Old Dec 28, 15, 5:10 am
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Steven6702
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Programs: IHG/Spire Amb., Hilton/Diamond, SPG/Gold, Marriott/Gold, AA/Gold, Southwest/CP
Posts: 243
Crowne Plaza Berlin Potsdamer Platz

What is your Priority Club status?
Spire

Were you (or for multi-stayers are you generally) happy with the hotel/stay
Yes

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
Booked a standard room at $66 USD and upgraded into a Junior Suite, which is relatively spacious.

How are the rooms?
The Junior Suite (343) is spacious but not huge; king bed with a decent amount of walking space around it, and a small work table in the corner. Bathroom is very large, among the biggest I've seen in any hotel! Window in the corner of the room was slightly awkward and presently overlooks a construction site.

How is the exec. lounge?
Not given access. (In any event, they are currently not serving food in it due to low occupancy, but said that they are providing coupons for the restaurant - which is probably a better deal.)

What was good and what was bad?
- Let us check in very early; we arrived at the hotel around 8am and they had our room ready.
- Recognized as Spire but benefits seemed Platinumesque; 600 welcome points, guaranteed late checkout to 2pm, and a modest upgrade.
- The bar/restaurant stayed open a little late to keep serving people who were coming in; they have a pretty nice selection. We had a Tagliarelle that was really fantastic!
- Everyone speaks English and is very friendly.

Value for $ or Priority Club Points? Would you return?
Yeah, for about $66, it's hard to go wrong.

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