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The HfP chat thread – Friday 30th July

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Comments (382)

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  • r* says:

    Possibly an obvious question but how do ic ambassador one category upgrades work?

    If ihg has ‘standard’ tab that lists deluxe and superior and the ‘one bed’ tab lists deluxe, exec (states high floor), premium (10 more than exec, listed as top floor), terrace (lots more than prem) is a 1 cat upgrade exec to prem while a 1 cat upgrade for prem would be to terrace?

    • Jonathan says:

      If you try & get too cute with IHG now they’ll just not upgrade you & give you 10k points (~£40) compo. If you’re staying 3 nights+ the likelihood of being fobbed off increases exponentially.

    • Rob says:

      Correct. The Ambassador T&Cs has a list of excluded room types for each hotel however – this often stops you booking one level below a particular suite.

      And, as noted, some hotels are abusing the spirit of the change in the rules a couple of years ago and deciding that giving you $40 of points is a cheaper solution than actually upgrading you.

  • Annabel says:

    Evening. Trying to use full Avios to book seating in CW on an existing 2-4-1 booking for 2022 but it comes out with ‘sorry unable to complete these seats as requested’ . It seems to have debited the Avios though. Anyone else had trouble? Think the deadline to book is tonight for the discounted price. Thanks.

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