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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
Shul across the street

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

If anyone is planing on staying at Waldorf and not eating the free breakfast please PM dragoddfer, and he may be able to pay for the breakfast.

« Last edited by Mimo on October 25, 2022, 01:41:54 AM »

Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1161307 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5700 on: June 23, 2023, 02:32:11 AM »
highly doubt it will help. they are almost completely sold out, probably wont go back into inventory. Will be interesting DP
They love playing with inventory
Almost everyday there is a 95k that somehow opens up for same day check in

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5701 on: June 23, 2023, 04:05:52 AM »
They love playing with inventory
Almost everyday there is a 95k that somehow opens up for same day check in
They don't like people coming on certs that's why it's blocked till right before or if they see a lot of availability.
That's why sometimes when you search more than 3+ days inventory will open as they assume no one has that many certs to come on.
For most part hotel is 70%+ full since covid  (even dead times like winter this past year )so why should they lose by having someone come on cert if they can make $500+ for a basic Room

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5702 on: June 23, 2023, 04:07:31 AM »
They don't like people coming on certs that's why it's blocked till right before or if they see a lot of availability.
That's why sometimes when you search more than 3+ days inventory will open as they assume no one has that many certs to come on.
For most part hotel is 70%+ full since covid  (even dead times like winter this past year )so why should they lose by having someone come on cert if they can make $500+ for a basic Room
You think WA MLE likes people coming on certs vs charging $2000. And yet they comply  :)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5703 on: June 23, 2023, 09:38:55 AM »
What do you want me to tell you, if people were coming everyday taking up all the rooms to be sold to someone else they may also do same thing.
I know for a fact that waj does this for that reason tons of certs w/ additional users on them being sold.
Also some places will take the hit knowing people will spend wtvr on the hotel and services etc. Waj doesn't have that except on shabbos where people will spend on meals and invite others etc.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5704 on: June 23, 2023, 09:40:32 AM »
Why can't they block additional users? SRBH appears to have figured that out.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5705 on: June 23, 2023, 09:41:50 AM »
Hilton tlv generally won't allow people to come on points and give benefits (free breakfast lounge etc) if ah isn't checking in

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5706 on: June 23, 2023, 09:43:56 AM »
Why can't they block additional users? SRBH appears to have figured that out.
It's against Hilton's policies IINM
Hilton allows you to designate someone else that will check in. At other Hilton you can also share your digital key with 4 other people etc

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5707 on: June 23, 2023, 09:45:46 AM »
It's against Hilton's policies IINM
Hilton allows you to designate someone else that will check in. At other Hilton you can also share your digital key with 4 other people etc
Could be they allow check in (Hilton tlv does) but Hilton's rules state that they don't have to honor any benefits or award points etc if ah isn't there

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5708 on: June 23, 2023, 09:49:40 AM »
Could be they allow check in (Hilton tlv does) but Hilton's rules state that they don't have to honor any benefits or award points etc if ah isn't there
That's correct. But what benefit do you need, besides perhaps free breakfast?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5709 on: June 23, 2023, 09:50:14 AM »
That's correct. But what benefit do you need, besides perhaps free breakfast?
Pretty big benefit.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5710 on: June 23, 2023, 09:50:45 AM »
That's correct. But what benefit do you need, besides perhaps free breakfast?
Lounge access , upgrades , points if cash stay

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5711 on: June 23, 2023, 10:11:45 AM »
Also there are a number of agents  who book up rooms to re sell and when they can't they cancel which is why inventory sometimes goes back in few days out. Way to check is if you search 3+ days and basic room comes up then it's hotel blocking if doesn't means the rooms are booked at least for time being. Also some rooms after being upgraded go back into inventory and they do that a day or 2 out so that could also be why same day it opens up

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5712 on: June 23, 2023, 10:18:05 AM »
I live in Jerusalem and used to do tons of cash bookings back when had Citi prestige 4th night that they booked directly with hotel so got points and stuff and there was a public Waldorf 25% off code so between the 2 got about 40% off 4 night bookings for people.
I have spoken to managers there about lack of inventory and they blamed it on agents and when I showed them that if search 3+ nights many times it comes up they said they would look into it but don't think they care too much and will take their chance till Hilton calls them out on it as they make more by keeping points people out

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5713 on: June 25, 2023, 12:35:59 AM »
is there a way to transfer a hilton free night certificate to another account?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5714 on: June 25, 2023, 12:38:25 AM »
is there a way to transfer a hilton free night certificate to another account?
No

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5715 on: June 28, 2023, 02:52:09 PM »
Booked the King Superior Room w Balcony at 95k per night.
Can I show up with 2 kids age 5 & 3 or will they make an issue?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5716 on: June 28, 2023, 08:24:42 PM »
Have never had an issue

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5717 on: June 29, 2023, 11:47:48 AM »
Have never had an issue

Are there are other DP's?  I know in Israel they are much more makpid on this than in the US.  IME the Setai in the North assessed an extra approx $450-500 for bringing in 3 kids!

But maybe WA is not makpid?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5718 on: June 29, 2023, 11:53:36 AM »
Called Lutzk

Anyone have contact info?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5719 on: June 29, 2023, 11:54:40 AM »
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