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Paying guests get breakfast for free. If you are staying on points you need to be gold or diamond to get free breakfast. (source)

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Shuls Nearby:
Great Synagogue - Approx. 7 minute walk
Kotel around 15min walk thru the mall & arab Shuk (Only suggested when soldiers are present like friday night on the way home)
Hotel has a Shul in the basement

Hechsher: Plain Rabbanut Yerushayim (not mehadrin)
hechsherim in isreal
whatever your rabbi says you can eat, someone else's rabbi says is treif

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast (Hechsher, Early flight, etc') please PM shimino1

If you get free drinks vouchers and don't use them, I'll buy it off you for 10 shek per voucher.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 767798 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #100 on: March 20, 2013, 03:32:42 PM »
they can fill up by themselves?
That. Without paying $$$$ to HH.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #101 on: March 20, 2013, 04:05:08 PM »
That. Without paying $$$$ to HH.
So when they joined, it was due to the economic climate at the time?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #102 on: March 20, 2013, 04:13:16 PM »
So when they joined, it was due to the economic climate at the time?
Could be for myriad of reasons.
Perhaps construction financing is cheaper or more readily available when you open under a flagged brand.

One thing is sure, hotels in Israel all seem to be deflagged at one point or another.  It's happened to 6 SPG properties. It's happened to Hyatt and Hilton in J'lem. It's happened to PC.
It happens more in Israel than anywhere else, that's for sure.  Probably they can fill them up without the flag, so why bother to pay.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #103 on: March 20, 2013, 04:23:22 PM »
I thought it was because they are just not as nice as American hotels and I think the Americans who come there really abuse their privileges.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #104 on: March 22, 2013, 02:44:19 PM »
Pretty recent article. Looks like they will be open for the summer.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/special-sections/israel-travel/chain-reaction

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #105 on: March 22, 2013, 05:18:04 PM »
Pretty recent article. Looks like they will be open for the summer.

http://www.thejewishweek.com/special-sections/israel-travel/chain-reaction
dunno.. Just saw the construction site on Purim, didnt look anywhere near completion

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #106 on: March 24, 2013, 04:20:36 PM »
Well a family member if mine is managing the project.. They are officially trying to be ready for summer but doesn't seam guaranteed.. Even if construction is over thy need to have like a practice month or so to see if things run smoothly...
(And I never heard any talk about dumping Hilton yet.. As far as I know they are very happy with their help . They are making them do everything on wa standards... You can take a tour of te place (know lot of ppl that have, not just me with family connections) rooms look very nice and up to date and moving along nicely I think..
Thy first wanted the Hilton name mainly (in my opinion) o make it a status symbol to have a apartment there... Like this they are selling those for a much higher value to help fund project..) 

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #107 on: March 24, 2013, 04:22:24 PM »
Well a family member if mine is managing the project.. They are officially trying to be ready for summer but doesn't seam guaranteed.. Even if construction is over thy need to have like a practice month or so to see if things run smoothly...
(And I never heard any talk about dumping Hilton yet.. As far as I know they are very happy with their help . They are making them do everything on wa standards... You can take a tour of te place (know lot of ppl that have, not just me with family connections) rooms look very nice and up to date and moving along nicely I think..
Thy first wanted the Hilton name mainly (in my opinion) o make it a status symbol to have a apartment there... Like this they are selling those for a much higher value to help fund project..)

Reichman family?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #108 on: March 24, 2013, 04:23:25 PM »
dunno.. Just saw the construction site on Purim, didnt look anywhere near completion
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #109 on: March 24, 2013, 04:25:11 PM »
dunno.. Just saw the construction site on Purim, didnt look anywhere near completion
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #110 on: March 24, 2013, 04:43:30 PM »
Reichman family?
That's  the one (but I'm not a Reichman if that's what your asking)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #111 on: March 24, 2013, 04:46:29 PM »
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I'm not a meiven on buildings though I've seen some finish up pretty quickly, and everytime I go in there I see huge advancement..
I dont need to advertise for them and like I said they not so sure themselves will be open by summer.. But def in the near future by now.. 

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #112 on: March 24, 2013, 04:48:18 PM »
I'm not a meiven on buildings though I've seen some finish up pretty quickly, and everytime I go in there I see huge advancement..
I dont need to advertise for them and like I said they not so sure themselves will be open by summer.. But def in the near future by now..

To me it didn't look like too much work left. Of course, things can always be delayed, but from what I saw, summer is definitely possible.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #113 on: March 24, 2013, 04:52:46 PM »
It's possible! (I know their best hopes is for finishing construction by June.)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #114 on: March 24, 2013, 04:54:16 PM »
How much before a hotel usually opens can you start booking rooms ? (Via hh etc)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2013, 10:52:20 PM »
If anyone is interested it looks like they submitted photos to trip advisor. I would assume they are renderings.....
http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g293983-d2141296-w2-Waldorf_Astoria_Jerusalem-Jerusalem_Jerusalem_District.html#61049226

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #118 on: May 26, 2013, 09:34:22 AM »
Yep, they scared to open for succos...

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #119 on: May 26, 2013, 06:18:33 PM »
I dont know but if anyone passes buy you can see there are not finished the outside and the inside is not even started yet... So Nov is a little bit difficult to believe... IMHO