Three InterContinental hotels, Amsterdam, Marseille and Porto, has been trailing a new product since January 2017 called the InterContinental Club Experience. The packaged is aimed at hotels that doesn’t have a physical club lounge, but want to offer similar benefits to those that have.

Note: In June 2017, InterContinental Estoril (located on the Portuguese Riviera outside of Lisbon) was added to the list of InterContinental hotels offering the InterContinental Club Experience. However, the hotel has not yet been added to InterContinental Club Experience website.

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InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

InterContinental Amsterdam Amstel and it's ideal canal-side location

What’s included?
  • Full breakfast in La Rive, between 07.00-10.30 on weekdays and 07.00-11.00 on weekends. Normal price is €36.50 per person.
  • Afternoon tea, served in the Amstel lounge or in your room, between 15.00-17.00.
  • Canapes and a aperitif, including premium sparkling wine, beer and spirits, served in your room, between 18.00-20.00.
  • Pressing of two items of clothing per stay.
  • Priority check-out, complimentary late check-out until 16.00.

InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu

The impressive building of InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu

What’s included?
  • Full Breakfast in Brasserie Les Fenêtres, between 07.00-10.30 on weekdays and 07.00-11.00 on weekends. Normal price is €28.50 per person.
  • Afternoon tea, served in the La Capian bar, between 15.00-17.00.
  • Aperitifs, including premium sparkling wine, beer and spirits, and canapes, served in your room, between 18.00-20.00.
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day, served in the Bar Le Capian.
  • Pressing of two items of clothing per stay.
  • Priority check-out, complimentary late check-out until 16.00.

InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas

The beautiful neo-classical lobby of the InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas

What’s included?
  • Full breakfast, served at the restaurant or in your room, between 07.00-10.30 on weekdays and 07.00-11.00 on weekends. Normal price is €23.25 per person for Ambassador members.
  • Afternoon tea, served in Cardosas bar or in your room, between 15.00.17.00.
  • Aperitifs, including premium sparkling wine, beer and spirits, and canapes, served at the bar, between 17.00-19.00.
  • Tea and coffee throughout the day, served in Cardosas bar.
  • Pressing of two items of clothing per stay.
  • Priority check-out, complimentary late check-out until 16.00.

What does it cost?

The Club InterContinental Experience is priced at €84 per room for Friday and Saturday and €76 for all other days for InterContinental Ambassador members . In comparison, the price for non-members are 20% higher at €105 and €95 respectively. According to FlyerTalk, the package is complimentary on paid stays for Royal Ambassador members.

Is it worth it?

I would say that the price is very reasonable for what you get! This is especially true at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam given is luxurious status. For two people on a leisurely trip it’s definitely a good option. However, I’m not sure the package will appeal to business travellers, since they tend to be out during the afternoon. When travelling for business a lot of people prefer to sit in a dedicated, calm lounge area outside the room.

One thing to consider is that if you book in advance, the Club InterContinental Experience package is only available as a Best Flexible Rate plus surcharges. Consequently, if you don’t need a refundable rate it makes more sense to book the Advanced Purchase rate (i. e. the  lowest price) and then add the package when you are at the hotel.