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Re: Re: spg gold
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2012, 11:29:56 AM »
Perhaps they hope to get booked.
I don't understand. they stool have extra rooms to book. Again it seems mimah nafshach they come out ahead
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2012, 11:31:06 AM »
I don't understand. they stool have extra rooms to book. Again it seems mimah nafshach they come out ahead

LOTS of people travel very much at the last minute....and they pay top dollar for the privilege of being procrastinators...

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Re: spg gold
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2012, 11:31:24 AM »
I don't understand. they stool have extra rooms to book. Again it seems mimah nafshach they come out ahead

 If they get booked to >90% they get rack rates for point stays, but that might not be true for C&P.
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2012, 11:33:07 AM »
Surprised more hotels aren't willing to open up C&P. Sounds like mimah nafshach they come out ahead. Either get paid at rack rate or get something for a room which otherwise would have been empty
They only get rack rate on regular redemptions.  For C&P they only get the ~1cpp plus the cash copay.
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Re: Re: spg gold
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2012, 11:36:08 AM »
They only get rack rate on regular redemptions.  For C&P they only get the ~1cpp plus the cash copay.
Now it makes sense. now I don't understand why they would open up C&P
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Re: Re: spg gold
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2012, 11:36:32 AM »
LOTS of people travel very much at the last minute....and they pay top dollar for the privilege of being procrastinators...
usually not more than rack rate
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2012, 11:39:29 AM »
Now it makes sense. now I don't understand why they would open up C&P

an empty room gets them nada.
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2012, 12:18:40 PM »
usually not more than rack rate

Rack rate = top dollar.
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2012, 12:54:05 PM »
The benefits are 4pm late checkout, 50% bonus points, and free wifi or 250 bonus Starpoints even on award stays.  Expect nothing more and you shan't be disappointed.


Is 4 PM late checkout an absolute rule that properties must offer or is it subject to availability?

Just got kicked out of LM DS at 1:30 when they explicitly reassured me a late checkout was guaranteed with gold status. I went upstairs to pack and they sent security to make sure I left!

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Re: spg gold
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2012, 12:57:38 PM »

Is 4 PM late checkout an absolute rule that properties must offer or is it subject to availability?

Just got kicked out of LM DS at 1:30 when they explicitly reassured me a late checkout was guaranteed with gold status. I went upstairs to pack and they sent security to make sure I left!

"Subject to availability at resort and conference center hotels."
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2012, 01:42:51 PM »
"Subject to availability at resort and conference center hotels."
+1 its a resort, they dont have to. Be happy you got 1:30, many times they are very strict about 11am checkout.

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Re: spg gold
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2012, 02:28:07 PM »
I called up SPG to have them fix my room reservation, and I requested to receive Gold, and lo and behold, he told me he would take care of it after we hung up, since he was having some computer problems.
I checked today, and he must have upgraded both my wife and I.
This came 2 days after a diff rep told me through chat that it was impossible.

As always, YMMV

edit: now I'm unsure, my email summary says I'm gold, but my account is still showing preferred. Maybe I'll print out the email and see if that gets me anything
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2012, 02:42:29 PM »
I called up SPG to have them fix my room reservation, and I requested to receive Gold, and lo and behold, he told me he would take care of it after we hung up, since he was having some computer problems.
I checked today, and he must have upgraded both my wife and I.
This came 2 days after a diff rep told me through chat that it was impossible.

As always, YMMV

edit: now I'm unsure, my email summary says I'm gold, but my account is still showing preferred. Maybe I'll print out the email and see if that gets me anything
Chat also told me its not possible..
Were you gold before, and if yes, from stays?

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Re: spg gold
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2012, 02:56:11 PM »
I just spoke to SPG they said that they will request to make me gold and hopefully should go through.
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Re: spg gold
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2012, 03:58:26 PM »
Chat also told me its not possible..
Were you gold before, and if yes, from stays?
I was, but it was from AMEX Plat.

Try calling them.
I just spoke to SPG they said that they will request to make me gold and hopefully should go through.
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