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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.

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Author Topic: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem  (Read 1159890 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2420 on: May 25, 2016, 06:58:28 PM »
I like the new ending. Nice summation of why what they're doing is so against the spirit (and to my mind, the rules) of the program
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2421 on: May 25, 2016, 07:00:10 PM »
My guess with the occupancy is either an uninformed decision maker or the occupancy dependent reimbursement is measured by excluding award stays
Or they're missing the trigger percentage for full ADR.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2422 on: May 25, 2016, 07:01:44 PM »
Have a contact?
Working on it.

Is the clock ticking till they lose the HH/WA label?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2423 on: May 25, 2016, 07:05:05 PM »
I think the point is made and people will notice as you have a voice in this market.

What I dont understand is that WAJ takes the liberty of making everything high-season, thus always 80k/night. THEN they state that High-Season is every weekend (for the most part) and they block the awards. WTF?

Even more than that; if they're acknowledging they only release awards in non-peak season, those awards should be 50K, not 80K, by their own admission.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2424 on: May 25, 2016, 07:06:35 PM »


What I dont understand is that WAJ takes the liberty of making everything high-season, thus always 80k/night.



In Jerusalem it is always high season! (read with heavy Israeli accent)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2425 on: May 25, 2016, 07:07:27 PM »
In Jerusalem it is always high season! (read with heavy Israeli accent)
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2426 on: May 25, 2016, 07:43:41 PM »
I've edited the end a bit.
Have a contact?
Upthread when the hotel was still in building stages there was someone related to reichman and kept quoting them as to when the hotel will open, they should be able to get you the contact info.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2427 on: May 25, 2016, 07:47:47 PM »
Sorry if it is beginners question ... Do you earn point on award booking?

You absolutely earn points for every dollar you spend so you won't get for the free room night but will get points for F&B or other expenditures.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2428 on: May 25, 2016, 09:30:34 PM »
In Jerusalem it is always high season! (read with heavy Israeli accent)

It's especially interesting they're blocking weekends only.  There is a reason the Citi certs are only for weekends.  Most of these higher end hotels live and die off of their group/meeting bookings, which are during the week so that's why in most other venues rooms are cheaper on the weekends and these certs and points are filler for that dead time (ex. TA Hilton was full all week with meetings when we were there and on the weekend had weddings, other Simchas AND tourists).  Obviously the WA isn't  getting those meetings and business bookings during the weekdays if that's when they want people to book with points, which absolutely could signal a long term viability problem for the property.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2429 on: May 26, 2016, 01:28:00 PM »
Are there refrigerators in the rooms?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2430 on: May 26, 2016, 01:32:43 PM »
Are there refrigerators in the rooms?
They gave me a fridge with out any extra charge. The fridge that is  in the room is a problem using especially on shabbos

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2431 on: May 26, 2016, 03:06:34 PM »
how do i do this
Hilton AMEX cardholders can also book a 4 night stay for 65K points/night.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2432 on: May 26, 2016, 03:09:25 PM »
how do i do this
Hilton AMEX cardholders can also book a 4 night stay for 65K points/night.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2433 on: May 26, 2016, 03:10:03 PM »
Asked the ADR question and got a non-answer:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/88534
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2434 on: May 26, 2016, 03:11:25 PM »
Axon. Has to be done by phone
excuse my ignorance whats axon? who do i call

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« Reply #2435 on: May 26, 2016, 03:17:19 PM »
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2436 on: May 26, 2016, 03:20:26 PM »
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/87457
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2437 on: May 26, 2016, 03:24:56 PM »
Asked the ADR question and got a non-answer:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/88534

Reenactment of that exchange:

Dan Q: So why don't you just cross the street using the shortest route?

GM A: Well, as you know, walking is using your legs.


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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2438 on: May 26, 2016, 03:55:54 PM »
At least he appreciates your knowledge.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #2439 on: May 26, 2016, 03:56:13 PM »