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 16, 18, 5:06 am
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Originally Posted by christravelblog View Post
Still waiting here....... mine still shows 30/12/2017 and Royal due to the hack..
What hack do you mean leading to your account showing old values?
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What hack do you mean leading to your account showing old values?
my account was hacked just on 29th december and points used. IHG blocked the account for investigation and only around 9th january i got control back.
so i missed the automatic 4th january renewal. now they do manually. and that's taking already a f*** long week.
so i'm still royal, but exp date is 30/12/2017
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Almost instant reply from Mr Canty. Very informal and chatty, status will show within a couple of days. Result
good to hear that worked out well
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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.
just the former figure that counts these days, they wld rectify that quickly, with USD13K net spend
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Old Jan 16, 18, 1:08 pm
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My account is now showing Spire Royal Ambassador until Jan31 2019, so I have also got an extra month.
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Ill be damned. I am upgraded to RA again, so the email was not in error.
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Old Jan 16, 18, 2:09 pm
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just the former figure that counts these days, they wld rectify that quickly, with USD13K net spend
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My account is now showing Spire Royal Ambassador until Jan31 2019, so I have also got an extra month.

Congrats! What was your total net spend in ICs in 2017?
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Hello guys, I didn’t have time to read all your comments here about RA 2018 re-qualification.

Just for your information, I am one of those haven’t qualified for renewal this year and received welcoming/extension email from IHG by error!

After I saw the email few days ago, I phoned IHG Manila and spoke with a supervisor; she gave me a case/reference number and said she will contact the corporate office.

Now I can see that I’m upgraded again to RA

I understand that I don’t really deserve RA status this year, however I felt it’s my turn now to take advantage from thier mistake!

Quick note: I’ve been RA for the last 8 years and was really planning to move my business somewhere else this year! but now plans may change
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Originally Posted by Voucher View Post
Hello guys, I didnít have time to read all your comments here about RA 2018 re-qualification.

Just for your information, I am one of those havenít qualified for renewal this year and received welcoming/extension email from IHG by error!

After I saw the email few days ago, I phoned IHG Manila and spoke with a supervisor; she gave me a case/reference number and said she will contact the corporate office.

Now I can see that Iím upgraded again to RA

I understand that I donít really deserve RA status this year, however I felt itís my turn now to take advantage from thier mistake!

Quick note: Iíve been RA for the last 8 years and was really planning to move my business somewhere else this year! but now plans may change
Hmmn .... If every non-RA Amb in IHGs database was selected from the database for the "incorrect email re welcome to RA 2018" , and writes/emails to complain + gets a result of RA, then for 2018 100% of Ambassadors will be RA, and RAs will get zero upgrades etc
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Originally Posted by scubaccr View Post
Hmmn .... If every non-RA Amb in IHGs database was selected from the database for the "incorrect email re welcome to RA 2018" , and writes/emails to complain + gets a result of RA, then for 2018 100% of Ambassadors will be RA, and RAs will get zero upgrades etc
And the hotels will not be too impressed either ...
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Ill be damned. I am upgraded to RA again, so the email was not in error.
me too! Nice way to start the day. Was downgraded on January 4th and now RA again. I thought I had done enough last year although a lot was with non IC brands as well although I hadn't tracked my spend. Still, IHG will get more business from me now for obvious reasons.
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me too! Nice way to start the day. Was downgraded on January 4th and now RA again. I thought I had done enough last year although a lot was with non IC brands as well although I hadn't tracked my spend. Still, IHG will get more business from me now for obvious reasons.
Would be interested in your estimated usd??++ (ie before taxes spend) qualifying rate spend at IC and non-IC spend ? And from any others that did indeed get RA from the supposed mistake email.

Maybe after applying RA for 2018 to the IC usd10k++ in 2017 Amb/RA guests, Saltlake found RA2018 totals were well below 1% of the Amb pool, and had to have a rethink.

It is surely more beneficial to then give the further RAs to those approaching IC usd10k with substantial other IHG hotel spend, than lowering RA qual to usd9k or less.

Of course this could be a plot by Saltlake to keep us all guessing for 2018, ratherr than bad I.T , lol.
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Originally Posted by scubaccr View Post
Would be interested in your estimated usd??++ (ie before taxes spend) qualifying rate spend at IC and non-IC spend ? And from any others that did indeed get RA from the supposed mistake email.

Maybe after applying RA for 2018 to the IC usd10k++ in 2017 Amb/RA guests, Saltlake found RA2018 totals were well below 1% of the Amb pool, and had to have a rethink.

It is surely more beneficial to then give the further RAs to those approaching IC usd10k with substantial other IHG hotel spend, than lowering RA qual to usd9k or less.

Of course this could be a plot by Saltlake to keep us all guessing for 2018, ratherr than bad I.T , lol.
or it could be just a response to all those that complain, so they don't suffer an all out PR nightmare exposure of the ongoing incompetence that has been the case for years...........
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And the hotels will not be too impressed either ...

nobody is impressed

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Old Jan 17, 18, 12:32 am
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or it could be just a response to all those that complain, so they don't suffer an all out PR nightmare exposure of the ongoing incompetence that has been the case for years...........
I think so too. If the CEO gets spammed, it normally has consequences. For me it is still showing "Spire Ambassador", no E-Mail helped yet. I think I give it up.

But I also did not get that mail.

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