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  • StanTheMan 225 posts

    Total IHG newbie – used the HFP blag to get me to Diamond Elite – the app says I am Diamond until 31st Dec – the day I check in to an IC hotel….. We already have breakfast and lounge included with our suite…..

    Is it still worth me paying the $200 to get Ambassador to extend my Diamond for another year. Cant work out if I’ll be any better off.

    From what I can tell, the only benefit I;m due is 30% off F and B spend.

    Peter K 589 posts

    Traditionally, most ICs gave very little notice to your IHG status. They only recognised whether you were an ambassador or not.

    In your situation, unless you have some other IHG stays planned next year, the Diamond status will not be very useful.

    Being an ambassador on a cash stay at an IC may get you an upgrade however. You need to look at it from that point of view, not an extending diamond point of view, for the stay you’ve described.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,260 posts

    If you get AMB now not only will it extend your Diamond until the end of 2023 (all those breakfasts and 100% bonus points from stays in 2023) you’ll also benefit from the current 20k points from this offer plus the usual BOGOF voucher and upgrade so its possible you’d get a better suite

    https://www.headforpoints.com/2022/09/26/20000-ihg-points-after-two-nights-when-you-join-intercontinental-ambassador/

    But it all depends what your plans are for trips next year

    StanTheMan 225 posts

    Thanks guys. Much appreciated. I can potentially move a weeks stay next year to get some more use out of extending diamond.

    BUT, the follow up question would be – If I do nothing – and my diamond expires the day after we check in, will I still get diamond benefits (the 30% F and B discount) for my whole 7 day stay?

    Guess I can ask that at check in, and if need be, pay the $200 there and then to extend diamond and save me the 30%.

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,260 posts

    I’m not aware of any 30% F£B diamond discount

    It’ not listed on the member benefit table.

    https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/customer-care/member-tc/2nd-page

    StanTheMan 225 posts

    I’m not aware of any 30% F£B diamond discount

    It’ not listed on the member benefit table.

    https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/customer-care/member-tc/2nd-page

    Dine with us or order a takeaway from our participating outlets across the Middle East, India and Africa and receive 25% discount for IHG One Rewards Club, Silver Elite and Gold Elite members, or 30% for Platinum Elite, Diamond Elite and InterContinental® Ambassador members. Plus, earn 250 IHG One Rewards points for every US$25 you spend!

    StanTheMan 225 posts
    Peter K 589 posts

    Third attempt to put this 🙄

    StanTheMan you missed the crucial next paragraph!

    “Turn every meal into a celebration!
    Offer ends 30 December 2022. Subject to outlet participation.”

    The offer ends the day before you check in!!

    Peter K 589 posts

    I’m not aware of any 30% F£B diamond discount

    It’ not listed on the member benefit table.

    https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/customer-care/member-tc/2nd-page

    https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/dining-deals

    You missed the crucial next paragraph…

    “Turn every meal into a celebration!
    Offer ends 30 December 2022. Subject to outlet participation.”

    It ends the day before you check in!!

    StanTheMan 225 posts

    I’m not aware of any 30% F£B diamond discount

    It’ not listed on the member benefit table.

    https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/customer-care/member-tc/2nd-page

    https://www.ihg.com/content/gb/en/deals/hotel-offers/dining-deals

    You missed the crucial next paragraph…

    “Turn every meal into a celebration!
    Offer ends 30 December 2022. Subject to outlet participation.”

    It ends the day before you check in!!

    Yes I did see that. But the email from the hotel does say “you will enjoy 30% discount on F and B in all the restaurants including room service”…..

    The plot thickens

    Peter K 589 posts

    That sounds like a general email for all bookings. You wouldn’t have a leg to stand on I’m afraid if they (correctly) refused to honour it.

    StanTheMan 225 posts

    I agree. though it was a personal email in reply to me asking them to add my IHG number to the booking….

    I think this has just saved me wasting $200 on buying Ambassador….

    so Thankyou!

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