A Year Free of Regis Businessworld Gold membership

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  1. FlyingBear
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    Not sure if it's targeted or for everyone with Premier Status, just got an email about this from United (I am merely a gold, so many should've gotten it).

    The general link is this: http://www.regus.com/mileagepluspremier1 and then you plug in your United number.
     
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    I got this as well but already activated it via a freebie from TripIt Pro membership.

    It seems like everyone is giving this away these days, They say it is a 600 dollar value... Seems ridiculous to me.

    I can't seem to see any real value of this... Does anyone actually use it.. Other than getting a new gold card in the mail?
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    As a Businessworld Gold member you can now enjoy:
    • Unlimited, walk-in access to any of our 1200 global Business Lounges and cafés, with complimentary internet and refreshments.
    Does that mean I can walk into those business lounges, sit down, use the internet and refreshments, without paying a fee?​
     
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    Appears to be so? One of these days I will sign up and find out. Some of my business travel would benefit from this if only the other people I am traveling with also had this membership. Free printing/copy/scan can be neat on the road too.
     
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    There's one in walking distance from my office. Since it's free, I might as well sign up, walk over one of these days over lunch and look around.
     
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  6. MarkUK
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    I use them if I am between meetings. They usually have somewhere you can make a coffee and use the internet. Some of them have PC's/Macs you can use. In London my experience is that they have 4-8 seats.
     
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    Do they give you a code/password for the internet or is it just an open hotspot?
     
  8. Phudnik
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    I worked out of a Regus center for six months, and the one I worked at had a password for wifi.
     
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    Most I've been in have a password for the wifi.

    This is a nice benefit to have but not one that I put a ton of value on. I've used it in various places over the years (free with Biz AmEx Plat, too) but never more than 3-4 times in a year, I don't think.

    The facilities also vary significantly based on the location of the Regus office. I've had some where it was basically a private office. I've had others where you got dumped in to the coffee break room with a TV blaring and no means to control the volume.
     
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    Yes.

    In Chicago, my company is a full time tenant with Regus, we have been for 7 years now. Regus had a revamp earlier this year and last year converting all centers to include a business lounge. You get coffee and free internet and there's a lounge and also a desktop computer you can use.

    It's adjacent to the lunch/break room with a full kitchen.

    With the gold membership, you can also rent offices for a day, an hour and you can rent conference rooms, all at fairly decent rates.

    I utilize the facilities on Michigan Avenue (there are a couple of centers there) every once in a while, but I also have private office time in my package.

    Do I use it while traveling? Not very often, but I utilize it probably 6-10 times a year.
     
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    I've had this for a while (through TripIt Pro I think?)... Nice to have as a freebie but I would never not pay for it. I have (fast) Internet access through my cell phone (with tethering) and use VoIP for calls. If I need a faster connection, there's a lot of options outthere like Starbucks (although it's not always faster.) The one thing I need the most on the road is a *quiet* place to make calls, and as Wandering Aramean pointed out, Regus doesn't guarantee that. Also not all locations are convenient (it greatly varies depending on where you are...) and again I find it easier to find a Starbucks :)

    Looks like the entire world is now becoming eligible for free memberships, so I'd expect usefulness to further decrease, but maybe I'm just pessimistic (or maybe no one uses their free memberships :p)
     
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    There is an App in iTunes which lets you locate the nearest office, its hours and facilities. I tend to use that if I find I need somewhere at short notice, or in a new town/city.
     
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    Does is distinguish between the hours for real paid members and the Gold membership? I've had far too many tell me that an office was accessible 24x7 or late-night only to find that the Gold membership works when there is a receptionist on duty from 9-5. :mad:
     
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    There is a seperate option to 'Find a Meeting Room' and that does show some in London as 24 hour access. I have not come across the restriction you mention. Next time I am at a centre, I'll check an answer with the staff.
     
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    and does not work on weekends for the same reason :mad:
     
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    I got a package via AA recently, I think, tossing it thinking it didn't have much value. I know there's some similar offering via my Amex Business Platinum. Never investigated. Probably missing out, don't even know where their locations are. Hmmm. I usually am more on the ball about these things.
     

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