05-05-2012 02:43 PM
05-05-2012 09:39 PM
I guess you are not.
Welcome to the unhappy platinum member club
2012 IHG nights: 50; 2013 IHG nights: 17 / Upgrades:3 out of 6 stays
05-09-2012 08:46 AM
05-10-2012 07:50 AM
Same here when i visited Thailand. nice treatment... Here in USa they just say your a priority memeber and thats it no upgrade, in Thailand and Malaysia they say your a platinum member please walk with me to our Platinum desk and see what upgrades we have for you during your stay. The only time in USA out of all my stays i was recgonozed as strictly platinum is at the Crown Hotel in New York City. This is just say "Thanks for being a Priority Club Member"
05-11-2012 10:07 AM
I am really happy with my platinum status...... The majority of times I get a free upgrade, (recently stayed in a hotel that didn't have any executive rooms available and they had already gone to the effort of adding all those little luxuries to my normal room and gave me a complimentary glass of wine) I have club lounge access when staying in Crowne Plaza and accrue points faster for those free nights. all this = one very happy platinum member! :-)
05-31-2012 02:41 PM
What should be provided to Platinum members is a better way to resolve issues for missing points. By now, I have been lucky enough to find someone at the Holiday Inn corporate level who assists me with this each time, but he shouldn't have to be using his time for this. I do complete the "missing stay" form on the Priority Club website, but 50% of the time I never get an answer, and the other 50% of the time I hear back from someone in customer service who has no idea of most of the Priority Club program details. What I would suggest is a dedicated phone number or e-mail adress that Platinum mebers can use to quickly resolve the missing points issues- I know I have an average of 1-2 per month and I shouldn't have to waste time on them. I love that Holiday Inn sends me letters and postcards thanking me for being in their Top 1% of Priority Club members as to points earned, and then thanks me by making mespend unnecessary time just trying to get the points I am due. I have $50 that says that no one from Holiday Inn responds to this or can provide a solution, if they do and get back to me within the next 5 days I will donate that money to a charity.
07-30-2012 02:48 PM
I found that it used to mean something, now it means nothing. If you keep close tabs on the way hotels operate you will realize that if business is bad they kiss your @!%^ for business, but if business is going well, then you get bo diddly. I recently stayed using my points and was told by the restaurant that the "kids eat free" option was not available because i used points. That is a first for me, that is for sure.
07-30-2012 04:00 PM