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They are certified Kosher from the local Rabbanut. (Ein Bokek)
The meat is NOT Glatt.
The chicken is Rabbanut Mehadrin.
The cooking is Bishul Yisrael according to the Rema, not the Beit Yosef.
The vegetables are Gush Katif. The cabbage is NOT.

The Mashgiach says, the hard cheeses are not Mehadrin.

Breakfast:
- Breads, pastries, cakes - parbaked or raw frozen , Chasam Sofer Petach Tiqwa
- Packaged yogurts and puddings - some are B"datz . Rubin, but be careful some could be cholov nochri, check packaging
- Grapefruit and Orange Juice from Spout - PriMor ,Chasam Sofer Petach Tiqwa
- Hard Round Cheeses on cutting board- Cholov Nochri
- Gvina Levana, cottage cheese - .....................
- Feta, Bulgarian Cheeses - He claims Belz
- Some type of butter spread- some are cholov nochri
- Fish- He says B"datz ( he says B"datz about alot of things....), but its usually just herring and mackarel
- Tuna - He says B"datz, but there is usually some type of leafy veggie in there i.e. parsley
- Instant Coffee Machine - Cholov Yisroel of some rabbi in Ashkelon
- Espresso Station - Milk is usually Mehadrin Tnuva, you can look at the bag (Yes milk comes in a 5 gallon bag)
- Hot Stations- Not really sure, they serve dinner there also which is fleishig, I'm guessing they switch the stations, but i wouldn't....
- Produce - He says B"datz ( he says B"datz about alot of things....)
- Cereals- some are cholov nochri


Lounge:
Basically the same cakes and fruits as breakfast.

Mashgiach's number 050-892-2728
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2011, 06:49:58 AM »
GOOD NEWS:  I am currently at the property, and can confirm, after speaking to the person who is in charge of Starwoods here, that they have changed their mind, and WILL be remaining!! He said that they have yet to remove the notice from the website.

IDK, I'll believe it when I see it. Definetely, would be good news...

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2011, 07:06:50 AM »
whod u speak to??
Want the name of the guy? I have it. I first confirmed it with one guy but I still insisted on speaking with the one in charge, who confirmed it too.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2011, 10:58:10 AM »
whats his name?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2011, 11:47:39 AM »
If they aren't leaving, why don't they remove the notice?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2011, 12:43:30 PM »
The notice will be removed.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2011, 02:05:42 PM »
why would it be in their best interests to stay?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2011, 02:07:33 PM »
why would it be in their best interests to stay?
Because SPG.com drives them business?  Because selling a room with points is better than an empty room?  Because if the hotel is nearly full then SPG compensates the hotel at RACK for point redemptions?
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: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2011, 02:20:49 PM »
3k points? 2k for weekend? how much do they get from spg for those? (assuming its not sold ou)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #48 on: December 14, 2011, 02:22:22 PM »
3k points? 2k for weekend? how much do they get from spg for those? (assuming its not sold ou)
You're assuming they don't know how to fudge occupancy numbers.
If they stay it's all but guaranteed to go up in category.  A 3 or even a 4 would not shock me.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #49 on: December 15, 2011, 02:12:46 PM »
In the off-chance they do come back, I booked the shabbos b/f Pesach.
Interestingly, they only show availability till Pesach, and n/t afterwards.

Also, does anyone know, if they are staying in the program, and are elevated in status, how much time we have to book under the cheaper rates?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #50 on: December 15, 2011, 02:41:17 PM »
In the off-chance they do come back, I booked the shabbos b/f Pesach.
Interestingly, they only show availability till Pesach, and n/t afterwards.

Also, does anyone know, if they are staying in the program, and are elevated in status, how much time we have to book under the cheaper rates?

it's anyone's guess...you might as well book now and you can always cancel as long as its more than 72 hours before....

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2011, 02:43:18 PM »
Anyone heading down this motzai shabbos to the dead sea that has 3 extra seats? will pay. TIA!

Please PM if it's a possibility..someone has a reservation that can't be cancelled this late and there are no Egged buses on Sat. nite turns out!
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2011, 03:43:25 PM »
Anyone heading down this motzai shabbos to the dead sea that has 3 extra seats? will pay. TIA!

Please PM if it's a possibility..someone has a reservation that can't be cancelled this late and there are no Egged buses on Sat. nite turns out!
no possibility to rent a car?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2011, 03:45:44 PM »
no possibility to rent a car?

would have to rent from friday to monday for 290 shekel....plus gas

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #54 on: December 15, 2011, 04:37:17 PM »
Whats the situation exactly?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #55 on: December 15, 2011, 04:43:39 PM »
would have to rent from friday to monday for 290 shekel....plus gas
Firday-Sunday. One way. Pick up @ King David return @ Ein Bokek
$56 for manual $66 for Automatic
using Hertz Mexico
includes $10 drop fee & 500 free kilometers
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #56 on: December 15, 2011, 04:57:17 PM »
Firday-Sunday. One way. Pick up @ King David return @ Ein Bokek
$56 for manual $66 for Automatic
using Hertz Mexico
includes $10 drop fee & 500 free kilometers
how is that chpr than 250 nis?
we rented a car this past week- thurs-sun and we paid 243 nis- and gas cost us 100 nis including driving to other places as well.. 343 for 3 pple- not very bad considering that they would all have to pay round trip fare to dead c- i dont know how much tha tis but i would imagine around 50 nis a person...

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #57 on: December 15, 2011, 05:00:55 PM »
how is that chpr than 250 nis?
we rented a car this past week- thurs-sun and we paid 243 nis- and gas cost us 100 nis including driving to other places as well.. 343 for 3 pple- not very bad considering that they would all have to pay round trip fare to dead c- i dont know how much tha tis but i would imagine around 50 nis a person...
Perhaps its not but it definitely is cheaper than
would have to rent from friday to monday for 290 shekel.... plus gas
try getting a good PC or CDP & it'll be even cheaper
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2011, 05:15:41 PM »
Anyone heading down this motzai shabbos to the dead sea that has 3 extra seats? will pay. TIA!

Please PM if it's a possibility..someone has a reservation that can't be cancelled this late and there are no Egged buses on Sat. nite turns out!
if you call spg and ask them and give them a good reason they s/t will let you cancel the reservation.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2011, 05:32:42 PM »
Whats the situation exactly?

they booked...assumed they would take egged down on sat nite but discovered that buses don't run and now are stuck w/ a reservation and no ride down....