Would You Pay $200 a Year to Be an InterContinental Royal Ambassador?
We can't all earn 10 million frequent flyer miles or spend 300 nights out of the year on the road to get supreme elite status so some of us have to get it another way--by buying it. And that's what you can do at InterContinental Hotels to get Royal Ambassador status.
For just $200 a year (or 32,000 Priority Club rewards points), you can get an upgrade to a superior room, priority waitlist reservations, late check-out, instant check-in, instant check-out, a complimentary weekend night upon enrolling, fresh fruit and mineral water at arrival, VIP greeting, in-room welcome gift, one free pay TV movie per stay, complimentary newspaper and an airport chauffeur service (but for a fee.)
You also get a Royal Ambassador portfolio mailed to you which will contain a 5,000 Priority Club points voucher, the Complimentary Weekend Night Certificate, a luggage tag and your InterContinental Ambassador membership card. Special!
Of course being an InterContinental Royal Ambassador means you only get these perks at InterContinental Hotels, not any other IHG hotels. So if you're gonna buy your way into ambassadordom, you better love InterConties. Otherwise, you might be better off with a program like Tablet Plus or American Express' Fine Hotels and Resorts.
What do you think--Is $200 for InterContinental Royal Ambassador membership or would you rather sleep around? Let us know in comments below.