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Old Feb 12, 04, 1:50 pm   #1
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Old Jan 27, 10, 5:15 pm   #2
  
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I've booked at the W=A for 5 nights on a Going Global VIP award stay. I would like to do all in my power to get an upgrade as there are 3 of us and the room available for award has a queen bed so I would need a rollaway.

I'm a Diamond for what its worth and I have been offered the following Nor1 / estandby upgrade options seen below.

Isnt the room described as "Executive Level Room" a Waldorf Towers room? Are the tower rooms nicer than the suites that follow?

It's a special occasion so I am happy to pay but just want to make sure I make the right selection.

Thanks for any suggestions!


$21
extra per night for eStandby UpgradeŽ

Superior Rooms, 250 sq. ft.
Superior Guestrooms feature traditional decor in mahogany and gilt with luxurious fabrics

Twice-daily maid service, upscale amenities, and furnishings provide the comforts of home with the convenience of the office

The Serenity Bath features Crabtree & Penhaligon bath amenities with hair dryer and marble tub/shower, lighted make up mirror, and chair

Diamond and Gold Hilton HHonors members who have chosen an upgrade as their My Way selection are eligible for a complimentary upgrade to this level (with the exception of suites, villas and specialty accommodations) at check-in based on availability.
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$9 per night

$39
extra per night for eStandby UpgradeŽ

Executive Level Rooms, From 230 - 375 sq. ft.

Our famed concierge level provides all Deluxe and Business Class amenities, including exclusive access to the Towers Astoria Lounge

Complimentary Lounge privileges include daily Continental breakfast and concierge services

Guests of the Concierge Level/Towers also enjoy complimentary Health Club Access during their stay

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$31 per night

$59
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Mini and Concierge Mini Suites, 370 sq. ft.
Availability during check-in may include either a Mini-Suite accommodation or Concierge level Mini-Suite
Each Mini-Suite features a living area with sofa and chair, and a Master bedroom area with a Hilton Serenity Bed and exclusive Suite Dreams mattress
The Serenity Bath features Penhaligon bath amenities in the single bathroom, with bathrobes and marble tub/shower
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$51 per night

$99
extra per night for eStandby UpgradeŽ

Suites and Concierge Suites, From 450 sq. ft.
Approximately 450 square feet of living space with a Master bedroom, and a parlor with a seating area
The Suite Master bedroom features our Serenity Collection, including exclusive Suite Dreams accoutrements
Separate bedroom and parlor
Twice daily maid service is one of the Waldorf touches reserved for guests of this Suite
The Serenity Bath features Crabtree & Penhaligon bath amenities, a marble tub/shower, and a scale
Lavish one bedroom suite Entry Foyer, separate living area and 2 Televisions
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Old Jan 28, 10, 12:24 am   #3
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$59
extra per night for eStandby UpgradeŽ

Mini and Concierge Mini Suites, 370 sq. ft.
Availability during check-in may include either a Mini-Suite accommodation or Concierge level Mini-Suite
Each Mini-Suite features a living area with sofa and chair, and a Master bedroom area with a Hilton Serenity Bed and exclusive Suite Dreams mattress
The Serenity Bath features Penhaligon bath amenities in the single bathroom, with bathrobes and marble tub/shower
Select eStandby UpgradeŽ


$99
extra per night for eStandby UpgradeŽ

Suites and Concierge Suites, From 450 sq. ft.
Approximately 450 square feet of living space with a Master bedroom, and a parlor with a seating area
The Suite Master bedroom features our Serenity Collection, including exclusive Suite Dreams accoutrements
Separate bedroom and parlor
Twice daily maid service is one of the Waldorf touches reserved for guests of this Suite
The Serenity Bath features Crabtree & Penhaligon bath amenities, a marble tub/shower, and a scale
Lavish one bedroom suite Entry Foyer, separate living area and 2 Televisions
both the mini & regular suites look like good options....you said this was a special occasion, so if i were you i would go with the second option....
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Old Jan 31, 10, 2:37 am   #4
  
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WA in New Orleans

Hi,

Does any one have experience with the Waldorf in New Orleans? What kind of a hotel is it? How convenient is it for Mardigras? I am HH Gold and am thinking of using a reward stay. Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Old Jan 31, 10, 8:36 am   #5
  
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Hi,

Does any one have experience with the Waldorf in New Orleans? What kind of a hotel is it? How convenient is it for Mardigras? I am HH Gold and am thinking of using a reward stay. Any suggestions?

Thanks
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The W=A property in NOLA goes by the name of The Roosevelt. This thread includes a rather lengthy review of my stay the week after it opened. Let me emphasis: What I wrote was an EARLY review.

While not technically IN the French Quarter, The Roosevelt is only about a half a block off Canal St and 1 or 2 blocks from where Bourbon Street intersects with Canal.

I would have thought that award availability this close in to Mardi Gras would be difficult if not impossible to come by. But the Hilton's web site does surprisingly show availability.

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Old Feb 28, 10, 4:32 pm   #6
  
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W-A NYC : Blackstone has certainly spent most of its CAPEX on the lobby, which appears to be the most impressive part of the hotel. Aside from that, the carpet and TVs in the rooms are overdue for upgrades. Nonetheless, the staff is friendly and the service is satisfactory. Buffet breakfast in Peacock Lounge has very limited selections but very expensive. I did got upgraded most of the time while staying there (7-8 times a year)
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Old Feb 28, 10, 4:34 pm   #7
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W-A NYC : Blackstone has certainly spent most of its CAPEX on the lobby, which appears to be the most impressive part of the hotel. Aside from that, the carpet and TVs in the rooms are overdue for upgrades. Nonetheless, the staff is friendly and the service is satisfactory. Buffet breakfast in Peacock Lounge has very limited selections but very expensive. I did got upgraded most of the time while staying there (7-8 times a year)
upgraded to what????
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Old Feb 28, 10, 4:59 pm   #8
  
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Sorry for asking questions that I am sure have been answered a dozen times already:

a) can the 'devaluation free night' voucher be used for a W-A stay?

b) can the 'free night on us" vouchers (up to 3) be used for a W-A stay?


Thanks!
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Old Feb 28, 10, 5:31 pm   #9
  
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can the 'devaluation free night' voucher be used for a W-A stay?

a) No

can the 'free night on us" vouchers (up to 3) be used for a W-A stay?


b) Yes
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Old Feb 28, 10, 5:39 pm   #10
  
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can the 'devaluation free night' voucher be used for a W-A stay?

a) No

can the 'free night on us" vouchers (up to 3) be used for a W-A stay?


b) Yes
Thanks! (And these vouchers can be used for other people's stays, yes?)
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Old Mar 1, 10, 2:28 am   #11
  
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upgraded to what????
I was told that they rarely upgrade people as too many Diamonds/Golds stay on any particular night. However, they do say taht they try to give out better rooms for elite members.
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Old Mar 1, 10, 5:33 am   #12
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I was told that they rarely upgrade people as too many Diamonds/Golds stay on any particular night. However, they do say taht they try to give out better rooms for elite members.
makes sense....
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Old Mar 8, 10, 4:56 pm   #13
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They do upgrade to astor, junior, mini and other assorted suites. But as said, it's dependent on how many other Golds and Diamonds are competing with you on a given night, and it's also dependent on your length of stay (as with any hotel upgrade program).

I will say that a Diamond with 5 prior stays at the W=A will score an upgrade sooner than a Diamond with no stays. Especially after you've made yourself known the fantastic staff in the Diamond Reception (to the left of the long, main check in counter)
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Old Mar 20, 10, 7:02 pm   #14
  
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Thought I would try and breath life into this thread. I wish it would be made a sticky!

Stay duration : 5 nights
Booking type: reward
Room type booked : Queen Deluxe
Number of people staying : 3
Status: Diamond
Upgrade: King Mini-Suite
Room: 2221

Room has an L-shaped entry hall, living room with fold out couch, bedroom with king bed and two baths. There is a partial view of the Chrysler Building spire as the room faces 49th. The room was comfortable but not sparkly new. The baths were probably remodeled in the 80s with cream pedestal sinks and brass fixtures. The layout certainly gave us privacy since there were 3 of us.

I selected all Nor1 e-standby upgrade options. We needed more space as there were 3 of us so I was willing to pay. Total cost for the upgrade was 59$ per night.
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Old Mar 29, 10, 1:05 am   #15
  
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Appreciate if someone with prior experience could guide me?

I am booking a 5 day family stay in December and have been offered a good rate for a "1KING 1BR CONCIERGE LV STE"

If anyone with prior WA experience could let me know how big the room is at the WA website is not very descriptive.

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