby1970 62 IC us$13k++
The Mileage Millionaire 102 paid IHG nights / 100 paid IC nights / 229k EQP / $22.7k++ IC spend
Orion_1 8 nights at IC, spent at 2 properties - USD 10,200 in total at ICs (honeymoon...)
HadesNL Elite qualifying points: 239,095, Qualifying nights: 39
Aussielori 50 IC us$8k++ 9.2k overall renewed on 16 jan

04 JAN 2018 RA LOSS STATS [put total IHG vs. IC if you can]
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tarek.h ?? IC us$9.1k++

sharps1337 IC us$9.9k++ (and 129 non-IC us$17k++ )

04 JAN 2017 RA RENEWAL STATS (Please include 2016 y/end EQP count)
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NAME.... IHG/IC/IC's EQP $$$$s
SCUBACCR 80/56/13 EQP=14,979 (Split $12864 + $2115)
HANNES08 76/46/10 EQP=11,200
OZ_CATALYST 75/63/8 EQP=14,700 (first Time RA) ($12414 at ICs)
TAREK.H 46/37/4 EQP=14.500 ($10,917 IC Spend)
TravelTheWorld66 147/33/11 EQP=27.972 ($8500 IC Spend)
HCLEE01 67/50/6 EQP=14880
ATACAMA40 82/56/10 EQP=??,???
VaBeachGirl 84/42/12 EQP=15,000
Land-of-Miles 87/73/10 EQP=40,000
SSH4POOH 132/99/28 EQP=50,000
???????? 75/35/8 EQP=??,??? (First Time RA, ref SSH4POOH)
iThink 82/36/11 EQP = 18,200
aussielori 75/45/5 EQP =15,100
1010101 50/48/4 = 12,500
MYSTERY7 63/45/? EQP=25,000 (First Time RA)
EmeraldLady 68/42/10 EQP=15,500
NKU 86/80/5 EQP=20,000
Petrus 110/40/3 EQP=20,000 ($8500 IC Spend)
JOHHENRIK 74/65/10 EQP=16,800
SyLance 76/76/4 EQP=17,500 (RA again after 3years missed)
Pseudo Nim 90/58/15 IC spend $9,500, $17K across chain (175K EQP)
Tim O'Brien 58 nights, EQP 474,576 , July 31, 2017 Year End, renewed to Dec 29, 2017
HadesNL 22/20/7 and us$20,000 ref two posts.
PROTEOME 53/36/? $25,000 (Plus further 30x IC Non-qual nights and 18 IC Award nights) <== nb Maybe/Maybe-Not the IC Non-qual $$'s count as about half EQPs spend, probably > 10k IC qual spend
Chinatrvl 88 nights (in all brands, but c. 75 in ICs), 300,000 EQP, ADR c. 115 USD as I stayed mostly on a locally negotiated rate (spend c. 10k USD)
Unterwegs 78(my count 86)/63/10/285.000 (according to email, I would have expected less. my spending estimate is 15-20K$)
Lewis42 77/39/10 EQP=16010
Whimike 88/35/12 EQP=14220

04 JAN 2017 RA Demotion to xxx Ambassador stats (if > 75/30/3)
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NAME IHG/IC/IC's EQP $$$$s

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Old Jan 11, 18, 8:50 am
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Talking Requalified !

Originally Posted by lukah View Post
I was also renewed, thanks IHG. 12/2019

To everyone who (re)qualified i say do enjoy 2018 with a tipple from the minibar .
To those that didn't, hopefully the fruit in the Ambassador welcome bowl will be sweet enough to soften the loss .

You may add the follwing data point to the sticky:
Elite qualifying points: 239,095
Qualifying nights: 39

ADR: average daily rate booked is 1) flex with breakfast or 2) yourrateIHG nonrefundable
(Bookingmostly in jr. suite upwards - always spend once a stay in each hotel's signature dining venue or bar for entertaining guests)

Note: i tried to count points made by expenditure and before/after tax but i gave up after tackling that horrible new website and behold today my ambassador statement had all the figures ready.

I made it fortunately just before my upcoming stay at Parklane, now i can at least afford to look at prices in GBP
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Old Jan 11, 18, 3:46 pm
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GR.corporateliaison were very efficient for the Manual Recount. I got an answer within 24 hours while David Canty never replied.
I requalified for RA with 10,029 USD Net spend / 29Nights / 6 Different ICs.
By the way, In their email they mentioned : "Over the course of the year we look forward to announcing new privileges to ensure your experiences continue to be rewarding."
It might just be a generic reply ...
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congrats on your second RA-year
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:22 pm
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Anyone not renewed, but think they should have been, try emailing [email protected] for a review of your account. These are the guys that sorted mine out.
i wld suggest they go through the channel you did.

getting the referral from the CEO i imagine wld carry some weight
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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:25 pm
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Originally Posted by tarek.h View Post
GR.corporateliaison were very efficient for the Manual Recount. I got an answer within 24 hours while David Canty never replied.
I requalified for RA with 10,029 USD Net spend / 29Nights / 6 Different ICs.
By the way, In their email they mentioned : "Over the course of the year we look forward to announcing new privileges to ensure your experiences continue to be rewarding."
It might just be a generic reply ...
great data point, confirmation of USD10K IC net spend

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Old Jan 11, 18, 6:30 pm
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To everyone who (re)qualified i say do enjoy 2018 with a tipple from the minibar .
To those that didn't, hopefully the fruit in the Ambassador welcome bowl will be sweet enough to soften the loss .

You may add the follwing data point to the sticky:
Elite qualifying points: 239,095
Qualifying nights: 39

ADR: average daily rate booked is 1) flex with breakfast or 2) yourrateIHG nonrefundable
(Bookingmostly in jr. suite upwards - always spend once a stay in each hotel's signature dining venue or bar for entertaining guests)
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Note: i tried to count points made by expenditure and before/after tax but i gave up after tackling that horrible new website and behold today my ambassador statement had all the figures ready.

I made it fortunately just before my upcoming stay at Parklane, now i can at least afford to look at prices in GBP
Done.

what about just dividing your EQP's by 10 to get your USD spend? unless you are earning EQP's via other avenues, like IHG MC spend, or other?
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Old Jan 11, 18, 7:39 pm
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Silly question but how do you count up the revenue spent over the year on the IHG site? Do you have to do it manually from all the email confirmations?
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Old Jan 11, 18, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by samjnz View Post
Silly question but how do you count up the revenue spent over the year on the IHG site? Do you have to do it manually from all the email confirmations?
You go to your "Past Stays", click on every stay and check the Qualified spend.
The new website interface is a real pain though ... i found it to be a bit easier on the app
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Silly question but how do you count up the revenue spent over the year on the IHG site? Do you have to do it manually from all the email confirmations?

if you are an IC stayer, then divide your IC stays EQP's by 10 to establish your USD net qualifying spend.
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Originally Posted by tarek.h View Post
GR.corporateliaison were very efficient for the Manual Recount. I got an answer within 24 hours while David Canty never replied.
I requalified for RA with 10,029 USD Net spend / 29Nights / 6 Different ICs.
By the way, In their email they mentioned : "Over the course of the year we look forward to announcing new privileges to ensure your experiences continue to be rewarding."
It might just be a generic reply ...
hey tarek.h , not an employee at Makati are you?

hopefully that's the most meaningful data point to date....
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Originally Posted by Tim O'Brien View Post
hey tarek.h , not an employee at Makati are you?
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I wish I was ! I would have taught them how to properly answer emails and address queries
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I wish I was ! I would have taught them how to properly answer emails and address queries

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Originally Posted by Tim O'Brien View Post
i wld suggest they go through the channel you did.

getting the referral from the CEO i imagine wld carry some weight
Poor form from David Canty ignoring our emails, but at least we have established a simple and effective means of account review, if any of us are in the same boat come year end.
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Old Jan 12, 18, 1:19 am
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My EQP/10 is exactly (for all stays) the number of qual. spend in Euro. The USD qual. spend is also shown but is higher (obivously). Do you think that is a mistake or do we get less points in Europe?
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Originally Posted by tarek.h View Post
GR.corporateliaison were very efficient for the Manual Recount. I got an answer within 24 hours while David Canty never replied.
I'm guessing he doesn't need to reply - just to refer your message on to the relative department (hopefully with a positive comment).

My reward for spending more than one in every 5 nights of 2017 in an IC was:

...the good news is you will receive free of charge a full year of Spire Ambassador status

That's a value of $150, right ? Time to celebrate
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