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Yesterday, 8:50 pm
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Posted By escape4

Disappointing to hear. Yet another example of...

Disappointing to hear. Yet another example of how in unusual circumstances, some hotels distinguish themselves with fantastic service well above expectations to please guests, and those who are...
May 24, 20, 10:11 pm
Replies: 924
Views: 208,588
Posted By escape4

That is true of most of my stays especially if...

That is true of most of my stays especially if they are going to be long. That said, there are some instances where breakfast will (strangely) have a material impact on my decision. For example, if...
May 24, 20, 8:32 am
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Views: 208,588
Posted By escape4

Anybody on FT feel free to disregard khabah at...

Anybody on FT feel free to disregard khabah at your own risk, but in my opinion his comments are well founded and I hope they will be answered in kind. Accor has a low hanging fruit to grab - time...
May 24, 20, 6:44 am
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Views: 583,627
Posted By escape4

Not sure about "most": Open as of now = Four...

Not sure about "most":
Open as of now = Four Seasons, both ICs, Sofitel Private Island
Closed = Conrad, Le Meridien, St.Regis, Sofitel Marara

Feel free to complete my list but it looks quite...
May 23, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 11,008
Posted By escape4

Mods, I would consider moving this thread to the...

Mods, I would consider moving this thread to the Accor sub-forum now that the Banyan Tree brand is under the Accor umbrella.
May 23, 20, 7:36 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 11,008
Posted By escape4

Banyan Tree Samui = Fantastic Panoramic Views

Introduction I considered staying at Banyan Tree Samui a few times in the past but the fact that this property does not participate in the Accor program had been a turn off up to now. However with...
May 23, 20, 6:38 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By escape4

Like other posters, I do not agree with the...

Like other posters, I do not agree with the statement. If someone earned status since January, then you now have a head start to work on your 2022 status. There is no downside to this.

I will...
May 22, 20, 6:36 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By escape4

Not directly, no, but it ends out working out...

Not directly, no, but it ends out working out that way. Let's say you are a new customer and start from scratch, if you spend 10,400 EUR during July 2020 on a long and expensive stay then you will...
May 22, 20, 6:29 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 38,928
Posted By escape4

Ah got it, thank you for the explanation! Easy...

Ah got it, thank you for the explanation! Easy enough then, Amex MR 13k will do the trick to exceed the threshold! Somehow I did not see the rule about half of miles being counted, so I incorrectly...
May 22, 20, 2:29 am
Replies: 495
Views: 38,928
Posted By escape4

Well then I am confused about the current terms...

Well then I am confused about the current terms vs original terms. Why is it only half that counts towards TAH? I thought the promo is simply that if I earn 250k miles then I get the 25k bonus, so if...
May 21, 20, 11:51 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By escape4

Well I guess we are all in different situations,...

Well I guess we are all in different situations, but personally whether I found out about status extension in March or in May did not make much of a difference. Bottom line is that status is...
May 21, 20, 11:46 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 38,928
Posted By escape4

"Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members who cross...

"Elite 75K and Super Elite 100K members who cross the 250,000 threshold will receive 25,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles that will count towards Air Canada Million Mile recognition."

Is this counting 25k...
May 21, 20, 5:40 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By escape4

I hope you are wrong and that limited travel will...

I hope you are wrong and that limited travel will be available starting in July for travellers originating from some countries such as Vietnam, Taiwan, etc. But I would not bet on it!
May 21, 20, 3:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By escape4

While I wish it was different, I can handle the...

While I wish it was different, I can handle the clunky covid cancellation policy, in fact most hotels I dealt with have been more than accommodating and went above and beyond the Accor corporate...
May 21, 20, 3:18 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By escape4

For sure actual cases are higher than reported...

For sure actual cases are higher than reported cases, it would be hard to deny. That said, directionally daily new cases are only a tiny fraction of what they were at the peak which is why I think...
May 20, 20, 11:10 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By escape4

I realize you are not justifying the measures but...

I realize you are not justifying the measures but simply pointing out the differences between countries, which I agree with you. That said, regarding the justification, there are lots of opinions...
May 20, 20, 7:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By escape4

Interesting - I am not familiar with raise.com. ...

Interesting - I am not familiar with raise.com. Who is selling these gift cards? I am assuming most folks who wanted Fairmont gift cards did so earlier this month, but if this sale from raise.com...
May 20, 20, 7:00 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,350
Posted By escape4

Get Accor Status for 2+ Years with Stays in 2020H2

Received by e-mail:
"Roll-Over Status Nights / Points: ALL status nights and points earned between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be rolled over to jump start your elite qualification on...
May 19, 20, 10:13 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By escape4

SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort (Thailand)

Introduction As a general rule, I think frequent travelers get more value when sticking to hotel chains where they have elite status while infrequent travelers are better off saving money with...
May 19, 20, 5:08 am
Replies: 927
Views: 583,627
Posted By escape4

Either they are late putting entry level suites...

Either they are late putting entry level suites back into inventory, or someone was quicker than me. I tried to snatch this up after your very much appreciated heads up, but I have been denied :(
May 16, 20, 4:31 am
Replies: 791
Views: 446,360
Posted By escape4

Do you have status with either chain? Right now...

Do you have status with either chain? Right now it looks like suites at Athenee are occupied or they simply closed entire floors which contain suites - suites are not in the inventory for the rest...
May 15, 20, 8:14 am
Replies: 1,878
Views: 658,719
Posted By escape4

I have Marriott CC and Chase SR... agreed with...

I have Marriott CC and Chase SR... agreed with you, these gift cards are going to my CSR.
May 15, 20, 7:38 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By escape4

Unfortunately I have no specific information...

Unfortunately I have no specific information about the financial health of this hotel any more than others. If the hotel gets sold or leaves Marriott, since the vouchers are linked to this hotel...
May 15, 20, 5:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By escape4

Confirmed with the hotel, Marriott elite benefits...

Confirmed with the hotel, Marriott elite benefits will apply. Solid deal!
May 15, 20, 3:58 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,636
Posted By escape4

Then it would be in Hyatt's best interest to do...

Then it would be in Hyatt's best interest to do this sooner rather than later, because several travellers who are flexible between Marriott and Hyatt are currently going through their travel budget...
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