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Mar 20, 19, 3:34 pm
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Posted By monahos

As per my possibly unclear post above, it took 4...

As per my possibly unclear post above, it took 4 days for them to update as qualifying in my account:
- day x: points from Amex Bonvoy post to Bonvoy account
- day (x+4): points expiration date on...
Mar 18, 19, 9:28 pm
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Posted By monahos

The upgrade to the royal villa was pre-Lyle, but...

The upgrade to the royal villa was pre-Lyle, but was an outlier as the hotel was at 100% occupancy and I was on a short stay which must have matched its vacancy; I was left with the impression this...
Mar 18, 19, 8:38 pm
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Posted By monahos

FWIW, the expiration date update occurred 4 days...

FWIW, the expiration date update occurred 4 days after the points from my last Bonvoy Amex statement credited.



OT, but I believe that workaround no longer works with IHG.
Mar 13, 19, 7:26 am
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Posted By monahos

I have never tried OLCI at this property. My two...

I have never tried OLCI at this property. My two upgrades beyond retreat villas were last minute surprises (they did show online late morning on the day of arrival though); I was explicitly told that...
Mar 13, 19, 5:57 am
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Posted By monahos

[/left] 301 will be the most private, as it is...

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301 will be the most private, as it is the last in a dead end, has nothing overlooking it, and overlooks a dead end.
I have only stayed one time in a low (20x) numbered villa and preferred...
Mar 12, 19, 10:58 pm
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Posted By monahos

100, 200, and 300's are physically 100%...

100, 200, and 300's are physically 100% identical.

The sofa is large enough for an adult to sleep on, admittedly not very comfortably.
I have also been offered a folding bed once when sharing a...
Mar 11, 19, 2:18 am
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Posted By monahos

That was the original pecking order, not a typo....

That was the original pecking order, not a typo. 200's swapped places with 100's in August 2017, and parts of the wiki were not updated.

In my opinion the main reason for this change was the...
Mar 6, 19, 3:13 am
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Views: 1,636
Posted By monahos

1000.

1000.
Feb 21, 19, 2:15 am
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For the record I was denied access to the lounge...

For the record I was denied access to the lounge in the evening last week while staying in a paid grand deluxe corner room (which includes lounge access), on account of it being full. The solution...
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Posted By monahos

Premium kings appear to be exclusively used as...

Premium kings appear to be exclusively used as upgrade inventory from 'view' rooms. They are rather nice 57sqm suites with a separate bedroom and dressing room, their main shortcoming being a lack of...
Jan 23, 19, 2:50 pm
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Posted By monahos

Award cancelled this morning directly by the...

Award cancelled this morning directly by the hotel, no points refund showing either online or in the app, but strangely the refunded points are included in my HH balance shown on the Amex website for...
Dec 5, 18, 10:15 am
Replies: 152
Views: 13,614
Posted By monahos

+1. The 2500 miles show on the Hilton site, but...

+1. The 2500 miles show on the Hilton site, but not on the M&M one. Previous stays credited automatically.
Oct 7, 18, 11:43 am
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Posted By monahos

I hope the hard hat will not be out of stock by...

I hope the hard hat will not be out of stock by my next stay :)

For reference my notes indicate rack rate for a standard room was THB4200++ in mid-March.
Over the years I have usually taken...
Oct 6, 18, 6:41 am
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Views: 374,611
Posted By monahos

Yes, the NOR1 fee is on top of your original room...

Yes, the NOR1 fee is on top of your original room rate. The total becomes cheaper once your elite upgrade is processed, as the difference is then tallied from the upgraded room's rate. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Thailand
Oct 5, 18, 5:19 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 63,321
Posted By monahos

Depends on the credit card. The Priority Pass...

Depends on the credit card. The Priority Pass 'Select' bundled with Amex Platinum (US) and Amex Hilton Aspire, for instance, allows 2 free guests along with unlimited free entries, whereas some...
Sep 29, 18, 12:37 pm
Replies: 227
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Posted By monahos

That the Doubletree was converted from a...

That the Doubletree was converted from a non-chain local hotel from a lower category must not have helped; the Marriott Marquis suffers from the same problem.

On the other hand, the Conrad BKK has...
Sep 29, 18, 12:24 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 20,473
Posted By monahos

Non-bulkhead Vantage seats have notoriously small...

Non-bulkhead Vantage seats have notoriously small footwells.
A 'beanpole' friend with proportionate feet reports being unable to move his feet in the flat position in those seats, although his...
Forum: Thailand
Sep 27, 18, 10:01 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By monahos

Athenee with lounge access for 25k points on what...

Athenee with lounge access for 25k points on what is an expensive date is a very good choice (although they are rather stingy with upgrades), and some Thai style urban luxury will be a nice contrast...
Forum: Thailand
Sep 26, 18, 6:52 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By monahos

The current train to DMK (until the ARL extension...

The current train to DMK (until the ARL extension comes online) is not intended as an airport service - it just happens to have a station in the vicinity and does not run through tourist areas. It is...
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Posted By monahos

A few years ago, I booked a night at the IC SF,...

A few years ago, I booked a night at the IC SF, and got some email from the hotel with my name and reservation number, but another Priority Club number.
It appeared that a namesake had previously...
Forum: Asia
Sep 23, 18, 5:18 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 563
Posted By monahos

Deluxe western-style hotels appeared in Seoul in...

Deluxe western-style hotels appeared in Seoul in the 1970's. The Shilla (1979), Plaza (1976), Chosun (1970 in its current form, no Westin affiliation until IIRC early 2000's), Lotte (1979), and Hyatt...
Sep 22, 18, 4:15 pm
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Posted By monahos

Diamonds get a basket of fruit (size seems to...

Diamonds get a basket of fruit (size seems to vary depending on various factors, I never got the largest one...) and 4 drink chits instead of 2 for golds, although I cannot absolutely recall if they...
Sep 22, 18, 6:36 am
Replies: 152
Views: 13,614
Posted By monahos

Back in the Points & Miles days, award stays did...

Back in the Points & Miles days, award stays did not earn miles. I don't see any reason HH would have become more generous when the industry is trending the other way.
Sep 21, 18, 8:51 pm
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Views: 88,815
Posted By monahos

Standard rooms are 37sqm, premium rooms a bit...

Standard rooms are 37sqm, premium rooms a bit more.
Sep 21, 18, 8:43 pm
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Views: 455,928
Posted By monahos

1. There is no executive lounge in the...

1. There is no executive lounge in the traditional sense. The bar might be referred to as a lounge in some materials, but its drinks are not free outside of HH elite drink coupons if any (don't...
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