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« on: November 01, 2013, 10:14:57 AM »
This morning as I was surfing the IHG website, hotel prices were coming for nothing. Literarily, $30! for the best suites in both in Panama City and in Tel aviv. Regular rooms were going for 10-20 USD.

I couldn't get my act together quick enough to book the rooms, because I was too busy looking for flights for an hour. After about an hour looking all over the world and trying to decide what to do for Thanksgiving, the price changed.

Anyone else ever experience this? Maybe it was maintenance?
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Re: Ihg
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 11:02:01 AM »
Possible points break glitch?

(By the way, OP, when you see prices like that, you book now and ask questions later.)
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Re: Ihg
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2013, 11:03:40 AM »
Possible points break glitch?

(By the way, OP, when you see prices like that, you book now and ask questions later.)
It takes a first time to learn that you snooze you loose.

Hopefully he'll know better for the future

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 08:35:05 AM »
Has anyone had any luck transferring IHG points between accounts without paying the $5/1k points fee?

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 05:33:00 PM »
I'm staying at a ihg hotel iyh. Its on a wedding rate. Is there any cc to apply for with which I could get status and get an upgrade?
I think the chase ihg gets you platinum status. Would they give me an upgrade with the status even though I'm paying/staying on a wedding rate?

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 06:12:26 PM »
I'm staying at a ihg hotel iyh. Its on a wedding rate. Is there any cc to apply for with which I could get status and get an upgrade?
I think the chase ihg gets you platinum status. Would they give me an upgrade with the status even though I'm paying/staying on a wedding rate?
Sure, but status doesn't guarantee an update.
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Re: Ihg
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2014, 07:28:12 PM »
if someone booked a hotel room with holiday inn which is ihg
if i add my name to the reservation will i get
1. an upgrade for them
2. the points and stay
 do i need to be there for check in

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2014, 08:26:52 PM »


if someone booked a hotel room with holiday inn which is ihg
if i add my name to the reservation will i get
1. an upgrade for them
2. the points and stay
 do i need to be there for check in

I've stayed at many ihg hotels with you platinum and only once did I get anything extra from them....  It was a bag of potato chips and a bottle of purified water.  So good luck on getting an upgrade even your there yourself.

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2014, 08:32:00 PM »

I've stayed at many ihg hotels with you platinum and only once did I get anything extra from them....  It was a bag of potato chips and a bottle of purified water.  So good luck on getting an upgrade even your there yourself.
+1 I have only been offered the treatment once and even then they didnt have a suite with 2 beds so we stayed in original room.

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 03:04:50 PM »

I've stayed at many ihg hotels with you platinum and only once did I get anything extra from them....  It was a bag of potato chips and a bottle of purified water.  So good luck on getting an upgrade even your there yourself.

Maybe I have better luck but I've been upgraded several times at hotel indigos and crown plazas.

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 03:23:05 PM »
acc to their website platinum member should be upgraded if there is availability

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 04:09:56 PM »
Checked into an IHG today with Plat status and they told me no upgrades available. I called from my room and tried to book a suite and they said there are a few available still. So, is not every suite always avail for upgrade? Are they still holding out hope of selling the suites but had I checked in later, they would have given me one?

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 04:20:41 PM »
Checked into an IHG today with Plat status and they told me no upgrades available. I called from my room and tried to book a suite and they said there are a few available still. So, is not every suite always avail for upgrade? Are they still holding out hope of selling the suites but had I checked in later, they would have given me one?
Once I've been told that if you hold RA statues then upgrade for sure.But plat depends on the hotel.

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2014, 06:36:11 PM »
Once I've been told that if you hold RA statues then upgrade for sure.But plat depends on the hotel.
Aha. I thought Plat was the highest status. Guess not.

I ended up calling 1800 number and they called the hotel manager directly. Got back on the phone with me and told me that each hotel can pick what rooms they offer for upgrades. This hotel only offers the corner suite as an upgrade and since it was already sold - even though there are other suites vacant - they won't upgrade me. Oh well.

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Re: Ihg
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2014, 07:21:53 PM »
Aha. I thought Plat was the highest status. Guess not.

I ended up calling 1800 number and they called the hotel manager directly. Got back on the phone with me and told me that each hotel can pick what rooms they offer for upgrades. This hotel only offers the corner suite as an upgrade and since it was already sold - even though there are other suites vacant - they won't upgrade me. Oh well.
First of all,  cmiiw, but ra is only for intercontinental. Also, upgrades are not guaranteed... Ymmv