- May 29, 2011
A thread to discuss the IHG Rewards Club and/or InterContinental Ambassador.
Since joining late last year I've had the opposite, first stay was as a Gold after buying Ambassador for other purposes and I received an upgrade, despite that more likely going towards Platinum members. I then earned thousands of bonus points, achieved Platinum and have received more upgrades on stays this year, and even more bonus points. Even managed to use some points for cheap stays.They are so inept that I have pretty much dropped them.
I just spent 15 min on 2 phone calls both of which dropped out (or got hung up) where the person at the other end had no idea about anything.
I'd probably agree with you on the IC considering the prices I see whenever I look. However, I haven't tried the VIC properties yet.I'll still use IHG where/when appropriate but their treatment of customers is all too often appalling. In Melbourne I am running out of properties. HI on Flinders I have not been back to since I had a run in with a manager about 5 years ago.
HI at the airport I'll go back to but prefer elsewhere due value for money and service issues and the IC is over the top expensive for what you get.
Where? Holiday Inn Chiang Mai is 10,000 points/night or 5,000 points + USD40.I've just learned that P+P rates differ, so may I ask if anyone knows of any properties with better value than US$60/10000?
Where doesn't matter (manufacturing only). There are plenty of options I've seen that will net 10000 for US$60 or 5000 for US$30, but given I was unaware that the price per point varies (and it does, as I've found out), I just thought I'd ask if anyone knew of a hotel which gives better than US$60 per 10000 (or better than US$30 for 5000).Where? Holiday Inn Chiang Mai is 10,000 points/night or 5,000 points + USD40.
But if you're referring to points + pay at hotels where the 10,000 points option usually requires USD70 or USD65 then I have not seen one lower.