Elite with Another Hotel Program? We'll Match It! - Status Match

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  1. CIPAS
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    If you download PDF files, there are list of other hotel programs.
    I'm not sure what levels they match to, but I'm guessing low-to-low, mid-to-mid, high-to-high for each comparison
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    I saw that. Their status benefits are not particularly generous so I'd hope a match is based on benefits rather than 1-to-1 on the status tiers.
     
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    I'm sure they will match by QNs, but since Diamond need 30 QNs, there isn't much other mid tier membership can match. I'm guessing Hilton Gold will match to Diamond.
     
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    Unfortunatelly, as T&C (https://goldcrownclub.bestwestern.com/offers/statusmatch-terms.pdf) state
    So, no good for us Australians not willing to use fake address as was suggested to me on the other forum :mad:
     
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    I did contact them offline and they refused the status match, although I offered top tier from two other chains. They were strict with USA etc only.
     
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    DId you contact US customer service?
    Contacting US customer service isn't violating T&C even if you live in else where.
     
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    Yes, I did contact US customer service. I sent them fax. They then sent me e-mail, saying that T&C for Match require me to have residency in given countries and since I am Australian I am not entitled.
     
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    Weird I got status matched to Diamond through the Asian centre a couple of years ago. I think you are contacting the wrong people.

    Asian BW email is bwrasia@bestwestern.co.th I bet if you try there you will have no problems getting what you want luggage tags and all. No need to hide your Australian email address either!
     
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    Thanks for this tip. Will try it.
     
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    I considered the status match last year. So I tried a couple of stays and was terribly disappointed. I also think the benefits, even highest tier, are quite minimal at Best Western compared to what I get at SPG. So after checking it out, I took a pass.

    Cheers,
     
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    While I agree, I occassionally travel to places where the BW is the best hotel, so I cannot use my preferred chain(s). So having higher tier with BW can have some, if limited, benefits.
     
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    So, I have tried your suggestion and sent e-mail to Thailand address. Got back e-mail from BW Australia saying:
    I really hate it if program treats members from different countries differently. Have some bookings with them for May/June trip to Europe and will cancel and use another chain...
     
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    Anyone know/have experience for what they give for PC Plat/Amb?
     
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    I was given BW Diamond because of my PC Platinum status.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I just started trying to receive status at different hotel (total newbie here!)... but that was pretty painless. They upgraded my account in just 20 minutes after e-mailing them my statement from goldpointsplus. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    I also got BW Diamond for PC Platinum. Now if only I could use those 2 to get status in SPG to avoid the 2500 minimum transfer to airlines (thinking ahead for Grand Slam).
     
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    Where is BW the best hotel? If it's somewhere I'd like to go, I'll look for a match ;)

    Thanks

     
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    Benefits may be minimal, but the status match process was painless.
     
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    Bump. From Twitter:
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    Skip the wait and become a high-earning rewards member with our Status Match, No Catch program. Try it today! http://bit.ly/a6ET2R
     
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    I thought they had status matched me back in March to gold elite, but it was just plain gold. They never did status match me. So I tried again this time with my Platinum PC and submitted it on Tuesday morning. Called this morning and still no word. I was hoping to do some reservations today for a road trip. :(
     
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