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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

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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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). [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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. [click to continue…]

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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.


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). [click to continue…]

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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.


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. [click to continue…]

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InterContinental Ambassador program has quietly changed the terms and conditions governing the program effective September 1, 2016. The previous changes were initiated on October 12, 2015.


The list of excluded suites for Ambassador and Royal Ambassador members have significant expanded. The Club access is now officially a Royal Ambassador benefit in Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Middle East & Africa. [click to continue…]