So we all know ICHG doesn't officially honor status level on award stays, but there are numerous reports of receiving some benefit on an award stay. Here's my position: I stay roughly 75 nights a year at US Holiday Inns, HI Expresses and Crowne Plazas. I like to use those points at Intercontinental properties overseas, and I'm debating buying Ambassador status with points on the chance I'm unofficially given some benefits on those award stays. Do you think it's worth it? p.s. First trip on points is a night at the IC Mark Hopkins San Francisco and three nights at the IC Hong Kong.