Pic: Deluxe room at InterContinental Madrid (Jan 2012)
Early December, I received a disappointing downgrade letter from the InterContinental Ambassador service. As of February 2012, I would no longer be an InterContinental Royal Ambassador. With 30 paid nights in 2011, I did not qualify for extension of my RA membership. A pity my RA experiences in the past 8 months were limited to InterContinental Bangkok, InterContinental London Park Lane and InterContinental Coex Seoul (the latter being so disappointing I lacked enthusiasms to write blog post) Anyway, I’m very grateful to the twitter follower who offered me his Royal Ambassador Referral Certificate.
Pic: King bed at Deluxe room InterContinental Madrid (Jan 2012)
My last stay as Royal Ambassador was a weekend stay mid January at InterContinental Madrid. While the hotel interior didn’t match my taste and the upgrade was limited to a Deluxe room, I couldn’t complain as this was a €99 two-night stay thanks to IHG Best Price Guarantee!
Pic: Complimentary minibar (Royal Ambassadors) at IC Madrid (Jan 2012)
Pic: Free breakfast at Club Lounge InterContinental Madrid (Jan 2012)
I’m going to miss the Royal Ambassador perks: free internet, complimentary minibar, 8am early check-in, 2-level upgrade, club lounge access with complimentary breakfast, cocktails, etc… Fortunately IHG offers RA downgrades a soft landing to standard Ambassador membership for one year ($150 value)
Pic: Relax area at Club Lounge InterContinental Madrid (Jan 2012)
Pic: Cava and sweets at Club Lounge InterContinental Madrid (Jan 2012)