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Property:
Date(s):
Room booked:
Room received:
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.)
BRG stay: (yes/no)
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no)
Comments:

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Old Jan 1, 15, 7:38 am
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Post Your SPG Platinum Upgrade Successes 2016

Welcome to the 2016 reboot of the Platinum Upgrade Successes thread.

To post your success, please use the format below:
Property:
Date(s):
Room booked:
Room received:
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.)
BRG stay: (yes/no)
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no)
Comments:

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Old Jan 1, 16, 6:36 am
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Property: Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort
Date(s): 1-4 Jan 2016
Room booked: Deluxe Garden view room
Room received: Deluxe River view room (which has no view of river!)
Award stay: no (1st night) and yes (2nd&3rd night)
BRG stay: yes (1st night)
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: deluxe river view room (with no real river view) was fine but in need of some facelift, especially the bathroom. comfortable bed as expected.
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Old Jan 2, 16, 11:04 am
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Post Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel

Property: Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
Date(s): January 2016 (1 night)
Room booked: Athénée Room
Room received: Athénée Prestige Room
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: Suites were still available for sale but they mentioned it's unavailable. The Athénée Prestige Room is really nice though.
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Old Jan 2, 16, 11:12 am
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Post The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

Property: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Date(s): January 2016 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe Room
Room received: Westin Executive Club Room
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: I was pre-upgraded to a Deluxe Suite the night before arrival. However, during check-in there were no Suites available (they were not even on sale as well). Was brought to the Executive Lounge for check-in. The lounge was pretty small btw. There's no difference between the Club room and the Deluxe room I believe except that the Club room was on the Executive floor.
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Old Jan 2, 16, 11:39 am
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Originally Posted by lcpteck View Post
Property: The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Date(s): January 2016 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe Room
Room received: Westin Executive Club Room
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: I was pre-upgraded to a Deluxe Suite the night before arrival. However, during check-in there were no Suites available (they were not even on sale as well). Was brought to the Executive Lounge for check-in. The lounge was pretty small btw. There's no difference between the Club room and the Deluxe room I believe except that the Club room was on the Executive floor.
There is no such thing as a "pre upgrade". I wish people on this forum would not use that term as it's not an accurate description of what has really taken place. You saw a advance room allocation, period.

When people [not singling out lcpteck] use the term "pre upgrade" it has the potential to set unrealistic expectations that carry over to check-in.
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Old Jan 2, 16, 9:01 pm
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Property: Sheraton Full Moon Resort Maldives
Date(s): January 2016 - 4 nights
Room booked: deluxe room
Room received: over water bungalow
Award stay: yes, cash & points
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments:
Staying here briefly before going to another resort where we have an over water villa booked, so to get an unexpected upgrade here to over water bungalow was a bonus!
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Old Jan 3, 16, 1:19 am
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Property: Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Date(s): January 2016 - 2 nights
Room booked: garden view room
Room received: Ocean Front Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: maybe
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: Great to be back after a disappointing stay at the Hyatt. In addition to the towel elephant on the bed, they had written "spg" with orchid petals. How cool is that? ^^^
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Old Jan 3, 16, 7:36 am
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Not to go off topic. Sounds like New Year should be a FT get together in Thailand. Ill post my Royal Orchid stay tomorrow.

Love the Hua Hin Sheraton. Headed to the Pattaya Sheraton Friday.

Best of upgrade luck in 2016.
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Old Jan 3, 16, 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by remymartin View Post
Property: Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
Date(s): January 2016 - 2 nights
Room booked: garden view room
Room received: Ocean Front Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: maybe
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: Great to be back after a disappointing stay at the Hyatt. In addition to the towel elephant on the bed, they had written "spg" with orchid petals. How cool is that? ^^^
So was it a BRG rate or not?
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Old Jan 4, 16, 12:52 am
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Property:Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Date(s):1/1/16 to 1/3/16
Room booked:Two-Story Townhouse
Room received: " " "
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed:No
Comments:Offer Exclusively For AAA/CAA Members

Property:Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
Date(s):1/1/16 to 1/3/16
Room booked:Traditional Marina Tower 2 Double Beds
Room received:Junior Suite
Award stay:No
BRG stay: Book two or more consecutive nights and receive 40% off every 2nd night. Prepaid, non-refundable. 2 night minimum length of stay at hotels
SNAs redeemed:No
Comments:
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Old Jan 4, 16, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by KENNECTED View Post
There is no such thing as a "pre upgrade". I wish people on this forum would not use that term as it's not an accurate description of what has really taken place. You saw a advance room allocation, period.

When people [not singling out lcpteck] use the term "pre upgrade" it has the potential to set unrealistic expectations that carry over to check-in.
As opposed to the use of the term "pre upgrade", IMO it is much more likely that the unrealistic expectations are a result of being able to see the, using your words, "advance room allocation" on the website when reviewing one's reservation.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 4:56 am
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As opposed to the use of the term "pre upgrade", IMO it is much more likely that the unrealistic expectations are a result of being able to see the, using your words, "advance room allocation" on the website when reviewing one's reservation.
Really? It just seems based on conversation here people believe they were upgraded prior to checking in and when they arrive and they aren't they get upset.
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Old Jan 5, 16, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by KENNECTED View Post
Really? It just seems based on conversation here people believe they were upgraded prior to checking in and when they arrive and they aren't they get upset.
Why is there no such thing as a "pre-upgrade" ? I have been upgraded in advance before, I have booked standard rooms and a few days before I arrive, they change my reservation to deluxe suites on the spg website. Is this not a pre-upgrade?
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Old Jan 5, 16, 3:28 pm
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Why is there no such thing as a "pre-upgrade" ? I have been upgraded in advance before, I have booked standard rooms and a few days before I arrive, they change my reservation to deluxe suites on the spg website. Is this not a pre-upgrade?
Until you actually check-in, this can change. No complimentary upgrades are settled until that point in time.

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Old Jan 6, 16, 12:30 am
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Property: Sheraton Pranburi Villas
Date(s): 2 nts in January
Room booked: Pool Villa
Room received: Villa Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Wonderful place so far!
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