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Oct 26, 16, 11:41 am
Replies: 78
Views: 21,503
Posted By CandymanJim

The BAD: During a recent stay we were misled by...

The BAD:
During a recent stay we were misled by staff as to the charges for their breakfast. Now, in Prague, food is REALLY inexpensive, so paying for the mediocre hotel breakfast at about $25 per...
Nov 23, 15, 11:52 am
Replies: 54
Views: 19,926
Posted By CandymanJim

How to earn 170 Million MR

Just some fun reading...


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fly-free-forever-put-170-million-amex-080131166.html
Sep 21, 15, 5:08 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 49,575
Posted By CandymanJim

Just got back from both Florence and Rome...

Just got back from both Florence and Rome Excelsior's. I have to say our Rome experience was much better than in Florence. I had SNA's pending on both locations. Florence didn't go through, Rome...
Aug 12, 15, 4:11 pm
Replies: 166
Views: 48,668
Posted By CandymanJim

Thank you very much for the heads up. I should...

Thank you very much for the heads up. I should have looked at other hotels. There are many other 5* in better areas for A LOT less, including free breakfasts. I cancelled my W and made reservations...
Jun 25, 15, 4:39 pm
Replies: 3,708
Views: 144,444
Posted By CandymanJim

I was unaware they are now sending you the card...

I was unaware they are now sending you the card with no intention of giving the bonus. I would hate to call and apply for another card and ask if the bonus will apply. I like to apply online with...
Jun 24, 15, 7:00 pm
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Views: 144,444
Posted By CandymanJim

Wife got a card in Feb of this year, spent over...

Wife got a card in Feb of this year, spent over 5k in the following 2 months. I got a card in March and spent over 3k in the following two months. I got my 50k bonus in June, just got off the phone...
Oct 10, 14, 12:43 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 114,564
Posted By CandymanJim

Just had a great stay in Maui. When I checked in...

Just had a great stay in Maui. When I checked in I asked if I had 4512 as requested, I even was in contact with their staff for months prior and had requested this room and submitted SNA's. Upon...
Sep 3, 14, 4:55 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 114,564
Posted By CandymanJim

From where are you watching the Luau, and where...

From where are you watching the Luau, and where do they have it?

Are 4512 and 4611 just oceanfront, or are they suites?
Jul 22, 14, 12:24 pm
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Views: 105,186
Posted By CandymanJim

I just got back from a two night, two room stay...

I just got back from a two night, two room stay on points. I really had a hard time getting a room here due to high demand, but was able to get it worked in. I had a SWA pending, but it was declined...
Jun 26, 14, 11:41 am
Replies: 39
Views: 8,747
Posted By CandymanJim

My daughters girl scout troop was selling cookies...

My daughters girl scout troop was selling cookies (.50 profit) and car washes, everything to make money to take a group trip to Paris. I told all the parents at a meeting that if they all followed...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 26, 14, 9:11 am
Replies: 123
Views: 26,161
Posted By CandymanJim

Exactly, I never order a steak at "local"...

Exactly,

I never order a steak at "local" places because its just too easy to outdo them. I can't replicate the Cajun rib eye at Morton's.... (I have tried using their own recipe too)
Jun 25, 14, 5:54 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 8,747
Posted By CandymanJim

So, he says it only take 30 minutes a day, that...

So, he says it only take 30 minutes a day, that is 365*.5 is 182.5 hours of your time, assuming you make $50/hr. = $9,000, PLUS the $6500 in fees, this is a joke....

I''ll stick to my 50k month in...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 25, 14, 4:49 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 26,161
Posted By CandymanJim

Been to Lawrys, Las Vegas, BH and Chicago and is...

Been to Lawrys, Las Vegas, BH and Chicago and is one of my favorite places, but..... it really isn't a steakhouse. It is prime rib, which to me isn't the same. I am either in the mood for a steak...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Jun 25, 14, 4:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,275
Posted By CandymanJim

The Tonga room in SF is supposed to be real good,...

The Tonga room in SF is supposed to be real good, keep trying to get over there...

Sound like exactly what you are looking for...

http://www.tongaroom.com/

Located at The Fairmont San...
Jun 22, 14, 3:13 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 114,564
Posted By CandymanJim

Thanks guys, been lurking for years now that the...

Thanks guys, been lurking for years now that the churning days are curtailed. Still rack up about 50k a month in Citi and SPG Amex with my business spending so this trip is all on miles ;-)
...
Jun 21, 14, 2:49 pm
Replies: 368
Views: 114,564
Posted By CandymanJim

Any new updates, going in Sept. Any suggestions...

Any new updates, going in Sept. Any suggestions on which building and rooms are more desirable? What are the advantages/disadvantages between the different buildings. Not taking any kids so just...
Jun 24, 13, 11:39 am
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

I believe the partial ocean suite IS on the...

I believe the partial ocean suite IS on the garden side. I tried to use a SNA but they confirmed they are on the garden side. An ocean view DOES NOT mean it is on the ocean. I think you got what...
Jun 20, 13, 12:14 pm
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

Just got back two days ago, here is my letter to...

Just got back two days ago, here is my letter to management:

I just wanted to send an email follow up on our recent trip to Kauai. After spending 5 days at the Westin Princeville, we were...
May 14, 13, 2:28 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 26,515
Posted By CandymanJim

SPG Gold for Sale?

Interesting that SPG Gold is for sale for $75, and there is two availible!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Starwood-Gold-/171030246793?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27d2327589

Jim
Mar 22, 13, 12:14 pm
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

Director of Revenue Management SHERATON...

Director of Revenue Management

SHERATON KAUA‘I RESORT
The Playground of Poipu Beach
Mar 18, 13, 4:48 pm
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

I called and worked with the manager who was...

I called and worked with the manager who was great to work with. He confirmed the SNA would put me across the street in the "Garden" suites. I would rather have a nice, albeit, smaller room on the...
Mar 13, 13, 11:28 am
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

What is the desired rooms? I am confirmed for...

What is the desired rooms? I am confirmed for June in Ocean Front rooms, but which building and floor is most desirable. Not taking kids, and prefer not to listen to them either.
Feb 12, 13, 4:58 pm
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

Am I missing something? If Sheraton has so many...

Am I missing something? If Sheraton has so many bad reviews, then why does it have the exact same 4/5 as the Marriott for Tripadvisor ratings? Wouldn't his mean the the Marriott has equal ratings?
...
Feb 10, 13, 10:33 pm
Replies: 377
Views: 110,545
Posted By CandymanJim

Planning on going in June 2013, using SNA, I am...

Planning on going in June 2013, using SNA, I am given two choices, Garden view suite, or partial ocean suite, both on the bad side of the road.

Does anyone have any experience on plat upgrades to...
Jan 15, 13, 2:21 pm
Replies: 511
Views: 104,991
Posted By CandymanJim

No recent posts, so I will chime in. When...

No recent posts, so I will chime in.

When we first arrived in our rental car (12/31/12), the Valet told us to park our own car in the self park because he was the only one working , which...
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