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Breakfast:
Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast. (source)

Parking:
Complimentary (No longer, is now 60sh for self park - Drago)

Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please PM shimino1

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 269020 times)

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Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2012, 07:44:46 AM »
Hilton points can be good for a Waldorf that is opening in Jerusalem at a great location
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Re: Re: Virgin Atlantic Miles
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2012, 09:16:17 AM »
Nice suggestion.

But not necessarily will 2 Hilton points at the Waldorf be worth as much as 1 VS mile in upper class. Gotta calculate what works best for each person.
How many ptts does waldorf  per night? I doubt the retail cost of their rooms in Jerusalem will cost so much
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Re: Re: Virgin Atlantic Miles
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2012, 09:20:24 AM »
How many ptts does waldorf  per night? I doubt the retail cost of their rooms in Jerusalem will cost so much

My guess is it'll be 40/50k
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Re: Re: Virgin Atlantic Miles
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2012, 10:02:23 AM »
Waldorf is supposed to open sometime in 2012

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Re: Re: Virgin Atlantic Miles
« Reply #34 on: March 14, 2012, 10:05:29 AM »
Waldorf is supposed to open sometime in 2012
I don't one what is supposed to happen, but knowing Israel and seeing it, I wouldn't bet on anything before mid-2013
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Re: Re: Virgin Atlantic Miles
« Reply #35 on: March 14, 2012, 12:57:51 PM »
It looked like it was getting finished this past September, I hope you are wrong.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2012, 01:37:18 PM »
Confirmed. Pushed from November 2012 to March 2013: http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/about/future-openings/index.html
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Re: Virgin Atlantic Miles
« Reply #37 on: March 14, 2012, 01:39:29 PM »
It looked like it was getting finished this past September, I hope you are wrong.
things look different to Israelis...
Confirmed. Pushed from November 2012 to March 2013: http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/about/future-openings/index.html
I place my bet on 2014, only Reichman is a pioneer of fast construction
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2012, 02:46:45 PM »
When do Hilton points expire.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2012, 02:52:43 PM »
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2012, 11:15:45 AM »
Confirmed. Pushed from November 2012 to March 2013: http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/about/future-openings/index.html

And confirmed by Gil Drory, the Purchasing Manager / Hotel Coordinator, via email:
"the hotel is currently in the construction phase and we hope to open in early 2013, probably late February early March."

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2012, 11:29:27 AM »
And confirmed by Gil Drory, the Purchasing Manager / Hotel Coordinator, via email:
"the hotel is currently in the construction phase and we hope to open in early 2013, probably late February early March."
I dont reckon on it. Btw they're also building a Ritz in Hertzaliya Pituach
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2012, 01:15:55 PM »
I dont reckon on it. Btw they're also building a Ritz in Hertzaliya Pituach
any info when that will be ready.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #43 on: March 22, 2012, 01:38:20 AM »
Is it worth it to try accruing HHonors points for this hotel? Or is it a waste of time due to the devaluation of the points (I am hearing rumors that certain properties are offering entry rooms at much higher redemption prices. Here is the FT link http://www.flyertalk.com/the-gate/blog/7488-massive-devaluation-of-hilton-hhonors-points-pertaining-to-premium-rewards.html)
At first I figured I'd try accumulating honors points because  I'd most probably be going to Israel sometime in 2013, but it's not feasable if it will be 100k points a night for a standard room...
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #44 on: March 22, 2012, 07:59:59 AM »
That's a big shame.