Goodbye IC Times Square (Update: IHG won)

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Old May 11, 18, 2:46 am
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Originally Posted by scubaccr View Post
expired link ?
Post edited, but in summary:

1. go to https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/nyscef/CaseSearch
2. click "search as a guest"
3. Enter case number "655914/2017"

Update: The case is now in appeal (Appellate Division - 1st Dept) in relation to a preliminary injunction, The appeal is in three parts so three separate case numbers: 2018-1132, 2018-1133, 2018-1134

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Old May 17, 18, 8:40 pm
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Originally Posted by chistery View Post
The new $30 a day resort fee means I'll be looking elsewhere anyway.
When did this start? My most recent stay was April 18th; there was no "resort fee" -- or they waived it for me as an RA.

I did talk to them about the lack of a Club Lounge which -- since the Barclay's Club Lounge opened up (quite nice, some evenings caviar service, tapas service, but only beer/wine sadly, and a lovely breakfast) -- is a major liability. They mentioned that they will be remodeling and there "might" be a Club as part of that. Let's see.

But I agree about the paltry RA benefits. Sure, the early checkin/late checkout is honored. Sure, the minibar is comped (and it's a half-decent minibar). But no amenity of note, no free drink voucher (though you can ask), no free breakfast (even if you ask), and the upgrade is "meh." Still, a better upgrade than the typical upgrade at the Barclay, which has almost no suite inventory so you get an "upgrade" to a slightly better furnished room (and once in 10 stays, a proper suite, wahoo!).

But I still stay at the Times Square on occasion, when the Barclay is sold out or when it's unusually expensive.
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Old May 18, 18, 5:29 am
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Originally Posted by vsevolod4 View Post
When did this start? My most recent stay was April 18th; there was no "resort fee" -- or they waived it for me as an RA.
This was mentioned in the Master Thread on the property:
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The resort fee kicked in officially in May,
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The legal filings are a great read (link above). The hotel owner directly names the Ambassador program as one of the reasons that IHG is supposedly in breach of contract, claiming that the $200 fee is kept by IHG but the hotel owner is solely responsible for free nights and upgrades. They also claim that IHG Rewards and Ambassador programs "impose cost on Owner with no corresponding benefit". Given that attitude, I am not surprised at the lack of elite recognition at this property.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 2:09 pm
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From what i've seen, it appears that IHG won the case yesterday and will continue to manage the property. It will be interesting to see how the owners react to this.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
From what i've seen, it appears that IHG won the case yesterday and will continue to manage the property. It will be interesting to see how the owners react to this.
IHG won against the appeal by the owners against the preliminary injunction granted by IHG preventing the owners terminating the contract until the courts can fully consider the issues between the parties, including the interpretation of the management agreement. So yes, for the moment IHG will continue o manage the property but agree it will be interesting to see what the owner does next.
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