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Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Suite upgrade February 2023

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Second to last night and stay, that will close out my 4 year Ambassador run.
 
I expect I’ll hit Ambassador again later this year with projected work travel and the increased cost of room rates. In looking at, and booking future work travel through the year, I don’t forsee the new 23K requirement to be **too** much of a stretch for the business traveler like myself, that has been able to hit 20K in past years … But back to the room.
 
I booked a one night stay, using a rate from the website that included valet parking. For me, rates like this are a no brainier if you’ll be valeting (or parking). The rate is cheaper than the member room rate + valet, and by choosing the special rate the spend is higher. I was able to take advantage of a rate like this last night at the Newport Beach Renaissance too.
 
I booked a standard king room with the rate and before I arrived, after checking in on the app earlier in the day, I saw I was upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite. I did not reach out to the hotel for an upgrade.
 
The room is at the end of the hallway, it’s a nice sized, corner room – far from the elevator. The only closet in the room is a large 2 door closet as you walk in. The living room has a good sized couch, table with 2 chairs, small fridge, storage and a large tv that swivels into the bedroom.
 
Some traditionalists would not call this a 1 bedroom suite, as the bedroom isn’t closed off with a door – I think the lack of the door and closed in wall keeps the space feeling larger.
 
The standout space in the suite is the bathroom with a toilet closet, dual sinks, floor to ceiling mirrors and a fantastic shower / tub room that I’m looking forward to trying out 😃
 
I’ll be having breakfast in the morning, heading to the job site and then onto the LAX Marriott for my last Ambassador stay before dropping to Titanium. I think it will be interesting to see, personally, how my past 4 years as Ambassador will relate to most of my travel this year that I’ll spend as Titanium.
 
I do believe that #ambassdorstatusmatters and I will see fewer upgrades as Titanium … But only time will tell.
 

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