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Aug 3, 15, 11:40 pm
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Personally recommend Vail Valley over Summit...

Personally recommend Vail Valley over Summit County (even though Summit County calls itself "Colorado's Playground" or something.....)

Vail Valley has great outdoors, but also has better dining...
Apr 15, 15, 12:57 pm
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Stayed as Plat on AMEX FHR rate, booked Gold...

Stayed as Plat on AMEX FHR rate, booked Gold Floor Standard (City View)Room, received double upgrade to Gold Floor River View Corner Suite.

Breakfast was great and we used the $100 F&B for lunch...
Mar 29, 15, 10:08 pm
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Posted By jkc22

Yes, and we have toned down our expectations A...

Yes, and we have toned down our expectations A LOT based on the premise that we are going to be freeloading (room wise).....

BUT our biggest issue with the staff is that the majority simply DO NOT...
Mar 29, 15, 4:47 am
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Posted By jkc22

Nonexistent.

Nonexistent.
Mar 29, 15, 4:46 am
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Posted By jkc22

Service

I am glad I'm not the only one in this camp.....the service at the resort and in certain instances the hard product leave a lot to be desired for a "luxury" resort.

I had pondered and pondered and...
Mar 11, 15, 6:25 pm
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Posted By jkc22

Spa Discount

Not specific to Diamond, but you do get 15% discount by booking spa treatment PRIOR to arrival -- use the hotel email to ask the front office to arrange.
Jan 16, 15, 12:51 pm
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Posted By jkc22

Best views of the hotel are found in suites on...

Best views of the hotel are found in suites on the 34, 35, and 36 floors, even number suites. The Ambassador Suite 3X12 and 3X16 have full on, unobstructed views of the harbour.

If solely on...
Jan 9, 15, 10:09 am
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Posted By jkc22

100% certain. I checked and checked my bill, and...

100% certain. I checked and checked my bill, and the totals (for the All Inclusive) are net......

I realized this since the summary of my GP point earnings are less than the total of the...
Jan 9, 15, 2:48 am
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Posted By jkc22

Another data point on the All Inclusive package...

Another data point on the All Inclusive package -- I am reviewing my folio whist checking out today and noticed that the $320/person per diem is a flat $320 (net) charge and not the ++, so that means...
Jan 6, 15, 10:07 pm
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Posted By jkc22

If not Diamond, I see the scale tipping towards...

If not Diamond, I see the scale tipping towards going with the All Inclusive.

As diamond and even with breakfast free and the sundowner free, we find ourselves not adhering to the "schedule" which...
Jan 6, 15, 1:20 am
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Posted By jkc22

Like already indicated ad nauseum in prior posts,...

Like already indicated ad nauseum in prior posts, this resort is not cheap, and when one is on vacation the last thing one wants to do whilst here is to constantly think of the price of food and...
Jan 3, 15, 9:48 pm
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Posted By jkc22

At the resort now, very private property (as...

At the resort now, very private property (as expected). Will write a review later. Met the both the GM and the Director of Operations at the Reception last night. Surprised no one has yet mentioned...
Nov 20, 14, 5:33 pm
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Posted By jkc22

Great review! Sounds like your experience mirrors...

Great review! Sounds like your experience mirrors that of mine, but even better. Great to see the hotel had implemented some improvements since my stay.
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Posted By jkc22

Balcony

If balcony/outdoor space is your thing, book any category suite (except this ONE suite -- City Skyline View Suite, which is the only suite that does not have a balcony). For a large wrap around...
Oct 31, 14, 12:50 pm
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Posted By jkc22

My stay did play out to be quite lucrative for...

My stay did play out to be quite lucrative for me. What's different is that the thought of receiving these added benefits never came across my mind... I never EXPECTED them to happen. The just did!...
Oct 30, 14, 2:03 pm
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Posted By jkc22

I would agree that the upgrade and the added...

I would agree that the upgrade and the added amenities played the majority role in the perception of value, but having said that, the properties with which my comparisons were made also offer similar...
Oct 29, 14, 11:05 pm
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Posted By jkc22

Room Rate

I returned from a 3-night stay (for a conference last week), followed by a 3-night stay (for the weekend) at the Plaza. I must say in summary I would have preferred to stay at the PHNY, and even...
May 26, 14, 11:31 pm
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Posted By jkc22

Junior Suite

I just checked out and stay on the 6th floor this time. The views are of the green roof for sure, but there are some water here and there. This one on the 6th floor DOES have a door between the...
May 20, 14, 7:24 pm
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Posted By jkc22

They are located on lower floors for sure. There...

They are located on lower floors for sure. There are only **TWO** in the entire hotel and they are open plan for sure. In fact, the one I stayed in recently had the entrance opening to the...
Apr 29, 14, 10:50 pm
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Posted By jkc22

That curved lamp is the Arco Lamp.... I've stayed...

That curved lamp is the Arco Lamp.... I've stayed in that "01" suite before, on 3rd, 4th, and 6th...... only the 6th floor suite had the Arco. I wonder if the other ones on 3rd and 4th got broken...
Dec 19, 13, 12:17 am
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Views: 100,571
Posted By jkc22

Was there until Monday. Rooms were "refreshed" -...

Was there until Monday. Rooms were "refreshed" - new wallpaper, new carpets, new headboard, new chair/sofa, and new coffee table. Other than these in the rooms, and two new lighting fixtures in the...
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Posted By jkc22

Best Gold Floor

Whistler, Whistler, Whistler :D

Frontenac is truly classy.
Oct 28, 13, 1:34 pm
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Views: 96,801
Posted By jkc22

Disgrace

I have spoken with multiple levels of managers concerning this subject and all I have received was lip service. EVERY TIME check in at this property was a major effort. Not only can it not get the...
Apr 5, 13, 3:57 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,106
Posted By jkc22

Amenity

To give the GHHK credit, I've always found a bottle of Chapoutier CDR "Belleruche" in the room, in addition to the fruits, as amenities. The wines seems to only appear when staying on paid rates.
Dec 12, 12, 4:28 pm
Replies: 443
Views: 96,801
Posted By jkc22

I must add that the FHR rate is usually a...

I must add that the FHR rate is usually a discount off of the BAR on Fairmont.com, so another reason to go with FHR.
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