I have been looking at the new JW in Cabo San Lucas that is opening in September of 2015 with interest. On the hotel website, it makes reference to a CL which is open everyday 0600-2300. When I look at the room rates page, it makes mention (on this page and nowhere else) of:
Guest room, ocean front
Griffin Club, Concierge level, guest room, ocean front.
The rooms above appear to be identical, however the second room listed (with Griffin Club) is $90 more. I would normally assume that this would be a room that someone without gold or platinum status would book if they wanted lounge access. I would also therefore assume that as a gold/platinum member, I could book the room at the lower rate without the lounge access, but receive complimentary access with my gold/plat status. That is, until a recent post made by curiousone in this thread, Re: Mayflower Hotel Washington DC where he/she makes mention of the "Griffin Club" at JW Desert Ridge and that it is an "uber" club, requiring a $95 fee/day p/p for usage.
So my question is, what can I expect as a gold/plat with regards to Griffin Club access at this new resort? Has anyone else ever encountered the "Griffin Club" at a JW and was it complimentary with gold/plat status? Is there a CL and a Griffin Club? This Griffin Club business sounds a lot like how they do things at the Ritz Carlton.
Thanks in advance.