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Old Feb 16, 2018, 9:36 am
  #46  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: BKK
Programs: World of Hyatt Globalist; Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Plat; IHG Diamond Ambassador
Posts: 2,243
Property: The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tokyo
Date(s): 6 nights in February
Room booked: Deluxe room
Room received: Deluxe room for the 1st 2 nights then move to a Grand Deluxe Corner room (which i consider it as Junior suite myself) for the last 4 nights
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: at check-in, no better-than-deluxe room available on spg.com. I asked if i could move to a better room mid stay. They said they'll call me back. In that evening, they called and said if i dont mind, i can move to a grand deluxe corner room from my 3rd night until the end of stay. I said yes. Frankly the first room (deluxe room) they assigned to me was already awesome. Im totally satisfied and okay with that room for the entire stay. However the second room (grand deluxe corner) made me jaw-dropping. It was xx01 which has view of mount fuji, future 2020 olympic stadium, and tokyo tower. What makes it difference to me is totally the view. From now on, this is my go to hotel in tokyo. Definitely return asap.

My 2018 Suite upgrade night: (7/10).
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Old Feb 16, 2018, 3:01 pm
  #47  
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: 42.1% in PDX , 49.9% in PVG & 8% in the air somewhere
Programs: Marriott Ambassador Elite, UA 1K, AS MVP GLD 75K, DL Pt
Posts: 1,087
Azure Qiantang Hangzhou

Property: Azure Qiangtang
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: Deluxe King
Room received: 20th floor river view suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) No
BRG stay: (yes/no): NO
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) NO
Comments: Huge three room suite
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Old Feb 16, 2018, 6:37 pm
  #48  
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Dubai
Programs: SPG 100 Ambassador, LH M&M Senator, Skywards Silver
Posts: 250
Property: St. Regis Lhasa
Date(s): February 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe Room
Room received: Villa Grand Deluxe Room
Award stay: no
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: checked in for another night this month, got upgrade to the same room as last time though on higher floor (no terrace) - again, labeled as a Premium Suite but in fact it's just a bigger room


Property: Sheraton Chengdu LidoT
Date(s): February 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Superior Room
Room received: Grand Suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: upgraded to their top, newly renovated standard suite and had a good stay, though absolutely nobody in this hotel speaks English
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Old Feb 17, 2018, 12:20 am
  #49  
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Switzerland
Programs: AFKL Flying Blue Platinum Ultimate, Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite
Posts: 370
Property: Excelsior Hotel Gallia (Milan)
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: Executive Suite
Room received: Atelier Suite (2 categories up)
Award stay: no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: Beautiful view of Milan's main station, got some additional amenities and a nice letter from the GM.
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Old Feb 19, 2018, 3:34 pm
  #50  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Programs: SPG, Hyatt, Marriott, IHG, Hilton, AS, AA, JL, HA
Posts: 232
Property: Royal Hawaiian
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: Historic Garden
Room received: Mailani tower Premium Oceanfront
Award stay: Yes & No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Originally booked one night via Chase LHG, later added second night booked on points. Given top-floor room with Mailani lounge access. Excellent stay overall.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 5:23 am
  #51  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Programs: Some
Posts: 5,441
Property: Sheraton Melbourne
Date(s): Feb 2018 (2 nights)
Room booked: Grand Deluxe Room
Room received: Federation Terrace Suite (think I would have had a shot at an upgrade to the Treasury Gardens Terrace Suite but was unfortunately booked for first night of my stay)
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes (albeit not an especially cheap rate, as expensive period)
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Very much not a typical Sheraton (think this would probably be branded Westin if there wasn't already a Westin in Melbourne); nice stay
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Old Feb 23, 2018, 2:00 pm
  #52  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Live: IWI; Work: DCA/Everywhere; Play: LAS/SJU/MLE
Programs: AA EXP, DL PM, Hyatt Glob, Marriott Ambassador/LTP, Nat'l Exec Elite, LEYE Gold
Posts: 6,745
Property: St. Regis Washington DC
Date(s): Feb 2018 (2 nights)
Room booked: Cheapest, SNA confirmed to Caroline Astor Suite
Room received: St. Regis Suite (higher than Caroline Astor Suite, and significantly bigger/nicer)
Award stay: no
BRG stay: no
SNAs redeemed: yes
Comments: Your24 confirmed 9 a.m. check-in, but Astor Suite was not available. Was given small room to use for a couple of hours, with promise of St. Regis Suite by noon. Promise was kept & all bags were moved while we were out at lunch. Very nice room for $201/nt rate.
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Old Feb 23, 2018, 5:02 pm
  #53  
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Join Date: Oct 2015
Programs: HH Dia, Marriott Titanium, AA Gold, UA Silver
Posts: 193
Property: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: Traditional King
Room received: Corner Suite
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) No
BRG stay: (yes/no): NO
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) NO
Comments: Notable that this was NBA All-Star Weekend, wasn't expecting much in terms of upgrades
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Old Feb 23, 2018, 6:33 pm
  #54  
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Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Toronto
Programs: UA 1K, AC MM E75, Marriott LT Ti, IHG Dia Amb, Hyatt Glob
Posts: 15,576
Property: Sheraton Gateway LAX
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: Traditional (cheapest)
Room received: Corner suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments:

Property: Sheraton Waikiki
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: mountain view (cheapest)
Room received: Kai Oceanfront Suite (1,112 ft / 103 m)
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: no
Comments: I think I got someone else's room! I asked for 2 beds if possible. Room had 2 beds, a Murphy bed and a roll away single bed. There were 4 bathrobes, 4 pairs of slippers, and 4 toothbrushes. I asked them to remove the roll away.


Property: Moana Surfrider
Date(s): Feb 2018
Room booked: cheapest
Room received: Banyan suite
Award stay: no
BRG stay: yes
SNAs redeemed: yes
Comments: SNA did not clear (only 3 suites in SNA pool). At check-in, I could see lots of suites available on website so asked if I might still be able to get one even though my SNA didn't clear. Agent disappeared in the back for about 10 mins, then told me they were able to give me a Banyan Suite. I'm guessing they moved whoever was in the Banyan suite to a better suite, thus freeing it up for me.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:42 pm
  #55  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: 1 hour from Khao Yai, Thailand. No longer Bangkok, China, Taiwan , Palm Coast, FL though still exiled, again, from the Bay Area.
Programs: Only the good ones
Posts: 5,175
Le Meridien Chiang Rai

Property: LM Chiang Rai
Date(s): 2/19 to 2/22
Room booked: Lowest category
Room received: Grand Deluxe River/Pool view
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) No. Prepaid rate.
BRG stay: (yes/no) No
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) No
Comments: Fantastic room at a great property. Choice of breakfast buffet or other restaurant with the regular menu. Had two reservations as the last night didn't become available until just before the stay and received breakfast and 500 points. Though they were full on the 22nd, still received 4pm late checkout, though our friend was also staying and we offered to checkout of his room at 2pm and move his stuff to ours.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:53 pm
  #56  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: 1 hour from Khao Yai, Thailand. No longer Bangkok, China, Taiwan , Palm Coast, FL though still exiled, again, from the Bay Area.
Programs: Only the good ones
Posts: 5,175
Le Meridien Cyberport, HK

Property: Le Meridien Cyberport in Hong Kong
Date(s): 1/28
Room booked: Lowest category
Room received: Highest-Bayview Suite top floor
Award stay: (yes/no), type (C+P, FAN, FWN, FRN, SPG50, etc.) No
BRG stay: (yes/no) No
SNAs redeemed: (yes/no) No
Comments: Fantastic, huge 2 room suite with excellent view (after the haze cleared of course.) Great jacuzzi tub and rain shower. A little out of town, but shuttle (hourly) to HK Station in Central and there is a public bus to the MRT line nearby. The staff were very pleasant, friendly, and helpful.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 1:49 am
  #57  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SIN
Programs: JL GC | Marriott LT Silver | Global Entry | SQ Silver
Posts: 6,821
Post Le Mridien Saigon

Property: Le Mridien Saigon
Date(s): February 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Premier classic
Room received: Executive suite with river view
Award stay: No
BRG stay: Yes
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: Not that I use the Mini Bar but I couldn't find it. SPG App shows upgraded before I arrived for check-in.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 2:00 am
  #58  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: SIN
Programs: JL GC | Marriott LT Silver | Global Entry | SQ Silver
Posts: 6,821
Post Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel

Property: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Date(s): February 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe
Room received: Executive Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: N/A
Comments: My preferred hotel in Shanghai though not exactly near to city center. Cab ride to PVG is about CNY200.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 4:31 am
  #59  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Malaysia
Programs: 2023 MH Enrich Gold (OWS), 2023 Marriott Titanium and Lifetime Gold
Posts: 2,001
Property: Sheraton Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Date(s): 25th Feb 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe
Room received: Exec Suite
Award stay: Yes
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Suite upgrade for year 2018 ; 6 suite upgrades / 2 no suite upgrades (75% success).
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 2:39 am
  #60  
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: HOME
Programs: HH Dia;SPG Plat;Marriott Plat;GHA Black
Posts: 337
Property: Four Points by Sheraton Seminyak
Date(s): Feb 2018 (1 night)
Room booked: Deluxe room
Room received: Junior Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Upgraded immediately upon checked in


Property: Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Date(s): Feb 2018 (2 nights)
Room booked: Deluxe room
Room received: Ocean View Suite
Award stay: No
BRG stay: No
SNAs redeemed: No
Comments: Can see the upgrade on the apps before reaching the hotel. First time noticed this

overall 3/3 stay in 2018
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