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New Club rooms launched at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo hotel

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During my Tokyo trip last year I stayed at the ANA InterContinental Tokyo and didn’t have the best experience.  My room was mouldy and the hotel overrun by cherry blossom tourists …..

ANA InterContinental Tokyo

However, after my rather negative review it is only fair to mention that InterContinental has been working on improving the Club rooms. A total of 59 Club rooms have been refurbished and the result looks promising as you can see in this Japan Today article.

Hopefully the rest of the hotel will also get a bit of a revamp ….

You can find out more on the hotel website here.

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Comments (105)

  • nigelg52 says:

    Something of a random request for info so forgive me please but am flying Club World BA ex Singapore next month on a (rare as hen’s teeth) 2 4 1 and wondered if readers could comment upon which is the better lounge offering – BA or Qantas ?

    • CV3V says:

      Qantas lounge is excellent with great Asian food (gula Melaka desert) and service, I have never even looked inside the BA lounge as it means less time at the Qantas lounge, although they are right beside each other. SIN is a big Qantas destination, with a lounge to match.

    • Andrew (@andrewseftel) says:

      Qantas hands down for me

  • the real harry1 says:

    anybody already mentioned FLYMOREQR for 15% off Qatar flights, maybe just from London?

    offer ends 15 January 2018 for travel before 31 March 2018

  • Jack says:

    As this is a Bits article, I have a quick OT:

    Does anyone have an Airportr refer a friend code? I could maybe find one elsewhere online but I would prefer one from the HfP community if it gives a benefit to someone here. Thanks!

  • Cate says:

    Booked two tickets for Beijing our of HEL on Wednesday. Finnair’s A350 product is very nice and worth the extra in my view.

    • Polly says:

      As James keeps telling us, great product, but not if chasing TPs for ongoing Silver. Great for a full nights sleep to Asia.

  • Guy H says:

    O/T: I currently have SPG gold status as part of Amex Platinum which is set to expire next month. Do I need to manually re-enrol for another year or will the gold membership be extended automatically as I still have the card? – thank you!

    • Rob says:

      It should roll over but keep an eye out. If it doesn’t it only takes a minute to resubmit the online form.

      • Guy H says:

        Thanks Rob – I have a booking in March so keen to ensure the status is extended on time!

  • TripRep says:

    Bits O/T: for TRH – The Times advising to take profits on IAG shares hinting they are at a possible peak… (p50)

    Also bit of feedback on BA service, quite liked CW on the Dreamliner, Captains/1st Officers let me have a look round impressive flight deck with Heads Up display. Even got pics.

    Really great crews on both the 787 and our connecting CE domestic flight home today. Would of been a perfect rtn of a 241 redemption from KL, only blemish is yet another missing bag, but hopefully that’s on its way….

    • Polly says:

      Well done on managing to keep your CW seats this time. Hope you had a great time. Something had to go wrong, but at least you travelled in comfort this Time!

  • Tracy says:

    O/T IHG question. I had a stay on 29th Dec at a HIE. The points hit my IHG a/c today. There is no movement on my 2018 nights or qualifying points balance. Is this right as the stay was actually in 2017 but base points dated 5/1/18?

  • Gill says:

    OT but sale related

    I’m looking for either a one way or multi stop fare out to Asia (already booked Lloyds upgrade return from HK). Do these ever feature in the sales or is it generally a return fare only?

    I’d prefer not to redeem Avios as I’m targeting a 2-4-1 in March. I might have to reconsider. Any advice appreciated.

    • Genghis says:

      Norwegian to Singapore?

      • Cate says:

        ….and Dubai. ORY-DXB on Norwegian from 132.81 euros per person one way.

    • the_real_a says:

      Check out Scoot from Sin to Berlin – newly launched this week.

    • JamesB says:

      Value from avios redemptions to East Asia is very poor when compared to miles-earning cash fares. Even though you are using a Lloyds voucher in conjunction with one of the few peaches I would recommend taking the £35pp hit, book a return revenue fare and put the refubded avios towards a flight in First using your 241. Take care though if you do this, I think there is something important about cancelling a flight booked with a Lloyds voucher, IIRC I think you need to make a new reservation at the same time as cancelling. If so, this might be a spanner in the works. Others can confirm or otherwise as I’ve never cancelled or changed a flight using a voucher.

      • JamesB says:

        Just to add, you could change your voucher to an outbound flight tgen get an aviosearning ow flight back from BKK on Sri Lankan fof around £800 in J. Stopovers in Sri Lanka are allowed if you wish.

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