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I am also lucky enough to have a boss who has...

I am also lucky enough to have a boss who has told me repeatedly that i need to spend MORE money on my business trips. He thinks I don't eat enough, apparently, and encourages me to not eat at the...
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I don't put my job at risk. Staying at IHG...

I don't put my job at risk. Staying at IHG properties saves the company money, compared to the hotels that most of the folks use when they travel. Thus, even with a bonus package, I am typically 25...
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I've had IHG grant me a "bump" to platinum twice,...

I've had IHG grant me a "bump" to platinum twice, during years when I traveled a bit less than normal. Basically, I was close, but not quite to platinum, and they gave it to me the next year. each...
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In my most recent stay, which had a 5000 point...

In my most recent stay, which had a 5000 point bonus package/plan, the invoice I received at the hotel (under my door) was simply room charge, taxes, tourism tax, etc..

There is no sign that I...
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From others in this thread and other threads, it...

From others in this thread and other threads, it takes a bit for IHG to process everything, and get the offer. Couple weeks, maybe? I don't remember what was said.
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Can you take advantage of a 5000 point bonus...

Can you take advantage of a 5000 point bonus during your stay? Check your hotel again, and see if they offer a bonus point rate (either 5000 for the stay, or 1000 additional per night). It won't...
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Yes, that would be nice. I'll just have to...

Yes, that would be nice.

I'll just have to be satisfied with accumulating points I don't use faster. My goal now is to have 1,000,000 points, just so the clerks eyes get wide when they recite it...
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No problems this afternoon with Chrome, or...

No problems this afternoon with Chrome, or tonight with Firefox (different computers).

Monday night, 11/12/18
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I know it's silly, but: Hurrah, I'm achieving Spire!

I know, that's not a big deal to many of the frequent travelers here, and it's not really a big deal as far as benefits go, but... I will be hitting enough IHG points to earn Spire by the end of the...
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Yeah, I really don't understand your...

Yeah, I really don't understand your example/point here...

I paid for a hotel in Vegas for my wife, who was attending a convention there. IHG themselves told me to put her name down as guest, and...
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What's the cost of a night at IC Barclay? The OP...

What's the cost of a night at IC Barclay? The OP is trying to get 14,000 points, so spending $189 to get 14000 IHG points seems a bit over-priced.
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A lot, that's why you'd have to trust them. I...

A lot, that's why you'd have to trust them. I didn't say hire a homeless person.

As for fraud: not really. I book rooms for my spouse when she travels, and put her on as my guest. She travels,...
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Long shot, but with the power of the internet: ...

Long shot, but with the power of the internet:

can you book a stay at the cheap Shanghai hotel, after having contacted an IHG club person in the city. Put their name on your reservation as guest,...
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Because I usually want my trash can emptied, and...

Because I usually want my trash can emptied, and I like to take home the little soaps and shampoos to my spouse.
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I'm lost... how does it cut costs and make...

I'm lost... how does it cut costs and make profit, when despite anything I do to "save my towels" from being washed daily, the hotel staff takes them and washes them each day?

Again, if I use the...
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Why do hotels have the "Go Green" towel programs?

Every IHG I have been to in the past couple of years has the "go green" type towel recycle program. Some version or another of "If you'd like to re-use your towels, do (X, Y or Z with them). In some...
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Eh, double beds, could be done.

Eh, double beds, could be done.
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Perhaps it is... I haven't traveled to an IHG...

Perhaps it is... I haven't traveled to an IHG property with a second person in a decade, probably.

So, could I grab a random homeless guy from the freeway on ramp, and give them the other...
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Pay more to pre-pay breakfast?

Was just staying at a Holiday Inn, and when making my reservations, saw the option to book a room and for $12.50 more, get the breakfast. I don't do that, so I just ignored it, and booked the room....
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I used points to book a hotel for my spouse (she...

I used points to book a hotel for my spouse (she was traveling to vegas, I was not). Did exactly what was mentioned here, booked the hotel with points, made a point to note a second guest with her...
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Continue to press for a meeting with the GM, in...

Continue to press for a meeting with the GM, in order to offer the feedback for growth and training that his staff needs. As you point out, you aren't looking for a "gimme something", you are...
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Fine. If you don't like my advice to report it...

Fine. If you don't like my advice to report it to the hotel, ignore it. You didn't pay anything for the advice, you are free to do so.

Perhaps someone else will come along here with advice you...
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Tell the front desk. There are other...

Tell the front desk.

There are other potential explanations (I was once given a key card that opened more than my room), so perhaps someone got confused, and walked into your room thinking it was...
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well, as for the OP "outing" the manager/hotel......

well, as for the OP "outing" the manager/hotel...

If you can guess which hotel this is, you have deductive abilities that rival Sherlock Holmes.

Not saying it couldn't be done, but... wow.
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