List of IC hotels that respect RA benefits on AWARD stays

Old Aug 24, 05, 9:49 am
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List of IC hotels that respect RA benefits on AWARD stays

Based on some discussion in another thread, I feel it might be useful to list experiences with IC hotels for RA's on award nights.

Perhaps a format that captures the 3 major benefits:
-Upgrade
-Complementary Minibar
-Club lounge access

So to begin:

Award night at IC Singapore:
-Upgrade: YES, studio suite
-Complementary Minibar: YES
-Club lounge access: YES
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Old Aug 24, 05, 10:20 am
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Award night at IC LE MOANA Bora Bora:
-Upgrade: NO
-Complementary Minibar: NO
-Club lounge access: NO

Award night at IC Mark Hopkins:
-Upgrade: YES, 1 bedroom Suite
-Complementary Minibar: YES
-Club lounge access: YES if not taking suite upgrade

Award night at IC Barclay:
-Upgrade: YES, Jnr suite
-Complementary Minibar: YES
-Club lounge access: Dont Know

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Old Aug 24, 05, 11:17 am
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Award night at IC Prague:
-Upgrade: YES, 1 bedroom Suite
-Complementary Minibar: YES, including snacks
-Club lounge access: YES
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Old Aug 24, 05, 5:00 pm
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Upgrade: To a junior suite, which is a very large room for Paris, very well appointed. Same as when paying.

Minibar? -- free as an RA on award points including good Champagne. Minibar generally well stocked.

Club Floor: No/not offered, but then again I have not found that to be an RA benefit unless there are no suites to upgrade to. You can purchase access to the club for, I think 70 euros (for one)/120 euros (for a couple) per night. No special rate for RA's unlike the Mark Hopkins, for example.
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Old Aug 24, 05, 5:00 pm
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Woah here - surely every IC hotel has to offer free mini-bar to RA's, regardless of reservation type, you shouldn't even have to enquire about it, just go ahead & take advantage of it - ergo it shouldn't even be a topic for this thread, plus Dino's Bora Bora stay should be reported to IC & compensation given, along with a good ticking-off by IC to the hotel? Or am I missing something?
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Old Aug 24, 05, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by tristan727
Woah here - surely every IC hotel has to offer free mini-bar to RA's, regardless of reservation type, you shouldn't even have to enquire about it, just go ahead & take advantage of it - ergo it shouldn't even be a topic for this thread, plus Dino's Bora Bora stay should be reported to IC & compensation given, along with a good ticking-off by IC to the hotel? Or am I missing something?
There was another thread coverving the fact that RA desk says that RA benefits dont apply on reward nights, I was also told this by the RA desk, as have others hence Aj starting this thread it can be found here.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=433611

Please lets not turn this thread into a debate and keep it on topic, I will edit out my and tristans comments out in a day or so so we have a great thread like the RA upgrades one if any one wants to start a new thread discussing the lack of benefits on reward nights by all means do so, but I will keep this one on topic

Cheers
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Old Aug 24, 05, 8:15 pm
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Award nights at IC de la Ville Roma:
-Upgrade: YES, large room (suite?) on fifth floor, nice view of the wedding cake
-Complementary Minibar: YES
-Club lounge access: N/A

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Old Aug 25, 05, 12:57 am
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Award nights at Hong Kong IC
Upgrade: somewhat. Only to pool view room, a little larger than standard
Minibar/Movie: yes
Gift: little box of choc., fruits
Club: no (they never upgrade to Club on paid rooms)

Award nights at Sydney IC
Upgrade: Nice corner suote (2 room) with harbour/opera view
Minibar: Yes (even champage)
Gift: Choc and bottle of red wine
Club: no
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IC Houston (used a 2:1 certificate)
upgrade: yes, very nice room on the top floor (23rd i believe)
minibar: beverages, yes; snacks, no
club access, my experience was yes
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Old Aug 27, 05, 6:41 am
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Buenos Aires
Minibar- yes
Upgrade- Yes (to Club floor)
Club- Yes (result of upgrade)

London (free night tacked on to a paid stay)
Minibar- Yes
Upgrade- Yes
Club- N/A (I was in a Club room to begin with)
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Old Aug 28, 05, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by tristan727
Woah here - surely every IC hotel has to offer free mini-bar to RA's, regardless of reservation type, you shouldn't even have to enquire about it, just go ahead & take advantage of it - ergo it shouldn't even be a topic for this thread, plus Dino's Bora Bora stay should be reported to IC & compensation given, along with a good ticking-off by IC to the hotel? Or am I missing something?

Is free mini bar only applicable in IC or are Holiday Inns included.
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Old Sep 6, 05, 10:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Unterwegs
Award nights at Hong Kong IC
Upgrade: somewhat. Only to pool view room, a little larger than standard
Minibar/Movie: yes
Gift: little box of choc., fruits
Club: no (they never upgrade to Club on paid rooms)
Any other award night upgrade experiences at HK IC?
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Old Sep 6, 05, 10:54 pm
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Old Sep 7, 05, 11:38 am
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Originally Posted by OPENROAD
Is free mini bar only applicable in IC or are Holiday Inns included.

Neither AMBASSADOR nor ROYAL AMBASSADOR benefits apply to stays at non-IC branded properties. This is always clearly stated in red on your reservation confirmation for HIs, HIXs, CPs et al.

Now moderator, for the integrity of this thread, leave this up for a couple of days and then please delete this and the original message I responded to.
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