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Yesterday, 8:05 pm
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Posted By spgplat21

I had a stay here booked with a co-worker, but...

I had a stay here booked with a co-worker, but ultimately cancelled. It may not be an "official" policy, but I was specifically told that the best upgrade I would receive as an ambassador elite guest...
Jun 11, 19, 4:39 pm
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Views: 519,012
Posted By spgplat21

Thanks and they do have a roaming agreement so I...

Thanks and they do have a roaming agreement so I should be good. Of course, Maldives is not included in their international package so the rates are absurd, but it's nice to know it's there if I...
Jun 11, 19, 12:05 pm
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Views: 519,012
Posted By spgplat21

We're going later this year and I was curious if...

We're going later this year and I was curious if anyone had been with a Verizon cell phone. An earlier report noted that the wifi was great and plenty fast for wifi calling, etc. but we're traveling...
Jun 6, 19, 8:41 pm
Replies: 251
Views: 57,409
Posted By spgplat21

I tried a QF transfer earlier today and I'm still...

I tried a QF transfer earlier today and I'm still waiting. It had been reported elsewhere that these were processing instantly, but mine still hasn't gone through after 6 hours. Maybe just my bad...
May 30, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 26,852
Posted By spgplat21

Had another stay here this week and it was good,...

Had another stay here this week and it was good, but not as good as past trips. As others mentioned the change of the breakfast benefit to continental only with no ability to pay an up charge fee...
May 26, 19, 2:27 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,859
Posted By spgplat21

This. Definitely less confusing, plus you'll...

This. Definitely less confusing, plus you'll get the extra night for status purposes. If you actually check out early, you'll only get 4 nights credit.
May 25, 19, 11:26 am
Replies: 2,702
Views: 182,244
Posted By spgplat21

I've noticed a couple positives lately that have...

I've noticed a couple positives lately that have me feeling a bit better about the program. Im finally getting welcomed as an ambassador level guest. On my last two stays at luxury former-spg...
May 18, 19, 1:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By spgplat21

Or more likely, all the Marriott folks...

Or more likely, all the Marriott folks complaining about the lack of lounges. :)
May 10, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,368
Posted By spgplat21

Possibly, but it seems like upgrades to the...

Possibly, but it seems like upgrades to the residence-type suites seem to be pretty rare vs. the more typical upgrades to ocean-view rooms and the harbour suites, which don't have a kitchen.
Apr 15, 19, 2:14 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,045
Posted By spgplat21

Good analysis and for most people on flyertalk...

Good analysis and for most people on flyertalk there probably aren't many times where option 3 make sense. It's not that difficult to get more than 1.5 cents per point using UR points, and if you...
Apr 5, 19, 9:27 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,587
Posted By spgplat21

It's my understanding that the inventory is the...

It's my understanding that the inventory is the same, but that only certain types of premium suites are available and at some properties none of their premium suites are eligible. So you may be...
Apr 1, 19, 9:27 am
Replies: 49
Views: 2,906
Posted By spgplat21

I was just at the RC NOLA and the regular guest...

I was just at the RC NOLA and the regular guest rooms are very tired. I was told that the renovations are beginning in May and will continue through November. Club rooms were also a little tired,...
Mar 26, 19, 9:57 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,706
Posted By spgplat21

Knowing where you like to spend your points will...

Knowing where you like to spend your points will help to answer this question? It's difficult to find a true luxury vacation spot in the places I like to travel with Hyatt, and so I always come back...
Mar 26, 19, 7:17 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,368
Posted By spgplat21

We were there in july so i'm not sure if they...

We were there in july so i'm not sure if they were naturally warm or if they were heating them, but both pools were very comfortable and a little bit on the warm side.
Mar 25, 19, 9:24 am
Replies: 39
Views: 6,368
Posted By spgplat21

I'm not sure about platinum recognition, but I...

I'm not sure about platinum recognition, but I wouldn't count on much. As an ambassador, I had my one suite and one regular room upgraded to a nice 2-bedroom suite, but from talking with others, it...
Mar 20, 19, 4:18 pm
Replies: 805
Views: 47,106
Posted By spgplat21

I'm not sure what SPG rules you're talking about,...

I'm not sure what SPG rules you're talking about, but what you've described above has literally never happened at SPG. You don't get charged rack rate for an award stay at booking and then have the...
Mar 19, 19, 9:39 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,620
Posted By spgplat21

Hyatt is still a great program, but as more and...

Hyatt is still a great program, but as more and more properties shift their standard suites to junior suites (or larger rooms) its starting to become a real issue for me. TSUs have always been the...
Mar 16, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By spgplat21

He's referring to the casitas which are a...

He's referring to the casitas which are a collection of suites and regular rooms in separate standalone buildings between the main pool and golf club house. They are a part of the regular resort. ...
Mar 15, 19, 9:14 am
Replies: 805
Views: 47,106
Posted By spgplat21

I'm glad the blogs are starting to pick this up. ...

I'm glad the blogs are starting to pick this up. The St. Regis Aspen isn't the only property where I have seen these ridiculous fees and prepayments for award stays. Sadly, ordinary guest...
Mar 14, 19, 11:09 am
Replies: 268
Views: 49,024
Posted By spgplat21

As an update, I just had a stay here last week...

As an update, I just had a stay here last week and as others have reported, XIX is fully operational and was as good as ever. I had the buffet with one extra side item order, and everything was...
Mar 14, 19, 8:10 am
Replies: 805
Views: 47,106
Posted By spgplat21

The only thing more upsetting than the actual...

The only thing more upsetting than the actual story is some people trying to explain this away. This is 100% unacceptable any way you look at it. He showed up a day late because of a flight...
Mar 9, 19, 10:31 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By spgplat21

If it's truly a 15 year old girl, I can...

If it's truly a 15 year old girl, I can appreciate the interest in flyertalk and miles. There were lots of things I wish I had known at a younger age, and I'm sure some of my family vacations could...
Mar 7, 19, 8:38 am
Replies: 208
Views: 18,435
Posted By spgplat21

It sounds like, at a minimum, there will be an AA...

It sounds like, at a minimum, there will be an AA status challenge offered to Hyatt elites so the first time should at least be easier than the standard qualification requirements. But I can't...
Mar 6, 19, 4:24 pm
Replies: 256
Views: 66,243
Posted By spgplat21

That picture was of the standard park suite. I've...

That picture was of the standard park suite. I've never been upgraded further to the deluxe suite so I can't comment on the differences, but the park suite was very large and comfortable for 2 adults...
Mar 5, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 208
Views: 18,435
Posted By spgplat21

Totally agree on which is more difficult. My...

Totally agree on which is more difficult. My concern isn't really that a large # of CK members switch 100% to Hyatt, it's more that they switch a handful of stays at top end properties and take away...
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