Langham 1865 Program

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Program is calendar year based, so the nights/stays earned in this year determines your status next year.
Consecutive nights are always counted as one stay, regardless of guest checks in and out.

Tiers
Gateway
Upgrade: 3 stays or 9 nights
Renewal: 1 stay or 3 nights (unclear how to achieve 3 nights without fulfilling the 1 stay criteria, but this is how the rules are communicated)
Notable perk: Fruit and bottled water upon arrival

Voyager
Upgrade: 5 stays or 15 nights
Renewal: 2 stays or 6 nights
Notable perk: Upgrade at check-in (subject to availability, Club access never included even if upgraded to "club room"), 1 personalised welcome gift

Destiny
Invite only, probably revenue based, targeted to top 1% of customers
Notable perk: Limousine transfer (one way), 2 personalised welcome gifts


For members of Voyager and Destiny tier, one complimentary suite upgrade is earned after 5 stays or 15 nights. The actual voucher is difficult to obtain and to use, see post 173.


Status-matches
Unknown if 1865 does matches, but off and on they offer complimentary tiers to different card holders.
A few FF program (eg BAEC) offers comped 1865 status


In december 2016 new rules were introduced. Newspaper perk was removed Tier qualification was changed so that it can be earned by nights aswell as by stays.
1865 PRIVILEGE ENHANCEMENTS



Best Rate Guarantee
1) Respective hotel will verify and approve/deny the BRG claim.
2) Must match room type and rate type.

Langham Place Xiamen
1) Seems to provide Club L access to Voyager and above members. Need verification.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 11:00 am
  #76  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
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Originally Posted by Gunnar Smithsen View Post
Discounted rate plus 20% further discount I hope
Yes, very sweet
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Old Sep 16, 13, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by chaiyi View Post
I originally use hotels.com, but surprisingly they found a even lower rate at expedia themselves. I was more than happy to accept it.
Wow, that's great to hear. ^
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Old Oct 9, 13, 12:48 am
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BRG Success

Responded within 24hrs


Customer's reserved location with Langham
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Arrival Date: 2013-11-30

Hotel: The Langham, London

Reserved Rate: 360
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Lower rate that customer found

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Reserved Rate: 324

Found on (Web Address): www.expedia.com

Date(s) that the lower rate applies to: 2013-11-30

Currency: GBP

Date Found: 2013-10-08

Comment: flexible rate for classic room
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Old Oct 9, 13, 8:05 am
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Originally Posted by xingby View Post
Responded within 24hrs


Customer's reserved location with Langham
=============================================

Arrival Date: 2013-11-30

Hotel: The Langham, London

Reserved Rate: 360
===========================================

Lower rate that customer found

=============================================

Reserved Rate: 324

Found on (Web Address): www.expedia.com

Date(s) that the lower rate applies to: 2013-11-30

Currency: GBP

Date Found: 2013-10-08

Comment: flexible rate for classic room
Nice!
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Old Oct 10, 13, 12:54 am
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Originally Posted by lcpteck View Post
Nice!
And then some!

Quite the price difference!
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Old Oct 19, 13, 8:24 am
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Do all BRG claims get responded to within 24 hours?

Made a BRG for Shanghai Xintiandi around 22 hours ago, still no reply. Re-sent the BRG again just now.

Is there phone number to call to chase?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 20, 13, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by Psychiatrist View Post
Do all BRG claims get responded to within 24 hours?

Made a BRG for Shanghai Xintiandi around 22 hours ago, still no reply. Re-sent the BRG again just now.

Is there phone number to call to chase?

Thanks!
Based on my previous failed BRG claim at this hotel, they only process it during their office hours mon-fri.
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Old Oct 20, 13, 3:27 am
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Thanks. How can they verify the claim if they don't check right away? Luckily I have saved the screen shot from the cheaper site - might come in handy in case the deal can't be found anymore.
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Old Oct 21, 13, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by Psychiatrist View Post
Thanks. How can they verify the claim if they don't check right away? Luckily I have saved the screen shot from the cheaper site - might come in handy in case the deal can't be found anymore.
You're right, that is a problem. So far nobody has posted any successful BRGs at this hotel. I guess not much people does any BRG claims or just not enough 1865 members in FT.

I still need 2 stays to maintain my status which will expire 2014. Will probably try a different city.
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Old Oct 21, 13, 12:47 am
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Does anybody have a direct email address for the BRG at Xintiandi Langham? It's 3pm Shanghai time and still no reply to my BRG claim submitted on Friday night.
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Old Oct 21, 13, 6:01 am
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I had to call them - they couldn't find my BRG initially. Had to email them directly after speaking on the phone. They just replied to me (with a copy of my original online submission form).

Reply from them: the third party's prices are now the same as Langham's own prices. So they won't honor the BRG. But they offered one category upgrade (which I would get anyway with my Voyageur status).

I'll reply back to them, enclosing my screenshot from the third party site (within 24 hours of course). I'll press for them to honor the BRG or give me a further category upgrade. I'll see what they say.

UPDATE: BRG honored after some back-and-forth emails and phone calls.

Last edited by Psychiatrist; Oct 22, 13 at 3:49 am Reason: Update information
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Old Nov 5, 13, 4:32 pm
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The Langham Melbourne

I can confirm that The Langham Melbourne also honours BRG claim after I submitted one last week. The Langham website rate was 325AUD per night. A third party rate is 298AUD per night. So ended up getting my booking rate reduced to 224AUD per night.
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Old Nov 5, 13, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by edison View Post
I can confirm that The Langham Melbourne also honours BRG claim after I submitted one last week. The Langham website rate was 325AUD per night. A third party rate is 298AUD per night. So ended up getting my booking rate reduced to 224AUD per night.
^

My membership year is expiring in July 2014 so I gotta start planning my 2 stays for next year. Probably try out one of their newer properties to see how consistent is their level of service. I only stayed once in Langham Xintiandi and the service was fantastico! :-:
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Old Feb 13, 14, 9:40 pm
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Could someone tell me how long it takes to receive the Langham 1865 package in the mail? I am located in Canada.
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Old Feb 13, 14, 10:14 pm
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Originally Posted by AEmgee View Post
Could someone tell me how long it takes to receive the Langham 1865 package in the mail? I am located in Canada.
Not sure, it's a pink package shipped from their headquarters in HK.
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