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Old Mar 14, 16, 5:13 pm   #106
  
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: NYC
Programs: Delta Platinum, UA Silver, SPG Platinum, Hyatt Diamond, Amtrak Select Plus
Posts: 317
Property: Sheraton San Diego
Date(s): 4 nights in March
Room booked: Cheapest
Room received: Junior suite, club floor
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Upgraded a few days prior. Great room for a junior suite, especially at a 169/night rate. Happy.
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Old Mar 15, 16, 2:56 am   #107
  
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: PHX
Programs: Starwood Platinum + Lifetime Gold, Ritz Carlton Platinum, IHG Platinum, United Silver, Etihad Silve
Posts: 11
Property: SLS Las Vegas, a Tribute Portfolio Resort
Date(s): 10-12 March 2016
Room booked: Story Tower, King
Room received: Lux Tower, Two-Room Suite - King (~1000 sq ft)
Award stay: Nope
BRG stay: Nope
SNAs redeemed: None
Comments:

Upon check in, I was upgraded to a king suite (490 sq ft) in the Lux tower. All rooms in the Lux towers are called suites but I found my initial room nothing at all resembling a suite. It felt dark and claustrophobic so I went back down to the SPG reception desk to see if a better room was available. The receptionist, whose first name I believe was Frank, upgraded me to a 1000 sq ft - two room suite. Win!

The new suite was much, much better. Two rooms comprised of a dining room, living room and half bathroom. The second room is the master bedroom accessed through a lockable door. Of note there is a smaller more intimate sitting area to watch tv or have a coffee. Bed was comfy, pillows okay, linens fresh and clean. Bathroom was large, rain shower setup, proper full size amenities (shampoo, conditioner, etc.).

The suite I received wasn't the premiere Stark Suite though I presume it is just one below it in terms of size. Plenty big enough for me. The suite would Be perfect for entertaining a small groups or clients.. The large L shaped couch was quite comfy and could sleep two easily should the need arise. The suite had two 50" LED HD TVs.

The design was well.. not quite my style. I chalk that up to my age as it reminded me of the late 1990s New York hotels such as the Hudson and other Ian Shreager props. Be prepared for lots of pink and black so don't say you haven't been forewarned. That aside, the suite was extremely comfortable and I was fortunate to have been upgraded to such a nice suite for what I paid $97 before taxes and $30 resort fee (don't get me started, I know.).

Location is not this properties forte. You'll be cabbing it to the strip at some point but no biggie as you get to escape the crowds by staying here.

In terms of value, recognition, and service, this property is hard to beat. Its a hidden gem of sorts. I thank the staff for making my trip memorable to say the least. Well done!

PS - their is a Thai restaurant in the strip mall adjacent to the hotel. It is INCREDIBLY GOOD. Trust me, I'm not kidding, this is the best Thai you will find in Vegas if not the states. Look for the funky retro McDonald's (you'll see it) and the Thai restaurant is just behind it.

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Old Mar 15, 16, 8:52 pm   #108
  
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BWI
Programs: Starwood Lifetime Platinum
Posts: 37
Lifetime Platinum Upgrade Night

Property: Sheraton Gateway LAX
Date(s): 1 night in March
Room booked: Cheapest
Room received: Corner suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: I called in advance the day of check-in to see what they had blocked for me and was told a standard King. The SPG Gold/Platinum front desk staff asked me if I wanted a suite and got me into one of their corner suites. When I told him that the night would take me to lifetime Plat, he offered me a $40 hotel credit to use at the restaurant/bar. Very thoughtful!
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Old Mar 16, 16, 6:08 am   #109
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: JFK, DCA, BUR, SFO
Programs: AS, BA (G), DL, HH (G), MR (PLT), SPG (LTP), UA (*S), UScAAre (PLT - 1,47MM), WN
Posts: 4,329
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Property: Sheraton Gateway LAX
Date(s): 1 night in March
Room booked: Cheapest
Room received: Corner suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: I called in advance the day of check-in to see what they had blocked for me and was told a standard King. The SPG Gold/Platinum front desk staff asked me if I wanted a suite and got me into one of their corner suites. When I told him that the night would take me to lifetime Plat, he offered me a $40 hotel credit to use at the restaurant/bar. Very thoughtful!
Congrats on LTP! These guys are pretty good with upgrades, and the corner suite is a lot better post-refurb.
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Old Mar 16, 16, 4:33 pm   #110
  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: YXU / YUL
Programs: AA LT Gold, Aeroplan, SPG Plat (LT Gold), HH Dia
Posts: 229
Sheraton Libertador, Buenos Aires

Property: Sheraton Libertador, Buenos Aires
Date(s): 2 nights in March
Room booked: Classic
Room received: Junior suite, club floor
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
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Old Mar 17, 16, 2:32 pm   #111
  
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: IAH & HOU
Programs: UA GS; Marriott Plat; SPG Plat; Hyatt Diamond; HH Gold
Posts: 395
Property: Westin Palace, Madrid
Date(s): March 13-18
Room booked: Deluxe King
Room received: Junior suite
Award stay: Yes (5th night free)
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No

On a renovated floor. Very large room.
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Old Mar 17, 16, 3:21 pm   #112
  
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SAN
Programs: UA 1K, SPG Plt, Marriott Plt
Posts: 125
Property: Sheraton Boston Hotel
Date(s): 4 nights in March
Room booked: Traditional queen
Room received: Executive deluxe king
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
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Old Mar 24, 16, 8:36 am   #113
  
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Singapore
Programs: JGC Sapphire, MH Enrich Gold | SPG Platinum, Marriott Platinum(Matched) | GE, TSA-Pre
Posts: 6,304
Post Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo

Property: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo
Date(s): March 2016 (6 nights)
Room booked: Superior Room (2 single beds)
Room received: Deluxe Room (2 single beds)
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: As per the frontdesk agent, I was upgraded to a Deluxe Room. As per the floorplan, the Deluxe rooms are much bigger (with the addition of a lounging sofa it seems).

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Old Mar 24, 16, 4:53 pm   #114
  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SEA
Programs: DL DM; Starwood Platinum
Posts: 20
Property: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
Date(s): 11-March
Room booked: Superior King
Room received: Harbor view King
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) no
BRG stay: (yes/no) no
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) no
Comments: On 11F with SPG Plat Lounge
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Old Mar 24, 16, 4:58 pm   #115
  
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: SEA
Programs: DL DM; Starwood Platinum
Posts: 20
Property: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian
Date(s): 6-March - 11-March
Room booked: Superior King
Room received: Club studio suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) no
BRG stay: (yes/no) no
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) no
Comments:
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Old Mar 25, 16, 9:11 am   #116
  
Join Date: Mar 2016
Programs: SPG Plat, Hilton Diamond, 9W Plat, UA Gold, Hyatt Plat, EK Silver, Marriott Plat, IHG Gold
Posts: 93
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I have become a platinum member in mid March and since then, I've stayed only with one property.

Property: ITC Maratha
Date(s): 23rd March to 25th March, 2016 and three other stays before that
Room booked: Lowest rate available
Room received:ITC One (Junior suite)
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: ITC Maratha is good with plat recognition. Have always offered me a higher category room (always junior or full-fledged ITC One suite, only once tower room as they claimed all suites were booked),welcome gift option and welcome drink.
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Old Mar 27, 16, 12:50 am   #117
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Delhi, India
Programs: SPG Plat, MR Plat, IHG Plat, HH Gold, DL Diamond, AI Maharajah
Posts: 24,200
Property: st. regis, mumbai....
Date(s): 1 night in march....
Room booked: deluxe room....
Room received: one bedroom apartment suite....
Award stay (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.): no....
BRG stay (yes/no): yes....
SNAs redeemed (yes/no): yes....
Comments: after many stays without getting any sort of an upgrade, i finally used a suite night as i was curious to see what a suite looked like here....5 days out i was upgraded to a st. regis suite....at check-in they further upgraded to me an apartment suite....very nicely laid out....small kitchen, dining room, large living room, 2 bathrooms & a very spacious bedroom....one of the nicer rooms i have ever received at any spg property....
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Old Mar 27, 16, 1:18 am   #118
  
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BKK
Programs: SPG Plat75; Hyatt Diamond; HHonors Diamond; QR Gold
Posts: 1,315
Property: Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
Date(s): 4 nights in March
Room booked: Superior
Room received: Superior Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: yes
Comments: the suite itself is very nice overall. however, it has no view, no bathtub (and is smaller than the strip view room at the mandarin oriental las vegas). higher-category suites were not available on my dates at time of check-in.

personally i will not redeem SNA for this room again.

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Old Mar 27, 16, 10:02 am   #119
  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: AC SE, SPG Lifetime Plat, ACMM
Posts: 3,454
Property: St. Regis Rome
Room booked: Regular
Room Received: Imperial with butler service
Award Stay: Yes
Very large room overlooking the square. Great Staff.
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Old Mar 27, 16, 10:06 am   #120
  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: AC SE, SPG Lifetime Plat, ACMM
Posts: 3,454
Property: St. Regis Florence
Room booked: Regular
Room received: Royal Suite
Award stay: Yes
Great suite. Photo of bedroom in the Florence map they give out. Details in the St. Regis Florence page.
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