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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 194812 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #90 on: January 15, 2013, 04:53:38 AM »
Status update from someone in IL? Think this will actually open in August?
They are moving- i looked at it recently- some things are in the very advanced stages- but some of it looks like they are lagging- hard call.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #91 on: January 15, 2013, 06:15:58 AM »
Status update from someone in IL? Think this will actually open in August?
I wouldn't hope on it.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #92 on: March 20, 2013, 02:44:30 PM »
Was wondering if anyone figured out a way to book on points before the March 28th deadline!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #93 on: March 20, 2013, 02:47:45 PM »
Was wondering if anyone figured out a way to book on points before the March 28th deadline!
If they're not even selling rooms for cash I don't see it would be possible.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #94 on: March 20, 2013, 02:52:31 PM »
If they're not even selling rooms for cash I don't see it would be possible.
You REALLY didn't come up with anything :P

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #95 on: March 20, 2013, 02:56:50 PM »
If they're not even selling rooms for cash I don't see it would be possible.

They actually are selling packages for Succos just not on their website. I saw a quote from them!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #96 on: March 20, 2013, 02:58:39 PM »
If they sell enough rooms not via HH channels they can probably get out of their Hilton franchise agreement for free.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #97 on: March 20, 2013, 03:01:37 PM »
I am sure they will find a way to remain in the franchise but but wiggle out of accepting points!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2013, 03:04:40 PM »
I am sure they will find a way to remain in the franchise but but wiggle out of accepting points!
They likely want out of the HH franchising agreement. Just like the Citadel a decade ago.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2013, 03:31:46 PM »
They likely want out of the HH franchising agreement. Just like the Citadel a decade ago.
Why is that? Doesn't bring them enough marginal revenue or room occupancy, or b/c they can fill up by themselves?

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« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2013, 03:32:42 PM »
they can fill up by themselves?
That. Without paying $$$$ to HH.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2013, 04:05:08 PM »
That. Without paying $$$$ to HH.
So when they joined, it was due to the economic climate at the time?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2013, 04:13:16 PM »
So when they joined, it was due to the economic climate at the time?
Could be for myriad of reasons.
Perhaps construction financing is cheaper or more readily available when you open under a flagged brand.

One thing is sure, hotels in Israel all seem to be deflagged at one point or another.  It's happened to 6 SPG properties. It's happened to Hyatt and Hilton in J'lem. It's happened to PC.
It happens more in Israel than anywhere else, that's for sure.  Probably they can fill them up without the flag, so why bother to pay.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2013, 04:23:22 PM »
I thought it was because they are just not as nice as American hotels and I think the Americans who come there really abuse their privileges.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2013, 02:44:19 PM »
Pretty recent article. Looks like they will be open for the summer.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/special-sections/israel-travel/chain-reaction