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Feb 12, 20, 11:05 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 27,655
Posted By mastermc54

Having stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, the noise...

Having stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, the noise complaints in the previous review are ridiculous and come off as overly dramatic. The Hard Rock was not loud at all, and I had no trouble sleeping...
Nov 27, 19, 9:13 am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,682
Posted By mastermc54

Indian Hilton properties have never allowed...

Indian Hilton properties have never allowed booking for 4 to a room based on my experience. Youíre getting a steal with the points rate, so I would just book 2 rooms rather than trying to play games...
Nov 26, 19, 12:57 pm
Replies: 528
Views: 199,004
Posted By mastermc54

The Conrad Maldives doesnít have any signature...

The Conrad Maldives doesnít have any signature stuffed toys as you get with other Conrad properties, but their kids club does provide a variety of stuffed sea animals to children. I noticed there was...
Oct 16, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 68
Views: 27,655
Posted By mastermc54

The Diamond and Gold breakfast is a moot point at...

The Diamond and Gold breakfast is a moot point at this time since they are offering free breakfast for 2 and free transfer for 2 on all published rates (to match the current Hard Rock Hotel grand...
Sep 29, 19, 4:55 pm
Replies: 3,229
Views: 2,408,239
Posted By mastermc54

The Hilton website allows for reservations to be...

The Hilton website allows for reservations to be made for 4 adults on a reward booking for certain villa types and has for a very long time, so if the limits you mention are indeed enforced, then the...
Sep 29, 19, 12:44 pm
Replies: 3,229
Views: 2,408,239
Posted By mastermc54

I wasnít looking for negative commentary on 4...

I wasnít looking for negative commentary on 4 adults to a room, as itís one day only. I was looking for helpful answers to my questions, if anybody has them. And the adults that are coming later are...
Sep 29, 19, 9:36 am
Replies: 3,229
Views: 2,408,239
Posted By mastermc54

Sorry if this has been answered before. Been...

Sorry if this has been answered before. Been monitoring this thread eagerly for many years, and have finally booked to visit this resort. I have booked 5 days on points and am overlapping 2 of those...
Jun 17, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 124
Views: 14,508
Posted By mastermc54

Between yesterday and today, the Canopy by Hilton...

Between yesterday and today, the Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik stay I had listed as an entry (but didnít register points) has disappeared from my points activity list. Not sure if it has something to do...
Jun 16, 19, 9:47 am
Replies: 124
Views: 14,508
Posted By mastermc54

I had a $1000+ stay at the Canopy in Reykjavik...

I had a $1000+ stay at the Canopy in Reykjavik last week which also hasnít posted points. I took screenshots before my stay, while it was listed as a pending stay in my account, and after it...
Apr 19, 19, 7:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By mastermc54

Iíve encountered an increase in paid rates as...

Iíve encountered an increase in paid rates as well if 2 adults versus one, in the past month at properties in Reykjavik and just this past week at the Hampton in Page, Arizona. I would just add a...
Apr 10, 19, 10:32 am
Replies: 745
Views: 545,760
Posted By mastermc54

There needs to be some transparency in this, as...

There needs to be some transparency in this, as food and beverage is considered a valid charge to earn points at 99% of incidental-earning properties unless the restaurant is owned by a 3rd party....
Feb 19, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 22,483
Posted By mastermc54

Would it be safe to book a room at the Canopy...

Would it be safe to book a room at the Canopy with one guest and have 2 people stay using the Hilton Honors 2nd guest free benefit? It seems all Reykjavik Hilton properties have the rate go up when...
Dec 7, 18, 11:41 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,577
Posted By mastermc54

I think it's safe to say they may differ slightly...

I think it's safe to say they may differ slightly based on local sourcing of ingredients and whoever is making them on any given day, but I've never had a bad Doubletree cookie based on a sample size...
Replies: 889
Views: 129,012
Posted By mastermc54

not all travel blogs...a writer at The Points Guy...

not all travel blogs...a writer at The Points Guy expresses his disappointment as follows:

Update: Another disappointing PointBreaks list by IHG. While IHG did in fact double the number of hotels...
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Views: 129,012
Posted By mastermc54

Stealth devaluation...many of the 5,000 point US...

Stealth devaluation...many of the 5,000 point US properties from previous lists now at 10,000. Well played IHG, but I'm not falling for it. I'm sure many of the sheep who don't do proper research...
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By mastermc54

Same thing with me. Ever since I stayed in one...

Same thing with me. Ever since I stayed in one Holiday Inn Express property in Hong Kong last year for 2 nights, they've deemed it ok to add Asia hurdles to my challenges even though I don't venture...
Replies: 22
Views: 4,332
Posted By mastermc54

I think they should have gone with 5000 and...

I think they should have gone with 5000 and 10,000 points redemptions. As Loyalty Lobby points out, 15,000 points is valued at over $100, and I'm sure some people will be bamboozled redeeming for...
Jan 6, 18, 10:29 am
Replies: 164
Views: 32,286
Posted By mastermc54

Not very practical for somebody to actually go...

Not very practical for somebody to actually go through all this trouble of one-night hotel hopping. I'm sure every program has it's sweet spots where you can exploit promotions to practically stay...
Oct 2, 17, 11:17 am
Replies: 108
Views: 17,339
Posted By mastermc54

I have seen that buffet behavior of people...

I have seen that buffet behavior of people touching food and putting it back in India and several other Far East countries. In one instance, I saw people sampling over the buffet station while...
Aug 25, 17, 3:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,838
Posted By mastermc54

I've had to pay city taxes and local fees most...

I've had to pay city taxes and local fees most recently on award stays at Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri and Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, so a blanket statement that award stays aren't subject to...
Jul 10, 17, 4:15 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By mastermc54

I stayed there as a base for Yellowstone for 2...

I stayed there as a base for Yellowstone for 2 nights last year (on points). I had a suite with 2 beds in one room and the couch/living area + kitchen in the next room over. I wouldn't call it...
Replies: 951
Views: 176,872
Posted By mastermc54

Reviews on TripAdvisor for the property seem...

Reviews on TripAdvisor for the property seem pretty bad...just a fair warning to others looking to book this property without checking reviews first.
Oct 8, 16, 8:25 am
Replies: 27
Views: 7,456
Posted By mastermc54

Say you stay 5 nights at the hotel and two of the...

Say you stay 5 nights at the hotel and two of the hotel's 25 executive rooms are available for that full 5 days. If they give you an upgrade, it's assumed that they need to remove that executive...
Replies: 880
Views: 202,271
Posted By mastermc54

I was able to book Buffalo yesterday evening. ...

I was able to book Buffalo yesterday evening. It's not IHG being sneaky...perhaps it's you not being vigilant enough with checking for availability and booking on the first day the list was...
Mar 7, 16, 5:38 pm
Replies: 2,781
Views: 258,754
Posted By mastermc54

I usually modify the current reservation to a...

I usually modify the current reservation to a different bed type (king to 2 doubles) and then modify it back to the original bed type which will lock in the lower rate at the preferred bed type. I...
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