If you’re ready for VIP treatment, but haven’t yet earned elite in your favorite hotel program, consider buying your way into privilege through InterContinental Ambassador. InterContinental Ambassador members receive exclusive privileges such as a special check-in desk, VIP greeting and welcome gift, fresh fruit and mineral water in the room, free “pay TV” film per stay, late check-out, no blackout dates for award stays and much more. Members are also automatically elevated to the Gold Elite level of Priority Club Rewards to enjoy those privileges — all for the $150 yearly fee. And if you join before Dec. 31, you will earn 5,000 Priority Club bonus points or 3,000 miles from your choice of the frequent flyer programs of these airlines: American, Delta, Northwest or United. New members will also receive a complimentary weekend night certificate.