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Except as an experienced FT'er (IHG'er) you knew...

Except as an experienced FT'er (IHG'er) you knew as soon as asked for higher points/night, that it was reversion from the cheap PB rate.

Indigo difference (15-40k) is much more obvious than 10k...
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Was booking Pattaya for extended transit through...

Was booking Pattaya for extended transit through Bangkok (ie IC Pattaya), when saw HIE Cental Pattaya bookable.

As arriving so very late in Bangkok on my October Friday evening , booked HIE here...
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Posted By scubaccr

Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central (Master Thread)

Now available for booking nights commencing, Sunday 1st September 2019.

20k points/night. Opening nights a reduced ADR 1200thb++ , Normal sems to be 1600++ ADR


Address =>293/16 Moo 10,...
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Amsterdam hotel rooms in general mostly in...

Amsterdam hotel rooms in general mostly in pre-existing merged/joined older buildings, ie are mostly in ' much older' buildings are on average very very small rooms, due to original NL tax on...
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Std Gold Corp rate can usually be given by IHG...

Std Gold Corp rate can usually be given by IHG globally to most companies over a certain size that contract to book more than nnnn nights per year worldwide. (HH. MR etc do similar corp program)
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IHG helpdesk/cust-servicdes can't help in these...

IHG helpdesk/cust-servicdes can't help in these situations.

The minimum nights per stay is an individual hotels call. Either an in demand week/occaision locally, or something like very few...
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awkward to be offered to just 1ppn when 2ppn stay...

awkward to be offered to just 1ppn when 2ppn stay in room.

alas no grounds to insist on 2ppn lounge foc, as foc lounge access is not a Spire Elite benefit
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Posted By scubaccr

Interesting data point. Used to take 3-5...

Interesting data point.

Used to take 3-5 days coz IHG I.T. did not process the associated creditcard purchase from IHG.COM screens in real time before.
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Posted By scubaccr

The tickbox option to pre purchase b/f during...

The tickbox option to pre purchase b/f during booking ADR/Flex/Yourrate (not available on corporate or award nights) is usually heavily discounted, though variable reducing based on if you book...
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purchased points are alas not elite qualifying...

purchased points are alas not elite qualifying type

buying Ambassador status for usd200 now gives you since Feb2019 Plat status (was only gold previously). Buy online takes 3-5days to go...
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nope, i)whilst elite gold - spire,...

nope,


i)whilst elite gold - spire, points don't expire
ii)don't expire 12months period you drop to not having elite status (ie 1st Jan 20xx)
iii)if no elite status points balance expires...
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Posted By scubaccr

Also the fact award night exists for a night does...

Also the fact award night exists for a night does not aways allow CC (or other) free night cert to be used.

All the free night certs whilst coming out of award night 5% of rooms pool, are only...
Jun 6, 19, 6:36 pm
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I'd insist on either a seat swap or offload ...

I'd insist on either a seat swap or offload based on pic of the seat
Jun 6, 19, 6:32 pm
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If OP split booking as i)adult OP+child std tkt ...

If OP split booking as i)adult OP+child std tkt ii)other adult+child (can even be a cheaper HBO tkt), the booking does not then fail on unaccompanied minors rule.

Whilst OPs Silver luggage...
Jun 5, 19, 11:42 pm
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Posted By scubaccr

The usd50 or so fee relates to minibar fees , not...

The usd50 or so fee relates to minibar fees , not consumption fees. RESTOCK fees are often a fixed per day fee, often usd15++ at my 5star hotels. REALLY annoying/unfair if just want 1x usd10...
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Posted By scubaccr

Never not had a Club Room +foc lounge on my many...

Never not had a Club Room +foc lounge on my many nights at CP Birmingham going back many years now, and my first ever points (PB) nights Oct2018 , as crazy rates during Conservatives Party Conf...
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The giving of foc lounge access at CP hotel when...

The giving of foc lounge access at CP hotel when hotel has lounge might in a large number of instances be driven by local competition for corporate guest nights with nearby HH/Bonvoy hotels with...
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That 10% for staff mostly derives from room rate...

That 10% for staff mostly derives from room rate spend. However has existed so long, i view as making up the staffs living wage.

Fully aware, there is even a website league table to keep hotels...
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Only two Asian hotel lounges i tip are those with...

Only two Asian hotel lounges i tip are those with other than offering just the usual self-serve setup. Plus these are two hotels i repeat stay over many years now

i)IC Bangkok , all day full...
May 24, 19, 10:51 am
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Posted By scubaccr

one tip. If you try to change inbound...

one tip.

If you try to change inbound befoe flying outbound, BA pricing rules dictate the ticket is repriced at that days prices in same class+bucket , or costlier bucket if original bucket...
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Posted By scubaccr

All hotels by standard practice calculate the $$...

All hotels by standard practice calculate the $$ upsell delta as being 100% of the difference between your paid rate and that days non-discounted flex rate of the higher cat room, or the full 100%...
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Posted By scubaccr

[QUOTE=standbyalldtime;31108490]I'm staying in my...

[QUOTE=standbyalldtime;31108490]I'm staying in my first ever presidential suite and have to gloat a bit.

When Regent hotels were first bookable with IHG, they misloaded the points inventory and...
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The IC Bangkok , for an IC is probably unique...

The IC Bangkok , for an IC is probably unique regards that breakfast benefit. Basically coz entry(deluxe)/Exec/Club rooms are identical (size/furnishing) IC BKK differentiates using the "soft"...
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IC-PLG has multiple room cats with choice of...

IC-PLG has multiple room cats with choice of double/twins as standard, upto Junior Suites. Hotel also has ability to swap bed types a bit, ie bed base is splitable to be king or 2x singles, with...
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Posted By scubaccr

Max occupancy=3 often just means room is big...

Max occupancy=3 often just means room is big enough to take a chargeable temp single-rollaway bed

Fee for temp extra bed in 2ppn room (of either 1x Double or 2x Single beds) is standard across...
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