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Jul 18, 19, 6:35 pm
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Posted By uclabruin82

The bar next to Zass was where the cocktail class...

The bar next to Zass was where the cocktail class was and is very nice. But when it came to actually having drinks, apertivo were still on the terrace and after-dinner drinks in the lobby / on the...
Jul 17, 19, 10:13 pm
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Posted By uclabruin82

I just came back from a stay on the Amalfi coast,...

I just came back from a stay on the Amalfi coast, so figured I would add my thoughts. One thing to note is that I booked these rooms two weeks before we stayed in July so availability was limited...
Jul 15, 19, 4:52 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By uclabruin82

We were there for one night last weekend, and...

We were there for one night last weekend, and FWIW they do offer lemonade and cold towels at check-in now.
Overall, I agree with a lot of points about your review. The hotel is really nice and...
Jul 4, 19, 6:31 pm
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Posted By uclabruin82

Re Venice: the Gritt is actually more expensive...

Re Venice: the Gritt is actually more expensive than the Aman for the weekend we are looking, and my understanding is that the base rooms are smaller at the Gritti than the Aman.

Re Israel: The...
Jul 4, 19, 2:36 pm
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Views: 453,229
Posted By uclabruin82

Didn't make it to Paris and ended up staying at...

Didn't make it to Paris and ended up staying at the Edition in NYC in March and the Gwen in Chicago both a couple of time (neither special but just trying to get some bonvoy points).

As for the...
Jun 30, 19, 11:52 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By uclabruin82

At Jiwo we did the martinis in the field which...

At Jiwo we did the martinis in the field which was fine, but not worth it unless you drink a lot.
We also did the feast by the pool. It was very nice and the dancers and entertainment were great. ...
Jun 26, 19, 10:17 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By uclabruin82

Yes, sorry I was not clear. I am on a 200k award...

Yes, sorry I was not clear. I am on a 200k award ticket and my fear was that if I canceled my tickets, F inventory would not become available again and I would have to fly up to SFO to catch a...
Jun 26, 19, 11:04 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By uclabruin82

When a FT evangelist speaks, you listen. I will...

When a FT evangelist speaks, you listen. I will keep my reservation as is. Thanks for the reply
Jun 25, 19, 6:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,262
Posted By uclabruin82

Releasing F inventory

Hello,
i am sorry if this is answered elsewhere but I cannot see it. I am scheduled to fly in abouyt a week from LAX-CDG-MXP. LAX-CDG is showing P2F0 as my wife and I are in F. I would prefer to go...
Jun 19, 19, 11:15 am
Replies: 147
Views: 31,499
Posted By uclabruin82

Is staying on the bund like staying in Times...

Is staying on the bund like staying in Times square? Is that why someone would say the location sucks?
Jun 17, 19, 5:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,230
Posted By uclabruin82

Agree on the Pen

Agree on the Pen
Jun 15, 19, 10:44 am
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Views: 2,818
Posted By uclabruin82

It was back in 2013, but I remember the yoga...

It was back in 2013, but I remember the yoga instructor at the FS Sayan being great. I liked that it was a real Vinyasa as opposed to just some basic poses, and they could host it in various...
Jun 11, 19, 8:52 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 12,272
Posted By uclabruin82

The way I feel about breakfasts in nice hotels...

The way I feel about breakfasts in nice hotels when on vacation is (just slightly) below bhrubin's feelings for air conditioning. I do not think I could stay here just based on the pictures of that...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jun 11, 19, 8:50 pm
Replies: 329
Views: 28,792
Posted By uclabruin82

The pictures of your breakfast look like what we...

The pictures of your breakfast look like what we get for free for being marriott platinum members at a non-descript hotel. Compared to all of the other meals you have shared with us, it looks so sad!
Jun 11, 19, 10:28 am
Replies: 203
Views: 23,890
Posted By uclabruin82

Maybe we will have to return to Jiwo. We loved...

Maybe we will have to return to Jiwo. We loved that property anyways and had a great time with Jann at Dari last year
Jun 8, 19, 11:11 pm
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Views: 23,890
Posted By uclabruin82

https://www.powderlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019...

https://www.powderlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/AMAN-Niseko-Intro.-_HJRE.pdf
Jun 6, 19, 4:47 pm
May 21, 19, 4:24 pm
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Posted By uclabruin82

Totally get it. I am in the same boat with...

Totally get it. I am in the same boat with respect to a lot of my stays through February 2020 when I was able to make award stays at hotels that were Cat 6 but are now cat 8 - which also means I am...
May 21, 19, 11:41 am
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Posted By uclabruin82

We stayed at Los Alcobas last April. ...

We stayed at Los Alcobas last April.
Highlights: Nice room with high ceilings, pleasent views of the vineyard, free breakfast credit in the restaurant was great, enjoyed being close to St. Helena
...
May 18, 19, 5:12 pm
Replies: 3,828
Views: 453,229
Posted By uclabruin82

The W West Beverly Hills should be ashamed of...

The W West Beverly Hills should be ashamed of their title considering how far they are from actually being in Beverly Hills. This hotel should only be stayed at if you need to be at UCLA early in...
May 10, 19, 3:28 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,284
Posted By uclabruin82

I am on kix (j) - ICN-LAX (O) booked on Krisflyer...

I am on kix (j) - ICN-LAX (O) booked on Krisflyer points. My reservation is still showing as O as well.
Last year, when OZ went to a seasonal downgrade of the plane, Singapore changed my ICN-LAX...
May 9, 19, 11:06 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By uclabruin82

Star Alliance Booking - OZ F

Does anyone have an award booked in F on OZ for post-September 1 travel? Curious what Singapore Airlines will do here.
Last year, when OZ downgraded my flight, SQ opened up F class availability on...
May 9, 19, 6:10 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,515
Posted By uclabruin82

A few incidents come to my mind: 1) I got sick...

A few incidents come to my mind:
1) I got sick while staying at the Plaza Athenee in Paris about 10 years ago. Nothing too crazy, but I was in the mood for chicken soup (jewish penicillin). My...
May 3, 19, 3:17 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 7,688
Posted By uclabruin82

I am not an expert on how Aeromexico treats...

I am not an expert on how Aeromexico treats flights to Canada vs the US, I am just reporting on my experience from travelling LAX-MEX-EZE in December and the return in January of this year.
May 3, 19, 1:32 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 7,688
Posted By uclabruin82

You do not have to do this if you are coming from...

You do not have to do this if you are coming from South America back to the US. We flew LAX-MEX-EZE last year and had to do this on our way down, but on the way back was much easier. We had to...
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