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

[Archived - no longer valid] New (Royal) Ambassador Criteria

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Old Jan 14, 18, 7:17 am
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I got the following answer from the AMB hotline:

I reviewed the attached Royal Ambassador Invitation Letter Mr. Hannes and regret to confirm that it is an invalid invitation.
My apologies for this.
Please note that in order for an invitation to be honored, the letter must be attached to a valid email address along with IHG's / InterContinental Ambassador's standard Marketing characteristics.
Valid email address?
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Old Jan 14, 18, 8:49 am
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LOL. So they make an error sending out mails, after which they are spinning the story as if you try to angle shoot them with a fake invitation?
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Old Jan 14, 18, 12:36 pm
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like the hurdle for RA
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Old Jan 14, 18, 1:13 pm
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Anyne else received an email about being invited to RA again in error?

I just received an email saying this:

"Your Royal Ambassador privileges await you

Dear "johhenrik",It has been our pleasure to welcome you to InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts in 2017 and in appreciation of your loyalty, I would like to personally extend an invitation for you to be our Royal Ambassador again in the upcoming year.

Royal Ambassador is by invitation only, and reserved for our very top InterContinental® Ambassadors. You will continue to enjoy additional privileges, inclusive of the Club InterContinental experience, whenever you stay at our hotels or resorts with your Royal Ambassador status valid until 31 January 2019.

Your personal updated Royal Ambassador membership kit will reach you in the upcoming weeks but you can enjoy your new privileges immediately during your next stay with us. Over the course of the year we look forward to announcing new privileges to ensure your experiences continue to be rewarding.

Thank you for your support of InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back again very soon, and to turning your travels into stories to cherish in 2018.

Yours sincerely,


Vice President, Global Loyalty Programmes"

This must be an error, because I didn't requalify this year. I only did about 40 nights, maybe 30-35 in IC. My spend was probably around $7k in total. I received the email about 20 minutes ago and IHG.COM still says I am Ambassador. Very strange I must say.
I have recieved the exact same email but my account still shows me as ambassador. I have no correction email. One of my accelerate challenges is to renew my ambassador status, and the 5000 points are already in my account.

What is going on?
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Old Jan 14, 18, 4:38 pm
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This all seems a bit of a farce from IHG to be honest, I have received no emails what so ever welcoming me or anything else my account shows R/A and with a 15k spend pretty sure I'm safe but my accelerate bonus for Ambassador renewal has just posted I just hope that's normal for a first time R/A.
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Old Jan 14, 18, 8:27 pm
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I have recieved the exact same email but my account still shows me as ambassador. I have no correction email. One of my accelerate challenges is to renew my ambassador status, and the 5000 points are already in my account.

What is going on?
If you're showing as Ambassador on your account and not Royal Ambassador, I assume you have been downgraded, and the invitation email was sent in error.

Accelerate challenge can end up there even without a downgrade - I ended up with it as an RA last year if I remember correctly. I thought it was a bit strange but I recall I did get the points.
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I have recieved the exact same email but my account still shows me as ambassador. I have no correction email. One of my accelerate challenges is to renew my ambassador status, and the 5000 points are already in my account.

What is going on?
i wld forward the email to Canty, requesting his team correct the status to your account that erroneously shows Ambassador, and cc Keith Barr
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Old Jan 15, 18, 7:37 am
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Here's the record of a stay in Turkey. Look at the bottom line: they've managed to convert a TRY733 spend into USD193 (correct), but then applied the conversion factor again to get a fabricated currency unit of 51, which they decide to label as USD and credit as my Total Qualified Spending.

I have no idea what lunacy is represented by the penultimate line.


I keep reminding myself this is a major international corporation.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 8:07 am
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Here's the record of a stay in Turkey. Look at the bottom line: they've managed to convert a TRY733 spend into USD193 (correct), but then applied the conversion factor again to get a fabricated currency unit of 51, which they decide to label as USD and credit as my Total Qualified Spending.

I have no idea what lunacy is represented by the penultimate line.


I keep reminding myself this is a major international corporation.
although most of them are relatively small businesses that are responsible for inputting the info for IHG to process.

just call Makati, get a reference number, and emai your bill

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Old Jan 15, 18, 9:10 am
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... but then applied the conversion factor again to get a fabricated currency unit of 51, which they decide to label as USD and credit as my Total Qualified Spending.
Yeah, same for me, but with EUR / USD. THe funny thing: With the "total qualified spending" I am above 10kUSD, but with the real USD spending I am slightly below. Sadly they are ignoring what their website shows
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i wld forward the email to Canty, requesting his team correct the status to your account that erroneously shows Ambassador, and cc Keith Barr
Done.
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Old Jan 15, 18, 11:14 pm
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I am also facing similar issues with currency conversion and conflicting email/acct information. I had some late December nights at Paris Le Grand that I thought would push me over the required spend. I've been RA for the last two years but did have a slower year in 2017. Here is a summary of my issues:

Jan 3 - Checked the app and I was still RA.
Jan 7 - Received email from IC Saigon welcoming me as RA
Jan 8 - Received email from IC Saigon welcoming me as Spire Amb
Jan 9 - Checked into IC Saigon and was informed that I had been downgraded.
Jan 10 - Checked out from IC Saigon
Jan 12 - Received email confirming my RA renewal
Jan 12 - Checked into IC GS HK and was granted RA privileges upon showing the team the email. They mentioned this has been happening to many guests
Jan 15 - Checked in IC SZ and again had to discuss with the team. RA privileges granted after a bit of an internal debate between the staff.

I've called the IHG line twice (12 and 15 Jan) and they said they needed more time to review my case. I should be just over $10k with the correct currency exchange rates and my late December stay in Paris. I also have around $3500 worth of stays booked in January so I'm hoping they take this into consideration.

For those who are downgraded some advance communication would have been nice. What a disastrous handling of this!

I'll update here once I know the final result.
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Old Jan 16, 18, 1:00 am
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Done.
Almost instant reply from Mr Canty. Very informal and chatty, status will show within a couple of days. Result
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Old Jan 16, 18, 4:35 am
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Still waiting here....... mine still shows 30/12/2017 and Royal due to the hack. I have 13kUSD+7kUSD should be more as enough also about 100 nights total.
Not sure what's taking them so long. Probably going to email one of the above emails mentioned.
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