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Dec 29, 15, 4:09 pm
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Posted By bigjim

I came into the SPG program from the old...

I came into the SPG program from the old ITT-Sheraton one. The note with mine says "We've been perfectly paired since the beginning and year after year, you make us better."

Very nice chocolates...
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Posted By bigjim

Thanks Travel K, Any suggestions on getting...

Thanks Travel K,

Any suggestions on getting to/from any of the places that you mentioned in New Zealand? We will only have five nights from the time we arrive in Auckland - so we'd like to make...
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Views: 2,655
Posted By bigjim

Sydney, Auckland, Bora Bora

I'm trying to get a 20-year anniversary trip booked and Bora Bora bit is getting a little outside of my comfort zone and level of expertise so hope that folks here will help me out.

We are looking...
Sep 25, 14, 3:10 pm
Replies: 257
Views: 58,907
Posted By bigjim

I'm booked into a Towers Suite at the Luxor next...

I'm booked into a Towers Suite at the Luxor next month. Is there a Platinum lounge at each MGM property?
Sep 4, 14, 2:54 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 44,445
Posted By bigjim

We didn't check in until Saturday so I guess I...

We didn't check in until Saturday so I guess I know where my hopeful suite went. We arrived in the torrential downpour - had booked a Superior room and received a Superior room, even though suites...
Sep 4, 14, 9:48 am
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Views: 125,760
Posted By bigjim

Thanks for the info - I didn't find on Hyatt's...

Thanks for the info - I didn't find on Hyatt's website that there are no Hyatt benefits for booking at these properties. It's not so transparent when the mLife properties populate just like any...
Sep 4, 14, 8:17 am
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Posted By bigjim

So, as a Hyatt Diamond member, I can book a room...

So, as a Hyatt Diamond member, I can book a room at Luxor for average rate of $139 and use certificate for upgrade to suite. Booking through Hyatt, wouldn't I receive more benefits as a Hyatt...
Forum: Las Vegas
Sep 4, 14, 8:01 am
Replies: 23
Views: 7,040
Posted By bigjim

I've never been to the Luxor, but why should we...

I've never been to the Luxor, but why should we avoid the Pyramid rooms? I'm looking at suites in both the pyramid and tower and costs are almost identical.
Sep 4, 14, 6:54 am
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Views: 6,086
Posted By bigjim

I can't seem to find a review of this property. ...

I can't seem to find a review of this property. There seem to be several threads about Doubletree Suites Times Square but not the Doubletree Times Square South. I'm considering a stay in October...
Aug 10, 14, 7:01 am
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Posted By bigjim

Missing history for last 30 days

It appears that my flights and miles are crediting to my account for two big trips since mid-July. However, the skymiles history is only July 8th and prior. I've checked both from laptop and...
Aug 10, 14, 5:02 am
Replies: 476
Views: 97,948
Posted By bigjim

Monthly pass worked for all flights...

Monthly pass worked for all flights ATL-LAX-NRT-BKK on August 1st and the reverse routing on the 8th
Jul 23, 14, 7:56 am
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Posted By bigjim

Good to hear they know the rules and consistently...

Good to hear they know the rules and consistently apply them.
Jul 15, 14, 1:16 pm
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Posted By bigjim

800-325-8224 should work

800-325-8224 should work
Jul 13, 14, 9:05 am
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Views: 2,497
Posted By bigjim

Neither is a great use of points. But, if you...

Neither is a great use of points. But, if you need to subsidize your Hawaii trip with points, go for it.
Jul 10, 14, 7:59 am
Replies: 450
Views: 97,788
Posted By bigjim

$32 a day to park ...

$32 a day to park

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/preferredguest/property/area/transportation.html?propertyID=1522
Jul 9, 14, 9:12 am
Replies: 506
Views: 134,620
Posted By bigjim

Yes - the thank you cards don't have to be used...

Yes - the thank you cards don't have to be used in conjunction with a stay at all. They can even be used to thank Lurkers on the board here. :p
Jul 9, 14, 7:20 am
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Posted By bigjim

The employees would probably appreciated the...

The employees would probably appreciated the equivalent in greenbacks just as much. ;)
Jul 8, 14, 2:31 pm
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Posted By bigjim

If you were disappointed with the W, wait until...

If you were disappointed with the W, wait until you've tried the Westin. :eek: Upgrade possibilities are small but you probably won't have to fight for the rate and regular room.
Jul 3, 14, 10:39 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,603
Posted By bigjim

If you've got SPG on your side, that's a good...

If you've got SPG on your side, that's a good thing.;)

I can see where arguments could be made either way. From the hotel's perspective, their position might be that there is only one platinum...
Jul 2, 14, 8:28 am
Replies: 21
Views: 9,005
Posted By bigjim

Yeah, I guess maybe they were going for a retro...

Yeah, I guess maybe they were going for a retro look with cheap furnishings because the dresser and chairs were already a little beat up.
Jul 1, 14, 8:50 am
Replies: 83
Views: 15,013
Posted By bigjim

A lot of hotels outside of the U.S. require that...

A lot of hotels outside of the U.S. require that all guests in the room be registered.

Actually, the policy should be very straightforward. Marriott should consider updating it to read Platinum...
Jul 1, 14, 8:38 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,545
Posted By bigjim

While it seems that there were some minor service...

While it seems that there were some minor service issues that seem very valid, it also seems like they are being aggregated together to make the situation seem much worse than it was.

It does...
Jun 30, 14, 11:13 am
Replies: 83
Views: 15,013
Posted By bigjim

I understand what the OP is stating, but I'm...

I understand what the OP is stating, but I'm wondering if there isn't either some type of language barrier, some other kind of miscommunication occurring, or some part of the story that isn't being...
Jun 30, 14, 10:13 am
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Views: 15,013
Posted By bigjim

Is your reservation for one person or two?

Is your reservation for one person or two?
Jun 30, 14, 5:18 am
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Views: 15,013
Posted By bigjim

I've not encountered any problem in 20 years...

I've not encountered any problem in 20 years anywhere in the world with having this benefit appropriately handled so long as the other traveling companion was a registered guest in my room.

If...
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