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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 279610 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3600 on: October 10, 2017, 07:09:26 PM »
I figured but I'm just happy I got my two standard rooms for my family! Usually they block next year's Sukkot dates the second Sukkot starts in the current year and I'm assuming that since next year it is a little earlier in September they just didn't have it on their radar to block it before the calendar opened up.  Someone needs to add some reminders to their Google calendar.  :P
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3601 on: October 16, 2017, 09:17:29 PM »
Do they only give breakfast to Gold and Diamond on a point stay or do all point stays get breakfast?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3602 on: October 16, 2017, 09:18:48 PM »
Do they only give breakfast to Gold and Diamond on a point stay or do all point stays get breakfast?
tbe former

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3603 on: October 18, 2017, 06:40:30 AM »
Spoke with the hotel manager, the whole thing that it was released was a huge mistake. Junior suites went for $700 when they usually go for over 1k.. David tower for $1300 etc.
Was good thing most reservation made were points for superior in which case hotel said they will get full cash for as sukkos is always sold out. So hilton is going to have to eat those losses. Who thinks Dan booked as well and can do a seminar there next year.....

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3604 on: October 18, 2017, 07:00:10 AM »
Was good thing most reservation made were points for superior in which case hotel said they will get full cash for as sukkos is always sold out. So hilton is going to have to eat those losses. Who thinks Dan booked as well and can do a seminar there next year.....
What makes you think, even if he did book, that he'd give a seminar?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3605 on: October 18, 2017, 07:40:30 AM »
What makes you think, even if he did book, that he'd give a seminar?
Didn't say he did book but have a hunch that maybe he did, and didn't say he would asked that maybe he would he hasn't given one in a bunch of years

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3606 on: October 18, 2017, 08:01:54 AM »
Didn't say he did book but have a hunch that maybe he did, and didn't say he would asked that maybe he would he hasn't given one in a bunch of years
he actually gave one last pesach

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3607 on: October 18, 2017, 08:26:26 AM »
Ok so when was last public seminar that regular people went to not at pesach program?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3608 on: October 18, 2017, 09:00:17 AM »
Was good thing most reservation made were points for superior in which case hotel said they will get full cash for as sukkos is always sold out. So hilton is going to have to eat those losses. Who thinks Dan booked as well and can do a seminar there next year.....

Did you speak to management and they said that most of the bookings were on points? And yes, they will get paid nicely for those.  I posted upthread that somehow the reimbursement showed on my reservation for a while for last Pesach and they got $3500 for each five night stay in a room.  For that reason alone, I don't understand when they block the standard rooms during these busy times (I noticed that this Pesach they opened them back up), except maybe if they have numbers that points stays also don't spend as much on F&B and they'd prefer to sell-out on Sukkot with cash paying customers that will spend more.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3609 on: October 18, 2017, 09:08:33 AM »
Did you speak to management and they said that most of the bookings were on points? And yes, they will get paid nicely for those.  I posted upthread that somehow the reimbursement showed on my reservation for a while for last Pesach and they got $3500 for each five night stay in a room.  For that reason alone, I don't understand when they block the standard rooms during these busy times (I noticed that this Pesach they opened them back up), except maybe if they have numbers that points stays also don't spend as much on F&B and they'd prefer to sell-out on Sukkot with cash paying customers that will spend more.
Yes was there he other day and I asked them about it and he said Hilton botched it and didn't block it out for them as they have sukkos pricing , he quickly looked at sukos and saw how the reservations were made

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3610 on: October 18, 2017, 09:12:14 AM »
Yes was there he other day and I asked them about it and he said Hilton botched it and didn't block it out for them as they have sukkos pricing , he quickly looked at sukos and saw how the reservations were made

Ok thanks.  Glad some of us are getting to go AND they aren't gonna lose out. I want them to be happy and stay a part of Hilton as long as possible!  :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3611 on: October 18, 2017, 11:03:22 AM »
Was good thing most reservation made were points for superior in which case hotel said they will get full cash for as sukkos is always sold out. So hilton is going to have to eat those losses. Who thinks Dan booked as well and can do a seminar there next year.....
If so, why wouldn't they open it like this to begin with?

Yes was there he other day and I asked them about it and he said Hilton botched it and didn't block it out for them as they have sukkos pricing , he quickly looked at sukos and saw how the reservations were made
Nothing to do with Hilton. It was a result from their own mismanaging. 
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3612 on: October 18, 2017, 11:08:51 AM »
If so, why wouldn't they open it like this to begin with?
Nothing to do with Hilton. It was a result from their own mismanaging.
Bec they rather rich people who spend tons of money at hotel vs. people who just stock pile points for free vacations and won't spend a penny at hotel

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3613 on: October 18, 2017, 11:19:18 AM »
Bec they rather rich people who spend tons of money at hotel vs. people who just stock pile points for free vacations and won't spend a penny at hotel
What exactly is there to spend in the hotel? No spa facilities etc.. And for meals everyone pays anyway.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3614 on: October 18, 2017, 11:31:14 AM »
What exactly is there to spend in the hotel? No spa facilities etc.. And for meals everyone pays anyway.
Yea but rich people not only pay for every meal over yomtov no matter how many there are they invite alot people per meal as well . Points people would rather eat out then spend 110 per person per meal there and def not paying for someone else's meal