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Forum: TravelBuzz
Feb 10, 17, 5:14 am
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Posted By lecter

I think Marriott's Moxy brand are also all...

I think Marriott's Moxy brand are also all new-build, they have some sort of agreement with IKEA for the interiors and the buildings are made LEGO-style with prefabs.
Mar 11, 14, 11:27 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,122
Posted By lecter

A lot of drool-worthy stuff here! From the...

A lot of drool-worthy stuff here!

From the more recent suggestions, this fireplace at the Arizona Biltmore is pure bliss:...
Mar 7, 14, 6:51 am
Replies: 49
Views: 6,122
Posted By lecter

Best art deco hotels?

I'm a huge fan of this style and am curious of your opinions regarding the world's best...Burgh Island looks fantastic and various other hotels have some rooms/suites done in this style, so let's see...
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Posted By lecter

I also enjoy the low and high end of the IHG...

I also enjoy the low and high end of the IHG spectrum...HI, Indigo and (sometimes) CP don't seem to provide enough benefits for the often high prices that are charged. HI is especially guilty of...
Forum: Europe
Sep 26, 13, 8:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,094
Posted By lecter

Here's a different option: www.carolparchotel.ro...

Here's a different option: www.carolparchotel.ro - I reckon they would fit the bill of a luxury hotel better than the IC/Marriott/Hilton (the Radisson would also be in the mix with the latter 3).
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Managed to book the IC Amman, very happy about...

Managed to book the IC Amman, very happy about that!

IC Kiev would have been an even nicer choice, but since I had booked a few nights at the IC Bethlehem in the same period, I figured why not...
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Views: 170,701
Posted By lecter

Took 2 days for me...for some it only took 1 day.

Took 2 days for me...for some it only took 1 day.
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Posted By lecter

The list does seem to be wonky what with the...

The list does seem to be wonky what with the Madrid one not even being open, but would you really risk staying in a place and not having it count? Until someone reports that their stay in the city...
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Views: 6,907
Posted By lecter

I've seen people mention having received it while...

I've seen people mention having received it while being Plat Amb and having a European account, which is exactly my current status...so whatever the inner circle criteria might have been, this was...
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Views: 771
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Hmm, DUS you say? Never been, seems like a nice...

Hmm, DUS you say? Never been, seems like a nice town...would you say the lounge is as good as BUD?
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Views: 771
Posted By lecter

Thanks for the idea, BER would indeed be an...

Thanks for the idea, BER would indeed be an excellent choice but I was there a couple of months ago, so would prefer someplace I haven't been to in a while (BUD/WAW) or at all (like ATH).

Speaking...
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Views: 771
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Best IC lounges in Europe? (LON & PAR excluded)

I'd like to make best possible use of a BOGO without paying the silly money required for a Club room at the Park Lane/Westminster/LeGrand.

Since I'm just a Plat. Amb. it's probably safest to book...
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Views: 1,984
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I would love it if it were impossible to change...

I would love it if it were impossible to change the TV channel or volume, being subjected to a retarded "Brits in all-inclusive resort in Spain" sitcom at the CP Ealing was particularly...
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Views: 4,627
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My experience with PC does not include anything...

My experience with PC does not include anything located in the Americas and generally features short stays, but upgrades have pretty much always been available, even on Reward stays...I do tend to...
Nov 16, 12, 4:45 am
Replies: 15
Views: 21,767
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I had my first two stays as a matched Platinum...

I had my first two stays as a matched Platinum member and yeah, YMMV indeed...I wrote to ask what upgrade would be available and the Best Western Gorizia Palace replied and upgraded me to an...
Oct 2, 12, 9:43 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,220
Posted By lecter

Although away from it all, the Schlosshotel im...

Although away from it all, the Schlosshotel im Grunewald might also be a good choice...
Sep 18, 12, 9:02 am
Replies: 62
Views: 9,461
Posted By lecter

Loved Berlin's Schlosshotel im Grunewald, a true...

Loved Berlin's Schlosshotel im Grunewald, a true oasis :)
Forum: MilesBuzz
Aug 20, 12, 9:23 am
Replies: 198
Views: 27,172
Posted By lecter

Exactly my situation...long weekends may not be...

Exactly my situation...long weekends may not be the most relaxing type of holiday, but they're awesome for discovering new places and keeping the trip affordable.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Aug 2, 12, 2:27 am
Replies: 198
Views: 27,172
Posted By lecter

IMO going places in low season is definitely the...

IMO going places in low season is definitely the way to go, and not just price-wise. I would abhor a place like Venice in August with high temperatures and shoulder-rubbing with the teeming masses....
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jul 31, 12, 7:01 am
Replies: 198
Views: 27,172
Posted By lecter

For someone who doesn't make much cash (like me),...

For someone who doesn't make much cash (like me), various promotions and not caring where you go at any particular time are the way to go...I make pretty much all my vacation decisions based on...
Replies: 69
Views: 13,552
Posted By lecter

Interesting...on my Ambassador account it still...

Interesting...on my Ambassador account it still says 5K. Am tempted to wait a couple of more days before pulling the trigger...do you get 10K with the 100$ option, or has it gone up to 150?
Replies: 10
Views: 1,984
Posted By lecter

There are some hotels (a HI in Berlin comes to...

There are some hotels (a HI in Berlin comes to mind, as does a CP in Cyprus) that have suites on the reward booking page for the same amount of points as a regular room...but it's rare.
Forum: MilesBuzz
Jul 20, 12, 4:08 am
Replies: 1,292
Views: 1,335,679
Posted By lecter

Me...but maybe it's a fluke and they'll start...

Me...but maybe it's a fluke and they'll start posting again, my IHG checkins are posting fine.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 18, 12, 6:31 am
Replies: 0
Views: 3,696
Posted By lecter

This is definitely a very noobish question, but I...

This is definitely a very noobish question, but I only recently stumbled upon the concept of AD75 fares and the possibilty of becoming an IATA affiliate agent from home (and thus getting access to...
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