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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 194808 times)

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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2010, 10:38:11 PM »
on waldorf website it says
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem (2011)
but no chance of that happening imho.

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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2010, 01:36:09 PM »
on waldorf website it says
Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem (2011)
but no chance of that happening imho.

Was just in yerushalayim. Saw a building being built and a sign on it that the waldrof astoria was coming soon....

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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2010, 01:41:01 PM »
Was just in yerushalayim. Saw a building being built and a sign on it that the waldrof astoria was coming soon....

 if my memory is correct the original sign that was put up said Dec 2010 on it , yes that was a couple of yrs ago

 so now I guess to save some money it simply says "..coming soon.."


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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2010, 02:01:40 PM »
if my memory is correct the original sign that was put up said Dec 2010 on it , yes that was a couple of yrs ago

 so now I guess to save some money it simply says "..coming soon.."



it may have had a date, dont remember....

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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2010, 02:13:13 PM »
it seems that most of the units will be apts and the Hotel portion not so large

 hopefully Hilton wont run into what *W did and end up leaving those ventures even thou all they did was the mgmt side
"The hotel will offer 220 spacious suites and guestrooms, with facilities
including a choice of three restaurants, a 5,381 square‐foot spa and fitness facility with pool, in addition to
extensive conference and meeting facilities and on‐site parking. Sited adjacent to the hotel, the luxurious
Residences at The Palace Jerusalem, The Waldorf Astoria Collection, comprising of 30 residences, will have
views of the Old City and will enjoy access to services from the hotel."
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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2010, 02:19:55 PM »
"The hotel will offer 220 spacious suites and guestrooms, with facilities
including a choice of three restaurants, a 5,381 square‐foot spa and fitness facility with pool, in addition to
extensive conference and meeting facilities and on‐site parking. Sited adjacent to the hotel, the luxurious
Residences at The Palace Jerusalem, The Waldorf Astoria Collection, comprising of 30 residences, will have
views of the Old City and will enjoy access to services from the hotel."

 when was that written up? I remember seeing the original pics and the Hotel part was alot smaller then the building for the residences.I dont remember the #s but it sure wasnt 220 rooms . the Hotel part was suppose to be the old Palace Hotel the part that still has the old walls standing

 I do know that the Mamilla is having its problems selling its private apts , which is a separate building from the Hotel. I wonder if they changed the #s as the economy soured and the chance of selling them got worse

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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2010, 02:30:32 PM »
when was that written up? I remember seeing the original pics and the Hotel part was alot smaller then the building for the residences.I dont remember the #s but it sure wasnt 220 rooms . the Hotel part was suppose to be the old Palace Hotel the part that still has the old walls standing

 I do know that the Mamilla is having its problems selling its private apts , which is a separate building from the Hotel. I wonder if they changed the #s as the economy soured and the chance of selling them got worse
http://www.waldorfastoria.com/pdf/WAC%20Global%20Expansion%20-%20FINAL.PDF
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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2010, 02:40:03 PM »
http://www.waldorfastoria.com/pdf/WAC%20Global%20Expansion%20-%20FINAL.PDF

 thanks for the link, and it seems its an old 1 at that

But the pic is way off according to the pic the Palace Hotel is directly across the street as the 1st building from the DC while in fact you need to cross 2 streets to reach it and there will be a building in between that 3 story building the pic shows and the DC. this pic shows 2 buildings while the ones I saw at the site were showing 3. The same 2 as the link has + a building between the Palace and the DC

 Unless they knock down all the buildings on KD St and pave over it no way will a person beable to walk out of the Palace and be standing on KD St and they only knocked down a few of the buildings that are KD street as I believe they dont own them all

 You will see what Im talking about when you are over there next month

 from an Avis map the other street is called Ben Shimon its a narrow 1 way street (now closed) that went up to KD St yet on the links pic it seems to be a broad 2 way street (I think it goes by a different name, but still goes from Rehov Agron on a  slant to KD St, and the last right turn if walking up on Agron towards the DC before hitting teh intersection of Agron and KD St.

 BTW I just tried clicking on the link to www.thepalacejerusalem.com thats on the link you provided and its N/A and says it expired on 4/8/10
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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2010, 11:50:57 PM »
New Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem website (was created May 14) w/ all the Hilton brandings

waldorfastoriajerusalemhotel.com

Looks like it might be a reality after all
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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2010, 12:12:42 AM »
New Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem website (was created May 14)

waldorfastoriajerusalemhotel.com

Looks like it might be a reality after all

 thanks for the link

 as for it opening up, thats something else, they are working on it but ever so slowly, personally I dont see it till  very late '11 or sometime in '12, unless they start working 24/7,OK 24/5 1/2

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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2010, 07:03:08 PM »
New Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem website (was created May 14) w/ all the Hilton brandings

waldorfastoriajerusalemhotel.com

Looks like it might be a reality after all
Looks like it's been pushed to 2012.
It was supposed to have been operational by 12/10

At least there will be something to burn points on near the old city when it finally opens.
191 rooms, 30 suites, 2 presidential suites, 30 residences.
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Re: Re: Israel hotels
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2011, 12:06:54 PM »
New Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem website (was created May 14) w/ all the Hilton brandings

waldorfastoriajerusalemhotel.com

Looks like it might be a reality after all

Looks like it's been pushed to 2012.
It was supposed to have been operational by 12/10

At least there will be something to burn points on near the old city when it finally opens.
191 rooms, 30 suites, 2 presidential suites, 30 residences.

Now scheduled for a November 2012 opening according to www.waldorfastoria.com/future-openings

Every WA goes for 50K HHonors/night during low season except for WA Maui/Grand Wailea which goes for 70K.
During high season they go for 60K except for WA Maui/Grand Wailea and WA Maldives which goes for 80K.
If you are HH elite or a cardholders then you get a discount of 15% (for 4-night stays), 20% (5 nights), or 25% (6+ nights).

Or if Points & Money is available it is 30K+$100.
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Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2012, 06:15:27 PM »
This seems like a strong sign that the Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria will actually open its doors one day...
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000713510&fid=1124

$30MM, that's $10MM more than Reichmann paid for the property in the first place!
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Re: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2012, 08:05:35 AM »
This seems like a strong sign that the Jerusalem Waldorf Astoria will actually open its doors one day...
http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000713510&fid=1124

$30MM, that's $10MM more than Reichmann paid for the property in the first place!


true but it is a $150MM project...

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Re: Re: Israel Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2012, 10:36:02 AM »

true but it is a $150MM project...
For sure, but that's a nice payday on a sale of just a fraction of the apartments and not even any of the hundreds of hotel rooms.
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