I am due to stay at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona is October. I have two questions....
This hotel appears to fall under the Ritz Carlton banner but isn't the same brand. As a Platinum member, will I have access to the Exec / Club Lounge or will it be similar to other RC where lounge priveleges aren't offer to Marriott status members?
On a related topic, have any other users had experience on whether an upgrade is likely at this property? Is it likely I would be upgraded to the Club level anyway even if not ordinarily entitled to use the facilities?
Here's what it said in The Concierge Lounge bible as administered so graciously by our good pal skiadcock
(remember Insiders, if you find updated info upon a stay - be sure to pass along to ski, so we all know)
* Barcelona / Hotel Arts Barcelona (Ritz Carlton) / For those not staying on the club level, there is a "Rewards Lounge" for Gold and Plats open 8.00am to 2.00pm for coffe, tea, soft drinks and croissants; 06/24/13 update
I didn't stay there on my trip, so others can chime in on upgrades, but my general rule with the Ritz is; although at times they have pleasantly surprised me as a Plat, to not expect anything, and then I won't be disappointed .
Have a great time and give us the scoop afterwards
Just want to point out that the 'exec lounge bible' entries are valid as of dates noted in the exec lounge sticky, so if someone stays at properties & has updates on this (or other) properties please update them in the sticky on Flyertalk. I'm not on Insiders that often, but I am on FT daily. Cheers.