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Old Jan 31, 17, 2:02 am
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Originally Posted by Geoggy View Post
Ok thanks - paid nights have been moved!

So we will get nothing as diamonds for those 3 nights? One of them is my birthday, will dropping that in at check in do nothing?!
you will get separate check in (there is a room marked DIAMOND above the door at the far left of check-in) and 2 bottles of water with a "gold" card voucher - if you mention it's your birthday and the person at check in is nice you may get something, not sure.

make sure you ASK them if they gave you an upgrade and, if not, why not, by the way.
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Old Jan 31, 17, 2:05 am
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Originally Posted by adpucci View Post
if I were you I would (bail out, I mean). they barely say thanks for being a customer at check-in, and there is no upgrade to the Towers for Diamonds - in fact no difference in benefits to Diamonds and Gold. Meh.
I second that. Do not stay here.
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Old Feb 7, 17, 2:41 am
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Fun, easy read about the WA: http://nypost.com/2017/02/06/13-surp...ldorf-astoria/

Personal Story: As winter turned to spring, 1964, my parents stayed at the WA. They were idiots, as my mom was towards the end of a pregnancy and probably should not have traveled, but they thought one last trip would be okay. That morning, in the room...

MOM: I'm in labor.
DAD: No you're not.
MOM: I've been in labor before. This is labor.
DAD: I'm a doctor. This isn't real labor.

With that, he left her in the room to attend a conference meeting. Within the hour, hotel staff was helping mom to the hospital, trying to find my dad in the conference room. I was born at 12:06 pm, so mom was right.

My parents had not decided on a middle name, but in NYC, at least at the time, the full name had to be recorded before leaving the delivery room. My parents put the letter "J" on the document, intending to decide later and correct the birth certificate. Which they never did. When asked, I claim the "J" stands for "my parents are idiots."
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Old Feb 12, 17, 12:29 pm
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Just checked in with the mobile app for a stay. I'm a Gold member and was able to choose a room on the 26th floor - does that mean I will have access to the lounge (which is on that floor)?
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Old Feb 23, 18, 2:54 pm
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Waldorf=Astoria NY Owner (Anbang) Taken Over by Chinese Government

It's been over twenty hours since this was announced so I'm surprised there has not been any discussion on FT about it.

Speculation on what this could mean to the future of the Waldorf=Astoria New York? Could this delay the anticipated reopening? Could the hotel be reflagged?

Anbang: China seizes control of insurer that owns the Waldorf Astoria - Feb. 22, 2018
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Old Feb 23, 18, 9:08 pm
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Well, Hilton issued a statement on Friday: "Work to restore the Waldorf Astoria New York is well underway and proceeding to plan. We are confident that the hotel will return as a focal point for New York City and a premier global destination."
And ten days ago, Hilton CEO Nassetta said, "We are in a very well-protected position" no matter who owns the hotel. Hilton does have that 100 year management lease, so it's way early to see any changes. It's very strange to walk by the hotel and see it so quiet and morose. Not to mention missing the Inagiku restaurant.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 12:52 pm
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chinese government could control who gets condos, or could sell hotel, likely high demand
a year ago media reported chinese government had told anbang et al to sell overseas assets

courts have established that contracts can be ended easily, even Four Seasons etc

anbang so now chinese govt also owns: Four Seasons Washington & Four Seasons Silicon Valley
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Old Feb 26, 18, 1:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
chinese government could control who gets condos, or could sell hotel, likely high demand
a year ago media reported chinese government had told anbang et al to sell overseas assets

courts have established that contracts can be ended easily, even Four Seasons etc

anbang so now chinese govt also owns: Four Seasons Washington & Four Seasons Silicon Valley
The United States Government could also seize the property as they did with Cuban property and during World War Two.
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Old Feb 25, 19, 5:03 pm
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Walked by the hotel/construction site today. Apparently quite a few people didnít realize they were supposed to replace the dummy text on this sign.
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