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Old Dec 17, 18, 7:02 am
  #271  
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: DCA
Programs: AA EXP; SPG/MAR PPE
Posts: 1,557
Property: St Regis Bal Harbour
Date(s): Two nights in December
Room booked: Regular (i.e., King bed on a low floor)
Room received: King Suite (i.e., King bed on a slightly higher floor)
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: Waste of two SNAs
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Old Dec 19, 18, 11:13 am
  #272  
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Location: Southern California, USA
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Rundown of all my legacy SPG stays since Labor Day weekend, from most recent to least recent.

Property: St Regis San Francisco
Date(s): Dec 20-23, 2018
Room booked: Entry level superior king
Room received: My “regular” Metropolitan Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Pre-upgraded as returning Ambassador guest a few weeks before arrival tomorrow, same day as the strike ended in SF

Property: St Regis Houston
Date(s): Dec 7-9, 2018
Room booked: Entry level superior king
Room received: Astor Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: Exact same suite as St Regis Suite in previous years, just on lower floor. Amazing service yet again.

Property: JW Marriott Austin (for comparison now that part of portfolio)
Date(s): Dec 6-7, 2018
Room booked: Entry level king room
Room received: Presidential Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: Originally SNA cleared to Executive Corner King Suite 5 days in advance, but called to ask if possibility for Ambassador guest to get Presidential. Got notification of Presidential upgrade the morning of arrival. Beautiful suite. Too many service issues.

Property: W Hollywood
Date(s): Nov 5, 2018
Room booked: Entry level Spectacular king room
Room received: Fantastic Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: Air con failed twice so I ended up driving home at midnight, wasn’t charged for room.

Property: St Regis Bal Harbour
Date(s): Oct 30 - Nov 4, 2018
Room booked: Entry level king room
Room received: Royal Suite 2 bedrooms
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Also refunded points this week for originally booked 2nd entry level room that wasn’t needed since we had 2 bedroom suite.

Property: SLS Beverly Hills
Date(s): Oct 20-24, 2018
Room booked: Entry level king room
Room received: SLS Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Director of Front Office pre-upgraded a month before arrival.

Property: Atlantis by Giardino, Design Hotel
Date(s): Oct 5-7, 2018
Room booked: Luxe room (2 categories above entry)
Room received: Luxe room
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Spectacularly beautiful hotel. Service issues and air con fail.

Property: La Bandita Townhouse Pienza, Design Hotel
Date(s): Oct 2-5, 2018
Room booked: Junior suite
Room received: Junior suite
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Got discount to upgrade pre-arrival to junior suite after asking owner. Spectacularly beautiful suite and property. Amazing service.

Property: St Regis Florence
Date(s): Sept 28 - Oct 2, 2018
Room booked: Junior suite
Room received: Arno view junior suite
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Spectacular hotel and service.

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Old Dec 21, 18, 4:52 pm
  #273  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Programs: SPG Platinum, Delta Silver Medallion
Posts: 30
Property: Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey
Date(s): 12/20/18 - 12/22/18
Room booked: Classic Room 1 King Bed
Room received: Junior Suite 1 King Bed
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Second time I've staid in this hotel, got upgraded to a suite both times.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 2:11 pm
  #274  
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Posts: 4,633
Property: Sheraton Lima
Date(s): 14-16 December 2018
Room booked: Traditional Room
Room received: Junior Suite
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Last minute stay. Not bad, but the public areas of the hotel are showing its age.

Property: Aloft Lima Miraflores
Date(s): 16-18 December 2018
Room booked: Aloft Room
Room received: Corner Room
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Getting a corner upgrade here would be a downgrade if it weren't for the fact that the property is new.
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Old Dec 26, 18, 10:05 am
  #275  
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Seattle
Programs: SPG Platinum, Delta Silver Medallion
Posts: 30
Property: Sheraton Maria Isabel (Mexico City)
Date(s): 25/12/2018 - 01/01/2019
Room booked: Classic King
Room received: Junior Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Second stay here, I've gotten suite on both stays
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Old Dec 26, 18, 3:39 pm
  #276  
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Programs: SPG Plat; Marriott Plat; Hyatt Explorist
Posts: 400
Property: Westin Copley Place (Boston)
Date(s): 12/25/18 (1 night)
Room booked: Standard King/2 Queens
Room received: Studio Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Replied to a pre-arrival email requesting upgrade and hotel upgraded both rooms to suites about a week before our stay.
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Old Jan 15, 19, 8:41 am
  #277  
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Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: BOS/EAP
Programs: UA 1K, MR LTT, HH Gold, Amex Plat
Posts: 23,195
Property: Sheraton Munich Arabellapark
Date(s): 1/12/2019 - 01/15/2019
Room booked: Classic Queen
Room received: Superior Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Second stay here, Suites both times
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Old Jan 15, 19, 3:19 pm
  #278  
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Location: New Delhi, India
Programs: Bonvoy Ambassador & Lifetime Titanium, IHG Plat, HH Gold, Trident Plat, DL Diamond, AI Maharajah
Posts: 25,899
Property: sheraton mall of the emirates hotel, dubai....
Date(s): 2 nights in january....
Room booked: classic....
Room received: deluxe suite....
Award stay: no....
BRG stay: yes....
SNAs redeemed: no....
Comments: i always get upgraded to a residence suite here but this time they were sold out of that suite type & upgraded me to a deluxe suite....i've lost count of the number of times i've stayed here & have been upgraded to a suite every time except for once....i love this property....
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:41 pm
  #279  
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 12R/30L
Programs: EK Gold| EY Gold|IHG Plat|HHonors Diamond|SPG Plat
Posts: 2,486
Property: Renaissance Downtown Dubai
Date(s): December 2018
Room booked: Deluxe Room
Room received: Vice Presidential Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: SNA cleared a few days out with Executive Suite allocation, upon check-in room was not ready so got bumped up to VP Suite
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:44 pm
  #280  
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: 12R/30L
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Posts: 2,486
Property: Budapest Marriott Hotel
Date(s): December 2018
Room booked: Deluxe Room
Room received: Executive Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: Had 4 nights at the property, used SNA on 1st night only and was actually downgraded back to Executive room for remaining 3 nights !
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Old Jan 30, 19, 5:15 am
  #281  
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Since there are no 2019 version of this thread even in main combined forums, I just post my 2019 stays here.

Property: The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan Jakarta
Date(s): January 2019 - 2 nights stay
Room booked: Spa Terrace Suite
Room received: the same - as I specifically request the booked type room
Award stay: no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no

Comments:
Booked through my ambassador as this type of room is not available online. amazing property, elite tier recognised straight away and all benefit offered without being asked.

Property: Four Points by Sheraton - Hakodate
Date(s): January 2019 - 5 night stays
Room booked:
2x Standard Twins


Room received:
2x Deluxe Twins

Award stay:
no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments:
Very convenient location, straight in front of train station.
Generous breakfast benefit (all guests receive buffet breakfast at the restaurant)


Property: The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho

Date(s): January 2019
Room booked:
2x Deluxe


Room received:
1x Grand Deluxe Corner
1x Deluxe

Award stay:
no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no

Comments:
My 2nd stay at the property and the service is as great as always.
Stay coincide with my birthday and my ambassador left a note and a birthday present.

Plt welcome gift option : point or chopstick - I choose chopstick for the fun of it
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Old Feb 3, 19, 2:27 pm
  #282  
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Programs: UA 1K, MR LTT, HH Gold, Amex Plat
Posts: 23,195
Property: JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Date(s): 1/30/2019 - 2/2/2019
Room booked: Standard Queen
Room received: Premier Marina Bay View, Club lounge access, 1 Bedroom Executive Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: Yes
Comments: No issues requesting SNAs with BRG
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Old Feb 10, 19, 8:58 am
  #283  
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Programs: AA EXP/LTP 4MM, BA GGL/CCR, HH Dia, SPG Plat/LTP
Posts: 9,050
Property: Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Date(s): 1/16/2019 - 1/20/2019
Room booked: Deluxe KIng
Room received: Executive Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Haven't stayed in this property for some years. Very nice stay, very good elite recognition. Very attentive service in the lounge, with 4-5 hot dishes, extremely large selection of breakfast items in Essences restaurant. Already made three reservations for the next months to come.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 1:10 pm
  #284  
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Posts: 4,633
Property: Westin Alexandria
Date(s): 1-2 February 2019
Room booked: Traditional Room
Room received: Junior Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: This is my first upgrade of the year. Looks like the property had a bit of a refresh. Breakfast wasn't as good as I last remembered.
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Old Feb 10, 19, 11:32 pm
  #285  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Moscow
Programs: IHG Gold Amb, RR Silver
Posts: 992
Property: Renaissance Sharm El Sheikh Golden View Beach Resort
Date(s): 7 nights in January 2019
Room booked: Deluxe Garden View
Room received: Premium Suite Sea View
Award stay: no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments:
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