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Old Jul 12, 11, 3:09 am   #736
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That's a point-stretcher rate, which seems accurate.
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Old Jul 13, 11, 1:12 am   #737
 
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Just booked the W=A for 30,000 (!!!) points for July 16th. This closest I could come to this, was a Hampton Inn in Secaucus (had to debate between the two for a while). All other Manhattan hotels were at least 40,000 points.
Does this sound like a glitch to anyone? I don't even remember rates this low before the devaluation. The reward was listed as a low season reward, with 1 King, 1 Queen, or 1 Double available for this rate. After the reservation was made, the HHonors activity page says: "Expanded Rewards PS - Waldorf -30,000."
Thanks for the info bigsaabowski!

I had 2 weekends booked for August at the Doubletree Suites TS and I changed the 2nd one for 2 rooms at the WA. It means an extra 20.000 points but it is worth it for me.

A new feature of the Hilton web is that you can book awards for more than 1 room at the same time.
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Old Feb 4, 12, 1:04 am   #738
 
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So here is the lounge access policy, specifically referencing W=A hotels. On what basis can they exclude Diamonds from the lounge at the W=A New York or Arizona Biltmore?

** Executive Lounge Access Policy

The following policy will apply at all Waldorf AstoriaŽ Hotels & Resorts, ConradŽ Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and DoubleTree by Hilton™ hotels with Executive Floor Lounges. Executive Floor Lounges are available only at select properties.

If you are a Gold HHonors guest, you and up to one additional registered guest will be granted complimentary access to the Executive Floor Lounge only if you receive a room upgrade to the Executive Floor or an upgrade to a room type that confers Executive Floor Lounge access benefits.

If you are a Diamond HHonors guest, you and up to one additional registered guest will always enjoy complimentary access to the Executive Floor Lounge, even if you do not receive a room upgrade to the Executive Floor.
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Old Feb 4, 12, 7:50 am   #739
 
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So here is the lounge access policy, specifically referencing W=A hotels. On what basis can they exclude Diamonds from the lounge at the W=A New York or Arizona Biltmore?
Did you get excluded?
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Old Feb 4, 12, 8:28 am   #740
 
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Did you get excluded?
Others have been within the last year, according to this thread and the Biltmore thread.
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Old Feb 4, 12, 11:03 am   #741
 
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Where is the Diamond desk located in the W-A?
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Old Feb 4, 12, 12:04 pm   #742
 
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Where is the Diamond desk located in the W-A?
Last time I was there (~4 years ago), it was located at the far left end of the standard Registration Desk. That is, as you face the desk, make a left face, and you should see an office directly ahead of you. That is (or at least, was) its location.
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Old Feb 4, 12, 12:15 pm   #743
 
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So here is the lounge access policy, specifically referencing W=A hotels. On what basis can they exclude Diamonds from the lounge at the W=A New York or Arizona Biltmore?
The W=A in New York technically does not have a lounge. It is the Waldorf Towers (a separate hotel within the same building) which has the Astoria Lounge. The Waldorf Towers does not participate in the HHonors program. Since the hotel with the lounge does not participate in HHonors, there is no reason you should expect access to it.
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Old Feb 5, 12, 8:48 am   #744
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The W=A in New York technically does not have a lounge. It is the Waldorf Towers (a separate hotel within the same building) which has the Astoria Lounge. The Waldorf Towers does not participate in the HHonors program. Since the hotel with the lounge does not participate in HHonors, there is no reason you should expect access to it.
More specifically, the Astoria lounge on the 26th floor is not an executive lounge that falls within the policies of the HH program. The Waldorf Towers floors don't begin until 28. 26 is actually still a W=A floor. The policy specifically allows:

1.) Guests staying on the 26th floor
2.) Guests staying in the Waldorf Towers

It's a small lounge, and at one time they would allow all Diamonds in there and it simply was too crowded at the busy times.
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So I still don't quite understand what kind of perks I would receive in either property as a gold ?

Currently have the free night cert from last year's Q4 promo.

I had noticed Waldorf Tower is a completely non-smoking hotel, but Waldorf Astoria isn't according to Hilton site. AS a smoker of course I would prefer a hotel with smoking room available, but if Waldorf tower provide more perks as a gold, I would forget cigarette for one night and smoke my ecig instead.
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Old Feb 24, 12, 2:29 am   #746
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ORDnHKG, Waldorf Astoria is a completely non-smoking hotel. You will need to step outside for a cigarette. One more thing - you won't be able to redeem your free night certificate at Waldorf Towers.

As a Gold your benefits will be a possible upgrade and a bottle of water per day plus a voucher for Starbucks or a drinks coupon.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 1:39 am   #747
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ORDnHKG, Waldorf Astoria is a completely non-smoking hotel. You will need to step outside for a cigarette. One more thing - you won't be able to redeem your free night certificate at Waldorf Towers.

As a Gold your benefits will be a possible upgrade and a bottle of water per day plus a voucher for Starbucks or a drinks coupon.
So as a Gold on a weekend stay with a Q4 cert, would you stay at the WA if avail, or a different property? Sounds like a very nice abit dated property.
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Old Feb 26, 12, 1:58 am   #748
 
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So as a Gold on a weekend stay with a Q4 cert, would you stay at the WA if avail, or a different property? Sounds like a very nice abit dated property.
I would definitively stay at the WA if available.
Starbuck B/fast coupons are poor but sufficient for me and I like the property very much.
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Old Feb 27, 12, 5:55 am   #749
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So as a Gold on a weekend stay with a Q4 cert, would you stay at the WA if avail, or a different property? Sounds like a very nice abit dated property.
It depends what you're looking for. The WA is my first choice in NYC. However, other HHonors properties have nicer breakfast/in-room coffee making facilities (which may be important for some). But I personally would stay at the WA.
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Interesting article:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...1S89.DTL&tsp=1
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