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Jun 19, 19, 11:18 pm
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Posted By OsakaWino

Regency Suite

Has anyone stayed in the Regency Suite lately? Wondering if it has been renovated yet? We've stayed in the Atrium Suite using a DSU and just one night in the Regency Suite on a comped upgrade, and...
Jun 9, 19, 3:25 am
Replies: 356
Views: 89,916
Posted By OsakaWino

Note sure if it is relevant to your question, but...

Note sure if it is relevant to your question, but I was able to apply the club access award to a Prive reservation. It seems that they are applicable to any WoH eligible rate, in the same way that...
Jun 6, 19, 2:16 am
Replies: 395
Views: 65,149
Posted By OsakaWino

I actually stayed there one night 30+ years ago;...

I actually stayed there one night 30+ years ago; the rooms had no bathroom, it was down the hall. Now I would be interested in staying again sometime, the renovations seem to have been done quite...
Jun 6, 19, 1:31 am
Replies: 395
Views: 65,149
Posted By OsakaWino

If it is a long walk from the HR to Tochomae...

If it is a long walk from the HR to Tochomae station, then it must be a marathon to any of the stations from Andaz. Maybe with a stroller it is easier to cross the street to the gov building because...
Jun 4, 19, 1:31 am
Replies: 85
Views: 13,334
Posted By OsakaWino

Booked 2 nights on pts for March20-22; it is a...

Booked 2 nights on pts for March20-22; it is a 3-day weekend. Out of curiosity I looked at what would be the total if paying the standard rate and it is about 350,000 yen for the 2 nights, a high...
Jun 2, 19, 9:45 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 13,334
Posted By OsakaWino

As the lowest rates at PH Kyoto seem to start...

As the lowest rates at PH Kyoto seem to start above 70,000 yen, with all the T&S charges that is more than 90,000 yen. And peak rates now showing are more than double that, so more than 200,000 yen...
Jun 2, 19, 9:08 am
Replies: 85
Views: 13,334
Posted By OsakaWino

I've noticed numerous dates where the base room...

I've noticed numerous dates where the base room is available on revenue but not on points. I hope this this an aberration due to not having everything loaded yet and not some sort of "policy". For...
May 31, 19, 10:31 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 13,334
Posted By OsakaWino

The reason why there are so few luxury hotels in...

The reason why there are so few luxury hotels in Kyoto is that prime locations are almost impossible to acquire, and building permits are even more difficult. Kyoto has very strict height locations....
May 31, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 13,334
Posted By OsakaWino

The 10% is consumption (sales) tax. There is also...

The 10% is consumption (sales) tax. There is also a Kyoto accommodations (occupancy) tax of 500 yen/night/person for a room rate of 20,000-49,999 yen/night/person or 1000 yen/night/person for a room...
May 23, 19, 12:03 am
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Views: 127,183
Posted By OsakaWino

Is it true that SQ award space visible on...

Is it true that SQ award space visible on Aeroplan is again generally available on MP by calling (similar to how it was a couple of years ago)? With not status it would mean once again having to pay...
May 11, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 306
Views: 39,689
Posted By OsakaWino

Would like to correct one minor point that has...

Would like to correct one minor point that has been repeated a number of times above.

If the property determines that they are willing to confirm an upgrade it generally supposed to be confirmed...
May 11, 19, 6:21 am
Replies: 306
Views: 39,689
Posted By OsakaWino

Do you mean they refused to confirm an upgrade...

Do you mean they refused to confirm an upgrade within 24 hr of booking? If so, that is the hotel's prerogative.

Or do you mean they refused to honor at checkin an upgrade that they had previously...
May 3, 19, 6:55 pm
Replies: 1,660
Views: 229,810
Posted By OsakaWino

Regardless of whether you're using a club access...

Regardless of whether you're using a club access awards, as an Explorist you should get the best non-club/non-suite room, subject to availability, which would mean a Deluxe (renovated) room, but that...
Apr 23, 19, 6:08 am
Replies: 1,660
Views: 229,810
Posted By OsakaWino

This makes the 17,000 pts for a Club Room a good...

This makes the 17,000 pts for a Club Room a good value here. Not only does it get club access, perhaps more importantly, it gets a nicely renovated Club Room.
Apr 21, 19, 9:50 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,691
Posted By OsakaWino

I would try emailing, but it will be up to the...

I would try emailing, but it will be up to the hotel. They have no obligation to pre-confirm upgrade you on the non-prive nights.
Apr 21, 19, 1:34 am
Replies: 58
Views: 6,691
Posted By OsakaWino

When I was Diamond there were times when I had to...

When I was Diamond there were times when I had to ask to be upgraded, and once, at GH ICN, I had to actually demand the upgrade (I was particularly interested in trying out the new tower and there...
Apr 17, 19, 10:25 am
Replies: 400
Views: 42,599
Posted By OsakaWino

You did that using United miles?

You did that using United miles?
Apr 15, 19, 10:36 pm
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Views: 166,463
Posted By OsakaWino

+1 And Kiyomizu is easily walkable. The...

+1

And Kiyomizu is easily walkable. The underground rail line is actually Keihan, and 10 minutes is walking slowly; most healthy, youngish person could easily walk it in 7 minutes, and with...
Apr 10, 19, 11:06 am
Replies: 233
Views: 13,862
Posted By OsakaWino

Despite the truly nonsensical excuses to the...

Despite the truly nonsensical excuses to the contrary, it is incredibly obvious that all free night awards should be valid for 1 year.
Apr 8, 19, 9:35 pm
Replies: 1,003
Views: 176,470
Posted By OsakaWino

I can confirm that the Prive rate at Andaz...

I can confirm that the Prive rate at Andaz includes a USD100 credit (actually SGD130).
Apr 8, 19, 7:02 pm
Replies: 1,660
Views: 229,810
Posted By OsakaWino

Contact the hotel. They might be able to confirm...

Contact the hotel. They might be able to confirm you into some kind of upgrade for all 7 nights.
Apr 5, 19, 7:19 pm
Replies: 400
Views: 42,599
Posted By OsakaWino

So maybe SQ availability will not return until...

So maybe SQ availability will not return until they introduce dynamic award pricing for partners? And then maybe SQ awards will require double the miles than the Chinese partners? :(
Apr 5, 19, 7:15 pm
Replies: 233
Views: 13,862
Posted By OsakaWino

This is getting a bit off topic from milestone...

This is getting a bit off topic from milestone awards.
Apr 2, 19, 12:01 am
Replies: 1,660
Views: 229,810
Posted By OsakaWino

A very simple solution would be for you to stay...

A very simple solution would be for you to stay somewhere else.

Or if you really need to stay at HRT and can't stomach Japanese food for appetizers, pick yourself up a burger at McDonald's to...
Mar 27, 19, 10:32 pm
Replies: 621
Views: 122,497
Posted By OsakaWino

We've had 2 longish (11-12 nights) stays here and...

We've had 2 longish (11-12 nights) stays here and never had anything but good to exceptional service, including over New Years, the busiest time of the year. Yes it was hectic and the level of...
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