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Re: St. Regis Bal Harbour Florida Shabbos stay.
« Reply #15 on: April 11, 2019, 10:48:51 AM »
Anybody stay here recently for shabbos? Any tips?
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Re: St. Regis Bal Harbour Florida Shabbos stay.
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2019, 04:08:55 PM »
From my TR:

Lobby door - there is no manual entrance anywhere. The main door opens very slowly and remains open for 15 seconds. Wait a few feet away until someone else comes and then follow them through, was easy to do. Turns out on our stay the lobby door broke, and they ended up keeping it open all Shabbos, so that was lucky. But it's still doable.

Balcony - the AC turns off when the door is open and I was told that having the technician enter VIP mode on the thermostat doesn't work here. The sensor is so high up on the door that even with stacking a few chairs, I couldn't reach it to try and block it. Instead, we kept the door closed to keep AC on and just didn't use the balcony. However, I think you could technically live with door open and no AC. Don't think the room got too hot when the AC was off. Afterwards I heard of someone who managed to get high enough to put tape on the sensor and block it.

Refrigerator - light bulb easily unscrewed.

Closets - closets that have doors have automatic lights, but there is plenty of open closet space to use.

Stairs - no issue with lights. You walk behind reception into their office and take the steps up 1 flight (that's all it goes), then you're on the business office floor, walk down the hall and take another staircase up to room floors. They gladly showed me the first time. After that I just always walked into the office myself. A bit awkward, but they never minded.

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Re: St. Regis Bal Harbour Florida Shabbos stay.
« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2019, 06:52:54 PM »
From my TR:

Lobby door - there is no manual entrance anywhere. The main door opens very slowly and remains open for 15 seconds. Wait a few feet away until someone else comes and then follow them through, was easy to do. Turns out on our stay the lobby door broke, and they ended up keeping it open all Shabbos, so that was lucky. But it's still doable.

Balcony - the AC turns off when the door is open and I was told that having the technician enter VIP mode on the thermostat doesn't work here. The sensor is so high up on the door that even with stacking a few chairs, I couldn't reach it to try and block it. Instead, we kept the door closed to keep AC on and just didn't use the balcony. However, I think you could technically live with door open and no AC. Don't think the room got too hot when the AC was off. Afterwards I heard of someone who managed to get high enough to put tape on the sensor and block it.

Refrigerator - light bulb easily unscrewed.

Closets - closets that have doors have automatic lights, but there is plenty of open closet space to use.

Stairs - no issue with lights. You walk behind reception into their office and take the steps up 1 flight (that's all it goes), then you're on the business office floor, walk down the hall and take another staircase up to room floors. They gladly showed me the first time. After that I just always walked into the office myself. A bit awkward, but they never minded.
Call the front desk. They come to the room and unscrew the bulbs. They also turn off the sensors from their office. It works for the balcony door, too.

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Re: St. Regis Bal Harbour Florida Shabbos stay.
« Reply #18 on: April 12, 2019, 11:00:31 AM »
Call the front desk. They come to the room and unscrew the bulbs. They also turn off the sensors from their office. It works for the balcony door, too.
Nice! The only other data point I heard was someone got an engineer into the room, and he couldn't figure it out.

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Re: St. Regis Bal Harbour Florida Shabbos stay.
« Reply #19 on: April 12, 2019, 11:11:02 AM »
Nice! The only other data point I heard was someone got an engineer into the room, and he couldn't figure it out.
They were very helpful and everyone knew exactly what had to be done...