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Dec 17, 19, 10:31 am
Replies: 204
Views: 55,582
Posted By grumbler

Your luck is better than mine. I have had the...

Your luck is better than mine. I have had the last two prearrival upgrades returned to me as the hotel could not honour them. The program really fails in this regard.
Dec 4, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,997
Posted By grumbler

The tub/shower thing is ridiculous - pass. Try a...

The tub/shower thing is ridiculous - pass. Try a suite at the Mark instead !
Nov 5, 19, 9:15 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,281
Posted By grumbler

Re BA and in response to post above, avoid the...

Re BA and in response to post above, avoid the Alvear. In Recoleta, it is still the Park Hyatt that is the strongest.

In Santiago, Singular or the Aubrey.
Oct 31, 19, 1:32 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 6,644
Posted By grumbler

Pretty much despite how old the hotel is now and...

Pretty much despite how old the hotel is now and how touristy the location is.
Oct 16, 19, 12:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,337
Posted By grumbler

Heritage wing at the Metropole but in a larger...

Heritage wing at the Metropole but in a larger room/suite.
Oct 3, 19, 2:55 pm
Replies: 328
Views: 65,297
Posted By grumbler

I love the Connaught but yes, on balance the...

I love the Connaught but yes, on balance the rooms in the Contemporary wing are better but small. I don't really like what they did with the Observatory - the JG decor is really quite awful. ...
Sep 16, 19, 3:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By grumbler

I think they retained much of the paneling as...

I think they retained much of the paneling as well as the lighting and the furniture. However, I share the view that otherwise, you now have the new build tower and the old "new" wing.

The...
Jul 29, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 511
Views: 112,641
Posted By grumbler

I don't know but I am still rolling my eyes at...

I don't know but I am still rolling my eyes at the exchange that preceded it.
Jul 8, 19, 3:59 pm
Replies: 702
Views: 155,344
Posted By grumbler

Beware - inside of the Rock Studio is NOT...

Beware - inside of the Rock Studio is NOT airconditioned - at least when I was there. When it is hot and the doors open, it is sweltering even with the ceiling fan.
Jul 4, 19, 10:31 am
Replies: 1,499
Views: 240,530
Posted By grumbler

The FS is undertaking a badly needed reno. Let's...

The FS is undertaking a badly needed reno. Let's see what that does. Having said that, the pool setup there remains the best in town.
Jun 14, 19, 2:07 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,037
Posted By grumbler

How about trying to use a confirmed upgrade (one...

How about trying to use a confirmed upgrade (one of the supposed program perks) and then being informed that they can't confirm it ?

So I guess your guaranteed upgrades aren't really....guaranteed...
Jun 13, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 78
Views: 13,503
Posted By grumbler

[whoops - mispost]

[whoops - mispost]
Jun 12, 19, 12:10 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 14,507
Posted By grumbler

Or I keep drawing the old rooms.

Or I keep drawing the old rooms.
May 27, 19, 6:26 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 14,507
Posted By grumbler

The rooms are brutally out of date - have you...

The rooms are brutally out of date - have you tried the Lydmar next door ?
May 27, 19, 6:23 pm
Replies: 1,499
Views: 240,530
Posted By grumbler

Because though it is a fine hotel, it is simply...

Because though it is a fine hotel, it is simply not among the top in a market where there are so many truly excellent luxury options. It has nothing to do with the brand. GHHK is a large, very...
May 27, 19, 6:18 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 8,923
Posted By grumbler

Jefferson or (maybe) the Hay Adams. With...

Jefferson or (maybe) the Hay Adams. With children, one of the Jefferson suites (a proper one, not a junior) would fit the bill.
Apr 18, 19, 9:21 am
Replies: 120
Views: 24,172
Posted By grumbler

The Mercer Street location. Not sure I would...

The Mercer Street location. Not sure I would risk Bisha.
Apr 17, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 24,172
Posted By grumbler

Hazelton is a bit cheesy (including the bar). ...

Hazelton is a bit cheesy (including the bar). Kimpton is a converted Quality Inn or something like that in a slightly out of the way location. I wouldn't bother.

It's just not a great hotel...
Apr 15, 19, 3:35 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 45,298
Posted By grumbler

Awasi Atacama (Chile)

Awasi Atacama (Chile)
Apr 6, 19, 12:47 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 24,172
Posted By grumbler

ShangriLa is probably best in town. I would...

ShangriLa is probably best in town. I would avoid the Ritz and the FS is just weird.
Feb 11, 19, 9:35 am
Replies: 67
Views: 11,544
Posted By grumbler

If I had to connect anyway for an international...

If I had to connect anyway for an international (i.e. ex NA destination), and leaving aside the importance of accumulating MP on UA metal, the Polaris product isn't better than Air Canada through...
Jan 13, 19, 1:46 pm
Replies: 495
Views: 81,544
Posted By grumbler

Clearly a Miaow miler.

Clearly a Miaow miler.
Jan 3, 19, 6:09 pm
Replies: 182
Views: 35,041
Posted By grumbler

The only possible remaining benefit is the...

The only possible remaining benefit is the theoretical possibility of free nights but the devaluation is so complete that only an idiot would intentionally use LHW LC for that. I think that for...
Dec 20, 18, 8:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By grumbler

Pretty much, including removing the title that...

Pretty much, including removing the title that Ben held.
Dec 17, 18, 8:54 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,727
Posted By grumbler

There are many good things about the changes AC...

There are many good things about the changes AC has put in place over the last few years to target high revenue/high FF status pax. One thing they still cannot get right is consistency of treatment...
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