I have a non-refundable room booked at a Holiday Inn in the US, and they have charged me one night's stay already. I asked at IHG and they said they couldn't do anything as it was with the hotel. The hotel said they won't do anything as it's non-refundable, although they would change the dates for free (appreciated but not useful at this time).
Are there any ways around this? I want to switch to a different hotel in a better location but obviously the original hotel would lose out, so they're not interested in helping. I am IHG Platinum but I think every man and his dog is also Platinum so that doesn't help.
I fully understand that there is a binding contract that clearly states no refunds which I agreed to so if there is no way then that's life! But sometimes - just sometimes - there are ways to keep everybody happy.