Topic Wiki

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/88534

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

Parking:
Complimentary (No longer, is now 60sh for self park - Drago)

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.
PM shimino1

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 555031 times)

Offline Theodorel

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 270
  • Total likes: 0
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Location: United States

Offline Emkay

  • Dansdeals Lifetime 10K Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Dec 2012
  • Posts: 14370
  • Total likes: 351
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 35
    • View Profile
  • Location: Where I ought to be
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3241 on: May 09, 2017, 12:24:55 PM »


In case you guys are wondering what they get reimbursed for per night when they have met the occupancy threshold. Over Pesach they got $674/night for a points booking.  This showed on my phone when I clicked into my reservation on the app.  I'm still so curious to know what their reimbursement rate is when they aren't so full...
What was the revenue rate those nights?

Offline Denverite

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 1993
  • Total likes: 165
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Denver
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3242 on: May 09, 2017, 01:01:25 PM »
What was the revenue rate those nights?

Right around that price.

http://matzav.com/waldorf-in-yerushalayim-sold-for-140-milion/

I'm seriously so sad but it was fun while it lasted...  :'(

Offline runnergirl

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 383
  • Total likes: 8
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hilton Diamond; Hyatt Diamond; American Airlines Gold;
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3243 on: May 09, 2017, 01:42:34 PM »
Hope all of the ppl who bought HH points from Daily Getaway get them deposited into their accounts and get to use them for WAJ before they start messing with the allotment.  :-\

Offline Denverite

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: May 2015
  • Posts: 1993
  • Total likes: 165
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: Denver
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3244 on: May 09, 2017, 01:45:04 PM »
Hope all of the ppl who bought HH points from Daily Getaway get them deposited into their accounts and get to use them for WAJ before they start messing with the allotment.  :-\

In the past, in these types of situations what do hotels do with points reservations?

Online Davidthebest

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 9519
  • Total likes: 501
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1336
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3245 on: May 09, 2017, 06:12:41 PM »
SOLD!
Waldorf in Yerushalayim Sold For $130 Million

The Reichman family has sold the Waldorf Hotel in Yerushalayim for $130 million to frum businessman Shuki Sharon.


According to sources, the initial asking price was $160 million. The hotel was put up for sale six months ago. The price was ultimately negotiated down to $130 million.

Reportedly, the agreement between the Reichman family and Hilton which operates the hotel was done in such a fashion that it is difficult for the hotel to turn a profit. The cancellation of the agreement involves $10 million.

The hotel is considered one of the most sought after hotels in Israel. It operates on a very high level and is the destination of choice for many religious travelers who appreciate its fine qualities, personal attention and the way religious needs are tended to and observed by the hotel.

The hotel contains 230 rooms, and was the Conde Nast 2016 Best Hotel in the Middle East and a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award recipient.

Offline mochjas

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Oct 2015
  • Posts: 7683
  • Total likes: 505
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 62
    • View Profile
  • Programs: Hyatt Globalist, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Titanium Elite, AA EX PLAT, Jetblue Mosaic, Qatar Gold, United Silver
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3246 on: May 09, 2017, 06:16:51 PM »

The hotel is considered one of the most sought after hotels in Israel. It operates on a very high level and is the destination of choice for many religious travelers who appreciate its fine qualities, personal attention and the way religious needs are tended to and observed by the hotel.

yet most people here wouldnt eat there

BTW do you live in a bubble? this was posted twice already!

Offline eli1571

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 2071
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3247 on: May 09, 2017, 06:57:40 PM »


Reportedly, the agreement between the Reichman family and Hilton which operates the hotel was done in such a fashion that it is difficult for the hotel to turn a profit. The cancellation of the agreement involves $10 million.


Does that mean that the hotel will be leaving the Hilton program ?



Offline EJB

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 5110
  • Total likes: 159
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3248 on: May 09, 2017, 07:27:32 PM »

Reportedly, the agreement between the Reichman family and Hilton which operates the hotel was done in such a fashion that it is difficult for the hotel to turn a profit. The cancellation of the agreement involves $10 million.


Does that mean that the hotel will be leaving the Hilton program ?
Yes

Offline EJB

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 5110
  • Total likes: 159
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3249 on: May 09, 2017, 07:29:08 PM »


In case you guys are wondering what they get reimbursed for per night when they have met the occupancy threshold. Over Pesach they got $674/night for a points booking.  This showed on my phone when I clicked into my reservation on the app.  I'm still so curious to know what their reimbursement rate is when they aren't so full...

100-150 is my guess depending on occupancy

Offline eli1571

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 2071
  • Total likes: 6
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3250 on: May 09, 2017, 07:31:05 PM »
Yes
Not sure where it says that, but if you say so ..

Offline EJB

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 5110
  • Total likes: 159
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3251 on: May 09, 2017, 07:40:51 PM »
Not sure where it says that, but if you say so ..

you quoted it. You think they just paid Hilton $10m for an afikomen present?

Online aygart

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 8041
  • Total likes: 2227
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 7
    • View Profile
    • Lower Watt Energy Brokers
  • Programs: www.lowerwatt.com
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3252 on: May 09, 2017, 07:46:49 PM »
you quoted it. You think they just paid Hilton $10m for an afikomen present?
Possibly to renegotiate certain aspects of it or simply in order to assign the contract.
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used to start a religious discussion.

Offline EJB

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Sep 2012
  • Posts: 5110
  • Total likes: 159
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 15
    • View Profile
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3253 on: May 09, 2017, 07:49:55 PM »
Possibly to renegotiate certain aspects of it or simply in order to assign the contract.

$10m is to back out, it's possible that they'll renegotiate but don't hold your breath.

Offline SrulyP

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite + Lifetime Silver Elite
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2013
  • Posts: 706
  • Total likes: 2
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
    • View Profile
  • Programs: SPG Gold; Hyatt Platinum; National Emerald EE; Hertz five star; Avis Five Star
Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3254 on: May 10, 2017, 11:08:55 PM »
Can someone explain why the King Deluxe Room (base room) is 215,000 points a night? It was 95,000 yesterday...