The Met Leeds (Master Thread) - soon to be Indigo

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Old Dec 30, 18, 8:17 am
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The Met Leeds (Master Thread) - soon to be Indigo

I'm staying at The Met in Leeds tonight.... it says it'll post points. Also noticed yesterday that on the booking it shows I've been upgraded to a superior room.

In case you don't know, there is an offer at the moment where if you stay at least 2 nights in one of these new hotels (they can be separate nights and at different hotels) between now and March then you earn a free night to use worldwide anywhere with IHG before end of October 2019.

EDIT - this was a post that has been made into a new thread. I posted a review of the stay here - The Met Principle Leeds

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Old Dec 30, 18, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by skitchen View Post
I'm staying at The Met in Leeds tonight.... it says it'll post points. Also noticed yesterday that on the booking it shows I've been upgraded to a superior room.

In case you don't know, there is an offer at the moment where if you stay at least 2 nights in one of these new hotels (they can be separate nights and at different hotels) between now and March then you earn a free night to use worldwide anywhere with IHG before end of October 2019.
thatís exactly why I was considering it!

Can it be the same property on two separate occasions ( not consecutive nights), or does it need to be different Properties?

Also , is it just one free night, or can you obtain multiple free nights?
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Currently at the Met Leeds, and it's bad, really bad. No IHG status recognition, no welcome drinks or points, and the rooms... If you've stayed in one of the ex Travelodge motorway Holiday Inns, then you've experienced better. If you've stayed at a Britannia then this is better, just. It's going to take a lot of money and effort to get this place to an acceptable standard.
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Originally Posted by 21H21J View Post
Currently at the Met Leeds, and it's bad, really bad. No IHG status recognition, no welcome drinks or points, and the rooms... If you've stayed in one of the ex Travelodge motorway Holiday Inns, then you've experienced better. If you've stayed at a Britannia then this is better, just. It's going to take a lot of money and effort to get this place to an acceptable standard.
I stayed there last week (Spire member, flash sale cheap rate) and got a room upgrade, recognition and welcome drink, so you must have been unlucky. Always worth saying something. Room was good, bathrobes etc.
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Originally Posted by 21H21J View Post
Currently at the Met Leeds, and it's bad, really bad. No IHG status recognition, no welcome drinks or points
It's worth checking that they actually have your details. I stayed there a few weeks ago, and at check-in it transpired that my IHG number hadn't found its way into the hotel's system. No problem, the excellent check-in staff added the number manually, upgraded my room to the best available, and added welcome points. I enjoyed my stay there, especially as the room rate was a princely GBP28
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Old Mar 2, 19, 1:48 pm
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It's worth checking that they actually have your details. I stayed there a few weeks ago, and at check-in it transpired that my IHG number hadn't found its way into the hotel's system. No problem, the excellent check-in staff added the number manually, upgraded my room to the best available, and added welcome points. I enjoyed my stay there, especially as the room rate was a princely GBP28

I agree with last couple of comments too, thatís definitely not been my experience. I even posted here at the time:

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They had my details as the following morning I requested a late checkout, and they confirmed as a Spire member I could have an extra hour. Also the welcome amenity points posted sometime after checkout. Unfortunately as I was running late for dinner with friends I didn't have time to reject the room when I first arrived.

During checkout I said that I was unhappy that my profile states "high floor/away from elevators" and yet received a room of the first floor above the service entrance, and was told that "reservations would have assigned the room" They also confirmed that the hotel was not fully booked when I checked in, so didn't know why I had not been upgraded.

Superficially the room looks okay, but was worn and tired.






At 6:45 am this truck pulled up and was unloading linens for 30 minutes.



And at 8:15am this one arrived and left the engine idling whilst unloading.
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Originally Posted by 21H21J View Post
They had my details as the following morning I requested a late checkout, and they confirmed as a Spire member I could have an extra hour. Also the welcome amenity points posted sometime after checkout. Unfortunately as I was running late for dinner with friends I didn't have time to reject the room when I first arrived.

During checkout I said that I was unhappy that my profile states "high floor/away from elevators" and yet received a room of the first floor above the service entrance, and was told that "reservations would have assigned the room" They also confirmed that the hotel was not fully booked when I checked in, so didn't know why I had not been upgraded.

Superficially the room looks okay, but was worn and tired.






At 6:45 am this truck pulled up and was unloading linens for 30 minutes.



And at 8:15am this one arrived and left the engine idling whilst unloading.
Respectfully, the room doesn't look great!!
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Originally Posted by Andrew_G View Post
It's worth checking that they actually have your details. I stayed there a few weeks ago, and at check-in it transpired that my IHG number hadn't found its way into the hotel's system. No problem, the excellent check-in staff added the number manually, upgraded my room to the best available, and added welcome points. I enjoyed my stay there, especially as the room rate was a princely GBP28
U. K. Kimptons get welcome amenity points (how many)? In the States, we apparently get a $10 Raid the Bar credit instead.
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I could be wrong but I thought The Met was due to be rebranded to Hotel Indigo, not Kimpton, does anybody know for sure?
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Even some of the Kimptons in the US are on the small side. Especially several properties in Washington DC such as the Topaz, and the Allegro in Chicago.

Still, it is disconcerting.
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Originally Posted by skitchen View Post
I could be wrong but I thought The Met was due to be rebranded to Hotel Indigo, not Kimpton, does anybody know for sure?
Yes. The Met will become an Indigo. The thread title is incorrect
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Originally Posted by ElmhurstNick View Post
Even some of the Kimptons in the US are on the small side. Especially several properties in Washington DC such as the Topaz, and the Allegro in Chicago.

Still, it is disconcerting.
True, several of the DC Kimptons are small but I wouldnít call the Allegro small. I seem to recall a manager telling me that the Allegro was actually the Kimpton with the most rooms (as of early 2017)
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Yes. The Met will become an Indigo. The thread title is incorrect
Sorry, my fault. Was also dealing with the Fitzroy thread. Updated the thread title again.

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I'm staying here in a couple of weeks does can anyone advise of the quickest route from the station to the hotel?

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