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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 #60 on: December 15, 2011, 05:46:46 PM »
Worst comes to worst, they will loose 2k points.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2011, 05:47:43 PM »
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....
I once had luck with a non-refundable reservation by calling headquarters and saying that I accidentally booked for the wrong month (which actually was the truth). The rep switched the dates, and I went ahead and cancelled it online. YMMV, and this wasn't with SPG
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #62 on: December 15, 2011, 05:49:20 PM »
Worst comes to worst, they will loose 2k points.
Actually according to the terms
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #63 on: December 15, 2011, 05:51:43 PM »
Actually according to the terms
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If you cancel after 12:00 PM hotel time on xx/xx/xxxx, the forfeiture amount will be USD 480.00
Yes i know that one, but also learned that the reservation comes with two emails, and on the other one it says that you will loose one night.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #64 on: December 15, 2011, 06:55:31 PM »
if you call spg and ask them and give them a good reason they s/t will let you cancel the reservation.
I once had luck with a non-refundable reservation by calling headquarters and saying that I accidentally booked for the wrong month (which actually was the truth). The rep switched the dates, and I went ahead and cancelled it online. YMMV, and this wasn't with SPG
I have done it a few times with spg.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #65 on: December 15, 2011, 07:46:41 PM »
ive done it with spg to get a lower last minute price ;)

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2011, 01:58:44 AM »
As it seems quite popular to go there now, I've just checks some sites for the weather.

Seems like its pretty cold there, no?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2011, 03:28:51 AM »
Was there wednesday last week, weather was nice. Although not nice enough to lie by the beach.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #68 on: December 19, 2011, 02:54:11 AM »
interesting that the Le Méridien Eilat is not bookable for any day, cash or points

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2011, 05:25:20 AM »
interesting that the Le Méridien Eilat is not bookable for any day, cash or points
thought about that too.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #70 on: December 20, 2011, 11:41:33 PM »
Has anyone else confirmed the OP? Is it back or not?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #71 on: December 24, 2011, 05:51:22 PM »
I just checked the hotel page on the SPG site, and didn't see the blurb about them leaving the program.

Can anyone else confirm? Good news if offical

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2011, 02:18:25 AM »
SPG site states (when you hover over award nights):

Now, SPG Platinum members have guaranteed room availability, but officially that doesn't  apply to award nights.
dunno then. I'm showing every night in jan/feb available for award
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #73 on: December 25, 2011, 02:29:44 AM »
dunno then. I'm showing every night in jan/feb available for award
including 1-5 Jan?

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #74 on: December 25, 2011, 02:36:15 AM »
including 1-5 Jan?

you might need to search a minimum amount of nights

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #75 on: December 25, 2011, 02:40:58 AM »
including 1-5 Jan?
yes
you might need to search a minimum amount of nights
I did browse available
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #76 on: December 25, 2011, 04:21:57 AM »
yesI did browse available
i guess cus ur plat... cus i just searched and i dont c it available..

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #77 on: December 25, 2011, 04:50:57 AM »
i guess cus ur plat... cus i just searched and i dont c it available..
ok, I'm officially a doofus. I was looking at TA. It was on top because it was available
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #78 on: December 25, 2011, 04:55:39 AM »
ok, I'm officially a doofus. I was looking at TA.
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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #79 on: December 25, 2011, 04:56:27 AM »
It was on top because it was available
Its always on top.