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Jul 17, 10, 12:35 pm
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Posted By toolz

Ouch, I have 54K FF miles and am also in category...

Ouch, I have 54K FF miles and am also in category 3.
Dec 17, 07, 9:37 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,791
Posted By toolz

Agreed, I was under the impression that almost...

Agreed, I was under the impression that almost all upgrades were lined up beforehand based on your status,point balance, etc.

Your dress and attitude can probably impact things on the margin if...
Dec 17, 07, 9:34 am
Replies: 88
Views: 5,395
Posted By toolz

Requalified early in the fall. Will probably end...

Requalified early in the fall. Will probably end the year with 36 stays.
Sep 23, 07, 10:41 pm
Replies: 388
Views: 53,657
Posted By toolz

Just over 400K but I'll be burning through 125K+...

Just over 400K but I'll be burning through 125K+ next month on vacation in Europe.
Jul 15, 07, 2:47 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 7,261
Posted By toolz

We had one a few months back at the Westin Palo...

We had one a few months back at the Westin Palo Alto. Around 9pm or so.

They were letting us back into the hotel (staff kept apologized it was a false alarm) when a few of us coming out of the...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,595
Posted By toolz

Same here. Saves me from carrying various...

Same here.

Saves me from carrying various cards in my wallet when I travel.

But your point is well taken. It clearly doesn't cost them $25 for that piece of plastic and they've lost a lot more...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,632
Posted By toolz

Congrats and enjoy. If you think you like Gold,...

Congrats and enjoy. If you think you like Gold, you'll really like Platinum. =)
Jun 4, 07, 12:15 pm
Replies: 260
Views: 70,911
Posted By toolz

The Palace has a very nice lobby as several...

The Palace has a very nice lobby as several people have pointed out but the rooms are a bit more dated.

The St. Regis is much newer and contemporary in feeling. Can be quite expensive but...
Jun 4, 07, 12:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By toolz

Yes, call to be safe. It's easy and fast and can...

Yes, call to be safe. It's easy and fast and can save you a lot of headaches.
Jun 4, 07, 12:12 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By toolz

Good to hear, taxes have always been covered in...

Good to hear, taxes have always been covered in reward nights for me.
May 16, 07, 6:27 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 13,179
Posted By toolz

This is good for business travelers that need to...

This is good for business travelers that need to make a bunch of conference calls for work.

The hotel also offers free entertainment (lots of movies) and wireless Internet.

All in all, I wasn't...
May 16, 07, 6:25 pm
Replies: 260
Views: 62,462
Posted By toolz

Currently at the hotel. The outside and the...

Currently at the hotel. The outside and the lobby are less than impressive. Looks old and badly in need of an overhaul.

The "upgraded" room overlooks the park and the hotel's location is quite...
May 14, 07, 7:51 am
Replies: 294
Views: 44,181
Posted By toolz

Stay centrally at the Westin for that price...

Stay centrally at the Westin for that price differential.

You'll be around for too long to be focused only on Harvard Square and the back and forth (if you go by cab) will eat into the price...
May 1, 07, 1:27 pm
Replies: 207
Views: 49,639
Posted By toolz

Don't remember the bouncers on Sunday through...

Don't remember the bouncers on Sunday through Tuesday but even when they are there, they are not a problem for access. Just have your room card available.

Noise is much less the days you are...
May 1, 07, 1:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By toolz

Agreed. That could be a 2+ hour drive plus...

Agreed. That could be a 2+ hour drive plus traffic depending on the day and time (and where on the Cape you are talking about).

If you are in Boston, you can take a ferry to and from Provincetown...
May 1, 07, 12:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By toolz

First words of advice, book now. Hotels fill up...

First words of advice, book now. Hotels fill up quickly, many years MIT and Harvard have graduation the same day. If you are lucky, one or more of the other colleges and universities will also be...
May 1, 07, 12:45 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,190
Posted By toolz

St. Regis/Luxury Collection (easy answer) W...

St. Regis/Luxury Collection (easy answer)
W (usually since I get an upgradem otherwise rooms can be very small)
Westin (some are nicer than W's and they're in more cities)
LM (have only stayed at...
Apr 19, 07, 4:37 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 15,857
Posted By toolz

No free breakfast for PLT members. Don't recall...

No free breakfast for PLT members. Don't recall exactly how much the buffet costs but it wasn't cheap. Overall, I felt that the buffet quality is much lower than at other business hotels like...
Apr 19, 07, 1:02 pm
Replies: 248
Views: 45,653
Posted By toolz

I used to stay at the W quite frequently over the...

I used to stay at the W quite frequently over the years and was upgraded to a "real" two room suite, maybe twice or three times. Much more common was an upgrade to a corner room (without asking).
...
Apr 19, 07, 12:52 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,702
Posted By toolz

I thought they were going to try and get credit...

I thought they were going to try and get credit card info for an automatic renewal but I was pleasantly surprised.

Signed up and also got my free year subscription to Zagat online.
Apr 9, 07, 12:20 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By toolz

The rooms in the W are fairly large as this was...

The rooms in the W are fairly large as this was an old apartment complex that was converted. Many rooms are "suites" so you'll have more space for the entire family.

As for noise, depends on the...
Apr 9, 07, 12:14 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 29,977
Posted By toolz

I like the Shinagawa location better but the...

I like the Shinagawa location better but the Westin Ebisu is a decent hotel as well. Was upgraded and the room was spacious and quite clean.

It is near a mall area that is about a 10 minute walk...
Apr 9, 07, 12:01 pm
Replies: 294
Views: 44,181
Posted By toolz

You'll have the same problems with the Westin...

You'll have the same problems with the Westin Copley. Parking in Boston is pretty bad overall. Across from the Sheraton Boston are two pay lots where you can self-park but you'll have no in and out...
Mar 1, 07, 8:01 pm
Replies: 208
Views: 25,052
Posted By toolz

W Card

I forgot all about this "benefit" until the other day.

Swung by my hotel early (11am) to drop off my luggage before a meeting.

Was told by the front desk that because I was a W card member,...
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