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Quite often don't get much of an upgrade in busy...

Quite often don't get much of an upgrade in busy properties but often these don't have significant room variance anyway, I do always receive lounge access at those I stay at however.

I have no...
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In no world could the CP The City be described as...

In no world could the CP The City be described as luxurious. It is a good property which treats Spires well but it is a pretty cooker cutter place with the exception of the public spaces.

If you...
Jun 10, 19, 3:35 am
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They squeeze a lot of gym equipment into a small...

They squeeze a lot of gym equipment into a small space, and the stretch/free weight areas are inadequate. Whilst there is a fair gym selection it doesn't feel as usable as smaller less well equipped...
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The IC PL switched from Moet some time ago to...

The IC PL switched from Moet some time ago to Perrier Jouet.

I am not sure that any generic NV fizz is that great but as far as it goes I prefer Bollinger which I have never had served at an IC.
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Interesting if they have reverted back to the old...

Interesting if they have reverted back to the old approach, when did you last stay?
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Or maybe those who think that IHG status...

Or maybe those who think that IHG status recognition is great are easily pleased and donít have significant comparative experience elsewhere?

i am on the the whole ok with what I get from IHG but...
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It is the only hotel status I routinely can renew...

It is the only hotel status I routinely can renew with a single stay
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its a simple business decision, whilst Spire is...

its a simple business decision, whilst Spire is so laughably easy to get (e.g. about half of the qualification requirements of Hilton Diamond from stay spend and still backdoir routes to easy status...
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The problem is the info here tends to be sporadic...

The problem is the info here tends to be sporadic and with questionable accuracy and it’s hard to find out what you get from other sources apart from approaching the property direct. I will have one...
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The rules are silent on many things, they donít...

The rules are silent on many things, they donít say that you must have an upgrade except AMB or Kimpton IC at relevant properties, they donít say that they have to give you lounge access, they donít...
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Sometimes you do just get lucky on a short stay...

Sometimes you do just get lucky on a short stay depending upon check in time and occupancy. It would be exceedingly unwise to expect similar treatment in future however. Many of us who are RAís and...
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I am not sure about that. Thinking of the CPís I...

I am not sure about that. Thinking of the CPís I stay at most the local competition from other chains does not have lounges or is non existent. The CP City at Blackfriars is away from most of the...
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I totally get that if others experience is not as...

I totally get that if others experience is not as mine they will feel differently but whilst it seems like every Tom, Dick and Harriet these days is a Hilton Diamond with an inexorable drag on lounge...
May 31, 19, 4:15 am
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The big problem with the Renaissance is the size...

The big problem with the Renaissance is the size of the rooms, upgrades seem hard to come by and the rooms are unacceptably small. The lounge whilst pleasant is a little small for the number of...
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It is expensive to stock minibars in the Maldives...

It is expensive to stock minibars in the Maldives (and some other locations) due to very high local tax rates upon alcohol. The hotels will actually pay these taxes so the cost of the contents will...
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Doesn't the problem come from some of the pricier...

Doesn't the problem come from some of the pricier properties coming onstream? Consider the cost of a free minibar at the new IC Maldives (if the minibar is anything like that at the St Regis).
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Posted By Land-of-Miles

Indeed and this has been my experience too for...

Indeed and this has been my experience too for quite some time. I am simply not buying this "rule" that properties are forbidden from giving Spires access to Club Lounges it is simply not true. ...
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Posted By Land-of-Miles

There is no rule that you do not get lounge...

There is no rule that you do not get lounge access as a Spire/RA unless I have missed it in which case it would be helpful to point to it.

The rule is that there is no rule mandating lounge access...
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I think you paint an overly rosy picture of...

I think you paint an overly rosy picture of Hilton. I have been a Diamond for 16 years and seen a continued deterioration in the programme during that time, as well as IC RA and SPG LT Plat (now...
May 29, 19, 1:26 am
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The Conrad in Dublin was one of the early efforts...

The Conrad in Dublin was one of the early efforts in the days of the split between Hilton US and Hilton Rest of the World. The Suites are nice but the regular rooms are a bit on the small side and...
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This isn't quite true. In my experience the vast...

This isn't quite true. In my experience the vast majority of UK CP properties with lounges (not all by any means but the majority) offer club lounge access (executive Lounge being a fairly Hilton...
May 28, 19, 10:11 am
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Posted By Land-of-Miles

The Hilton Liverpool City is crap but does have a...

The Hilton Liverpool City is crap but does have a lounge and parking is reasonably priced for the location, I would always pick the Doubletree Liverpool over the City Hilton if you want to stat in...
May 28, 19, 10:01 am
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Posted By Land-of-Miles

You accepted a DLR facing room on the 2nd floor?

You accepted a DLR facing room on the 2nd floor?
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Posted By Land-of-Miles

In any lounge I would only consider tipping for...

In any lounge I would only consider tipping for truly exceptional service, I would otherwise treat it like a bar or buffet where no one other than North Americans would consider it appropriate (and I...
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