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Title: Starwood Questions
Post by: CsMD on January 22, 2014, 09:01:35 PM
Hey everyone,
I have a conference that I need to go to in Hilton Head SC the weekend before pesach and I have a few questions.
1. Does anyone have any experience using Starwoods points instead of a hotel's conference rate? The hotel is the Westin Hilton Head and it is a category 4.
2. I don't know if these following questions should be in the trip thread but I'll combine them with my previous one: Does anyone have any experience spending shabbos in said hotel? I am going to be there with my wife and 4 kids (we are going to travel from there to Orlando for pesach) any tips with doors lights etc.
3. Anyone ever do shabbos in a hotel erev pesach? we were thinking about getting the pomegranate meals shipped down but I don't know if they would still be shipping meals that close to pesach. (I can probably have them ship the frozen earlier) Any thoughts?
I understand that a lot of this information can be attained by calling the  hotel and pomegranate, I first wanted to check if anyone had any firsthand "on the ground" experience with this type of situation.
I really appreciate it thanks so much in advance.
Title: Re: Starwoods Questions
Post by: DealHunter on January 22, 2014, 09:54:58 PM
Friend stayed there a while ago. He said the grounds were stunning. The local grocery there actually had some kosher food stocked, surprising as it may sound. I will try to get you more details shortly.
Title: Re: Starwoods Questions
Post by: DealHunter on January 22, 2014, 10:02:14 PM
Scratch that. Only real kosher food was gefilte fish... (And empire turkey). Sorry, my mistake.
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: Deal Guy on January 23, 2014, 01:49:29 AM
What does the Hilton have with Starwoods?
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: greatdeals on January 23, 2014, 06:55:48 AM
I have a free weekend night from SPG
is Sunday night considered a weekend night?
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: DealHunter on January 23, 2014, 09:09:00 AM

What does the Hilton have with Starwoods?
There's an island called "hilton head", and there's a westin hotel on that island -- westin hilton head :)
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: smaxber on January 24, 2014, 10:43:58 AM
sooooo i was offered 60,000 starpoints for $2600 plus a free stay (7 nights)
or 40,000 starpoints for $1800-1900 plus free stay (4 nights)

worth it?
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: Zevwolf on January 26, 2014, 10:39:41 AM
does starwood gold get you free upgrades when booking with points?
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: sky121 on January 26, 2014, 10:44:38 AM
does starwood gold get you free upgrades when booking with points?

YMMV. But I've gotten upgraded on a point stay.
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: Zevwolf on January 26, 2014, 11:15:23 AM
YMMV. But I've gotten upgraded on a point stay.
any secrets?
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: metziah on January 26, 2014, 12:00:35 PM

any secrets?
If one is available and you put on a little charm ☺️
Title: Re: Starwood Questions
Post by: Hudi on January 26, 2014, 03:44:40 PM
I stayed there. Used starpoints and got upgraded to a partial ocean view. Great hotel, awesome island. Closest Kosher food is Savannah. One of the caterers in Savannah offers delivery to HHI. Not sure about Pesach food though.