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May 26, 12, 9:10 pm
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Posted By dankyone

I am not surprised they finally got rid of the...

I am not surprised they finally got rid of the giant bottles of shampoo/conditioner--seemed as though nobody liked them. The breakfast table is nice and will be appreciated as a Plat amenity.

I...
May 25, 12, 9:19 pm
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Views: 1,609
Posted By dankyone

I have had a dozen or so cases over the years...

I have had a dozen or so cases over the years where I needed to cancel after the deadline--In every instance the Plat concierge has straightened it out, and the property made a "one time exception"...
May 4, 12, 1:02 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 7,165
Posted By dankyone

In the Hyatt "V8" thread, it is speculated that...

In the Hyatt "V8" thread, it is speculated that guests who have complained in the past are singled out for BETTER treatment. It is unclear whether the V8 designation is property specific or system...
May 1, 12, 12:22 pm
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Posted By dankyone

Not so confusing to me...I dare anyone to start...

Not so confusing to me...I dare anyone to start the speculation thread about the Q4 promo. PLEASE let's wait until September.

In any case, reading through 150+ posts, it looks like about 3 people...
Apr 30, 12, 2:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By dankyone

This is good info. If I have some time on my...

This is good info. If I have some time on my hands I will audit my annual statement from last year. I feel instinctively that many SPG transactions did not receive the 2nd point. However, in...
Apr 30, 12, 11:22 am
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Views: 1,472
Posted By dankyone

I have started to audit this a little bit as...

I have started to audit this a little bit as well. I was not given the extra point for a stay at the Westin Puerto Vallarta, which the Amex rep told me was not an SPG property!?! She wound up...
Apr 30, 12, 11:16 am
Replies: 88
Views: 17,387
Posted By dankyone

The hotel is a pretty nice new Sheraton typical...

The hotel is a pretty nice new Sheraton typical of those built from the ground up in recent years (like the one in downtown PHX.) When I boarded my flight, I checked the SPG iphone app and saw I had...
Apr 30, 12, 10:48 am
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Views: 139,361
Posted By dankyone

I logged in today because I had hoped an early...

I logged in today because I had hoped an early disclosure would be forthcoming :)
Apr 10, 12, 1:09 am
Replies: 150
Views: 35,208
Posted By dankyone

Bump

Has anyone been since the changeover to Westin?
Mar 22, 12, 9:57 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 35,208
Posted By dankyone

Many restaurants in Spain charge for "cubiertos"...

Many restaurants in Spain charge for "cubiertos" which means covers but also means silverware/cutlery. Not all of them are necessarily to be avoided.

Back on topic--I did go ahead and make a...
Mar 22, 12, 9:52 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 8,369
Posted By dankyone

I would do this if it were offered to me--IF I...

I would do this if it were offered to me--IF I could confirm that I would get stay/night credit for the time spent there :)
Mar 13, 12, 2:38 am
Replies: 150
Views: 35,208
Posted By dankyone

It is a pretty nice place, but Lake LV has been...

It is a pretty nice place, but Lake LV has been absolutely dead for a few years. Do they even have a casino out there anymore? I see they are opening as SPG cat 3 but I bet the room rates will be...
Feb 25, 12, 4:26 pm
Replies: 362
Views: 77,230
Posted By dankyone

I believe the terrace rooms are considered an...

I believe the terrace rooms are considered an upgrade from the Premier rooms. You were not on a high floor beacause you were upgraded, and all of the terrace rooms are on the 2nd floor as described....
Feb 3, 12, 8:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By dankyone

As someone who has been to that area, I would...

As someone who has been to that area, I would suggest that premium wines are simply not available at retail in the region and you will be at the mercy of their list unless you bring/ship your own. ...
Feb 3, 12, 8:19 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 10,771
Posted By dankyone

While this addition will be welcome, the location...

While this addition will be welcome, the location is indeed poor and I cannot see staying there given the availability of the superb Palace in the city center at Cat 5.
Feb 3, 12, 8:10 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 38,910
Posted By dankyone

I have tried the strategy you mention a number of...

I have tried the strategy you mention a number of times--book a suite for one night on a paid rate and subsequent nights on a standard award or c&p. In every case, this has worked like a charm and I...
Feb 1, 12, 1:36 pm
Replies: 459
Views: 73,662
Posted By dankyone

Yes, I took advantage of this at the Phoenician...

Yes, I took advantage of this at the Phoenician last year as well (with an 8pm arrival and departure) and I thought it was a very nice benefit, handled seamlessly.

It does seem as though four...
Feb 1, 12, 1:13 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 45,497
Posted By dankyone

I am not wild about the idea of a "continental"...

I am not wild about the idea of a "continental" breakfast either, but no doubt some properties (St. Regis, some Lux Collection) will become known as offering a very nice one and this will represent a...
Feb 1, 12, 12:38 pm
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Views: 454,800
Posted By dankyone

A monthly email comes from Starwood--On Jan 10, I...

A monthly email comes from Starwood--On Jan 10, I received a "January eStatement" which reflects my stays and nights for 2011. (48 stays and 78 nights, I was very lucky to qualify for the 75 night...
Feb 1, 12, 12:33 pm
Replies: 119
Views: 10,226
Posted By dankyone

48 stays, 78 nights, my most ever. Looks like I...

48 stays, 78 nights, my most ever. Looks like I picked the right year to do it!
Jan 24, 12, 11:09 pm
Replies: 560
Views: 111,398
Posted By dankyone

I have thought carefully about posting in this...

I have thought carefully about posting in this thread, as I am in the Westin Cancun now and have very mixed feelings. I truly miss the days when the Le Meridien Cancun was a great luxury...
Jan 20, 12, 12:54 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,030
Posted By dankyone

Yes, why not Vdara, branded as a Westin? MGM...

Yes, why not Vdara, branded as a Westin? MGM doesn't seem to know what to do with the place.
Jan 19, 12, 3:43 pm
Replies: 354
Views: 53,048
Posted By dankyone

Any reports from SPG Plats since Jan 9th??? ...

Any reports from SPG Plats since Jan 9th???

I am headed down and reluctantly am booked into the Westin.
Jan 10, 12, 1:07 am
Replies: 354
Views: 53,048
Posted By dankyone

What a shame is right. I was thinking of popping...

What a shame is right. I was thinking of popping down for a few days prior to March 1st but there does not seem to be any sense in doing so...
Jan 4, 12, 8:47 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,030
Posted By dankyone

It may well have to, unless their marketing...

It may well have to, unless their marketing people are authorized to give away the store in comps to previous guests. It is a huge, marginal property in an awkward location. It would most likely be...
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