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  • JR 14 posts

    I can’t seem to find info on this. I’m booked for a long weekend there next week. I’m Diamond and have Club Lounge pass. It doesn’t sound as though the Amstel has a separate Club Lounge like other ICs. I guess I’ll get free breakfast as Diamond but what about other normal Club Lounge facilities like refreshments during the day, evening drinks, canapes etc. Anyone know?

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,148 posts

    No club lounge

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,283 posts

    It’s a bit too grand for that. Under 100 rooms at full strength and I think blocks are still closed for refurb.

    JR 14 posts

    Would it be embarrassing to ask if they provide drink vouchers?

    qc 213 posts

    There used to be a ‘club lounge experience’ for RAs if my memory serves me well.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,283 posts

    Would it be embarrassing to ask if they provide drink vouchers?

    You’ll get what you should get, but the hotel really hates IHG and I promise you that you will not see a single piece of IHG or InterContinental signage in the entire hotel.

    Same as Carlton Cannes in that regard, which is the same Qatari owner.

    See what you can find out about the rumoured Regent rebrand.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,176 posts

    If they hate IHG why would they switch to another IHG brand? Unless Regent brand standards are lower than an ICs or is it that it’s just a better ‘fit’?

    I walked past the Berlin Regent at Easter and was surprised at now modern the outside is.

    The rumour a couple of years ago on the FT IHG board thread about the Amstel was that it might switch to the Four Seasons brand.

    GM is ex four seasons and she brought ex FS staff in and the refurb is to FS standards,

    Im sure you’ll agree that’s from an impeccable source!

    https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/34304432-post559.html

    JDB 4,551 posts

    @BAFlyerIHGStayer – a lot of hotel owners dislike the chains of which they are part, but those marketing groups bring them a lot of clientele so they put up with it and do the bare minimum. They might stick with IHG because, of the big three, they are by far the slackest on enforcing anything.

    It would be an interesting move if they went to FS as they are real sheets to deal with nowadays; greedy and demanding which is why you see such a big turnover of hotels in what is quite a small group.

    PeteM 744 posts

    I walked past the Berlin Regent at Easter and was surprised at now modern the outside is.

    It’s the old Four Seasons.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,283 posts

    I agree that FS would have been a runner but the Carlton could have gone the same way and didn’t, so willing to think Amsterdam won’t either. It would make a good FS though.

    TGLoyalty 590 posts

    Has future Regent hotel written all over it. Makes way for a new build IC 🙂

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,176 posts

    Not much if any scope for a new build as the City Council has basically put a block on them in most parts of the city and especially in the centrum / canal ring area.

    TGLoyalty 590 posts

    Then a refurbishment of something else. Either way it’s too grand for IC and perfect for Regent.

    Hilda M 57 posts

    I was there last weekend using my Amb weekend night – as I’m not a drinker (these days) I cannot remember if offered anything. I have to say, overall I was disappointed – the rooms really do need renovation. Had stayed twice before and one fond memory was of the Waffle Cart at breakfast – no more, and whilst the food in the Restaurant was good, it had been a much higher level before. Afternoon Teas did look amazing though (booked out both days). I ended up paying 820€ for the weekend so not unreasonable, but no way would I have paid double that if no Free weekend night.

    JR 14 posts

    For info, I got free breakfast because I’m Diamond but nothing was offered in lieu of Lounge access.

    I did not get an upgraded room. In fact, I asked to change room after the first night because it was next to a ‘Service’ room when staff came in and out wheeling stuff (the noise was not deafening but it kept me awake).

    Breakfast was good but service was very slow (one customer stalked out saying he’d been waiting 15 minutes for his coffee).

    Went to the Spa for a swim and sauna. The first day was busy (at 4pm) but the other days were very quiet. The ‘snacks’ in the Spa area mentioned in various posts consisted of tea/coffee and two apples in a bowl. The two apples in the bowl remained there the next day…

    Having heard so much about the Amstel, I was rather disappointed. Overrated.

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