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Apr 24, 20, 8:58 pm
Replies: 13
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Posted By wantan

Bingo. And this negative 450k/month is just on...

Bingo. And this negative 450k/month is just on the Operations Account. We haven't accounted for Depreciation which is typically 10% / year, so Owners only have a 10 year period to breakeven and this...
Apr 24, 20, 5:17 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By wantan

being asset light, Accor has the least to lose...

being asset light, Accor has the least to lose especially compared to the building owners who still have to share whatever % they receive (if they're even open) with Accor.

what would be...
Mar 30, 20, 9:58 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,839
Posted By wantan

In the present situation, it's a very tough call...

In the present situation, it's a very tough call for the hotel industry. When the hotel decides to close, the staff may have just gotten their notice or had colleges laid off already. They may not...
Mar 26, 20, 10:41 pm
Replies: 373
Views: 71,626
Posted By wantan

awesome, about time Hilton got serious in...

awesome, about time Hilton got serious in Singapore.

The Conrad is good, but after walking through Changi/Jewel and all the gleaming offices in the city, can't help but feel the current...
Forum: DiningBuzz
Mar 11, 20, 5:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By wantan

Still / Sparkling Water

Did a search but surprisingly (or I'm just bad at this) did not find a thread discussing this.

Would you order Still or Sparkling water when "normal" (free) water is available ?

Most high end...
Mar 9, 20, 12:26 am
Replies: 246
Views: 63,739
Posted By wantan

Mainly because the question asker arrives around...

Mainly because the question asker arrives around mid-night, so in this particular case, there is a chance of missing the last train between KLIA-KLIA2.

Also between the Sama Sama Express and Tune...
Mar 9, 20, 12:15 am
Replies: 124
Views: 30,057
Posted By wantan

I think they only have 1 non-suite room on the...

I think they only have 1 non-suite room on the Executive Lounge Floor ? It's nearest to the lift, and about half the size of a standard room on other floor so would avoid it as much as possible.
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Mar 9, 20, 12:12 am
Replies: 295
Views: 53,952
Posted By wantan

received a message today that Accor Plus is going...

received a message today that Accor Plus is going for RM576 instead of RM720 ... signed up !
Mar 8, 20, 11:49 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 11,559
Posted By wantan

As Diamond, very high chance you'll get a suite....

As Diamond, very high chance you'll get a suite. Another great thing is that this property upgrades early, ie: latest by morning of check-in the OLCI will show upgraded room.

Definitely value for...
Mar 6, 20, 7:40 pm
Replies: 246
Views: 63,739
Posted By wantan

and check OTA's if you can get a better deal than...

and check OTA's if you can get a better deal than booking directly with the hotel. Odd but seems Sama Sama are pretty relaxed over revenue management.

but if you're already connecting to LHR in J,...
Mar 5, 20, 1:25 am
Replies: 110
Views: 19,155
Posted By wantan

thanks for the heads up. I did a search on...

thanks for the heads up. I did a search on Hilton.com and indeed this hotel is no longer available to book. No details on the website on when it'll be accepting guests again.
Feb 28, 20, 8:18 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 61,457
Posted By wantan

it goes from Row 1 then down, with a trolley in...

it goes from Row 1 then down, with a trolley in each aisle.

the menus are on the seat when you board, so you still have the chance to inform the crew in chef hat that you'd only want the chicken...
Feb 28, 20, 8:13 pm
Replies: 468
Views: 301,311
Posted By wantan

It's a very competitive market. I got this for...

It's a very competitive market. I got this for around USD5 and it's been working 18months+ no issue : https://www.ugreen.com/product/1397-en.html
Feb 28, 20, 8:03 pm
Replies: 848
Views: 472,003
Posted By wantan

I've been at properties where they provide...

I've been at properties where they provide drink/food/credit vouchers in lieu of having a lounge.

I feel this is something this hotel could trial, if they pro-actively provide vouchers when they...
Feb 17, 20, 4:33 am
Replies: 848
Views: 472,003
Posted By wantan

depending on your energy level, you could also...

depending on your energy level, you could also consider hanging around Changi Airport (Airside first before heading to Jewel). Easy to spend half a day between all the terminals with different...
Feb 17, 20, 4:32 am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,443
Posted By wantan

As Diamond, e-standby is only useful at...

As Diamond, e-standby is only useful at properties which pre-upgrade you before the day of check in since the window closes before day of check-in.

If you've already been upgraded, the e-standby...
Feb 17, 20, 4:19 am
Replies: 741
Views: 516,769
Posted By wantan

are you a regular at these properties ?

are you a regular at these properties ?
Feb 17, 20, 4:17 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,549
Posted By wantan

thought of this thread when I saw this : ...

thought of this thread when I saw this :

Bristish Airways MBB Promo (https://www.maybank2u.com.my/maybank2u/malaysia/en/personal/promotions/maybank_cards/promo_my_british-airways0220.page?)

...
Feb 12, 20, 11:37 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,549
Posted By wantan

I would also evaluate the cost of going on...

I would also evaluate the cost of going on mileage run vs booking Business Class when you normally need to fly.

Inter-peninsular Business fares are usually 2 x the Economy fare, so it will work...
Feb 9, 20, 7:00 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By wantan

Thanks ! Just read a few trip reports on their...

Thanks ! Just read a few trip reports on their new 787 / A330 J class, looks good and especially tempting at that price if I'm able to get it



Probably not VN since I'm trying to spend as...
Feb 7, 20, 7:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By wantan

I'm also thinking about the return journey,...

I'm also thinking about the return journey, whereby CX / QF will have access to all the OneWorld T3 lounges.

How is the ground experience for Eithad and Oman ?

And how does the chauffeur work...
Feb 7, 20, 12:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By wantan

Alternative options KUL - LHR ?

I've exclusively flown MH between KUL - LHR for the past decade++, mainly due to the easily connection from my domestic flight. My last flight on this route was Sept 19 in J.

however I've recently...
Feb 7, 20, 12:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By wantan

unless the plan is to keep MH as a domestic only...

unless the plan is to keep MH as a domestic only airline, maybe in full business config to please our VIPs and differentiate from AK ? :D

and let the other players scrap it out in the challenging...
Jan 29, 20, 7:45 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,146
Posted By wantan

This is down to the occupancy of the hotel and in...

This is down to the occupancy of the hotel and in fancy speak "revenue management".

Definitely affected by location and the "style" of the hotel, ie: Resorts would likely be more full over the...
Jan 29, 20, 7:34 pm
Replies: 446
Views: 370,053
Posted By wantan

Do you email or call the Diamond desk ? And...

Do you email or call the Diamond desk ?

And is it asking them to follow up the BRG request (submitted through Hilton BRG website) or do you just send DD a screenshot of the lower rate and your...
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