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Old Sep 14, 09, 4:12 pm   #1
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Starwood in Manila, Philipines?

Is there a way to redeem starwood points for hotel stays in Manila?
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Old Sep 14, 09, 4:23 pm   #2
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There is no Starwood hotel in the Phillipines. There is a Hyatt in Manila for a relatively modest amount of points. Perhaps you could find a friend who could make a booking for you in exchange for a Starwood booking.
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Old Sep 14, 09, 10:45 pm   #3
  
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There of course used to be.One of my most memorable hotel stays.A fellow murdered on the front steps as we checked in.Needless to say I have never been back to the Phillipines.
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There of course used to be.One of my most memorable hotel stays.A fellow murdered on the front steps as we checked in.Needless to say I have never been back to the Phillipines.
OM Goodness. Serious?
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The hotel is now the Sofitel Philippines Plaza in the CCP complex.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 6:52 am   #6
  
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OM Goodness. Serious?
Yes.It was just after the fall of Marcos.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 8:19 am   #7
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Check out the Intercontinental Manila which has a US$75 TravelZoo rate through Dec 31 for bookings made by Friday...
http://hotels.travelzoo.com/international-hotels/652194
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Old Sep 15, 09, 9:12 am   #8
  
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I would be platinum by now if *wood has a hotel in Manila
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Old Sep 15, 09, 10:16 am   #9
  
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Please, Starwood, open a MNL hotel!
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:14 pm   #10
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There is no Starwood hotel in the Phillipines. There is a Hyatt in Manila for a relatively modest amount of points. Perhaps you could find a friend who could make a booking for you in exchange for a Starwood booking.
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Check out the Intercontinental Manila which has a US$75 TravelZoo rate through Dec 31 for bookings made by Friday...
http://hotels.travelzoo.com/international-hotels/652194
Have stayed at the Hyatt, which is nice but a bit pricey. Would be interested to get it for a rate as for the IC mentioned.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 12:59 pm   #11
  
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There used to be a Westin is Pasay City...

...but it closed a few years back...always remember it cuz u could hit golf balls of the roof into the bay.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 3:39 pm   #12
  
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There is no Starwood hotel in the Phillipines. There is a Hyatt in Manila for a relatively modest amount of points. Perhaps you could find a friend who could make a booking for you in exchange for a Starwood booking.
That's good advice.

There was a murder in front of the Hyatt a couple of years ago.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 4:07 pm   #13
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Have stayed at the Hyatt, which is nice but a bit pricey. Would be interested to get it for a rate as for the IC mentioned.
If you have any Hyatt points, look at this. It is just 5K points/night or 7K points/night for a club room.
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Old Sep 15, 09, 7:49 pm   #14
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If you have any Hyatt points, look at this. It is just 5K points/night or 7K points/night for a club room.
Completely burned out on HY points. But, might consider a trade. Given the difference between the 2 programs, what would be an equitable exchange ratio, in your opinion?
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Hard to say. They MNL Hyatt is a nice property, with a great club level. It's cheap if you pay cash or with points. The added points for the club level is worth it. (Well, IMO anyway).

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