Please post your Royal Ambassador experiences (Archive Thread 2015)

Old Jul 6, 15, 10:52 am
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Intercontinental Prague

InterContinental Prague

What is your Priority Club status?
Platinum Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes very happy!

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked standard room, received Executive Suite with club, restaurant breakfast (or club breakfast) and full free minibar!

How are the rooms?

Some pictures:
http://youhavebeenupgraded.boardinga...nental-prag-3/

How is the exec. lounge?
Not really a high-end club, evening spread and breakfast are good.

What was your welcome gift?
Wine

Did you receive fruit in the room?
Yes

What was good and what was bad?
Good
  • Upgrade
  • Free minibar (with champagne)
  • Free restaurant breakfast
  • Club access
  • Location
  • Pool (not new, but they have a pool)
  • Big fitness center
  • Best RA recognition worldwide (Executive suite, free breakfast, free club, free fast wifi, free minibar with snacks and souvenirs) Parking and roomservice isn't free ))
  • Kafka wrote "Die Verwandlung" at this place (there was a building which was demolished)

Bad
  • Some people don't like the design, I love it!

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Yes, RA heaven!

Would you return?
Definitely
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Old Jul 11, 15, 8:58 am
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InterContinental Shanghai Puxi

InterContinental Shanghai Puxi

What is your Priority Club status?
Aspire Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked standard room, received Executive Room with free minibar. (when I first became RA I also book the same room but was not given the upgrade to exec only given a corner room)

How are the rooms?
All executive room are located at an independent more exclusive building called Club Intercontinental, the room given is not a suite however it’s much larger than standard room with separate shower, toilet and corner bathtub. The quality of towers feel much nicer and clean. (maybe less usage?)

How is the exec. lounge?
This must be the best exec lounge in China period, lounge is huge, food is grate, free flow of alcohol during cocktail hours

What was your welcome gift?
Chocolate

Did you receive fruit in the room?
Yes

What was good and what was bad?
Good
• Upgrade
• Club Lounge
• Very friendly staff
• Executive Room

Bad
• Location

Would you return?
Yes
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Old Jul 11, 15, 10:50 am
  #168  
 
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Location: PARIS (France)
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InterContinental Düsseldorf

InterContinental Düsseldorf

What is your IHG Reward Club Status?

Spire Royal Ambassador.

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, very much so

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked club room and received a king bed executive suite on last floor with avenue view.

How are the rooms?
Around 80 sqm. Very elegant design

Living room with sofa, flat screen television with large selection of channels , Nespresso machine, kettle, desk

Bedroom with flat screen television, very comfortable bed, separate dressing

Superb bathroom with bathtub, separate toilets and shower. Agraria amenities.

Room was immaculate
Very quiet
View over Koenigsallee

Video of the suite

Pics of the suite:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...12673417961472
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...12585790525440
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...12522234257410

How is the exec. lounge?
One of the best European club lounges.
Very good breakfast. Pastries at tea time. Cold and warm election of evening food, served in Bernardaud China
Very elegant design and great service
Excellent service.

Pics of the club lounge:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...07476780146688
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...85674804760578
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...85629174874112
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...85536333959169
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...85358713630720


What was good and what was bad?
Good:
- Excellent and smiling service
- My suite was not ready, but was offerred another superb suite (courtyard view) for waiting.
- As my partner was pretty sick that day, I was offerred to stay in my suite to work while my spouse was sleeping in the other suite: very nice touch
- Central location, in the most exclusive part of the city
- Elegant interior design
- Great club lounge

Bad:
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes.
IC Dusseldorf should be, with Berlin, the reference for Europeans properties in terms of interior design and service.
The hotel is not cheap but definitely a great hotel to stay at

Last edited by nicolas75; Jul 13, 15 at 5:39 pm Reason: added name of hotel to post instead of thread title only
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Old Jul 11, 15, 1:28 pm
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InterContinental Madrid

InterContinental Madrid

- What is your IHG Rewards Club status?

Spire Royal Ambassador

- Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, as always

- Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest advance rate and was upgraded to a Club Junior suite.

- How are the rooms?
Around 50 sqm
Classic and elegant design.
Seating area with desk
Flat screen television set, with large selection of international channels
Bedroom with very comfortable bed
Marble bathroom with separate walk in shower. Agraria amenities
Very quiet.
Large terrace balcony.
View over the city
Fast wifi
No iPhone dock
No plugs close to the bed

- How is the exec. lounge?
  • Warm classic design
  • Very friendly staff
  • Very good breakfast with hot and cold option
  • 2 free PC with Internet and printer
  • Evening food has been massively improved: selection of two hot dishes,
  • Nice selection of sweet and salted canapés during the day

Pictures of the club lounge:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...82041143599104


Pictures of the hotel:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...14067841204225
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...13671206842368
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...13411860443136

Pictures of the suite:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...36378178457600
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...36256828866560
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...36041929535488

Pictures of Madrid:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%40nico...fault&f=tweets

- What was good and what was bad?

GOOD
  • The staff is really nice at IC Madrid
  • Luxurious atmosphere in public places
  • Nice courtyard garden
  • Location is very convenient from airport (metro station 80 meters from the hotel) and shopping: the Salamenca district is one of the most elegant for luxury boutiques and concept stores (Isolée, Gallery Madrid, ...) and "secret" museums (Fundación Juan March, Residencia des estudiantes, Museo Cerralbo, etc.)
  • Pretty nice fitness centre

BAD
Nothing

- Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes

Video of the Junior Club suite

Last edited by nicolas75; Jul 13, 15 at 5:39 pm Reason: added name of hotel to post instead of thread title only
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Old Jul 13, 15, 9:58 am
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IC New Orleans

IC New Orleans

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?

Spire Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked superior room (lowest possible) and was upgraded to Corner Parlor Suite.

How are the rooms?
The room was nicely appointed and had a large bathroom. There was a normal size bedroom, and a connected living area with couch, TV, etc. It reminded me of what you'd consider a junior suite at many other IC properties. It was a bit small, but had views of the city.

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

Did you receive a welcome gift?
A bottle of red wine and a New Orleans chocolate. Was also given a free breakfast voucher for each morning.

How was the minibar?
It was one of the older minibars, that isn't electronically regulated. It had the typical spirits, beer, red and white wine. It had tons of juices, sodas, and Red Bull. Be warned that a lot of the cans had stuff on top (crumbs, mold?) because they haven't been replaced in forever. I brought it to the attention of the staff and it was refilled with new items immediately.

What was good and what was bad?

-Good
-Location is walking distance to all tourist locations in N.O.
-Free Breakfast

-Bad
-What they consider a suite is a tad small

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Yes, this is one of the cheaper IC properties in the US

Would you return?[/QUOTE]
Yes, if I was back in NOLA. I would also consider the Astor Crowne Plaza.

Last edited by FLYGVA; Jul 13, 15 at 11:30 am Reason: added name of hotel to post instead of thread title only
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Old Jul 13, 15, 5:56 pm
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InterContinental Marseille - Hôtel Dieu

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Spire Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay ?
Yes, as usual.

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest advance rate, and received an Executive room with terrace and harbour view.

How are the rooms?
Around 45sqm
Seating area with desk and sofa. Malongo expresso machine
Bedroom with very comfortable bed.
Pleasant terrace with superb view over the Vieux Port (old harbour)
Great bathroom with Boffi sink, large bathtub, separate rainforest shower /toilets. Agraria amenities.
Flatscreen television with large selection of French and international channels.
Elegant contemporary design

Pictures of the room:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...18974849138688
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...18594299920384
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...15103506489344
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...60180460261377

Pictures of the hotel terrace and restaurant:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...04553041018880
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...15408507777024
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...00791699357696
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...06963399561216
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...14618608361472

Pictures of the spa and pool:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...73295260377088
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...73918060019712
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...92595513819136

How is the exec. lounge?
N/A

What was good and what was bad?

Good
- Very nice chat at check-out with the (great) GL
- Perfect location
- Very nice historical building
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...55282368442369
- Great staff
- Very good breakfast
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...54643664003072
- Very good (and excellent value) menu option at roomservice
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...19392829689856
- Pleasant indoor pool and spa
- Coupon for free drinks (any of the menu) at the pleasant bar
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...12167336906752
- Fast wifi

Bad
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes, definitely.

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Old Jul 13, 15, 11:20 pm
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Grand Seoul Parnas

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
This stay: No
Normally: Yes
- Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked basic room using a combination of BOGO and free nights.
Got upgraded to a Jr Suite with Club access.

- How are the rooms?
Large room but not a real suite.

- How is the exec. lounge?
Great lounge with fantastic service. This time I was traveling with wife and 2 year old kid. Kids below 12 years not allowed in the lounge. Disappointed. We were allowed to take food from the lounge to our room.
On the top of this the swimming pool also had a 12 year old limit.

- What was good and what was bad?
Good
- upgrade
- connected to COEX mall
- service
- breakfast at Grand Cafe during low season.

Bad
- 12 year rule for club and swimming pool
- nothing else

- Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Yes with BOGO and points/free nights.

Would you return?
No - not with my family...
Yes for business.
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Old Jul 15, 15, 12:04 am
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For your information:

I have moved ths discussion about children and loudly speaking adults into its own thread:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/inter...iscussion.html

Please follow the discussion in the aforementioned thread.

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Old Jul 18, 15, 1:56 am
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Smile InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza

InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza

What is your IHG Rewards Club status?
Spire Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked chapest Deluxe Room. Received Presidential Suite.
This upgrade is one time special for compensation of my last experience.

How are the rooms?
180sqm Suite has specious kitchenette, dining room, separate living room and bathroom with Jacuzzi. 2x LG Plasma TV, DVD Player, Small Philips Sound System with old 30pin iPod Dock, and the another one JBL iPod Dock with latest Lighting connector.

Video of Presidential Suite

How is the Club Lounge?
Quite standard within IHG AMEA region. This Midplaza complex has a lot of Japanese enterprises' offices. Therefore many of Japanese food was offered.

What was your welcome gift?
Chopsticks, Sweets and Bottles of Switzerland water "EQUIL"

How was the mini-bar?
Acceptable. Presidential Suite has two mini-bars. No hard liquor and wine.

Did you receive fruit in the room?
Yes, but 2pcs of oranges only.

What was good and what was bad?
GOOD
++++ Nice upgrade
+++ Recognitions for Spire RA
++ Breakfast Selections (Both Club Lounge and Restaurant)
++ Hotel Security
++ TOTO Washlet Toilet.

BAD
----- Very slow Internet (They have changed ISP from NTT DoCoMo InterTouch)
--- Linens quality
-- No hard liquor or wine in mini-bar.

Value for $ or Rewards Club Points?
Excellent. But this time is special. Usually Standard rate is reasonable price. RA should book cheapest room only.

Would you return?
Yes

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Old Jul 22, 15, 3:57 pm
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Intercontinental Tel Aviv David

InterContinental Tel Aviv David

What is your Priority Club status?
Spire Elite Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked standard room with points, received Executive Club Suite, with club access and free minibar!

Attention: There are two club lounges. The executive lounge near the lobby. Not so good. And the amazing VIP club lounge!

How are the rooms?

Very traditional:
http://youhavebeenupgraded.boardinga...el-aviv-david/

How is the VIP lounge?
Great, one of the best IC lounges.

What was your welcome gift?
Dead sea products. Very nice.

Did you receive fruit in the room?
Yes

What was good and what was bad?
Good
  • Upgrade
  • Renovated fitnesscenter
  • VIP club lounge
  • Evening spread and breakfast
  • Location (between Yafo and Tel Aviv)

Bad
  • Location (a longer walk to the famous beach sections)

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Yes

Would you return?
Yes
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Old Jul 22, 15, 4:04 pm
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Intercontinental Nha Trang

InterContinental Nha Trang

What is your Priority Club status?
Spire Elite Royal Ambassador

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked with point breaks, received sea view room on one of the top floors.

How are the rooms?

Big, nice: http://youhavebeenupgraded.boardinga...tal-nha-trang/

How is the exec. lounge?
No access

What was your welcome gift?
Sweets, wine, water.

Did you receive fruit in the room?
Yes

What was good and what was bad?
Good
  • Room
  • Seaview
  • Point breaks hotel!!!
  • Silent pool area
  • Amazing breakfast
  • Nice friendly staff

Bad
  • Street noise in the room (I had to wear earplugs)

Value for $ or Priority Club Points?
Point breaks

Would you return?
Yes
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Old Jul 24, 15, 11:03 am
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InterContinental Bucharest

What is your IHG Reward Club Status?
Spire Royal Ambassador.

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, very much so

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest advance rate, and received a King Bed Superior suite on high floor with city view with club access.

How are the rooms?
Around 80 sqm. Classic (read: a bit dated) interior design, perfectly maintained

Living room with sofa, flat screen television with large selection of channels ,

Bedroom with flat screen television, very comfortable bed, separate dressing
Nespresso machine, kettle, desk

Two minibars

Two bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi, one with walk-in shower).
L'Occitane amenities.

Very quiet
Balcony


Pics of the suite:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...72342996537344
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...72951598452736

View from the Suite:

https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...64162590740480
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...88091933175808

How is the exec. lounge?
Excellent
Great staff.
Very elegant design
Very good breakfast. Pastries at tea time.

Pics of the club lounge:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...42969388105729
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...87501375148032
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...61492211642368
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...63969354948608
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...43511787106304
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...43327925567488

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
- Excellent and smiling service
- Central location, with easy access by metro
- Great club lounge

- Very nice indoor pool with sun deck:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...18861448753153
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...77011948990464
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...76764858310657

Bad:
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes.
Excellent value, Royal Ambassador recognition and service

Pics of trendy Bucharest:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%40nico...fault&f=tweets
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Old Jul 24, 15, 12:54 pm
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Originally Posted by nicolas75 View Post
What is your IHG Reward Club Status?
Spire Royal Ambassador.

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Yes, very much so

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked cheapest advance rate, and received a King Bed Superior suite on high floor with city view with club access.

How are the rooms?
Around 80 sqm. Classic (read: a bit dated) interior design, perfectly maintained

Living room with sofa, flat screen television with large selection of channels ,

Bedroom with flat screen television, very comfortable bed, separate dressing
Nespresso machine, kettle, desk

Two minibars

Two bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi, one with walk-in shower).
L'Occitane amenities.

Very quiet
Balcony

Video of the suite

Pics of the suite:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...72342996537344
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...72951598452736

View from the Suite:

https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...64162590740480
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...88091933175808

How is the exec. lounge?
Excellent
Great staff.
Very elegant design
Very good breakfast. Pastries at tea time.

Pics of the club lounge:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...42969388105729
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...87501375148032
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...61492211642368
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...63969354948608
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...43511787106304
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...43327925567488

What was good and what was bad?
Good:
- Excellent and smiling service
- Central location, with easy access by metro
- Great club lounge

- Very nice indoor pool with sun deck:
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...18861448753153
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...77011948990464
https://twitter.com/nicolas75flyert/...76764858310657

Bad:
- Nothing

Value for $ or IHG Rewards Club Points? Would you return?
Yes.
Excellent value, Royal Ambassador recognition and service

Pics of trendy Bucharest:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%40nico...fault&f=tweets
interesting as I spent a week there tail end of a June and was informed of new choice for RA but only at checkout time ... first time ever I didn't get the suite .. was informed they one offer either the 2room a Junior suite (now renamed as King Suite) without lounge, or club room with lounge

Previously IC Bucharest just gave the suite without lounge access which was an upsell at checkin. Of interest is lounge access gives restaurant breakfast which is very good here
(My company rate includes b/f anyway so although a very nice lounge and evening drink/food offering I tend not to buy on a solo visit and in recognition of that I used to get discounted lounge access)
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Old Jul 24, 15, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by scubaccr View Post
interesting as I spent a week there tail end of a June and was informed of new choice for RA but only at checkout time ... first time ever I didn't get the suite .. was informed they one offer either the 2room a Junior suite (now renamed as King Suite) without lounge, or club room with lounge

Previously IC Bucharest just gave the suite without lounge access which was an upsell at checkin. Of interest is lounge access gives restaurant breakfast which is very good here
(My company rate includes b/f anyway so although a very nice lounge and evening drink/food offering I tend not to buy on a solo visit and in recognition of that I used to get discounted lounge access)
Maybe I am lucky

Clearly the club access would have been my first choice (if any) over the suite.
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Old Jul 24, 15, 2:35 pm
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staying at Paris IC coming up but lost my RA status...

Any decent perks for being a pedestrian Plat ambassador at Paris (non-royal)?
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