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Dec 8, 20, 2:50 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 14,032
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Agreed that Dubai was overrated from the start. ...

Agreed that Dubai was overrated from the start.

It's the place for people who think 'bigger' is always better: The gaudier, the glitzier, the obsessive need for extreme wow-factor. It's akin to...
Oct 23, 20, 5:25 pm
Replies: 312
Views: 91,218
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

It's encouraging to hear that Amangiri is...

It's encouraging to hear that Amangiri is polishing off the tarnish. The service standard had been slipping and F&B was always giri's weakness, even from opening.

I've stayed there 7 times now,...
Oct 23, 20, 5:19 pm
Replies: 652
Views: 170,293
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

My apologies if this was already posted, but the...

My apologies if this was already posted, but the FS Houston is finally done with their top-to-tail redo. It took them a ridiculous amount of time.

The rooms aren't spectacular, but it's a welcome...
Sep 11, 20, 6:59 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,413
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Man, some of ya'll take these things waaaaaay too...

Man, some of ya'll take these things waaaaaay too seriously. Tech happens. I'm sure AA got the responses they needed.

Might I suggest a nice glass (or six) of wine? :)
Sep 4, 20, 2:53 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,555
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

I'm more curious about how CK requirements will...

I'm more curious about how CK requirements will change, if they change.
Sep 4, 20, 2:52 pm
Replies: 190
Views: 24,818
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

LGA, no hot food. No drinks. Snack bag offered...

LGA, no hot food. No drinks. Snack bag offered on the way out only.

AC is in the same place it's always been. It hasn't moved.
Sep 3, 20, 5:52 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 64,605
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

I was close to buying into this, but the T&Cs are...

I was close to buying into this, but the T&Cs are what killed it for me.

Much like what Susan detailed above, it wasn't worth it with those strings.
Sep 3, 20, 5:50 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 12,293
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

RC SoBe isn't terrible, but it's not ideal. ...

RC SoBe isn't terrible, but it's not ideal.

For being recently remodeled, it feels rode hard. The service isn't up to par with the Four Seasons SS. The thing I like least is that the second...
Aug 16, 20, 7:11 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 14,740
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Agreed. The uniqueness and soul of what Adrian...

Agreed. The uniqueness and soul of what Adrian created with Aman is being lost with each new skyscraper opening.

The constant push to sell the 'lifestyle' is boring to me. The price at which...
Jul 8, 20, 11:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,425
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

It's Vegas... Your host would arrange for a...

It's Vegas... Your host would arrange for a ground-floor villa if your play was high enough. That's standard.

Same with Wynn's villas. You're not getting in unless you have the play spend or...
Jun 6, 20, 1:13 am
May 27, 20, 11:53 am
Replies: 214
Views: 50,803
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Thanks for the feet on the ground report. As...

Thanks for the feet on the ground report.

As time goes on, it feel like the new ownership is moving further and further away from what made Aman special.

The new tents look sparse and not luxe...
May 24, 20, 11:40 pm
Replies: 214
Views: 50,803
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Agreed. Amangiri needs to step it up if they...

Agreed.

Amangiri needs to step it up if they want to keep these prices high.

While I love(d) Aman, what the brand is attempting to do now without Adrian at the lead is almost comical.
May 23, 20, 2:11 am
Replies: 214
Views: 50,803
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

I've stayed at Giri 7 times now and yes, their...

I've stayed at Giri 7 times now and yes, their pricing is becoming just laughable, especially considering how weak their f&b program continues to be.

I get it. It's less than 40 rooms. It's a...
May 22, 20, 10:24 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,145
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

BRAVO. Now that was funny.

BRAVO.

Now that was funny.
May 21, 20, 1:40 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,145
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

You just proved my point :) 'Me, me, me, me'...

You just proved my point :)

'Me, me, me, me' You're the typical self-absorbed, clueless about the airline business, frequent flier.

LIke we've all said already: Don't like how AA is doing...
May 21, 20, 2:28 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,145
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Let's be frank, you're a Plat Pro... Not exactly...

Let's be frank, you're a Plat Pro... Not exactly one of AA's bread & butter.

If CKs can handle the clubs being closed, you can too. They're doing it for good reason.

For once, don't be the...
May 21, 20, 2:24 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,145
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

If this is a deal-breaker, just fly someone else....

If this is a deal-breaker, just fly someone else. Be done with it.

Or, do you secretly enjoy the subpar experience just so you can come here to 'anonymously' complain? :)
May 20, 20, 12:36 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 509,690
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Eh. It's just wine. All of us, no matter...

Eh. It's just wine.

All of us, no matter what end of the CK totem pole, are expendable to AA.

There's always someone who's willing to spend more. It's a game you cannot win, so just relax...
May 20, 20, 12:32 am
Replies: 1,040
Views: 509,690
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

My new motto with all of this AA speculation is...

My new motto with all of this AA speculation is 'it'll happen when it happens.'

It keeps me from unrealistic expectation, which seems to be running rampant these days on frequent flier sites.
May 20, 20, 12:28 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,145
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

This is all much ado at the moment. Want...

This is all much ado at the moment.

Want the seat and worry endlessly about not getting the UG? Simple fix... Buy the seat.

AA has bigger fish to fry at the moment than opening up ACs to...
May 5, 20, 9:53 pm
Replies: 1,040
Views: 509,690
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Got two bottles and a note today. It could...

Got two bottles and a note today.

It could have been dumb luck, but they included a Viader red. One of my favorite small vintners.
May 5, 20, 4:48 pm
Replies: 164
Views: 36,018
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

It's really pretty simple here. Either wear...

It's really pretty simple here.

Either wear a mask or fly another airline. I don't get the pushback.

If you don't like it, fly someone who alligns with your way of thinking.
Mar 24, 20, 4:07 pm
Replies: 214
Views: 50,803
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Aman isn't discounting at all. They are keeping...

Aman isn't discounting at all. They are keeping the property in the luxe realm, by hook or by crook.

Hey, if they can afford to do so, I think it's a great idea. Don't dilute the product.
Mar 23, 20, 12:47 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 7,369
Posted By BenjaminNicholas

Lots of cancellations on this end, but pivoting...

Lots of cancellations on this end, but pivoting to smaller places that remain open and that I can drive to.

Currently spending the isolation period at a beach house in a small island town.
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