"Downgraded RA's" -- Please Post the Facts

Old Jan 30, 10, 12:49 pm
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Wow,
my expiry date changed from April 2010 to April 2011!
Just noticed this today!
The facts:

52 in the Ambassador year

58 in the total year

52 in IC!
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Old Jan 30, 10, 2:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Markus1301 View Post
Wow,
my expiry date changed from April 2010 to April 2011!
Just noticed this today!
The facts:

52 in the Ambassador year

58 in the total year

52 in IC!

I just logged in and noticed mine has changed as well to April 2011

I did over 125 nights in 2009 and stayed in at least 5 different ICs so I would have been upset if it hadn't been renewed.
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Old Jan 31, 10, 3:22 am
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My status which was subject to change in April was renewed recently. So when do I get the referral cert, luggage tags, the BOGO and the new Card?
End of April or in a couple of weeks?

Markus
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Old Mar 31, 10, 12:48 pm
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56 nights, 33% at IC brands, 4 different continents, and DOWNGRADED, and worst of all, with a terrible scripted reply back to my email asking for a manual review... I give up. Why don't they just publish the criteria, then at least you'd know what needs to be done. This 1% stuff is complete rubbish.

With regret, I am out of here, Starwood I guess you get me from now on....

What a shame though, after 4 years. I have really enjoyed the people and product at IHG.
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Old Mar 31, 10, 2:10 pm
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Any update?

Originally Posted by BA038_Passenger View Post
I'd counted 52 qualifying nights nights since 21.02.09, but the CS told me i'd had 54! I had a F&F stay at the Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus, and she was counting that as well for some reason. She also said I wasn't in the top 1%.

I have stayed at the following:

IC Grand Stanford Hong Kong - 18 nights
CP Shenzhen - 23 nights
CP Guangzhou - 3 nights
IC Beijing - 1 night
IC Aphrodite Hills - 2 nights (F&F - non qualifying)
IC London - 1 night
CP Hong Kong - 4 nights
IC Shenzhen - 2 nights

My ambassador membership runs out April 2010.

I will have 64 nights by 06.02.10 with 4 more nights at the IC GS and 6 at CP Shenzhen

I'm also planning to stay at IC Amstel for 2 nights (using BOGO) and CP Amsterdam for 2 nights over easter whilst still in my ambassador year

As I said earlier, if I don't make RA then, i'm giving up!
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Old Mar 31, 10, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by fsa_ea View Post
Any update?
Yes, I got upgraded after writing a letter to the UK service centre.

Off to the Amstel tomorrow night for Easter for my first RA stay!
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Old Mar 31, 10, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by BA038_Passenger View Post
Yes, I got upgraded after writing a letter to the UK service centre.

Off to the Amstel tomorrow night for Easter for my first RA stay!
Congrats!
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Old Apr 1, 10, 10:29 am
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Originally Posted by BA038_Passenger View Post
Yes, I got upgraded after writing a letter to the UK service centre.

Off to the Amstel tomorrow night for Easter for my first RA stay!
congrats and enjoy!
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Old Apr 1, 10, 3:24 pm
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Became RA a month or so ag. Nothing in the post yet. How long does it take?
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Old Apr 1, 10, 6:25 pm
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the letter today

Got the downgrade letter today with RA expiry end May with 41 paid nights at various properties including 3 IC's for last 10 months (plus lots of point stays)- I have paid 10 nights planned by end of May. Do I have I chance?
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Old Apr 1, 10, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by bello View Post
Got the downgrade letter today with RA expiry end May with 41 paid nights at various properties including 3 IC's for last 10 months (plus lots of point stays)- I have paid 10 nights planned by end of May. Do I have I chance?
I would call once you hit 50 paid nights
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Old Apr 2, 10, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by martyYYZ View Post
I would call once you hit 50 paid nights
we'll try YYZ
I can see early notification for those who re-qualify early but why send early downgrades when 2-3 months left?
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Old Apr 2, 10, 4:13 pm
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Down graded to Platinum Ambassador at the end of March

46 nights, mostly IC's (including the 3 different ones), though occasional CP, HI and HIX. Regrettably did not have time to do a mattress run to clock up the 4 nights.

Good news is that I have a referral cert now
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Old Apr 2, 10, 4:31 pm
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Originally Posted by solar View Post
Down graded to Platinum Ambassador at the end of March

46 nights, mostly IC's (including the 3 different ones), though occasional CP, HI and HIX. Regrettably did not have time to do a mattress run to clock up the 4 nights.

Good news is that I have a referral cert now
I hope 51 will do it for me
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Old Apr 2, 10, 4:53 pm
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Originally Posted by solar View Post
Down graded to Platinum Ambassador at the end of March

46 nights, mostly IC's (including the 3 different ones), though occasional CP, HI and HIX. Regrettably did not have time to do a mattress run to clock up the 4 nights.

Good news is that I have a referral cert now
Solar, did your Ambassador year end March or June?
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