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Old Nov 15, 18, 9:00 pm
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IC Shanghai Wonderland (Master Thread)

So this just opened, out of nowhere.. didnt even know this was happening ..? i didnt see this mentioned anywhere on this forum...




https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental...cw.ma.ul.ki.va

https://www.shine.cn/news/metro/1811155196/

Looks superb though! No points availability yet however
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Old Nov 16, 18, 3:32 am
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Been waiting for this one for a while. The underwater rooms look stunning. Cash rates are high, and there was some award availability showing last week, albeit at 70'000 points per night..
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Old Nov 16, 18, 4:19 am
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Does our last free certificate work with this? This does look amazing!!!
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Old Nov 16, 18, 4:53 pm
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This was announced more than a decade ago as a Sheraton, I remember seeing articles at the time. There's a thread on the hotel at skyscrapercity, going back to 2006:

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=406493

I'm amazed they finally built it, and that it looks exactly like the original renderings from all those years ago.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 3:05 pm
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Yes, I’m surprised there wasn’t a lot of mention of this hotel except for one post in the new hotel or upcoming openings thread.

I’ve been eyeing this for the last few months for an upcoming trip to Shanghai. I booked a rewards night the first day it opened up for reservations. Then they took rewards nights off a few days later. 70k points is no joke but given the price for a paid stay, it’s in line for decent redemption value. Eagerly awaiting this trip, still a few months away. Also waiting for interior pictures from travelers.

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Old Nov 17, 18, 3:08 pm
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It looks frightful, I wouldn't go anywhere near it. Concept is dreadful and makes me shiver, somehow, somewhy. It would be a wonderful set piece for a disaster movie. Maybe something from the beginning of the film 2012.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 4:13 pm
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I love the design! So unique, so different. Can’t wait to stay in it.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 11:45 pm
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Looks very interesting certainly not your average looking property thats for sure.
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Old Nov 22, 18, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
award availability showing last week, albeit at 70'000 points per night..
That's a lot!
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Old Nov 22, 18, 8:39 pm
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That's a lot!
no doubt, but with a nightly rate of about •4,000 or $575usd or £450, it met my minimum threshold for reward night point redemptions. I wouldn’t have paid cash at that rate, however I’ll use points just to try it out.

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Old Dec 30, 18, 6:24 pm
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I am staying there next month. Does anyone have any experience as a Spire Elite for what the benefits are? Hoping they extend club lounge access to me as a Spire even though I know that isn't always done
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Old Dec 30, 18, 6:39 pm
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Which IC anywhere in the world gives complimentary Club access to Spire based on that status? I'm not aware of any so wouldn't expect it at this property either.

Only RA will get Club.
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Old Dec 30, 18, 7:18 pm
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I am staying there next month. Does anyone have any experience as a Spire Elite for what the benefits are? Hoping they extend club lounge access to me as a Spire even though I know that isn't always done
there really hasnít been many reviews online at all for this hotel yet. Some media promos can be found from when they opened mid November but not many traveller reviews.

please post details of your stay, every bit of it. Room pics, restaurant pics, resort pics, everything! I canít wait to see more of it. IHG website still only has renderings for the hotel, barely any real pics aside from a few room pics. Makes me wonder if everything is completed.
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Old Dec 31, 18, 3:22 am
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I added the hotel the IHG Hotel Master Thread List.

Is the location linked on google maps on the IHG homepage really right? The satelite map does not really match the pictures.

If I click on the linked address (https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental...he/hoteldetail), I got this location


But it would not be the first time, that the location does not match the real location and it might also be me being in Germany ...

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Old Dec 31, 18, 4:59 am
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Originally Posted by FLYGVA View Post
I added the hotel the IHG Hotel Master Thread List.

Is the location linked on google maps on the IHG homepage really right? The satelite map does not really match the pictures.

If I click on the linked address (https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental...he/hoteldetail), I got this location

https://www.google.com/maps/search/C...21.2486702,14z

But it would not be the first time, that the location does not match the real location and it might also be me being in Germany ...
Google maps in most parts of china is off. The location of the satellite image and the map does not match. If I remember correctly it is a few hundred meters to the left and a little to the north.
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