IC Amstel Amsterdam Master Thread [merged]

Old Jan 17, 17, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by HadesNL View Post
I have read your post, indeed if travelling alone executive suite city view would be more then enough. But for my otherhalf it is imperative to have canal view. At least by booking jr i would get the canal view instead of just city view.

I'll hope RA would at least include the non-alcholoic drinks in the minibar.
last visit minibar contained water, some juices, sodas, 2 bottle beer, 375ml white wine in fridge, 375ml red wine on counter and can all be consumed.

Spirits are in half bottles outside of minibar/fridge and are excluded
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Old Jan 18, 17, 8:08 am
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Originally Posted by scubaccr View Post
Spirits are in half bottles outside of minibar/fridge and are excluded
Unlike the good ol' days... :-(
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Old Jan 18, 17, 8:09 am
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"Club Life Experience" at the Amstel

From the hotel, 105 per night per room:

We do indeed have a 'Club Life Experience'. This is a test from IHG to offer our guests a Club Life Experience without a physical lounge. And our hotel takes part in this. the Club Life Experience includes the following benefits;

• Full breakfast in our La Rive restaurant between 07:00 hrs and 10:30 hrs on week days and between 07:00 hrs and 11:00 hrs on weekends.
• Afternoon tea, with freshly-made sweet and savoury treats paired with a discerning range of premium tea blends. Choose to have Afternoon tea between 15:00 - 17:00 hrs in our Amstel Lounge or served to your room.
• Aperitifs including premium and sparkling wines, beer and spirits, plus a carefully selected range of Canapιs prepared by our Chef, between 18:00 - 20:00 hrs, in the A Bar
• Refreshments (hot drinks) during the day in the Amstel Lounge
• Pressing of two items of clothing during your stay
• Complimentary local telephone calls from your room
• Complimentary Wi-Fi (for a maximum of five devices)
• Priority Check-out, complimentary late check-out until 4pm upon availability
If you would like to book the Club Life Experience, please let us know. We would love to arrange that for you.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 8:46 am
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interesting, though seems pricey on a solo stay.

Offhand I can quickly think of 2x other European ICs without lounge, that could fo something similar
a)IC Cannes
b)The second IC in Paris
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Old Jan 18, 17, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Zhaunk View Post
From the hotel, 105 per night per room:

We do indeed have a 'Club Life Experience'. This is a test from IHG to offer our guests a Club Life Experience without a physical lounge. And our hotel takes part in this. the Club Life Experience includes the following benefits;

• Full breakfast in our La Rive restaurant between 07:00 hrs and 10:30 hrs on week days and between 07:00 hrs and 11:00 hrs on weekends.
• Afternoon tea, with freshly-made sweet and savoury treats paired with a discerning range of premium tea blends. Choose to have Afternoon tea between 15:00 - 17:00 hrs in our Amstel Lounge or served to your room.
• Aperitifs including premium and sparkling wines, beer and spirits, plus a carefully selected range of Canapιs prepared by our Chef, between 18:00 - 20:00 hrs, in the A Bar
• Refreshments (hot drinks) during the day in the Amstel Lounge
• Pressing of two items of clothing during your stay
• Complimentary local telephone calls from your room
• Complimentary Wi-Fi (for a maximum of five devices)
• Priority Check-out, complimentary late check-out until 4pm upon availability
If you would like to book the Club Life Experience, please let us know. We would love to arrange that for you.
I think that's a really good idea. Sounds like an experiment to determine whether a lounge would be successful. They're offering a lot there for €105. ^ Would that be free for RA under the new rules?
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Old Jan 18, 17, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by HadesNL View Post
@ above:
I saw a clubrate being posted aswell, but last year i visited IC AA there wasn't any clubfloor/lounge. Maybe a snafu or they provide free drinks in the blue bar? Anyone's guess is good.

I have booked as an RA spire a junior suite for the weekend after valentine, (corny) for our honeymoon though. Two days later a confirmed upgrade to executive suite riverview.

We are partaking in the hotel's offer of the private boat with lunch and their speciality restaurant.

Love the traditional dutch sweets jars in the lobby!
What's the cost of the boat trip with lunch? And is the lunch on the boat itself?
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Old Jan 18, 17, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Zhaunk View Post
From the hotel, 105 per night per room:

We do indeed have a 'Club Life Experience'. This is a test from IHG to offer our guests a Club Life Experience without a physical lounge. And our hotel takes part in this. the Club Life Experience includes the following benefits;

• Full breakfast in our La Rive restaurant between 07:00 hrs and 10:30 hrs on week days and between 07:00 hrs and 11:00 hrs on weekends.
• Afternoon tea, with freshly-made sweet and savoury treats paired with a discerning range of premium tea blends. Choose to have Afternoon tea between 15:00 - 17:00 hrs in our Amstel Lounge or served to your room.
• Aperitifs including premium and sparkling wines, beer and spirits, plus a carefully selected range of Canapιs prepared by our Chef, between 18:00 - 20:00 hrs, in the A Bar
• Refreshments (hot drinks) during the day in the Amstel Lounge
• Pressing of two items of clothing during your stay
• Complimentary local telephone calls from your room
• Complimentary Wi-Fi (for a maximum of five devices)
• Priority Check-out, complimentary late check-out until 4pm upon availability
If you would like to book the Club Life Experience, please let us know. We would love to arrange that for you.
Sounds good, especually as breakfast at the Amstel is usually so expensive. I wonder if they will offer a discount for Amb as many ICs do for lounge access.
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Old Jan 18, 17, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by scubaccr View Post
interesting, though seems pricey on a solo stay.

Offhand I can quickly think of 2x other European ICs without lounge, that could fo something similar
a)IC Cannes
b)The second IC in Paris
Actually hotels that currently offer this service are Amstel, Marseille and Porto

https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental...bic-experience
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Old Jan 19, 17, 3:41 am
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Originally Posted by nicolas75 View Post
Actually hotels that currently offer this service are Amstel, Marseille and Porto

https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental...bic-experience
But is it Complimentary for RA?!
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Old Jan 20, 17, 5:28 am
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
But is it Complimentary for RA?!
Would be great
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Old Jan 20, 17, 5:39 am
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Originally Posted by nicolas75 View Post
Would be great
I've emailed Amstel, Porto and Marseille about this. Will post their responses.
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Old Jan 20, 17, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by nicolas75 View Post
Would be great
At Amstel, it's complimentary for RA on paid stays. Discounted on award stays - €84 for Friday and Saturday and €76 for all other days.

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Old Jan 20, 17, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by turner32 View Post
At Amstel, it's complimentary for RA on paid stays. Discounted on award stays - €84 for Friday and Saturday and €76 for all other days.
Did they happen to mention if there is a discount for regular Amb?
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Old Jan 20, 17, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by davrossuk View Post
Did they happen to mention if there is a discount for regular Amb?
I emailed them back and discounted rate is the same for Ambassadors.
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Old Jan 21, 17, 4:16 am
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At IC Porto..

We would like to confirm that the Club Lounge Experience is indeed complimentary for Royal Ambassadors! This package includes the following:


Full Breakfast - 07:00AM – 10.30AM (served at the Restaurant of the Hotel or in your room)
Afternoon Tea at Cardosas Bar with freshly-made sweet and savoury treat paired with a discerning range of premium tea blends - 03:00PM - 05.00PM (served at the Bar of the Hotel or in your room)
Aperitifs including premium and sparkling wines, beer and spirits, plus a carefully selected range of Canapιs prepared by our Chef - 05:00PM to 07:00PM (served at the Bar of the Hotel)
Exclusive registration and departure area
Refreshments throughout the day – all day tea and coffee (served at the Bar of the Hotel)
Pressing of two items of clothing during your stay
Complimentary local telephone calls from your room
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Priority check-out
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