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Mar 28, 20, 4:01 pm
Replies: 181
Views: 40,003
Posted By beta1607

I spent several nights at the Shangri-La with my...

I spent several nights at the Shangri-La with my father for his birthday last year and we had a great stay booked through Luxury (Ian) who sometimes posts here. A few quick notes:

The rooms are...
Mar 8, 20, 12:01 pm
Replies: 115
Views: 23,593
Posted By beta1607

For a two person wedding in May/June we're...

For a two person wedding in May/June we're considering Amanera, Amanyara or Como Parrot Bay. Curious people's thoughts on what would be most romantic. It seems Amanyara has better activities but...
Mar 3, 20, 7:33 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,311
Posted By beta1607

I am local to Chicago here is my perspective: ...

I am local to Chicago here is my perspective:

The Waldorf has the best bar by far in my opinion and other than Shanghai Terrace at the Peninsula it has the best food. Peninsula is undoubtedly...
Forum: Midwest
Feb 18, 20, 5:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By beta1607

I would go Waldorf, Gwen, Conrad, Ritz in that...

I would go Waldorf, Gwen, Conrad, Ritz in that order. The fireplaces at the Waldorf are especially nice during the Chicago winters.
Jan 20, 20, 5:05 pm
Replies: 86
Views: 19,547
Posted By beta1607

Activities

Is Amanera a decent choice for surfing or snorkeling/diving?
Oct 19, 18, 1:16 pm
Replies: 512
Views: 119,724
Posted By beta1607

I stayed post-refurbishment in 2012 and loved it....

I stayed post-refurbishment in 2012 and loved it. I'm really glad to see the standards have stayed high- the service, design and location are impeccable in my view.
Oct 19, 18, 12:00 pm
Replies: 512
Views: 119,724
Posted By beta1607

Does anybody have recent experience with The...

Does anybody have recent experience with The Mark? I stayed there several years ago and loved it but it appears the newest reviews in this thread are from 2012?
Dec 8, 15, 4:40 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 31,071
Posted By beta1607

Out of curiosity how important is the large...

Out of curiosity how important is the large conference business for luxury resorts?
Nov 24, 15, 8:47 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,956
Posted By beta1607

Something like $100 for a pot of coffee, a bottle...

Something like $100 for a pot of coffee, a bottle of water, OJ, cereal and a smoothie at the Hotel Bel Air

Edit: This was via room service
Nov 6, 15, 11:34 am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,179
Posted By beta1607

Here is the thing, Vegas Hotel-Casinos do not...

Here is the thing, Vegas Hotel-Casinos do not care at all about non-gambling guests unless you are a convention organizer. If you were playing $500+ a hand black jack or you were hosting an event...
Oct 30, 15, 12:41 pm
Replies: 91
Views: 14,209
Posted By beta1607

Since you're staying 11 nights maybe you should...

Since you're staying 11 nights maybe you should try both hotels?
Oct 29, 15, 1:30 pm
Replies: 633
Views: 125,487
Posted By beta1607

I recently stayed at a resort where the GM had...

I recently stayed at a resort where the GM had come there from years with different Amans. Speaking with him at great length, it confirmed what others here are posting that GMs are leaving/being...
Sep 29, 15, 5:12 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 20,098
Posted By beta1607

I registered for this Promo and will end up with...

I registered for this Promo and will end up with 9,000 miles based off already booked flights, is the jump from gold to platinum worth flying an additional 3,000 miles I hadn't planned by the end of...
Jul 22, 15, 12:39 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,544
Posted By beta1607

When I stayed I had a balcony room but rarely...

When I stayed I had a balcony room but rarely used the balcony. The weather can be uncomfortably hot so I couldn't imagine standing out there with my morning coffee and I preferred to take my meals...
Jun 30, 15, 1:19 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 31,071
Posted By beta1607

Simply fact, a property that has rates for entry...

Simply fact, a property that has rates for entry level rooms approaching $1000USD during peak seasons there should never be a question about getting a chair by the pool. That is something I would...
Jun 9, 15, 10:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 6,995
Posted By beta1607

I think this sums it up perfectly. At the best...

I think this sums it up perfectly. At the best hotels I've stayed at, it was a very personal matter to all the staff, ranging from the doorman to the GM that I was happy and enjoyed my stay and...
May 14, 15, 10:03 am
Replies: 87
Views: 21,374
Posted By beta1607

[QUOTE=SASDC8;24751671]Thanks for a really...

[QUOTE=SASDC8;24751671]Thanks for a really interesting thread for me as car geek :)

The Pen in Bangkok also has one RR, although not a Phantom, but a Silver Spur in Peninsula green is still cooler...
Apr 17, 15, 9:18 am
Replies: 178
Views: 25,747
Posted By beta1607

My expectations for a guest at a luxury hotel are...

My expectations for a guest at a luxury hotel are my same expectations for proper behavior anywhere. Treat the staff and fellow guests with respect, maintain basic hygiene and mind your...
Mar 18, 15, 1:28 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 11,338
Posted By beta1607

This is the first time I've ever seen or heard...

This is the first time I've ever seen or heard someone suggest that the service in Malaysia is better than Hong Kong. In my travels I've found Malaysia to have significantly worse service than other...
Mar 3, 15, 1:51 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 16,777
Posted By beta1607

Any recent experiences with the Waldorf Chicago? ...

Any recent experiences with the Waldorf Chicago? I won two nights at an auction recently and would love to see some newer reviews. Am I correct in assuming it's now in the second tier of Chicago...
Feb 18, 15, 11:25 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,372
Posted By beta1607

The problem is it is a mandatory fee that...

The problem is it is a mandatory fee that sometimes is hard to track down on the hotel website. What really gets me though is when I'm told the resort fee covers parking and local calls when I don't...
Jan 21, 15, 11:03 am
Replies: 633
Views: 125,487
Posted By beta1607

Sorry - typo meant 5 or 6 figure sums

Sorry - typo meant 5 or 6 figure sums
Jan 19, 15, 1:22 pm
Replies: 633
Views: 125,487
Posted By beta1607

To play devil's advocate when the staff see...

To play devil's advocate when the staff see guests are spending 5 or 6 figure (USD) sums on a trip while the locals make perhaps a couple dollars a day and come from impoverished areas it's easy to...
Jan 14, 15, 10:58 am
Replies: 112
Views: 16,546
Posted By beta1607

To me the destination is #1 the hotel is far...

To me the destination is #1 the hotel is far behind that. Still to me the advantage of luxury hotels in my minimal vacation time is that I don't have to worry about things. Flight gets in early, no...
Nov 7, 14, 9:29 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,561
Posted By beta1607

I'm under the impression that the average luxury...

I'm under the impression that the average luxury traveler on this forum will chose to stay in their preferred hotel in any given city regardless of branding, that might mean the Pen in Hong Kong, Le...
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