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Feb 12, 19, 5:09 pm
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Posted By hailstorm

Yes, separate threads for each hotel, please.

Yes, separate threads for each hotel, please.
Feb 11, 19, 4:26 pm
Replies: 1,413
Views: 190,514
Posted By hailstorm

The Olympics are only exacerbating an existing...

The Olympics are only exacerbating an existing trend.

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Feb 10, 19, 9:57 pm
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Views: 190,514
Posted By hailstorm

Andaz is advertised as a "luxury boutique" brand,...

Andaz is advertised as a "luxury boutique" brand, not a "boutique luxury" brand.
Feb 10, 19, 9:19 pm
Replies: 1,413
Views: 190,514
Posted By hailstorm

A shoeshiner from the old Okura Hotel said that a...

A shoeshiner from the old Okura Hotel said that a true top level hotel is one that has everything you might need inside of it. While the Western world has long since moved away from that ideal,...
Feb 7, 19, 10:59 pm
Replies: 166
Views: 36,958
Posted By hailstorm

In principle, yes. In practice, no.

In principle, yes. In practice, no.
Feb 7, 19, 8:36 pm
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Views: 36,958
Posted By hailstorm

Did you get four additional club lounge...

Did you get four additional club lounge certificates?
Feb 7, 19, 3:26 pm
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Views: 36,958
Posted By hailstorm

Even though the new status year starts from March...

Even though the new status year starts from March 1st, status for the new year is earned from January 1st.

Back when HGP changed to WoH, people took advantage of the interim to make 25 "stays"...
Feb 6, 19, 4:20 pm
Replies: 166
Views: 36,958
Posted By hailstorm

Not sure about that. You may get an extra year of...

Not sure about that. You may get an extra year of Explorist by waiting until March 1st, but you also may not get the four Club Lounge certificates that currently come as part of status. For me,...
Feb 3, 19, 4:18 am
Replies: 792
Views: 117,026
Posted By hailstorm

I assume you are going to Tokyo Disney Resort? I...

I assume you are going to Tokyo Disney Resort? I cannot think of any other reason to possibly stay at Hilton Tokyo Bay.
Feb 2, 19, 3:02 am
Replies: 576
Views: 93,099
Posted By hailstorm

I don't see why that would be an issue. A Diamond...

I don't see why that would be an issue. A Diamond staying at Conrad Tokyo or Hilton Odaiba is more than welcome to eat breakfast at both the restaurant and the lounge.
Jan 31, 19, 2:27 am
Replies: 299
Views: 53,909
Posted By hailstorm

Just a single large rectangular indoor bath. At...

Just a single large rectangular indoor bath. At least the amenities are nice.
Jan 28, 19, 5:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By hailstorm

If you absolutely need a suite, then there are...

If you absolutely need a suite, then there are only two options:

1. Book a suite
2. Use a TSU to upgrade to a suite
Jan 25, 19, 6:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By hailstorm

I wouldn't say that you'd have a great chance at...

I wouldn't say that you'd have a great chance at any of them. Not zero, but not great.

In 3 1/2 years as a Diamond, I never got a suite at any Tokyo Hyatt without using a suite upgrade cert. I did...
Jan 23, 19, 4:18 pm
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Posted By hailstorm

Many years ago. It was nice.

Many years ago. It was nice.
Jan 22, 19, 8:36 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 29,138
Posted By hailstorm

If you haven't been to Tokyo in a few years, then...

If you haven't been to Tokyo in a few years, then you may be surprised with how rates have gone up across the board. Personally, I think that 25K is reasonable for what this hotel offers.

It's...
Jan 22, 19, 6:31 pm
Replies: 121
Views: 29,138
Posted By hailstorm

It depends on what the purpose of your stay will...

It depends on what the purpose of your stay will be.
Jan 19, 19, 4:39 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 10,868
Posted By hailstorm

Although it's been a couple years since my last...

Although it's been a couple years since my last stay, I adore this hotel. I find the design to be timeless, and I'm glad that there are places out there that aren't slaves to a contemporary...
Jan 17, 19, 3:46 am
Replies: 211
Views: 115,580
Posted By hailstorm

I found that, if you turn off Javascript in your...

I found that, if you turn off Javascript in your browser (Google to figure out how), anyone can view all of the courtesy card information on the website:
...
Jan 17, 19, 1:43 am
Replies: 3,110
Views: 458,182
Posted By hailstorm

https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/01/15/enjoying-hotel...

https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/01/15/enjoying-hotel-status-benefits-after-checkout-is-it-worthwhile-to-stay-on-property-when-departing-late/

This is the first I've heard of "Departure Benefit...
Jan 15, 19, 6:10 am
Replies: 1,571
Views: 211,930
Posted By hailstorm

This year is likely a once in a lifetime...

This year is likely a once in a lifetime occurrence. The entire period from April 27th through May 6th will be a holiday in Japan.
Jan 14, 19, 6:25 pm
Replies: 1,571
Views: 211,930
Posted By hailstorm

No, it's still 12K. A club room is 17K.

No, it's still 12K. A club room is 17K.
Jan 14, 19, 2:17 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,201
Posted By hailstorm

A nice 100 second overview of the property: ...

A nice 100 second overview of the property:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpA2agELAn0
Jan 13, 19, 6:43 pm
Replies: 1,571
Views: 211,930
Posted By hailstorm

That's good, because the rates for this hotel are...

That's good, because the rates for this hotel are getting ridiculous. 60000 yen for a random weekday night!
Jan 13, 19, 6:17 pm
Jan 13, 19, 1:31 am
Replies: 3,110
Views: 458,182
Posted By hailstorm

And I don't get the hype about the Presidential...

And I don't get the hype about the Presidential Suite, which is really just a few connected rooms. Good if it's raining and you need shelter though.
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