Go Back   FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Hotels and Loyalty Programs > Starwood | Starwood Preferred Guest
Sign in using an external account

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 6, 09, 7:44 am   #106
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: California
Programs: AA EXP 3MM, UA 1K/2 MM, Hilton D, Hyatt D, R C/Marriott P, SPG Life P
Posts: 6,901
Voucher from WEC for breakfast.

Persons entitled to Executive Lounge will be given a light cream color voucher for each registered person per day for use in the restaurant noted for breakfast. The voucher states meal to be taken 6:30 to 10:00 and must be signed. My friend still reports the Hotel hopes to reopen the Lounge for full services in mid-August 2009. At this time paying reservations on the Executive floors do not justify the Lounge being staffed/stocked for a full breakfast. My friend will return in early September and her hope is that breakfast on 2 is at least a option. She enjoyed it much more than the WEC. The Japanese breakfast offering was extensive. None of this should keep any of us from visiting this Hotel. The only other property "foreign" in Kyoto is the Hyatt and it has never had a Lounge. Mind you it is also a great hotel.

My friend loved the okonomiyaki (spelling) restuarant/stand she found less than 3 minutes from the hotel across the street. They cook fresh a variety of dishes.

A a P my friend enjoyed one week in a Luxury Suite.
RTWSTARALLIANCE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 09, 9:00 am   #107
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC, JNB, LON, NYC
Programs: * A
Posts: 2,476
This is a great hotel IMHO. I have enjoyed the WEC lounge extensively with the beautiful views and great service. The servings of food and beverage was adequate IMHO. I was there earlier this year and plan on returning for my future Kyoto trips. Cabs are not expensive in Kyoto (YMMV) and you can also use the train station across from the hotel for the further away tourist destinations. The bird watching trail, chapel, gardens and gym are very nice as well. I even like their PJ(s). Def. a property worth considering for FS hotel in Kyoto region.
noirpepper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 1, 09, 4:23 am   #108
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC
Programs: AA EXP, SPG PLAT, PC PLAT
Posts: 173
Westin Kyoto

Have any of you stayed at the Westin Miyako Kyoto? I'd love to hear about your experiences there...

How is the location?

Last edited by SanDiego1K; Aug 1, 09 at 9:18 am.. Reason: Merged into master thread using link provided by 3cforme
carberrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 1, 09, 4:32 am   #109
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reutlingen, Germany
Programs: LH FTL, UA 1K MM, Lifetime Marriott Platinum, Starwood Platinum
Posts: 527
Just left the Hotel this morning.
Nice Hotel with very convenient location close to Keage Subway station. Everything else is a reasonable walk / subway trip away.
Rooms are nice (got a Junior suite)


Downside:
- Lounge is closed in the evening
- internet very expensive
- no candy at turndown service...
tmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 1, 09, 5:11 pm   #110
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Posts: 5,547
A few months ago this hotel started to show its age. Hopefully they will renovate
best is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 09, 2:42 am   #111
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: HKG
Programs: A3, SK *G; JL JGC; SPG,Hilton Gold
Posts: 4,437
Quote:
Originally Posted by RTWSTARALLIANCE View Post
Persons entitled to Executive Lounge will be given a light cream color voucher for each registered person per day for use in the restaurant noted for breakfast. The voucher states meal to be taken 6:30 to 10:00 and must be signed. My friend still reports the Hotel hopes to reopen the Lounge for full services in mid-August 2009. At this time paying reservations on the Executive floors do not justify the Lounge being staffed/stocked for a full breakfast.
Could anyone confirm the current Exec Lvl Rooms breakfast for now? I am checking in in 2 days and wouldn't mind to upgrade using SPG points for room + full breakfast for 2 days.
kaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 2, 09, 4:11 am   #112
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Reutlingen, Germany
Programs: LH FTL, UA 1K MM, Lifetime Marriott Platinum, Starwood Platinum
Posts: 527
Westin Executive Club guests get coupons stating breakfast is in Lounge on 10th floor. However Coupons are honoured on 2nd Floor in main restaurant
tmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 09, 12:43 am   #113
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NYC
Programs: AA EXP, SPG PLAT, PC PLAT
Posts: 173
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmeyer View Post
Westin Executive Club guests get coupons stating breakfast is in Lounge on 10th floor. However Coupons are honoured on 2nd Floor in main restaurant
Do you know if GOLD members get free breakfast or only PLATINUM members?
carberrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 3, 09, 12:47 am   #114
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: SEA
Programs: SPG Lifetime Platinum; Hyatt GP Diamond; Nexus
Posts: 935
gold doesn't get breakfast anywhere. Once in a while gold may be put on the club floor but that's a pure luck.

Quote:
Originally Posted by carberrie View Post
Do you know if GOLD members get free breakfast or only PLATINUM members?
jimmychang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 09, 12:34 am   #115
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Programs: US CP, AA GLD 1MM, MR Plat, HH Diamond, SPG Plat, GP Diamond, AGR Select Plus
Posts: 956
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8320/4.5.0.81 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tmeyer
Westin Executive Club guests get coupons stating breakfast is in Lounge on 10th floor. However Coupons are honoured on 2nd Floor in main restaurant
I'm at the property now and can confirm - as a Plat, I was given breakfast coupons which are valid in the restaurant on the 2nd level. Just went this morning and it was a very nice spread of food. Like the property a lot so far.
River in Sight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 09, 8:58 pm   #116
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Asia & China, XMN, BKK. USA-PHL
Programs: UA: 1K MM, Platinum: SPG, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Gold: Hilton Silver: Delta, CX Silver/Ruby.
Posts: 1,286
Stayed here in 2007 and looking forward to my stay again in Sept 2009.
-UFFA
UnitedFFinAsia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 4, 09, 11:56 pm   #117
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: LAX-- But I'd rather be on Brokeback Mountain. United 1K! Other
Programs: RCC,HHonors Diamond,HGVC Elite,SPG Plat,Hyatt Diamond,Nat'l Emerald Exec Elite, Disney Premier Pass
Posts: 2,457
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmychang View Post
gold doesn't get breakfast anywhere. Once in a while gold may be put on the club floor but that's a pure luck.
True Dat! It's hard enough for PLATINUMs to find free breakfast! lol
__________________
--J.
JonathanIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 09, 11:01 am   #118
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: HKG
Programs: A3, SK *G; JL JGC; SPG,Hilton Gold
Posts: 4,437
I'm there in the Exec lounge. used SPG to upgrade but it had been a pain to spend that 3000 points.
1. I was told I got upgraded to a "deluxe room", which i had no idea at checkin whether or not it was executive or not - but was told i couldnt upgrade to exec rooms then.
2. I called express line again after i got into the room to ask and was told that was indeed an exec (deluxe) room, yet noone told me the lack of exec amneties (or i dont even know for sure at this point if my room is an exec room - it's on the 9th fl) and hence the unnecessity to upgrade.
3. When I called again I was finally told my room is an exec room, but cuz it's an upgrade i wont get the amneties - which is redeemable at 1500/night, as i was told earlier here.
4. The wifi wasnt working in the lounge last night!!!

I hope this could be sorted out, or i am actually thinking of writting sth to the management about the whole incident.

Anyway, the breakfast there which I've used the exec breakie coupon - is great! the 3000 shall allow us to skip a proper lunch!
kaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 5, 09, 9:47 pm   #119
Company Representative - Starwood
Award Winner
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Singapore
Programs: SPG
Posts: 3,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaka View Post
or i am actually thinking of writting sth to the management about the whole incident.
Hi kaka,

Do approach the management with your feedback while you are still staying at the property.

apguest.forum@starwoodhotels.com

Thyetus Lee | Online Forum Coordinator(AP)
Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd
__________________
Get a Gold or Platinum welcome gift at every stay. You're GIFTED.
Starwood Lurker II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 6, 09, 8:46 am   #120
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: HKG
Programs: A3, SK *G; JL JGC; SPG,Hilton Gold
Posts: 4,437
Quote:
Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker II View Post
Hi kaka,

Do approach the management with your feedback while you are still staying at the property.

apguest.forum@starwoodhotels.com

Thyetus Lee | Online Forum Coordinator(AP)
Starwood Customer Contact Centre (AP) Pte Ltd
Thanks,
I've written the feedback this morning since the whole incident happened throughout the time i was there and it wasn't till late last night/this morning till i realized the problem. I wasnt terribly well on day 1 and then it was my gf for late day 2, so i didnt bother bringing up the whole thing. I'll keep you guys posted for anything coming up anyway.
kaka is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 4:41 am.




SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.