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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

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 767757 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #80 on: November 19, 2012, 10:01:27 AM »
I'm not a Mamilla fan (though granted I stayed there right when they opened on Starpoints) but what about David Citadel?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2012, 01:02:53 PM »
I actually stayed there once and was pretty disappointed. The room was not cheap by any means, carpet was dirty and room was tiny! The suites are nice but a basic room is pretty sad for what you pay. IMHO

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2012, 01:08:42 PM »
i'm a fan of the david citadel

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2012, 01:10:05 PM »
i'm a fan of the david citadel
Such a shame Hilton let that slip through their hands.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #84 on: November 19, 2012, 04:55:22 PM »
I'm not a Mamilla fan (though granted I stayed there right when they opened on Starpoints) but what about David Citadel?
Me neither, Its very boutique and im more into the luxury..
Citadel needs some upkeep. Israeli's dont know how to maintain a hotel.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #85 on: November 26, 2012, 03:46:12 AM »
Great article on the history of the WA location
http://www.israeldailypicture.com/2012/11/the-return-of-palace-hotel-to-jerusalem.html

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #86 on: November 26, 2012, 06:09:23 AM »
Israeli's dont know how to maintain a hotel.
Israeli don't need to upkeep hotels. They have sky high occupancy rates year round and theres no market for even more expensive rooms.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2012, 08:27:20 AM »
Israeli don't need to upkeep hotels. They have sky high occupancy rates year round and theres no market for even more expensive rooms.
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most of the hotel business in j'lem goes to tour groups, primarily christian.  they're not looking for fancy hotels and expensive rooms.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #88 on: November 26, 2012, 09:53:22 AM »

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #89 on: January 14, 2013, 05:18:26 PM »
Status update from someone in IL? Think this will actually open in August?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #90 on: January 15, 2013, 04:53:38 AM »
Status update from someone in IL? Think this will actually open in August?
They are moving- i looked at it recently- some things are in the very advanced stages- but some of it looks like they are lagging- hard call.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #91 on: January 15, 2013, 06:15:58 AM »
Status update from someone in IL? Think this will actually open in August?
I wouldn't hope on it.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #92 on: March 20, 2013, 02:44:30 PM »
Was wondering if anyone figured out a way to book on points before the March 28th deadline!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #93 on: March 20, 2013, 02:47:45 PM »
Was wondering if anyone figured out a way to book on points before the March 28th deadline!
If they're not even selling rooms for cash I don't see it would be possible.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #94 on: March 20, 2013, 02:52:31 PM »
If they're not even selling rooms for cash I don't see it would be possible.
You REALLY didn't come up with anything :P

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #95 on: March 20, 2013, 02:56:50 PM »
If they're not even selling rooms for cash I don't see it would be possible.

They actually are selling packages for Succos just not on their website. I saw a quote from them!

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« Reply #96 on: March 20, 2013, 02:58:39 PM »
If they sell enough rooms not via HH channels they can probably get out of their Hilton franchise agreement for free.
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« Reply #97 on: March 20, 2013, 03:01:37 PM »
I am sure they will find a way to remain in the franchise but but wiggle out of accepting points!

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« Reply #98 on: March 20, 2013, 03:04:40 PM »
I am sure they will find a way to remain in the franchise but but wiggle out of accepting points!
They likely want out of the HH franchising agreement. Just like the Citadel a decade ago.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #99 on: March 20, 2013, 03:31:46 PM »
They likely want out of the HH franchising agreement. Just like the Citadel a decade ago.
Why is that? Doesn't bring them enough marginal revenue or room occupancy, or b/c they can fill up by themselves?