Redeem Sweet Dilemma Nights - Best Value?

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  1. heels05
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    Does anyone have suggestions on the properties which give the best bang for your buck when cashing in the Sweet Dilemma free nights?

    I have 2 free nights. Would anyone’s recommendations change if I add a 3rd night to my trip and pay cash or with points for the last night?

    I’m thinking the Intercontinental in Panama right now but I am open to ideas.
     
  2. Raffles
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    I used on at LeGrand in Paris yesterday for a room with what showed as a Best Flex price of Euro 375.

    Because LeGrand has a huge number of suites, it is also a good place to do what you suggest. Book a really nice room for cash for night 1, add on 2 SD nights and assume you'll be allowed to keep the same room all the way through.

    This is trickier at hotels with smaller numbers of suites / large rooms as the hotel obviously needs empty rooms in the higher categories to upgrade you.

    The bottom line, of course, is to use it in a hotel in a city where you really want to visit. That's the best way of using your SD nights for a really enjoyable few days.
     
  3. jason8612
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    I used the promo last year's to book a few nights at the Paris LeGrand and it was an excellent stay. This year, for some stupid mistake on my part I didn't pick the free nights. Dunno why, i mist of been out of it or something...
     
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    I also have an interest and would also appreciate knowing whether platinum, ambassador and/or royal ambassador status benefits are being honored at certain IC hotels for SD nights.
     
  5. heels05
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    I am a plat and have booked this weekend at the Amstel IC in Amsterdam. I'll let you know if there are any special treatments.
     
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    Did you get any special treatment?
     

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