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 8, 19, 4:22 pm
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I've just been informed that after 8/9 years as RA, I won't be renewed this time. Not managed to stay much this year for one reason or another and came in at circa $9k net spend.
Not sure which way to go. Can get a status match to Hilton Diamond till March next year, so may give that a try.
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Old Jan 8, 19, 5:15 pm
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I saw, thank you.


It depends. The problem is, the data is coming from a host at apis.ihg.com and I am using the exact same commands the webbrowser uses in order not to cause any problems. In order to access this API though, one needs an API Key and a SSO (Single Sign On) Token.
Once you have these, getting the data and running the analysis is super simple and everybody could do it. Install a program, run the script, done.

But getting this API and SSO Token is difficult. My script gets this data by starting a (hidden) Firefox browser, logging into the website, open a few pages and then I extract the key and the SSO token. As all this is done in Javascript this seemed to be the sanest approach. Unfortunately running this hidden Firefox browser is kinda complex which means being an IT person comes in handy...

In order to facilitate all that for other people, I have a docker container that contains all the software, so if you have a Macbook or a Linux machine, running the script yourself is doable, even for a non IT Person. I'd be happy to walk you through it. This should also be possible on Windows, but I have never tried it.

I thought that this might be a useful thing for other people as well and I'd be happy to offer a simple web-interface to fetch said data were it not for the fact that everyone using this interface would effectively handing over their password which is something people should probably not do.

So right now, I am unsure. I'd love for other people to be able to get their data easily but I am not sure how to make it user-friendly enough.
actually i recall last time we discussed accessing account info.

would love to be able to access, and read, but i have no doubt it is well beyond my capability............
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Old Jan 8, 19, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
I've just been informed that after 8/9 years as RA, I won't be renewed this time. Not managed to stay much this year for one reason or another and came in at circa $9k net spend.
Not sure which way to go. Can get a status match to Hilton Diamond till March next year, so may give that a try.
i tried to PM you, but cannot get through.

not sure if you've reached out to management yet beyond Makati, but several others have found joy.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 1:41 am
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I've emailed management two days ago, asking for an extension based on long loyaty, decent but not enough spend in 2018, but more importantly a major increase in spend for 2019.
No reply yet and no action on my account. Will likely drop to SAMB come end of month.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 2:38 am
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I've emailed management two days ago, asking for an extension based on long loyaty, decent but not enough spend in 2018, but more importantly a major increase in spend for 2019.
No reply yet and no action on my account. Will likely drop to SAMB come end of month.
No response here either unless they are expecting the sweep at the end of this week to pick things up?
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Old Jan 9, 19, 3:01 am
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Can anyone provide the contact email please - Still nothing and now over $12K spend last year, and over 20K total.
did you get the email? I would appreciated it, if someone could also send me an email to reach out to.
Thanks a lot!
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Old Jan 9, 19, 3:38 am
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Is there anyone out there who had the Royal Ambassador Kit indication in their account feed on 12/27 that still hasn't received the email confirming status renewal? From this string it seems the vast majority who had the kit indicate in December have since received their renewal email as well as an invitation to Kimpton Inner Circle. I haven't received the renewal notification or any indication of Kimpton Inner Circle despite having the kit indication in my account feed on the 27th. Seems bizarre as I had over $30K of spend and 98 nights exclusively at ICs. This program drives me nuts
I did get the Renewal Kit line on 27 Dec, in addition to RA Status and IC upgrade on 4 Jan, but still no email. I called the RA desk and they confirmed my status for 2019 and indicated the emails were coming out in batches.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 3:59 am
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did you get the email? I would appreciated it, if someone could also send me an email to reach out to.
Thanks a lot!
I would also appreciate it, over $13K in IC spend and still nothing.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 4:42 am
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
I've just been informed that after 8/9 years as RA, I won't be renewed this time. Not managed to stay much this year for one reason or another and came in at circa $9k net spend.
Not sure which way to go. Can get a status match to Hilton Diamond till March next year, so may give that a try.
This is pretty poor form for IHG.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 6:18 am
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I've emailed management two days ago, asking for an extension based on long loyaty, decent but not enough spend in 2018, but more importantly a major increase in spend for 2019.
No reply yet and no action on my account. Will likely drop to SAMB come end of month.
can someone please provide an email address of who to turn to?
ive tried the ambassador service, but they were very non-responsive and gave me the usual run-around.
I need someone in management. Iíve been RA for 9 years, over 20k spend in 2018 with 40 nights.
For some reason, I wasnít renewed yet.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 7:20 am
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can someone please provide an email address of who to turn to?
ive tried the ambassador service, but they were very non-responsive and gave me the usual run-around.
I need someone in management. Iíve been RA for 9 years, over 20k spend in 2018 with 40 nights.
For some reason, I wasnít renewed yet.
If your spend is over 20k, you don't have to worry about renewal I think.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:05 am
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can someone please provide an email address of who to turn to?
ive tried the ambassador service, but they were very non-responsive and gave me the usual run-around.
I need someone in management. Iíve been RA for 9 years, over 20k spend in 2018 with 40 nights.
For some reason, I wasnít renewed yet.
Panic seems to be setting in !

IHG has until the end of this month to renew your account. That's another three weeks.

The time for writing in comes when you have been demoted.

Ambassador services really aren't giving you the run-around: they simply can't help you.


That said you should be fine with a $500 a night spend over 40 nights !
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Old Jan 9, 19, 8:16 am
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Call me naive, but IHG seems to be much more on top of things compared to last year, when renewals didn't even begin until 3-4 days after RA had expired for all members... Keep calm and carry on.
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:34 am
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No response here either unless they are expecting the sweep at the end of this week to pick things up?
no news is good news............
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Old Jan 9, 19, 11:56 am
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Had a reply. 11-12k was not sufficient with 20k+ at IHG and over 80 nights. Thatís 25k of business IHG will lose this year and whilst bit disappointing there are plenty of options.
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