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Nov 29, 19, 4:28 pm
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Posted By HookEm

I stayed at this hotel at the Club Level 3 years...

I stayed at this hotel at the Club Level 3 years ago and my experience was very different than described above. The Club had extensive and high quality food presentations. Service was also...
Aug 16, 19, 1:31 pm
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Views: 159,679
Posted By HookEm

I was very surprised to read the above. To be...

I was very surprised to read the above. To be clear: Are you really talking about the SF Marquis - that they have a limo to transport guests around?? I know the Ritz and St. Regis have limos that...
Aug 3, 19, 2:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,844
Posted By HookEm

One of the few advantages that Hilton’s Honors...

One of the few advantages that Hilton’s Honors program has over Marriott is that there is no extra charge for a 2nd person. I doubt if you will get hassled unless the 2nd person wants to get the...
Jul 8, 19, 2:16 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,694
Posted By HookEm

I stayed at the SHS Pensacola Beach a few years...

I stayed at the SHS Pensacola Beach a few years ago and we were impressed - relatively new and very clean and nice.
Jul 1, 19, 9:30 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,713
Posted By HookEm

What is the argument you make that is so...

What is the argument you make that is so effective for you?
Jun 21, 19, 6:52 pm
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Views: 322
Posted By HookEm

The press release says an opening in early 2023....

The press release says an opening in early 2023. HA!
Is there ever an opening date for a new hotel that is ever met? What beginning schedule is ever improved upon? Like almost never.
For example,...
Jun 15, 19, 11:37 am
Replies: 422
Views: 58,845
Posted By HookEm

I see on their website that they mention they...

I see on their website that they mention they have a free ferry that goes across the Thames to a spot where it is a short walk to the Canary Wharf tube stop. They make it sound easy. Does anyone know...
May 18, 19, 1:12 pm
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Views: 128,918
Posted By HookEm

Hmmm, I may wait then to see if it changes since...

Hmmm, I may wait then to see if it changes since I have flexibility in my schedule.
May 18, 19, 1:09 pm
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Views: 128,918
Posted By HookEm

Thanks a lot TBS.

Thanks a lot TBS.
May 18, 19, 9:53 am
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Views: 128,918
Posted By HookEm

I found a price called Hilton Honors Sale for a...

I found a price called Hilton Honors Sale for a day in Sept. that is only 195 pounds. The description of the price says it’s an advanced purchase with no changes, and it also says in capital letters...
May 8, 19, 11:58 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By HookEm

For the Hilton program a few years ago, my lady...

For the Hilton program a few years ago, my lady friend called to make a reservation using her free cert and made the reservation in my name (as a Diamond), and with her as the 2nd person in a 2...
Jan 18, 19, 3:29 pm
Replies: 478
Views: 53,649
Posted By HookEm

This is nuts: titanium much cheaper than platinum

Today gold is about $1300 /ounce, platinum about $800/ounce, and titanium is $26 per pound! So how can the new Titanium Elites be above Platinums which are above Golds? Very nutty.
Dec 8, 18, 4:21 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 13,193
Posted By HookEm

There are 2 sets of elevators, and one set of 3...

There are 2 sets of elevators, and one set of 3 elevators is right by the door to the Executive Lounge. It is very busy in front of the elevators since this is the same floor as the (very good) gym...
Nov 17, 18, 12:44 pm
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Views: 121,641
Posted By HookEm

Wizla— You had breakfast in the restaurant. Is...

Wizla—
You had breakfast in the restaurant. Is that an available option for Diamonds?
You had Baileys in the upstairs lounge. Does the EL not have Bailey? How about Port?
Thanks.
Nov 12, 18, 11:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,142
Posted By HookEm

You obviously stay in different hotels than I do....

You obviously stay in different hotels than I do. At the Palace hotel in San Francisco, which is part of the Luxury Collection, they made it clear that only regular tea and coffee and not lattes and...
Sep 2, 18, 4:49 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,667
Posted By HookEm

The Marriott flexible calendar is far far...

The Marriott flexible calendar is far far superior to SPG. You can see an entire month of the cheapest rate or if you put in the AAA rate you can see the rate for each day for an entire month. On SPG...
Sep 1, 18, 1:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By HookEm

Thanks a lot. Unfortunately I never scrolled...

Thanks a lot. Unfortunately I never scrolled down. I see there is also a credit for charging $300 at Marriott. I assume that is $300 in cumulative Marriott charges, so 2 nights at $150/night will...
Aug 30, 18, 1:49 pm
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Views: 28,952
Posted By HookEm

Your allusions to the OT are pretty cool. I like...

Your allusions to the OT are pretty cool. I like it!
Aug 30, 18, 1:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By HookEm

I heard you have to register. How do you...

I heard you have to register. How do you register? When I go to my credit card account, I don’t see anything to click.
Aug 22, 18, 12:43 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,048
Posted By HookEm

My o my. I seem to have irritated someone. I was...

My o my. I seem to have irritated someone. I was merely expressing an alternate viewpoint that it is not a good value hotel. That does mean I should be marginalized. When I read a different opinion...
Aug 21, 18, 7:45 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,048
Posted By HookEm

Here’s an extremely important caveat to post #5...

Here’s an extremely important caveat to post #5 above:

At St. Regis San Francisco, you only receive butler service complimentary if you book a suite. Butler service is one of the top benefits of...
Jul 31, 18, 2:12 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,075
Posted By HookEm

Is WA considered to be 5 star? What about Conrad?...

Is WA considered to be 5 star? What about Conrad? And what about Hilton hotels - a mix of 4 and 3 stars? There are some Hiltons that are lousy.

Hilton is very weak compared to Marriott/Starwood in...
Jul 7, 18, 9:43 am
Replies: 3,002
Views: 386,351
Posted By HookEm

Then this is a major expansion of benefits to a...

Then this is a major expansion of benefits to a rather large group of people. Before you had to stay at least 75 nights/year to be eligible to receive additional points or an amenity. So now starting...
Jul 6, 18, 7:10 pm
Replies: 3,002
Views: 386,351
Posted By HookEm

“Platinum Elite Welcome Gift Options” Table Misnamed?

Marriott has issued a table listing the welcome gift options and they title it for Platinums not Platinum Premier. If it is really for the new Platinums which are the current Golds, then that is...
Jul 6, 18, 9:27 am
Replies: 777
Views: 130,181
Posted By HookEm

I think Horace has done a good job of trying to...

I think Horace has done a good job of trying to explain this opaque situation for current Plats.
For Marriott full service legacy hotels, the lounge and breakfast situation does not change in...
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