Priority Club has gone through quite a few changes in the past month. Last year, the number of points earned for InterContinental stays within the Americas was changed from flat 2000 points per stay, regardless of number of nights or dollars spend, to 10 points per dollar. Elsewhere in the world the flat 2000 points per stay still applies.
I just saw some comments on FlyerTalk about Royal Ambassador members that had not received the Priority Club Platinum bonus for InterContinental stays and I decided to have a look at the issue.
Unfortunately, I won’t have paid stays at InterContinental hotels before February, so I asked a copy of account posting from a friend of mine that just completed one night stay at an InterContinental property in Asia.
His stay had posted with the 50% Platinum bonus giving the flat 1000 Priority Club bonus points. As you can see, it doesn’t state the reason for the 1000 points, but that is the Platinum bonus.
One of my stays in Asia last year, at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, posted exactly the same way.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Priority Club wouldn’t have gone away with Platinum bonus for InterContinental, but I think that we need more data points. Maybe they have for the Americas but not for the Asia?
If you have had InterContinental stay this year as a Royal Ambassador, email me a screen shot of your online account statement for the stays. I am trying to get to the bottom of this issue.
It would be sad to see the Platinum bonus to go away for Royal Ambassador members on InterContinental stays, but it seems to be sill posting for stays in Asia.