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Yesterday, 10:35 pm
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True. In this case I only ticked one box when...

True. In this case I only ticked one box when offered various options and this was the one that was awarded. Some of them were minor upgrades that I figured I'd get anyway if the hotel still had them...
Yesterday, 7:16 pm
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Views: 8,190
Posted By ftrichard

Glad you had a good stay. It sounds like...

Glad you had a good stay. It sounds like breakfast and much else has been significantly improved since I stayed there some years ago shortly after it reflagged as a Sheraton following the superficial...
Yesterday, 7:06 pm
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Posted By ftrichard

JW Marriott Phu Quoc: Success in peak week

A long time ago I booked the Cat 5 JW Marriott Phu Quoc in the peak Chinese New Year / Vietnam Tet week before peak pricing came in so it cost me 140,000 Bonvoy points for five nights in the basic...
Jan 20, 20, 12:03 am
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Views: 650
Posted By ftrichard

I've stayed here. The hotel and staff are fine...

I've stayed here. The hotel and staff are fine and not inherently evil.

By the looks of it, you've selected points redemption and it's offered you an upgraded room which requires points + cash...
Jan 18, 20, 12:19 am
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Views: 274,446
Posted By ftrichard

Please don't complain about 17,000 points. There...

Please don't complain about 17,000 points. There are many, many, of us who got a grand total of 4000 points for six stays. 2000 for the first two stays and 2000 for the next four stays. My needle...
Jan 16, 20, 12:48 am
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Views: 60,045
Posted By ftrichard

I liked my two stays here too. But it fell off my...

I liked my two stays here too. But it fell off my list of favourite hotels when they axed the Platinum happy hour drinks in the bar a few years back. That was a welcome reason to return from a dayís...
Jan 16, 20, 12:38 am
Replies: 115
Views: 23,838
Posted By ftrichard

Anyone else not getting stays posted? My first...

Anyone else not getting stays posted? My first stay of the year (Marriott hotel in London / checked out early Monday morning) hasnít posted yet. I realise that this is only four days ago but my stays...
Jan 14, 20, 10:02 am
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Posted By ftrichard

That's good to hear. I've got five nights on...

That's good to hear. I've got five nights on points at the end of January here having read your positive comments about this resort. Peak week (Chinese New Year and Vietnamese Tet holidays)....
Jan 10, 20, 2:21 am
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Views: 274,446
Posted By ftrichard

I know. I know. I'm highly irritated by this. Of...

I know. I know. I'm highly irritated by this. Of course, I don't *have* to stay at a Marriott but it's January and my nights are at zero again causing me anxiety and I've convinced my family to have...
Jan 9, 20, 6:29 pm
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Posted By ftrichard

Thwarted! My cunning plan of *not* doing a 4th...

Thwarted! My cunning plan of *not* doing a 4th stay in the promo period for the measly 2000 points (in order to show the marketing team in their post-campaign analysis that 2000 points for four stays...
Jan 8, 20, 6:19 pm
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Views: 152,611
Posted By ftrichard

Yes. Checking every day...

Yes. Checking every day...
Jan 7, 20, 6:37 pm
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Views: 23,838
Posted By ftrichard

Start of year Marriott IT glitches. Give...

Start of year Marriott IT glitches.

Give them a while to sort it out and correct the various numbers you are seeing on your account. You will still need to accrue 50 nights to Platinum and the app...
Jan 7, 20, 6:33 pm
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Views: 23,838
Posted By ftrichard

Nights successfully reset to zero. But Years as...

Nights successfully reset to zero. But Years as Platinum Elite or Higher remains on last year's 7 and has not increased to 8 yet. I keep checking...

First stay of the year to come this weekend in...
Jan 5, 20, 6:23 pm
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Views: 152,611
Posted By ftrichard

No value whatsoever that I can see and definately...

No value whatsoever that I can see and definately none to me because I've qualified as Titanium (or equivalent 75-nighter) for eight years so only 2020 + 2021 to go to achieve Lifetime Platinum which...
Jan 3, 20, 6:49 pm
Replies: 283
Views: 77,300
Posted By ftrichard

You are incorrect. I expected a constructive...

You are incorrect. I expected a constructive reply like the one from Kacee with insight from a helpful and knowledgeable FTer like Kacee to help me make a travel-related decision about this property...
Jan 3, 20, 3:08 am
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Views: 77,300
Posted By ftrichard

Can anyone list the key advantages of Vana Belle...

Can anyone list the key advantages of Vana Belle vs the W in Samui for Platinums/Titaniums. I'm trying to decide on a five-night redemption in November. I've stayed at the W and I liked it. We were...
Jan 2, 20, 6:31 pm
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Views: 152,611
Posted By ftrichard

How would that work for the great many Bonvoy...

How would that work for the great many Bonvoy members internationally who are not in the US and cannot get the 15 qualifying nights by taking out a US credit card?

I know we have much better...
Dec 29, 19, 6:51 pm
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Views: 43,232
Posted By ftrichard

That's good news. I like staying at Clarke Quay....

That's good news. I like staying at Clarke Quay. Before I got caught up in all this SPG nonsense eight years ago I used to stay at the Swissotel Clarke Quay every time I was in Singapore and I got...
Dec 28, 19, 12:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,390
Posted By ftrichard

Just checking out after a one-night stay....

Just checking out after a one-night stay. Upgraded on the app beforehand to a Club Room which is what I got when I checked in. No suite for me so it doesn't happen every time. I didn't question this...
Dec 25, 19, 8:43 am
Replies: 43
Views: 87,832
Posted By ftrichard

If you're on Flyertalk then you're after insight...

If you're on Flyertalk then you're after insight into a travel related situation. I gave it and explained the relationship between MasterCard, the credit card issuing bank, LoungeKey and the lounge...
Dec 25, 19, 3:30 am
Replies: 43
Views: 87,832
Posted By ftrichard

Does your MasterCard issuer bank include...

Does your MasterCard issuer bank include LoungeKey entry as part of your credit card benefits? If not, then despite local logos and the ignorance of lounge dragons, what made you think you would get...
Dec 25, 19, 3:20 am
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Views: 274,446
Posted By ftrichard

Well, I'd ask the lurkers to get involved because...

Well, I'd ask the lurkers to get involved because your scenario would be converted to a single stay of two nights any time it suits the hotel to avoid giving you two lots of welcome points. This...
Dec 20, 19, 12:35 am
Replies: 2,045
Views: 320,552
Posted By ftrichard

Lucky you. You experienced a very rare IT SNAFU....

Lucky you. You experienced a very rare IT SNAFU. The inability to apply SNAs to pre-paid reservations is extremely well known. Who knows how your pre-paid reservation made the day before was...
Dec 19, 19, 6:23 pm
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Views: 320,552
Posted By ftrichard

We can stop right there. Let me be the first to...

We can stop right there. Let me be the first to remind everyone that Marriott recently changed its T&Cs for SNAs to explicitly exclude pre-paid rates.

The change in T&Cs was widely seen as a...
Dec 19, 19, 6:19 pm
Replies: 2,045
Views: 320,552
Posted By ftrichard

That's a fun scenario. I don't think you will get...

That's a fun scenario. I don't think you will get an authoritative answer from anyone (lots of speculation though, like me) but the most-likely scenario is the one you suggest. You will end up with 1...
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