IME the HI Darling Harbour is very reliable at recognising status with an upgrade.Holiday Inn Darling Harbour Sydney
Work Rate: 21/3 to 22/3
Booking: Standard Room
Upgraded - Deluxe Room
was welcomed and greeted as Spire Elite (even the back of the Room card said Spire Elite)
I've stayed at Sydney IC on my birthday weekend for several years now.Has anyone heard of an IC room that is 'non-upgradeable' for the purposes of an ambassador membership. I am an ambassador platinum and recently booked a 2br Club suite/Villa at the IC Koh Samui. During the booking process I enquired with IC what room I would need to book to get upgraded to the 2br suite for my stay. They advised the 2 and 3 br suites at the resort are non upgradeable but they would give us F+B discounts during our stay.
Is this a common practice?
I don't think this is a standard "perk". I've stayed for the same reason the past few years and never got that when staying in a club suite. Do you check-in downstairs or do you go up to the club and check-in. I've got a birthday stay in a Club Suite in August and it would be nice to get something more than normal.I've stayed at Sydney IC on my birthday weekend for several years now.
Use an AMB BOGO.
Book a harbour view suite ( king or doubles ), and in lieu of an upgrade, they provide $100. food and beverage credit.
Last year, I even got a second $100. on the second ( free night ).
Should say, I booked Club access suite.
So, booking cost for two nights was about $700.
Got two nights / three days with Club access and $200. In food / drinks.
Every year for me !!