Royal Ambassador Status

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  1. Rosalia

    Rosalia Silver Member

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    They have stopped the Royal Ambassador vouchers in packs, but I heard that they would keep Royal Ambassador's status for members who were for more than ten years Royal.
    Did anybody hear about this good news?
     
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  2. Terry Yap

    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    no, but if that's true, that would be a nice gesture...;)
     
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    I was just renewed RA status online but did not get my physical mail yet, so unsure about voucher, I got one last year

    if IHG drops the RA program, they would definitely lose the majority of my business, I have been staying at many sub-par HIs + CPs to maintain my RA status over the past 5 or 6 years :eek:

    likely change my overall hotel strategy and opt for more premium boutique hotels or choose the best hotel in a city, rather than the best IHG hotel
     
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    +1 They have some pretty lousy Hi's and CP's
     
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    Good News??
     
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  7. Rosalia

    Rosalia Silver Member

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    From whom are you expecting good news, DJP_707?
    I have one but am not sure it will be the case. I made a reservation with a WE voucher : it shows I will receive double points, which means, they might consider both nights, the paid one and the free one...I have of course printed the page, and if needed, will submit it to the RC management.
     
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  8. About Again

    About Again Gold Member

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    where did you hear that?

    good news?
     
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  9. jonspencer

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    if you were an RA for 8 or 9 years, how is it good news they will gift RA to people who have had status for 10 years? :eek:
     
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  10. About Again

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    have you heard that anywhere else, other than in this thread? other than them not sending out referral certs now, i haven't heard of any other changes.
     
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  11. jonspencer

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    the referral certs were without question being abused (sold;-), so no great surprise there.

    another poster had referred to some German forum posting regarding RA status being eliminated.

    if IHG sells (which seems likely) doubtful a new owner would come in and axe RA program immediately :eek:
     
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  12. About Again

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    i had heard an unsolicited offer had been made by one of the smaller groups, but had be rebuffed by IHG, any other news on that front?
     
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    Depends on the shareholder from what I've read in the news, I wonder which group wanted to "buy" IHG, there's a rumor it could've been Starwood or Wyndham.
     
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  14. About Again

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    the rebuffed offer was from Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, a tax inversion play.
     
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  15. londoncalling

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    I am currently at 58 nights and 12 IC's and 5 reward nights. I have also paid for multiple rooms at three different IC's but my status period which ends this month does not yet show it extended to 2015. I am getting tired having to chase the incompetent call centre people for recognition. I am now away until mid October and if nothing is in my mail box when I return it might just be time to drop ICHG from my travel plans. next year plans to be a banner travel year for me so it maybe time to go to SPG or Hilton which both have many hotels in my travel destinations.
     
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    I have had the same thoughts about IHG, constantly chasing points for stays etc :eek:

    however I think you will just have a different group of issues with SPG or Hilton

    elite recognition at IHG has been super in 2014
     
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    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    I hope you signed up for the "Into The Nights" promo ;)
     
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    I did do that and surprisingly am well on my way to some points but I am not focusing on the promo.
     
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    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    great, that's much better than me, I am very focused on this promo but my no. of nights at IHG hotels is far less than you...;)
     
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  20. londoncalling

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    Yes but the promo makes me stay in 4 IC's in four different countries and 6 Saturday nights in IC's only, plus some other useless stuff.
     
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    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    that's the irony of the promo, the more you stay, the tougher the tasks it seems, counter-intuitive promo for IHG elites as this promo is structured to get more non-stayers to stay at IHG..
     
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  22. londoncalling

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    Yep and I am not going to chase my tail in ever decreasing circles:cool:
     
  23. Terry Yap

    Terry Yap Gold Member

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    yes, at least you have the luxury of not having to do any mattress runs to get your current points:)
     
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  24. londoncalling

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    True enough.
     
  25. About Again

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    has anyone heard anything re the ten year RA for life?
     

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