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Hua Min usual/planned RA Room Upgrades
Ref email Feb2018 to fellow RA member SHOVEN for Stay Apr2018 regards their usual/planned RA Room Upgrades
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The Hotel just sent me the below as I'm planning a stay in April thought it might be of some use for others.

Regarding your enquiry, please find below step of room upgrade for Royal Ambassador Member for your reference,

BluPort WingReserve
Upgrade to
Superior Room - Superior Suite (BluPort Wing) or Premier Room (Beach Wing)
Superior Studio - Resort Classic Suite (Beach Wing)
Superior Suite - Premier Suite (Beach Wing)


Beach WingReserve
Upgrade to
Resort Classic Room - Premier Pool Terrace
Premier Room - Resort Classic Suite
Premier Pool Terrace - Premier Suite
Resort Classic Suite - Premier Suite
Premier Suite / Club InterContinental Suite - No upgrade
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Old Jul 14, 09, 11:16 pm
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IC Resort Hua Hin Master Thread [merged]

On the webpage it is written it will be opening 2009. Does anybody know exactly when?

I just made a reservation for 25DEC until 5JAN.
Would like to get in contact with them and find out more details about the resort and also the arrangements (Club?, Airport Pickup?, Upgrade for RA?, etc.). Does anbody have any ideas?
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Old Jul 15, 09, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by travelben View Post
On the webpage it is written it will be opening 2009. Does anybody know exactly when?

I just made a reservation for 25DEC until 5JAN.
Would like to get in contact with them and find out more details about the resort and also the arrangements (Club?, Airport Pickup?, Upgrade for RA?, etc.). Does anbody have any ideas?
It is still under construction.
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Old Jul 15, 09, 1:06 am
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No complimentary airport transfers.
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Old Jul 15, 09, 3:06 am
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They are accepting reservations from Dec 2009 onwards so I would guess that is when they are planning to open. I'm also booked there between Xmas & New Year just in case (flex rate with corp discount) as rates are quite low for now. Not really worth 30K points at that rate but that could change if rates increase. Opening special is 4.2K THB ++ right now for period starting Dec 2009. Could be nicely combined with the IC BKK before or afterwards or both.

I think we may still have to give them some time to work out transportation arrangements, rules for RA upgrades etc. The HI Cha AM for example operates a shuttle daily in a minivan between BKK and the hotel and they do pick up/ drop off from the IC BKK. Fee was 500 THB per person per way which was good and convenient. I would hope for something similar form the IC.

Given that they only have 119 rooms & suites this could be tight for them to upgrade if they get lots of RAs and have high bookings for suites too. There is no club either so they can't offer club room with benefits or suite. To be seen what they will do. If they comp me breakfast and give free internet etc or a lil massage I would not insist on an upgrade but then thats just me.
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Old Jul 15, 09, 5:30 am
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How about IC Samui, IC Phi Phi and IC Pattaya? IHG Asia Pacific made announcement to build those ICs couple years ago, and now are they all canceled or postponed?
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Old Jul 15, 09, 2:26 pm
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Originally Posted by GordonGordon View Post
How about IC Samui, IC Phi Phi and IC Pattaya? IHG Asia Pacific made announcement to build those ICs couple years ago, and now are they all canceled or postponed?
Pattaya (Holiday Inn Resort) is open from October 2009, reservations are being accepted.

I too am booked into IC Hua Hin for 10 days over the new year. I checked with PC if the Opening Offer rate (with b/fast) is fully qualifying, my reply received today confirms that it is.

I have no further information regarding Samui & Phi Phi.

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/pc/...newhotels.html

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Old Jul 16, 09, 2:24 am
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Originally Posted by midnight View Post
Pattaya (Holiday Inn Resort) is open from October 2009, reservations are being accepted.

I too am booked into IC Hua Hin for 10 days over the new year. I checked with PC if the Opening Offer rate (with b/fast) is fully qualifying, my reply received today confirms that it is.

I have no further information regarding Samui & Phi Phi.

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/pc/...newhotels.html
Haha lets see if they can upgrade all of us RAs - I'm not holding my breath. I didn't book the opening special as it is non-flex with the first night being non-refundable. Still waging options btw. the new IC Hua Hin or the IC Asiana Saigon which opens in October 2009 (rates are much higher there though and of cos no beach ).
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Old Jul 17, 09, 7:17 am
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Hua HIn is a great beach.
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Old Jul 28, 09, 1:40 pm
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Hi,
I had intended to book over Christmas using Friends and Family rate. That option seems to have disappeared,

For those of you’ve who’ve booked over that period, would be good to understand if you were able to grab special rate, and what that was.

Anybody have any luck with an email address. The email address I was given when I called doesn’t solicit a response.

Thanks
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Old Jul 28, 09, 3:47 pm
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Originally Posted by demue View Post
Haha lets see if they can upgrade all of us RAs - I'm not holding my breath. I didn't book the opening special as it is non-flex with the first night being non-refundable. Still waging options btw. the new IC Hua Hin or the IC Asiana Saigon which opens in October 2009 (rates are much higher there though and of cos no beach ).

I'm booked into that IC too around early Jan.Likewise wasn't keen on the inflexibility of the opening rate . IC BKK will probably have forwarned about cheapskate RAs
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Old Jul 28, 09, 5:21 pm
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Okay, admittedly OT

but, as an alternative to the Hua Hin IC, I have a desk calendar from Asara Villa and Suites:
www.asaravillaandsuite.com
reminding me I loved Hua Hin and can't wait to go back.
No I don't work for Asara....but sometimes I almost wish I did, especially if it meant I could hang there and play beach bunny, and visit friends in town...
Note: ...."villaA--double "a", but no "s" in suite.com
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Old Jul 29, 09, 7:35 am
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I do not mean to alarm anyone but what are the chances that the hotel will actually open on the 1st December 2009?

What recourse do we have if they do not open on time?
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Old Jul 29, 09, 3:38 pm
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Old Aug 10, 09, 9:38 am
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Spoke to IC BKK regarding transfers to Hua Hin,

they quoted me 11,000 thb per way in a BMW 7 Series or Toyota camry through a private company for 4,500 thb per way.

Also need to ask regarding the "Opening Special" rate, it includes 2breakfasts. Does this mean breakfast for two throughout the stay or is it just literally breakfast for 2 days?
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Old Aug 11, 09, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by d3vski View Post
I do not mean to alarm anyone but what are the chances that the hotel will actually open on the 1st December 2009?

What recourse do we have if they do not open on time?
Maybe they will re-accomodate you at the HI Cha-Am (same rate though)

Just kidding, actually it is a good point. I think one needs to see how the progress is going. I would hope they are prudent enough to inform people well ahead of any potential problems.
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