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Mar 15, 19, 4:34 pm
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Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Maybe I was not clear, I certainly love going out...

Maybe I was not clear, I certainly love going out to all of my favorite places, but for me much of the fun is actually at Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s restaurants and bars. Only after they close do I proceed...
Mar 12, 19, 7:19 am
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Posted By MikeFromTokyo

I never had it nearly as bad as some people, but...

I never had it nearly as bad as some people, but nevertheless the few times I have been ripped off were not fun. I strongly believe that it is far safer to just drink at the hotel, or at similar...
Mar 12, 19, 1:16 am
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Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Oh, I know, and indeed there is a wide range of...

Oh, I know, and indeed there is a wide range of such establishments. However, for people who do not know the right places to go it can be very dangerous. And, even then, I have had many more...
Mar 11, 19, 11:34 pm
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Posted By MikeFromTokyo

I would advise extreme caution in Roppongi...

I would advise extreme caution in Roppongi nightlife. The small bars you referring to are notorious, and scams are an everyday occurrence in the nightlife district down the street. However, there...
Mar 9, 19, 8:56 am
Replies: 139
Views: 14,215
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Four Seasons Preferred Partner is the answer to...

Four Seasons Preferred Partner is the answer to the first question.

Ritz-Carlton is an older hotel, but very well regarded and provides good value.

I am surprised re StR. I know the manager...
Mar 9, 19, 4:27 am
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Views: 5,217
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

This. Assuming international travel is paid...

This.

Assuming international travel is paid in J, I would more or less decide to be a free agent. Pick whatever airlines and flights best suit your schedule, and collect miles on all three...
Mar 8, 19, 1:20 pm
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Views: 2,902
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

The above post you quoted could be considered a...

The above post you quoted could be considered a textbook straw man argument. :rolleyes::)
Mar 8, 19, 12:07 pm
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Views: 2,902
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Recycling can be important for waste management,...

Recycling can be important for waste management, but its importance is overstated by many people. Recycling of course consumes a lot of energy, and therefore the net benefit of recycling PET bottles...
Mar 8, 19, 12:45 am
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Views: 2,902
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Many parts of the world do not have potable...

Many parts of the world do not have potable drinking water flowing from the tap. While I would prefer sanitized and recirculated glase bottles, these are not always practical or available...
Mar 7, 19, 12:10 pm
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Views: 2,523
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula, The Siam...

Mandarin Oriental, The Peninsula, The Siam Bangkok. Arguably many other hotels in the city could qualify depending on one’s definition of urban resort and “luxury.”

Four Seasons Alexandria.
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Mar 7, 19, 11:39 am
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Views: 20,737
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

There are also true luxury all inclusive resorts,...

There are also true luxury all inclusive resorts, such as Twin Farms, Four Seasons Golden Triangle, et. al. Also, there are some resorts that have all inclusive rate packages, especially for...
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Views: 43,753
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

You can book now with any credit card and then...

You can book now with any credit card and then pay with your IHG credit card at the property, if it is not a prepaid booking.

I definitely recommend getting ambassador, as you will have additional...
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Views: 43,753
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

ginmqi, I suspect you have indeed found the third...

ginmqi, I suspect you have indeed found the third night free club room rate. In which case, you certainly will have breakfast and club benefits. You can book it and just check your confirmation...
Mar 5, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 106
Views: 7,352
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

So, the answer is to make it more exclusive by...

So, the answer is to make it more exclusive by selling it at a price that gets rid of the bottom feeders, but still provides the service for people booking through the correct channels. It is often...
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Views: 43,753
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

There should be a third night free rate for a...

There should be a third night free rate for a club room. I have received promotional emails offering this several times, as I recall.

In any event, sometimes booking a lower room rate, and then...
Mar 5, 19, 5:03 am
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Views: 7,352
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Of course. This is Thailand, and everything will...

Of course. This is Thailand, and everything will continue to be available at the right price if one knows where to look. The business would completely dry up if they did not sell to Y pax, as...
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Posted By MikeFromTokyo

As a club guest you’ll definitely have breakfast...

As a club guest you’ll definitely have breakfast included. You should book third night free if it’s less expensive. I do not know about restaurant breakfast, as I usually have breakfast in the club...
Mar 4, 19, 12:00 pm
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Posted By MikeFromTokyo

You’ve just mentioned two of Hyatt’s very best...

You’ve just mentioned two of Hyatt’s very best long time employees in Tokyo^
Mar 4, 19, 7:51 am
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Views: 7,352
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Fast track for purchase, BKK departure service

Does anyone know or recommend a good provider of this service? The BFS website will apparently not sell this service if Economy Class tickets, which is very strange. My flight is a one class, PG...
Mar 3, 19, 4:34 pm
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Views: 1,189
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

actually WE has a generous allowance. Premium...

actually WE has a generous allowance. Premium economy “Smile Plus” gets 40kg, as I recall.
Mar 3, 19, 11:58 am
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Views: 987
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Yes, even if one is accustomed to high prices at...

Yes, even if one is accustomed to high prices at hotels and resorts, that definitely is egregious price gouging. At this price point, I would rather have the room rate be increased and be charged...
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Views: 1,826
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Regarding PG one class flights, the airline...

Regarding PG one class flights, the airline should do something to offer high fare paying passengers a higher level of service on the ground. It is often the case that a full Y ticket, or other high...
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Views: 119,743
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

While there are a lot of posts pointing out that...

While there are a lot of posts pointing out that the AMB weekend rate is higher than BAR, and thus often not in fact equal to one “free” night, I think that debate misses the point. It does yield...
Mar 3, 19, 2:28 am
Replies: 79
Views: 6,183
Posted By MikeFromTokyo

Yes, doing that on Thai Airways, for example,...

Yes, doing that on Thai Airways, for example, would likely get people upset.

I am not concerned in general about foot positioning, but would tell that passenger to put his shoes or socks/slippers...
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