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And some of us tried (unsuccessfully it appears...

And some of us tried (unsuccessfully it appears however) to keep quiet about it:)

mike
Forum: China
May 14, 10, 7:59 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

We thought the Ming Tombs were somewhat...

We thought the Ming Tombs were somewhat interesting but not a "must see" item.

The little elephant seats/stools in the courtyard near the cafeteria/restrooms were cute however:D

mike
May 14, 10, 6:21 pm
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Last Oct we flew JAL F out SFO/NRT and CX F back...

Last Oct we flew JAL F out SFO/NRT and CX F back HKG/SFO and although both flights were very good IMHO the JAL F was better in the following respects.
a) Better IFE
b) Much meal options
c) Cabin...
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Posted By MIKESILV

Seems like a little bit of rehabilitation being...

Seems like a little bit of rehabilitation being attempted here. :)

mike
May 14, 10, 3:59 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

The Cavalieri although a nice property IMHO is...

The Cavalieri although a nice property IMHO is very overrated ( by the almost unbelievable gushing opnions on this board you would think its among the top 10 hotels in Rome:rolleyes:) plus now that...
May 14, 10, 8:46 am
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Posted By MIKESILV

Nonsense... I have visited Las Vegas a minimum of...

Nonsense... I have visited Las Vegas a minimum of twice a year for the last 20 years and I never found the need to bribe the fornt desk to be upgraded and since I am normally "a guest of the casino"...
May 13, 10, 10:51 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

Yes during the Breeders Cups at Santa Anita...

Yes during the Breeders Cups at Santa Anita Racetrack in 2006??, 2008, 2009 most of the Hilton hotels in Arcadia, CA had all their rooms taken over by the Breeders Cup Organizing Commitee and hotel...
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Posted By MIKESILV

My miles?:) LAX/DFW/MAD AA F and then IB...

My miles?:)

LAX/DFW/MAD AA F and then IB to either VIE/PRG return the same way.

I have taken the IC non-stop train between Prague and Vienna takes about 4.30 hours and basically was much more...
May 13, 10, 1:11 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

Booking at Conrad Miami $336 including taxes .....

Booking at Conrad Miami $336 including taxes .. did I win the "FT misery loves company contest" huh? huh? :)

mike

p.s. wrong way? thats for sheep:D
May 13, 10, 11:19 am
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Posted By MIKESILV

What policy are referring to exactly? Nowhere in...

What policy are referring to exactly? Nowhere in the printed T & C of the HH program is it listed as benefit that Diamonds are able/guaranteed to secure a REWARD stay at sold out properties.

All...
May 13, 10, 10:39 am
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Posted By MIKESILV

Huh? Hilton Bonaventure has been in the same...

Huh? Hilton Bonaventure has been in the same Montreal location for what 30?? years:) added to the "missing list" a HGI Centre-Ville, an Embassy Suites, a HGI at the airport plus the Hilton and two...
May 13, 10, 10:32 am
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Posted By MIKESILV

Your experience mirrors mine and many other here...

Your experience mirrors mine and many other here BUT the key to achieving this is that individual property MUST accept the offer from HH for a successful outcome... they only thing HH can insist on...
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Posted By MIKESILV

Exactly.. three hours, three days, three weeks I...

Exactly.. three hours, three days, three weeks I dont much care... further more I dont understand the obsession shown on the topic either.
Off-hand I can think of a least a dozen more IT related...
May 12, 10, 10:18 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

If memory serves at I can recall least two...

If memory serves at I can recall least two Ftlakers have posted here ( or more likely complained bitterly) that they have been billed by properties after the fact for having smoked or been accused of...
May 12, 10, 10:07 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

Problem here is you misunderstand the concept of...

Problem here is you misunderstand the concept of the "Diamond Special Request" or as commonly called here "a force"

1) If the hotel if fully booked the DD can secure you as a special request a...
May 12, 10, 8:50 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

Is this guy for real or is he just winding folks...

Is this guy for real or is he just winding folks up?:rolleyes:

Sure glad I dont visit this forum very often .. saves me from reading some of this Omniesque stuff.

mike
May 12, 10, 7:29 am
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Posted By MIKESILV

Now I will lob this one in there (so to speak,...

Now I will lob this one in there (so to speak, into the fire:))
How about more totally non-smoking properties... starting with one of my favorites in the entire HH chain ... the Conrad Toyko.

...
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Posted By MIKESILV

My point was (which I really didnt think required...

My point was (which I really didnt think required further clarification) was that the AC offered a discount to ALL members paying cash as part of their 70th anniversary .. no...
May 11, 10, 10:13 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

Most hotels (without a executive lounge) will...

Most hotels (without a executive lounge) will issue breakfast certs at the time of checkin when processing an early arrival and the front desk normally adds the date of validity on the certs at that...
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Posted By MIKESILV

My only comment on this is that in all the years...

My only comment on this is that in all the years I have been a AC member I have NEVER ONCE encountered the ability to a stack two promos when paying dues.

Even the members who pay their...
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Posted By MIKESILV

The natural progression around here marches on. ...

The natural progression around here marches on.

Unimportant ..to irrelevant ..to silly ..to tragiically inane .. how low can you go? (said the limbo dancer):)

mike
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Posted By MIKESILV

I have a direct number to the manager of two...

I have a direct number to the manager of two clubs (in the same location) and which she always answers personally .. so in short such numbers do exist ( and I presume jealously guarded by those who...
May 9, 10, 1:52 pm
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Posted By MIKESILV

Yes you are correct .. not the first time I have...

Yes you are correct .. not the first time I have them mixed up:)

mike
May 9, 10, 8:05 am
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Posted By MIKESILV

I will add that I find this to be quite a decent...

I will add that I find this to be quite a decent hotel and the location across from Shin-Osaka station (and the post office) is very conveinent for those who want to use the property as a base for...
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Posted By MIKESILV

Some valid points here !) Though it seems you...

Some valid points here
!) Though it seems you have never actually attempted to get gate seating at ORD or DFW on a relatively busy day.
2) I always leave my laptop at my seat when I go to the...
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