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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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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.
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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 542804 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3690 on: November 16, 2017, 07:32:17 PM »
Would WAJ accept Hilton gc's from buyhiltongiftcards.com?

Planning a points stay over shavuos but would like to pay for yom tov meals with gc's from Amex offer.

Good question.  Why wouldn't they?  Maybe check the T&Cs for the GCs to see if they have anything about not working at properties outside the US or where they bill in a foreign currency.  On a similar note, I was bummed to see that the WAJ is not included in the list of WA and Conrad properties where you could use the $250 resort credit that will come with the Hilton's new premium Amex Aspire card.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3691 on: November 19, 2017, 05:37:06 PM »
What changed?
Well for one, a lit of people have told me they eat there relying on the "owners"- the Reichman's that live yeremi.

But those owners are not as involved anymore, and they themselves told me they don't really eat there anymore (maybe dairy) as they don't know if the protocols they put into place are still being kept.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3692 on: November 19, 2017, 05:38:30 PM »
they themselves told me they don't really eat there anymore (maybe dairy) as they don't know if the protocols they put into place are still being kept.
Lots of vagaries. Can you be more specific?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3693 on: November 19, 2017, 05:41:06 PM »
Lots of vagaries. Can you be more specific?
I didn't get into specifics, as it wasn't nogaya to me anymore.
But like you said- each person should do their own research.

I'm just saying the ones that were just relying on the "owners" should be aware that it may not be so simple anymore.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3694 on: November 19, 2017, 05:58:18 PM »
Lots of vagaries. Can you be more specific?
I didn't get into specifics, as it wasn't nogaya to me anymore.
But like you said- each person should do their own research.

I'm just saying the ones that were just relying on the "owners" should be aware that it may not be so simple anymore.
Which is exactly why relying on what a mashgiach tells you can only work for right then and not even a short while after.
It is quite simple. The research needs to be done each time separately.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3695 on: November 19, 2017, 10:52:51 PM »
If anyone needs a room for this Wednesday night please p m me

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3696 on: November 19, 2017, 11:00:20 PM »
If anyone wants to trade a waldorf night for a ritz night pm me

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3697 on: November 24, 2017, 07:52:00 AM »
Does the Waldorf charge for the shabbos keys?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3698 on: November 24, 2017, 09:32:27 AM »
Does the Waldorf charge for the shabbos keys?

No? Maybe Iím ignorant because Iíve only been to the WAJ and Hilton TA recently but is it at all common for Israeli hotels to charge for Shabbos keys?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3699 on: November 24, 2017, 12:38:33 PM »
Does the Waldorf charge for the shabbos keys?

No

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3700 on: November 25, 2017, 03:55:55 PM »
I have nov 28- dec 1 at waj that i an not using - please pm me for a great deal.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3701 on: November 25, 2017, 05:41:33 PM »
was just in the restaurant i expected much better for the WAJ 
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3702 on: November 30, 2017, 12:58:17 PM »
Seems like it was finally sold. The new owner Michel Ohayon owns a Waldorf in Paris

http://www.kikar.co.il/258276.html


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3703 on: November 30, 2017, 01:15:42 PM »
Seems like it was finally sold. The new owner Michel Ohayon owns a Waldorf in Paris

http://www.kikar.co.il/258276.html

Does this mean it will stay with Hilton?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #3704 on: November 30, 2017, 08:15:09 PM »
The article claims that it will not only stay Hilton but that the contract requires the buyer to begin construction of the pool and spa immediately.
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