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Mar 21, 16, 10:18 am
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Posted By tvervenne

We were in St Kitts with a cruise and did a 1 day...

We were in St Kitts with a cruise and did a 1 day trip to Cockleshell Bay which is adjacent to Banana Bay. Honestly, the area is really not developed yet, roads are still not paved, beaches are not...
Feb 10, 16, 6:33 pm
Replies: 544
Views: 100,092
Posted By tvervenne

When will we be able to redeem starpoints at...

When will we be able to redeem starpoints at Design hotels.
I assume with the annual category changes coming up next month, each Design hotel will be allocated to a category and available for point...
Jan 15, 16, 5:26 am
Replies: 240
Views: 43,473
Posted By tvervenne

fyi, the photos of both the main hotel suite and...

fyi, the photos of both the main hotel suite and bi-level area are on the website. Same for the Orvis inn suite/bedroom/living area...
Jan 14, 16, 5:56 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 43,473
Posted By tvervenne

The suites in the main building is 1 big room...

The suites in the main building is 1 big room with 1 bed and 2 small chairs. You have windows on three sides and plenty of space to put extra beds.
The "bi-level" is a stair to the tower room which...
Jan 11, 16, 2:45 pm
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Views: 739,491
Posted By tvervenne

Same issue for my 2 SPG cards that close the 2nd....

Same issue for my 2 SPG cards that close the 2nd.
Chatted multiple times with Amex and they see the points "in process" but it may take up to multiple days to post. Every agent is saying something...
Jan 2, 16, 2:51 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 10,882
Posted By tvervenne

We stayed over the weekend of December 12th and...

We stayed over the weekend of December 12th and still had unlimited breakfast. The lobster omelet is amazing! We had a total bill of approx 76$ and all waived, no tip included.
Aug 30, 15, 3:35 pm
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Posted By tvervenne

Not my "favorite" hotel in USA After spending a...

Not my "favorite" hotel in USA
After spending a week in Andaz Maui, the GH Kauai was pretty disappointing (service, breakfast resort,...).
We had the DSU for a garden suite but requested to be...
Aug 24, 15, 7:48 pm
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Views: 347,727
Posted By tvervenne

Was at GH kauai for last 3 days, heavy rain for...

Was at GH kauai for last 3 days, heavy rain for 1-2h and then sunshine. All boat tours are cancelled due to storm.
fyi, this hotel is not up to standards, slow service, parking far from room,...
Jul 22, 15, 4:04 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 43,473
Posted By tvervenne

They only have 3 suites in the main building and...

They only have 3 suites in the main building and are primarily used for wedding couple and family. These suites have a separate living area in the towers but are lacking furniture and fireplace. The...
Jul 21, 15, 3:54 pm
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Views: 30,868
Posted By tvervenne

I had twice the marvolous Fit suite which does...

I had twice the marvolous Fit suite which does not have a separate living area.
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels/property/rooms/room_class_detail.html?propertyID=1787&roomClassId=1006380554
To...
Jul 20, 15, 8:30 am
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Views: 43,473
Posted By tvervenne

Been here 15+ times during winter times for...

Been here 15+ times during winter times for skiing

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http://thaibasilvt.com/
http://thesilverforkvt.com/

Please avoid The...
May 13, 15, 9:19 am
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Views: 347,727
Posted By tvervenne

Any feedback on private dinners they offer ? ...

Any feedback on private dinners they offer ?

http://kauai.hyatt.com/en/hotel/dining/sharethestarswithsomeoneyoulove.html

thanks
May 4, 15, 7:05 am
Replies: 311
Views: 39,882
Posted By tvervenne

Same here, Plat 100 but not eligible Wife has 1...

Same here, Plat 100 but not eligible
Wife has 1 stay this year so far and she got the 3 free nights after 3 stays.
Apr 2, 15, 11:52 am
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Views: 591,093
Posted By tvervenne

I called the hotel and above is confirmed. All...

I called the hotel and above is confirmed.
All reservations made prior to today don't have the resort fee.
If you still want to make use of any of the services provided of the resort fee you pay...
Feb 25, 15, 10:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,819
Posted By tvervenne

I use the 3cent rule as well but sometimes go as...

I use the 3cent rule as well but sometimes go as low as 2 in case my balance is above 250kpoints.

Best redemption is upcoming stay for Xmas at St Regis Puerto Rico: 30k points but rooms are 2300$...
Feb 15, 15, 1:11 pm
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Views: 4,081
Posted By tvervenne

Voted for SPG. Was able to increase points...

Voted for SPG.

Was able to increase points per dollar spent over the last few years. Currently at 26 points/dollar with all the promotions (excluding CC)

Ambassador service remained the same...
Feb 8, 15, 6:55 pm
Replies: 1,135
Views: 162,340
Posted By tvervenne

Once I called the standard Ambassador line, one...

Once I called the standard Ambassador line, one of them told me the following:
Plat 100: approx. 12.000 members
Each ambassador has approx. 200 members assigned
Jan 21, 15, 4:53 pm
Replies: 1,685
Views: 209,471
Posted By tvervenne

Correct, always book a refundable rate and use...

Correct, always book a refundable rate and use the prepaid rate as BRG

Number of Adults :1
Number of Children : 0
Number of Rooms : 1
Room Type On Reservation: Accessible, non-smoking
Rate...
Jan 21, 15, 9:33 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,589
Posted By tvervenne

Mine posted as well. Together with the BRG's, I'm...

Mine posted as well. Together with the BRG's, I'm close to 5500 points per night
Jan 14, 15, 2:07 pm
Replies: 209
Views: 28,056
Posted By tvervenne

I was Plat100 at the time. Front desk in training...

I was Plat100 at the time. Front desk in training messed up. I got refund, points and booked a room at other SPG hotel closeby.
Following weeks had similar issues in same hotel, where front desk...
Jan 14, 15, 11:11 am
Replies: 209
Views: 28,056
Posted By tvervenne

Standard rooms in low season are 12K points, peak...

Standard rooms in low season are 12K points, peak season 16K.
Upgraded rooms can be an additional 1 - 2.75K
Suites are an additional 12-16K

I had it at a property cat 3 , got a suite booked,...
Jan 10, 15, 9:34 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,589
Posted By tvervenne

2 years ago there was a similar promotion with LM...

2 years ago there was a similar promotion with LM during period Jan - Feb with 1000/2000 points.

The bonus points posted every week Saturday night.
My points did not post yet so lets wait and see
Dec 31, 14, 6:55 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 11,293
Posted By tvervenne

112 nights / 96 stays 26 properties / 8 brands ...

112 nights / 96 stays
26 properties / 8 brands
Earned: 365K (+ 42K Amex)
Redeemed: 640K
Including all promos I managed approx 24 points per $ spent.
Dec 28, 14, 3:55 am
Replies: 59
Views: 6,589
Posted By tvervenne

Can this be combined with BRG's ? Would be great...

Can this be combined with BRG's ? Would be great to get 3K-4K bonus points per night/stay
Dec 16, 14, 7:13 am
Replies: 64
Views: 4,230
Posted By tvervenne

I would contact the GM directly if the stay is...

I would contact the GM directly if the stay is important.
Once you hit the 100 nights, it took 5-10 days before I had my ambassador assigned.

The 100 night celebration is up to descretion of the...
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