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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 1231072 times)

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5420 on: July 07, 2022, 03:34:47 PM »
I don't usually write Israel TRs. Devolves into endless hashgocha debates.

Nothing to debate. Just skip all food parts (except for the Shabbos takeout, and explain why you didn't use a hotplate), rest of the days all food/restaurants etc are included in the NDA.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5421 on: July 07, 2022, 03:35:24 PM »
Maybe leave the food out of it? Keep it to activities? At the very lease a sequel to your outbound flight.
Sounds like you did a lot on this trip compared with previous ones. Would be very helpful for a TR, even if its just bullet point skeletons.

Especially the activities at ELAL HQ.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5422 on: July 07, 2022, 03:36:29 PM »
Not to mention what a let down it would be given how much hype this trip has had on the forums

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5423 on: July 07, 2022, 03:37:29 PM »
Not to mention what a let down it would be given how much hype this trip has had on the forums
How was the hype different than my previous 6 trips to TLV?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5424 on: July 07, 2022, 03:38:06 PM »
How was the hype different than my previous 6 trips to TLV?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5425 on: July 07, 2022, 03:40:49 PM »
In one sentence: הכי בבית בעולם
So you want an LY HQ report. Problem is the juicy stuff was covered by NDA.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5426 on: July 07, 2022, 03:50:34 PM »
Nothing to debate. Just skip all food parts (except for the Shabbos takeout, and explain why you didn't use a hotplate), rest of the days all food/restaurants etc are included in the NDA.
Wait, there were activities that didn't involve  food?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5427 on: July 07, 2022, 03:54:10 PM »
I don't usually write Israel TRs. Devolves into endless hashgocha debates.
More site traffic what can go wrong?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5428 on: July 07, 2022, 04:00:37 PM »
So you want an LY HQ report. Problem is the juicy stuff was covered by NDA.

Exactly as I said. The juicy steak is subject to NDA.

But you can probably report about the mood there. How they see the current staffing and airport challenges, I am sure if you look hard enough you'll find plenty to write about that isn't covered by the NDA.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5429 on: July 07, 2022, 04:04:40 PM »
So you want an LY HQ report. Problem is the juicy stuff was covered by NDA.

Nah, I still want the regular Israel TR
You havent been to Israel in several years and a POST-covid world is much different than a pre-covid one.
Give us something!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5430 on: July 07, 2022, 04:07:52 PM »
You havent been to Israel in several years and a POST-covid world is much different than a pre-covid one.
Not a bad idea.
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5431 on: July 07, 2022, 04:13:26 PM »
Curious why Elal would want to keep all the planned improvements low key. Wouldn't the news articles build hype?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5432 on: July 07, 2022, 04:27:28 PM »
Maybe leave the food out of it? Keep it to activities? At the very lease a sequel to your outbound flight.
Sounds like you did a lot on this trip compared with previous ones. Would be very helpful for a TR, even if its just bullet point skeletons.
I second that. Any tips and ideas would be very helpful! We are going to be a group of ten ranging in age from 3-60. Looking for activities that could accommodate each of them at least some of the time.

Would also be helpful to know how flexible they are at WAJ with families in terms of people per room and rollaway beds.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5433 on: July 07, 2022, 04:39:34 PM »
Not a bad idea.

Also, posting about different places with character such as
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5434 on: July 07, 2022, 04:56:03 PM »
Wait, there were activities that didn't involve  food?
Reminds me of my good friend in yeshiva who was a crazy foodie and would literally sit on pins from an half hour to dinner time counting the seconds, at dinner and at other meals you would talk to him but nobody was home, buried in is plate and like on a different planet, you get the picture. One day I told him, you know you are one lucky person, imagine my father calls me up that we're going to Israel next week, I'd be so unimaginably thrilled and excited, now you seem to have almost that sort of excitement every single day... A few days later he tells me guess what, my father just told me he'll take me in the summer for a trip to Israel, for he first time! but without a blink he continued, "you know they say in Israel they make the best sandwiches!!" I was like OMG, and here I was thinking that that food excitement is almost like a trip to Israel.. a trip to Israel is all about the sandwich!!

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5435 on: July 07, 2022, 05:04:21 PM »
Reminds me of my good friend in yeshiva who was a crazy foodie and would literally sit on pins from an half hour to dinner time counting the seconds, at dinner and at other meals you would talk to him but nobody was home, buried in is plate and like on a different planet, you get the picture. One day I told him, you know you are one lucky person, imagine my father calls me up that we're going to Israel next week, I'd be so unimaginably thrilled and excited, now you seem to have almost that sort of excitement every single day... A few days later he tells me guess what, my father just told me he'll take me in the summer for a trip to Israel, for he first time! but without a blink he continued, "you know they say in Israel they make the best sandwiches!!" I was like OMG, and here I was thinking that that food excitement is almost like a trip to Israel.. a trip to Israel is all about the sandwich!!

And this was all about Yeshiva food?
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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5436 on: July 07, 2022, 05:07:30 PM »
And this was all about Yeshiva food?
Lol, he was the type of guy who had in yeshiva a George Foreman grill and a full stocked freezer. ("diet" food of course :) )

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5437 on: July 07, 2022, 08:32:02 PM »
Reminds me of my good friend in yeshiva who was a crazy foodie and would literally sit on pins from an half hour to dinner time counting the seconds, at dinner and at other meals you would talk to him but nobody was home, buried in is plate and like on a different planet, you get the picture. One day I told him, you know you are one lucky person, imagine my father calls me up that we're going to Israel next week, I'd be so unimaginably thrilled and excited, now you seem to have almost that sort of excitement every single day... A few days later he tells me guess what, my father just told me he'll take me in the summer for a trip to Israel, for he first time! but without a blink he continued, "you know they say in Israel they make the best sandwiches!!" I was like OMG, and here I was thinking that that food excitement is almost like a trip to Israel.. a trip to Israel is all about the sandwich!!

Sounds more like a food addict/junkie than a foodie. This isn't a description of the discriminating palate of a connoisseur of fine cuisine.

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5438 on: July 10, 2022, 04:02:01 PM »
Anyone have the concierge’s contact info?

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Re: Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
« Reply #5439 on: July 11, 2022, 09:50:58 PM »
Does anyone know if there are daily mincha/maariv minyanim in the hotel- or if there are daily minyanim in Mamilla?