Tag: Ambassador

Reader Question: Maintaining Royal Ambassador Status For 2018? Requalification Criteria?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question by email about the InterContinental Royal Ambassador requalification criteria for 2018.

Reader Question Maintaining Royal Ambassador Status For 2018 Requalification Criteria

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Reader Question: Points And Night Credit Earned On InterContinental Free Weekend Night Voucher Stay?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email about the use of the InterContinental Free Weekend Night-voucher that Ambassador members get with their yearly kit.

InterContinental Ambassador Booking Link

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InterContinental Ambassador Free Weekend Night Certificate Changes (Physical)

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IHG Rewards Club has separate recognition program called Ambassador for stays at InterContinental hotels that one can sign up for (cost $200) and I recently wrote about it (read more here).

InterContinental Ambassador Free Weekend Night Certificate

One of the benefits of being an Ambassador is a Free Weekend Night voucher that can be used towards a two night weekend night stays where the second night will be be complimentary when this certificate is turned in. Member must book certain Ambassador Free Weekend Night-rate plan (read more here).

InterContinental Ambassador Program – Worth Paying $200 To Join? (Your Take?)

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IHG Rewards Club has separate recognition program called Ambassador that only applies for stays at InterContinental properties and one needs to pay to join.

InterContinental Ambassador Program

Ambassador members are also members of IHG Rewards Club and collect and redeem IHG Rewards Club points for their InterContinental stays.

InterContinental Ambassador Free Weekend Night Certificate Booking Link

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IHG Rewards Club has made some changes to its website an the old link we had up for checking the prices for the Ambassador free weekend night voucher went dead.

InterContinental Ambassador Booking Link

InterContinental has always made checking the free weekend night price quite difficult. You need to log into your Ambassador account and then follow few links. You can, however, check the prices using the link below and decide if signing up for the Ambassador program makes sense for you.

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Benefits Update: Lounge Access Exclusions!

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InterContinental Ambassador program recently made lounge access universal benefit for all Royal Ambassador members along with two category confirmed upgrade (certain suites excluded).

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Benefits Update Lounge Exclusions!

IHG Rewards Club has now updated the Ambassador program Terms and conditions. Lounge access is no longer guaranteed benefit all the time at all the properties.

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Letter With Free Weekend Night Certificate (Kits Delayed?)

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A LoyaltyLobby reader from Switzerland forwarded me a copy of the InterContinental Royal Ambassador welcome letter that he had just received.

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Letter

Seems that the Royal Ambassador kits may be delayed (yet again!) but the letter came with the Free Weekend Night-voucher (read more about making your booking using it here).

InterContinental Royal Ambassador Welcome Emails + Significant Qualification Change For 2018

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me his requalification email for Royal Ambassador status that IHG Rewards Club has just sent out (still waiting for mine).

IHG Rewards Club InterContinental Royal Ambassador Invitation

The Ambassador program moved the Royal Ambassador qualification period and status validity to calendar year starting in 2017 and has now informed on this email about a significant qualification change for the 2018 membership year.

Marriott Rewards To Introduce Ambassador Service (Borrowed From SPG?)

Marriott Rewards introduced Elite concierge service last year (don’t know anyone who would have been chosen as a member) and has now changed the name more familiar for those that belong to the SPG program.

Marriott Rewards Ambassador

Marriott Rewards has renamed the (non-existent) elite Concierge service as Ambassador. Not sure what the benefits of this level are and what is required for qualification.

Reader Question: More Than 125 IHG Nights In 2016 & No Royal Ambassador Upgrade?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email with a question about InterContinental Royal Ambassador status after having significant number of nights with the chain in 2016.

Reader Question More Than 125 IHG Nights In 2016 & No Royal Ambassador Upgrade

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InterContinental Ambassador & Royal Ambassador Terms & Conditions Update February 6, 2017

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IHG Rewards Club has updated the Terms and conditions governing the Ambassador & Royal Ambassador program effective February 6, 2017.

InterContinental Ambassador T&Cs Update Effective January 20 2017

The small but significant change deals with benefits when redeeming points instead of paying for the night.

InterContinental Ambassador & Royal Ambassador Program Terms & Conditions Changes January 20, 2017

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IHG Rewards Club has quietly updated the Terms and conditions governing the Ambassador and Royal Ambassador programs effective January 20, 2017.

InterContinental Ambassador T&Cs Update Effective January 20 2017

The updated T&Cs now include even more exceptions of suites where Ambassador and Royal Ambassador members cannot rely being upgraded. The upgrade and lounge access rules have been updates as well.

IHG Rewards Club Account Security (Name, Account Number & PIN All In Plain Text)

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There have been reports about IHG Rewards Club account hacks over the past few years. Previously, one could keep trying different PIN combinations over mobile until one would work. Now account is frozen after set number of failed attempts.

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IHG Rewards Club has most recently blamed account security for the changes made for award redemption process for stays in Greater China (read more here).

Extending IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite Status By Buying Ambassador Membership?

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There appears to be a way to extend IHG Rewards Club Spire Elite membership that usually requires 75 nights or 15,000 base points by 12 months by buying Ambassador membership if you don’t already have it.

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IHG Rewards Club runs two (or actually three if Kimpton’s Karma is included as well) partially separate programs: IHG Rewards Club for collecting points and elite status that applies to all other IHG hotels besides InterContinental that have their own guest recognition program called Ambassador.

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