InterContinental Royal Ambassador is an invitation only status within Ambassador program that appears to require roughly $10K in InterContinental spend within a calendar year and unknown number of InterContinental nights and visited hotels.
Last week, IHG Rewards Club processed the Royal Ambassador upgrades, renewals and downgrades (read more here) and my account was renewed at the time. Now, however, I received the email above from the Ambassador program.
You can access InterContinental Ambassador web page here.
Here’s what was shown on my account January 4:
Just checked my member card using the app:
The status expiry is still shown as December 30, 2018.
Not quite sure what to think of this email after all the issues with the IHG Rewards Club/Ambassador service center and the “secrecy” surrounding these Royal Ambassador renewals and downgrades.
The status online is still shown as Royal Ambassador and I am scheduled to have my next InterContinental stay on 16th that I’ll cancel if this downgrade is indeed true and rebook another property.