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Elite benefit if I didn't book the room?

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Old Mar 16, 19, 9:05 pm
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Elite benefit if I didn't book the room?

Say my GF is a gold and booked a room, but me, as a platinum is also staying. Would we get all the perks? thinking specifically the Le Meridien bora bora since included bfast could add up quickly, but I guess it could apply to any hotel?
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Old Mar 16, 19, 9:17 pm
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Depends who pays. If you're getting the points, you'll get the benefits - assuming the room was booked directly instead of through Expedia or whatever.
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Old Mar 16, 19, 9:55 pm
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Youd need to change the number on check in. But that would mean you would get the points etc, not your gf.

who's paying doesnt make a difference.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 4:27 am
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What if it is a point stay and it is coming from her (gold) account.
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Old Mar 17, 19, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by exmike View Post
What if it is a point stay and it is coming from her (gold) account.
Uh, I'm afraid there's no way around it. If the reservation is booked using her member # and her points, there's no way you can transfer your member # into the reservation, as you would only be added as a guest in the booking, so the hotel is not obliged to offer you any platinum perks even though you both are staying in the room.

However, if you can book a separate night under your name before the night of her reservation, you can ask front desk to keep your room even though you have 2 separate reservations, they might offer to extend the plat benefits to you on the second night, but YMMV, there's no guarantee.

My take is especially for destination resorts, your chances are not very high.. Why not xfer her points to your account and reserve using your plat account?
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Old Mar 17, 19, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by exmike View Post
What if it is a point stay and it is coming from her (gold) account.
Just about every time I've allowed someone with a lower status book a room for me/us, when I politely introduce myself as a higher tier, I am offered all the appropriate on-site benefits for my status, often including a better upgrade. My trick is to be very polite and not the least bit demanding. Graciously accept whatever they offer, but if it's not at least the minimum for the booking tier GIVE THEM H***!!! hehehe
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