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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: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #380 on: January 30, 2013, 11:47:03 AM »
last night hotel had 40 rooms empty! why not open up more rooms??
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #381 on: January 30, 2013, 11:51:38 AM »
When they have less than 95% occupancy they get probably get reimbursed $10-$15...might not even cover the variable costs.
When they have 95%+ occupancy they get probably get reimbursed $400.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #382 on: January 30, 2013, 11:58:53 AM »
When they have less than 95% occupancy they get probably get reimbursed $10-$15...might not even cover the variable costs.
When they have 95%+ occupancy they get probably get reimbursed $400.
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also wondering why after getting confirm from spg its not in their sys until 2 days before the arrival date. i had my confirm 30 days+
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #383 on: January 30, 2013, 12:02:15 PM »
last night hotel had 40 rooms empty! why not open up more rooms??

How do you check how many empty rooms there are?
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #384 on: January 30, 2013, 12:04:16 PM »
i was at check in and asked for a diiferent floor ( a lot of noise outside) she asked which room would you like? i have 40 empty rooms.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #385 on: January 30, 2013, 12:30:13 PM »
When they have less than 95% occupancy they get probably get reimbursed $10-$15...might not even cover the variable costs.
When they have 95%+ occupancy they get probably get reimbursed $400.
Dont know about SPG but a Hyatt manager told me he always gets variables, even showed me the invoice he sends to Hyatt.

Considering the hotel is not close to being booked up anyways, that means they don't lose anything. I guess overall density and wear/tear costs are enough of an incentive to block.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #386 on: January 31, 2013, 10:58:52 PM »
so am very confused here everybody is running to this hotel and most nights are booked but people say its very bad the rooms not nice or worth, can anyone explain plz, thanks.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #387 on: January 31, 2013, 11:05:36 PM »
so am very confused here everybody is running to this hotel and most nights are booked but people say its very bad the rooms not nice or worth, can anyone explain plz, thanks.
The rooms are not the nicest but for a going rate of $450 a night, you can redeem 3000 points instead, that's 15cpp which is an amazing value.

Besides, in general, Israel doesn't have such nice hotels, but if you want to get out of Jerusalem a little and spend time by the dead sea, this is best place to stay (for your money).

ETA: I just checked and it was $480 a night so that would be 16cpp.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #388 on: January 31, 2013, 11:22:59 PM »
The rooms are not the nicest but for a going rate of $450 a night, you can redeem 3000 points instead, that's 15cpp which is an amazing value.

Besides, in general, Israel doesn't have such nice hotels, but if you want to get out of Jerusalem a little and spend time by the dead sea, this is best place to stay (for your money).

ETA: I just checked and it was $480 a night so that would be 16cpp.
thanks for your response, makes sense just thought if I go with my wife if i should rather spend $300 at Royal Rimonim Dead Sea Hotel? But for 3000 pts I am leaning more to trying it.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #389 on: January 31, 2013, 11:44:15 PM »
thanks for your response, makes sense just thought if I go with my wife if i should rather spend $300 at Royal Rimonim Dead Sea Hotel? But for 3000 pts I am leaning more to trying it.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #390 on: February 01, 2013, 12:45:31 AM »
thanks for your response, makes sense just thought if I go with my wife if i should rather spend $300 at Royal Rimonim Dead Sea Hotel? But for 3000 pts I am leaning more to trying it.
The Meridien is the nicest hotel at the (Israeli) dead sea.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #391 on: February 01, 2013, 12:57:19 AM »
The rooms are not the nicest but for a going rate of $450 a night, you can redeem 3000 points instead, that's 15cpp which is an amazing value.

Besides, in general, Israel doesn't have such nice hotels, but if you want to get out of Jerusalem a little and spend time by the dead sea, this is best place to stay (for your money).

ETA: I just checked and it was $480 a night so that would be 16cpp.

I just checked the rooms a couple days ago, they started at $330, so lets no get ahead of ourselves.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #392 on: February 01, 2013, 01:03:57 AM »
I just checked the rooms a couple days ago, they started at $330, so lets no get ahead of ourselves.
Points can only be used when the standard room is available, the RACK rate of which it around 250 (maybe 228?)
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #393 on: February 01, 2013, 01:20:23 AM »
Points can only be used when the standard room is available, the RACK rate of which it around 250 (maybe 228?)

You're probably right. But it definitely ain't a $450 room.
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #394 on: February 01, 2013, 02:30:34 AM »
RACK is $480 for 1 guest, $600 for 2
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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #395 on: February 01, 2013, 02:48:50 AM »
I just checked the rooms a couple days ago, they started at $330, so lets no get ahead of ourselves.

Search again. It's generally $480; if you change the number of guests to 2, it goes up to $500.

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #396 on: February 01, 2013, 04:05:45 AM »
Wow, that makes this a better redemption value than last minute, short-haul, NYC to CLE flights!!

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #397 on: February 01, 2013, 09:56:02 AM »
The Meridien is the nicest hotel at the (Israeli) dead sea.
Are you saying that it is nicer than Royal Rimonim Dead Sea ?

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Re: Re: Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #398 on: February 02, 2013, 01:15:57 PM »
Are you saying that it is nicer than Royal Rimonim Dead Sea ?
I've never stayed in the royal rimonim but have checked it out extensively and its probably more or less  as nice as le meridien probably less nice. So in short it would be crazy to spend $300 for royal rimonim when its possible to stay at lmds for a fraction of that price.

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Re: Hurray, SPG Dead Sea is back!!!
« Reply #399 on: February 05, 2013, 11:24:01 PM »
Does an Israeli pay anything to the hotel on a points reservation?