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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2012, 12:51:22 AM »
Officially applied cert

As in, confirmed upgrade in advance? That's awesome!
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2012, 08:24:13 AM »
Officially applied cert
would u like to spell out how u accomplished this?

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 10:14:25 AM »
Call the hotel direct or get a diamond agent to call the hotel and ask.
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2012, 10:47:03 AM »
would u like to spell out how u accomplished this?
I just sent an email asking to be upgraded and he said we can apply your suite upgrade. Did the same in Paris and London but no dice. I guess it depends on the hotel/staff person who is responding to you
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 04:20:00 PM »
Westin Aruba is going up from Category 4 to category 5 as of March 1st. It is a good deal as a Category 4 so anyone has any plans on visiting Aruba book it this month.

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 04:37:10 PM »
im planning a 4 night trip to aruba and debating where to stay on points any opinions? just for some info hyatt is 22k per night spg is 4k plus $60 and marriot is either 30k or 40k depending on which marriott
i dont know how someone would blow 22k points on 1 night hotel when you can go cross country with those points (unless u have unlinited points)

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2012, 11:15:56 AM »
i dont know how someone would blow 22k points on 1 night hotel when you can go cross country with those points (unless u have unlinited points)

If the hotel is $500 a night and you use 22K than you are getting more than .02 value so whats not to understand?

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2012, 11:18:22 AM »
If the hotel is $500 a night and you use 22K than you are getting more than .02 value so whats not to understand?

I'm not disagreeing with you, but perhaps what stever is saying is that you can get even better value (than 2.28cpm) when redeeming for flights.
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2012, 11:46:40 AM »
I'm not disagreeing with you, but perhaps what stever is saying is that you can get even better value (than 2.28cpm) when redeeming for flights.

I am assuming that he is using miles for his flight too. What we try to do here is get both flights and hotels for free!!! :)

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2012, 12:17:53 PM »
I am assuming that he is using miles for his flight too. What we try to do here is get both flights and hotels for free!!! :)

Hence his stipulation that you have sufficient miles for both, and his suggestion that if you don't you should save your miles for flights and use cash for hotels.
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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2012, 12:42:48 PM »
exactly, which is totally fine

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2012, 11:31:01 PM »
hi  is there any kosher to buy there and which hotel is near the chabad ? if there is one there

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Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2012, 04:22:01 PM »
There is no Chabad in Aruba.

 There are supermarkets within a short bus or Taxi ride from the Hotel strip with lots of Kosher food. (No meats, cheeses.........)

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Re: Aruba weekend. Hyatt SPG or Marriott?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2012, 11:46:01 PM »
marriot vacation club hotels there i heard are the way to go

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Aruba Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2012, 09:36:32 PM »
The Radisson standard room for points is a resort view, does anyone have any experience getting an upgrade here?
Or any info on the hotel itself?
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