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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #675 on: November 02, 2018, 09:53:11 AM »
how well does SR NYC recognize status? am platinum elite
And btw the front desk person didn't even realize I was platinum until halfway through the check in process. I feel like my status got me nothing this stay, maybe an upgrade to a slightly nicer room.
Free breakfast is worthless to a kosher person, even someone like me that doesn't keep CY.

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #676 on: November 02, 2018, 10:06:03 AM »
And btw the front desk person didn't even realize I was platinum until halfway through the check in process. I feel like my status got me nothing this stay, maybe an upgrade to a slightly nicer room.
Free breakfast is worthless to a kosher person, even someone like me that doesn't keep CY.
what were you expecting the status to give you that it didn't give you? They gave you free breakfast, they gave you an upgrade, they are only supposed to give you the base suite it is not common to get free premium suites. Did they not give you late checkout? Consider switching to Hyatt if free kosher breakfast is important to you. They will give you free parking on awards and not charge you any resort or destination fees. Also you can confirm upgrades in advance with DSUs

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #677 on: November 02, 2018, 11:26:24 AM »
what were you expecting the status to give you that it didn't give you? They gave you free breakfast, they gave you an upgrade, they are only supposed to give you the base suite it is not common to get free premium suites. Did they not give you late checkout? Consider switching to Hyatt if free kosher breakfast is important to you. They will give you free parking on awards and not charge you any resort or destination fees. Also you can confirm upgrades in advance with DSUs
so basically, no reason for top tier platinum. gold also gets you upgrade
very disappointed that they didn't upgrade a one night stay for an ambassador platinum to a premium suite

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #678 on: November 02, 2018, 11:35:38 AM »
so basically, no reason for top tier platinum. gold also gets you upgrade
very disappointed that they couldn't upgrade a one night stay to a premium suite
platinum gets you a suite upgrade to a standard suite if available. Gold does not get you that. Platinum also gets you free breakfast and 4 Pm late checkout. Gold does not get breakfast and only gets 2 Pm late checkout.

To say there is no benefit of being top tier platinum could be true but I'm sure it has its benefits just in this 1 case it didn't.

In general there are benefits to being top tier platinum. I'm not going to list them but you can google it to find out what they are. But officially at S. Regis you don't get better upgrades for being a higher level of platinum though you might have priority if only one room is available

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #679 on: November 07, 2018, 09:56:22 AM »
would anyone please be able to recommend a option or two for the best/nicest/fanciest Hilton brand hotel in NYC- preferably near Time Sq? not sure if any have kosher but that would definitely be a plus. also have Diamond status if that makes any difference TIA

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #680 on: November 07, 2018, 03:35:44 PM »
St Regis or Ritz Central Park?

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #681 on: November 07, 2018, 03:47:45 PM »
would anyone please be able to recommend a option or two for the best/nicest/fanciest Hilton brand hotel in NYC- preferably near Time Sq? not sure if any have kosher but that would definitely be a plus. also have Diamond status if that makes any difference TIA
I have 0 experience, but there is a Conrad in the area. Doesn't seem as on par of other Conrads perhaps, but still might be nice.

St Regis or Ritz Central Park?
From my understanding, better odds of upgrade at SR.

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #682 on: November 07, 2018, 03:53:32 PM »
From my understanding, better odds of upgrade at SR.
Thanks. Other than that, either one nicer etc.?

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #683 on: November 08, 2018, 05:10:51 PM »
I have 0 experience, but there is a Conrad in the area. Doesn't seem as on par of other Conrads perhaps, but still might be nice.
thanks! booked The London NYC. Lets see how it is

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #684 on: November 26, 2018, 06:08:44 PM »
Has anyone had the kosher breakfast at the Park Hyatt NYC?

(Obviously) its free for Globalists but they told me over the phone it has an MSRP of $50. Between the Globalist perks of free breakfast and the free parking (for 25 hours which is really useful) it seems like a really wise use of 30k UR points.

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #685 on: December 03, 2018, 01:15:08 AM »
At the SR right now, I'm plat ambassador btw, my ambassador wasn't a help trying to get kosher breakfast. Concierge offered to order it but the hotel wouldn't pay for it. I got an upgrade to a "grand luxe room" not a suite. Butler service took about 15 min. The room is decent and the turndown service is cool, but next time I'll just stick with the PH, especially with this $50 destination fee mishagas

Can you use the $50 destination fee credit for kosher breakfast?
How did you spend your food and beverage credit?

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #686 on: December 03, 2018, 11:17:43 AM »
what's the best Marriott property in NYC to use my 35K certificate that comes with the AMEX SPG

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #687 on: December 03, 2018, 11:45:38 AM »
N00b question, but do you have any recommendations for hotels in NYC that are not too expensive, but at least decent for a one-night stay? Probably paying cash.

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #688 on: December 03, 2018, 12:07:33 PM »
Has anyone had the kosher breakfast at the Park Hyatt NYC?

(Obviously) its free for Globalists but they told me over the phone it has an MSRP of $50. Between the Globalist perks of free breakfast and the free parking (for 25 hours which is really useful) it seems like a really wise use of 30k UR points.
Yes. Really nice rooms, and awesome to have a pool in the city. That alone is worth 30k. The free Kosher breakfast is a big plus, although they forgot to order it for me, so it didn't show up until after 10AM.

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Re: NYC Hotels Master Thread
« Reply #689 on: December 03, 2018, 12:08:23 PM »
Can you use the $50 destination fee credit for kosher breakfast?
How did you spend your food and beverage credit?
No, it's not a credit. It's a fee like a resort fee.