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Feb 25, 19, 8:57 am
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For AAdvantage CitiBusiness Platinum Select, I...

For AAdvantage CitiBusiness Platinum Select, I was offered 7500 AA pts for $1,000 of spend over three months. This was the first annual fee I've had due on the card, and I didn't have much spend on...
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My last Inner Circle stay was in April-ish, but I...

My last Inner Circle stay was in April-ish, but I got a great suite upgrade in Savannah. I don't think there's been any drop-off in quality or IC-recognition, the issue as described to me by more...
Jun 4, 18, 8:25 pm
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Posted By brownoarsman

I noticed this as well when I was looking at...

I noticed this as well when I was looking at extending my trip a bit and also to check on the Libertador pricing. To be honest, it just made me more mad as the hotel(s) is(are) clearly marking to $s,...
Jun 4, 18, 8:23 pm
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Posted By brownoarsman

That's good to know, as I am trying to go for...

That's good to know, as I am trying to go for Platinum Premier in the new system this year and have some international leisure travel planned. Argentina was an odd market - with hotels pricing in ARS...
Jun 4, 18, 8:55 am
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Posted By brownoarsman

Just wanted to update this master review thread...

Just wanted to update this master review thread with my experience. I, frankly, had an unsatisfactory stay here. I used an SPG 50 rate for a Junior Suite ($225/night), but the hotel used an exchange...
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Posted By brownoarsman

hurrykane and nineworldseries It's too bad this...

hurrykane and nineworldseries It's too bad this happens routinely, but at the same time, I'm sort of happy I'm not the only one. Thanks for confirming that you've experienced it too!
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Posted By brownoarsman

I've seen these too - mostly in Europe. Usually...

I've seen these too - mostly in Europe. Usually it's been a little lever that when the item is taken off resets. I have not seen these at Kimptons, but maybe the technology is now too advanced to be...
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Posted By brownoarsman

Recurring False Honor Bar Charges at Kimpton

Hi fellow Kimpton-lovers!

I originally picked up Inner Circle status with a bunch of business-related nights at the Kimpton Monaco in Philadelphia. I never touched the Honor Bar there, or if I did...
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Posted By brownoarsman

Tips to get best paid rates?

Hi all,

I'm looking for any tips to use the IHG booking platform to get the best paid rates. Coming from Kimpton (and also Marriott/Starwood), there are specific pages within those programs that...
May 1, 18, 4:13 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 28,745
Posted By brownoarsman

Waited the requisite six to eight weeks (ten...

Waited the requisite six to eight weeks (ten because I was travelling!) and lodged a complaint. Response seems positive?

"Thank you for contacting us regarding your JetBlue Plus Card. We can...
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Posted By brownoarsman

I'm shifting Marriott stays over to IHG - not...

I'm shifting Marriott stays over to IHG - not because I dislike the new Marriott program, just because I can now get what I want at a lower level. I've been Marriott 75+ night Platinum for a few...
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Posted By brownoarsman

Kimpton Brice - Savannah, GA

Kimpton Brice - Savannah, GA

What is your Priority Club status?
Spire Elite - Inner Circle

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay?
Supremely pleased
...
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Posted By brownoarsman

By Boston standards, the Nine-Zero area could be...

By Boston standards, the Nine-Zero area could be considered a little seedy. If you walk down past the edge of the Commons, there are quite a few homeless people/pan-handlers, as well the area around...
Mar 13, 18, 2:02 pm
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Views: 65,625
Posted By brownoarsman

I'm not sure. I bought some restaurant/retail...

I'm not sure. I bought some restaurant/retail physical gift cards that earned during the promotion when I was targeting some minimum spend #s...
Mar 12, 18, 4:37 pm
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Posted By brownoarsman

And with gift card purchases no longer earning 3X...

And with gift card purchases no longer earning 3X ... not even a way to ring up a large bill for a last gasp! Oh well, it was very lucrative while it lasted. Thanks, Jet Blue!
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Posted By brownoarsman

I stayed at the Nine Zero last June as well as...

I stayed at the Nine Zero last June as well as the Marlowe. Parking underneath the Commons is pretty convenient, and there's also some other garages nearby that are convenient if you want to price...
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Posted By brownoarsman

That's correct. I was pleasantly surprised. 7x...

That's correct. I was pleasantly surprised. 7x per dollar (5x hotel, 2x restaurant)!
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Views: 5,455
Posted By brownoarsman

I ate at the Surfcomber (Miami Beach, FL) and it...

I ate at the Surfcomber (Miami Beach, FL) and it credited 5x for IHG hotel and 2x for restaurant.
Mar 1, 18, 10:01 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 28,745
Posted By brownoarsman

Haha, approved! If you have any emails from...

Haha, approved! If you have any emails from Nigerian princes, I'll take those too! :)
Feb 26, 18, 5:15 pm
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Views: 28,745
Posted By brownoarsman

My meal box from two weeks ago posted as gate...

My meal box from two weeks ago posted as gate charges as well, and no credit was issued. Going to wait the 6 weeks cited above, and then I, too, will start launching complaints ... :)
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Views: 2,487
Posted By brownoarsman

Gotcha, scrounger - I'll have to look for that on...

Gotcha, scrounger - I'll have to look for that on my next invoice!

The opaqueness of the Inner Circle qualification criteria are bothering the heck out of me too, Nick. Especially now that I'm...
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Views: 578
Posted By brownoarsman

Upon request for further clarification, I heard...

Upon request for further clarification, I heard back from Kimpton's twitter team that dining karma is no longer part of the program. Good to know, if unfortunate. Here's hoping Kimpton restaurants...
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Views: 578
Posted By brownoarsman

Thanks for checking there! I read back through...

Thanks for checking there! I read back through the Kimpton transition emails I received, but couldn't find any reference to this particular program. Also checked with the Twitter team but got the...
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Views: 578
Posted By brownoarsman

Kimpton Karma Restaurant Program

In the past, Kimpton gave one a little boost in status if one spent money at the restaurants even without staying there. I believe it was called 'spread the love' or something like that. As I'm...
Feb 21, 18, 7:55 am
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Views: 1,288
Posted By brownoarsman

I mentioned it to the attendant when we were at a...

I mentioned it to the attendant when we were at a rest-stop, and he apologized for it. However, he said he didn't know what Amtrak's blanket-cleaning procedures were, and assumed (as I do) that it...
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