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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: January 11, 2017, 10:18:23 PM »
Thanks for the response.
I'll be in Phoenix for 10 days with extended family but hope to take advantage of the babysitting potential and get away for a day or two with the wife. Between IHG and SPG/Marriott, can any of the regulars suggest a hotel? Looking for something fun and different. The rooms at the W look great but if they are too small I won't enjoy much. TIA!
Phoenician is awesome especially if you can pull off an upgrade

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: January 11, 2017, 10:36:36 PM »
Phoenician is awesome especially if you can pull off an upgrade
Checked it out online. Looks like a good bet.
I'm only Gold with Starwood. Is there something one does to "pull off an upgrade" or is that what happens when you happen to be upgraded? :)

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #632 on: January 12, 2017, 01:05:13 AM »
Checked it out online. Looks like a good bet.
I'm only Gold with Starwood. Is there something one does to "pull off an upgrade" or is that what happens when you happen to be upgraded? :)
I've gotten upgraded to a huge suite there with just gold status after and a pleasant email to the front desk manager. The small incremental upgrades they give you automatically aren't worth much.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: January 12, 2017, 12:41:00 PM »
Thanks for the response.
I'll be in Phoenix for 10 days with extended family but hope to take advantage of the babysitting potential and get away for a day or two with the wife. Between IHG and SPG/Marriott, can any of the regulars suggest a hotel? Looking for something fun and different. The rooms at the W look great but if they are too small I won't enjoy much. TIA!
If it's just you and wife, it's not terribly small. But with kids would be

The Phoenician is a much better bet, also check out Marriot camelback - stunning grounds

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: January 12, 2017, 03:23:32 PM »
Thanks, guys. Just made a reservation for The Phoenician. Looks good!

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #635 on: January 13, 2017, 11:08:45 AM »
fyi new Andaz in Scottsdale

So has anyone stayed here yet?  Supposed to go in March.  Relatively low points redemptions but the pictures aren't all that encouraging ...

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #636 on: January 14, 2017, 10:04:34 PM »
So has anyone stayed here yet?  Supposed to go in March.  Relatively low points redemptions but the pictures aren't all that encouraging ...
I know was looking at the pictures yesterday nothing exciting.

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« Reply #637 on: January 14, 2017, 10:28:12 PM »
So has anyone stayed here yet?  Supposed to go in March.  Relatively low points redemptions but the pictures aren't all that encouraging ...
Yes I did.  Nothing that special.  Service is beyond amazing though.

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« Reply #638 on: January 14, 2017, 10:55:48 PM »
Yes I did.  Nothing that special.  Service is beyond amazing though.

Is the pool area nice? Fun for kids?

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« Reply #639 on: January 14, 2017, 10:56:31 PM »
Is the pool area nice? Fun for kids?
It's pretty nice. A bit cramped.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #640 on: January 17, 2017, 12:58:04 AM »
Any Info on which villa to request at the westin kierland? any of them with views? next to parking etc.
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« Reply #641 on: January 17, 2017, 10:18:18 AM »
Any Info on which villa to request at the westin kierland? any of them with views? next to parking etc.
TIA
I would recommend away from the pool, maybe the porch overlooking the golf course, if you want some peace and quiet. I don't think we had a single window. Just the porch door. A higher floor is preferable as well. Enjoy.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #642 on: January 17, 2017, 01:12:46 PM »
I would recommend away from the pool, maybe the porch overlooking the golf course, if you want some peace and quiet. I don't think we had a single window. Just the porch door. A higher floor is preferable as well. Enjoy.
Thank you but I believe you are referring to the resort. My reservation is at the villas.
I'd imagine there are only ground floor villas.

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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #643 on: January 17, 2017, 04:33:02 PM »
Thank you but I believe you are referring to the resort. My reservation is at the villas.
I'd imagine there are only ground floor villas.
I am referring to the villas, not the resort. There are buildings with multiple floors. Each "apt" is called a villa. So what I said applies. We were there twice. BTW, you can use all the facilities at the resort.
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Re: Arizona Master Thread
« Reply #644 on: January 17, 2017, 11:53:15 PM »
I am referring to the villas, not the resort. There are buildings with multiple floors. Each "apt" is called a villa. So what I said applies. We were there twice. BTW, you can use all the facilities at the resort.
personally, we loved our ground floor villa facing the golf course, its great to not have to shlep upstairs or an elevator if u dont have to (esp for shabbos, but even otherwise)... our view was still very nice though occasionally some ducks came close when we ate outside...