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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #465 on: January 14, 2016, 01:16:58 PM »
Paying cash rate, no status... It's an expensive stay though.

So basically they'll pick you up if you're paying cash and not using points?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #466 on: January 14, 2016, 01:22:15 PM »

So basically they'll pick you up if you're paying cash and not using points?
I don't know if they won't with points, I know they will with cash...

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #467 on: January 14, 2016, 01:24:44 PM »
I don't know if they won't with points, I know they will with cash...

Interesting.

Anyone here have experience when using points?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #468 on: January 17, 2016, 05:32:04 AM »
I want to get a suite, so I would book a regular room for 10k a night and apply a SNA to it and at the same time book a suite for 20k. If the SNA clears, I'll cancel the 20k room, if it doesn't clear, I'll cancel the 10k room.
Any issue double booking with SPG?

Slight issue, cancelation deadline is 5 days prior to arrival, so my SNA won't clear by then..

What to do - use 20k for a suite or 10k and hope the SNA clears?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #469 on: January 17, 2016, 05:39:27 AM »
Slight issue, cancelation deadline is 5 days prior to arrival, so my SNA won't clear by then..

What to do - use 20k for a suite or 10k and hope the SNA clears?

Would suggest asking here and also reading up a bit. Have you emailed them to ask when the planned renovations are supposed to be over? Have you considered Hilton Cairns as an alternative?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #470 on: January 17, 2016, 05:41:34 AM »
Would suggest asking here and also reading up a bit. Have you emailed them to ask when the planned renovations are supposed to be over? Have you considered Hilton Cairns as an alternative?

Are you a prophet - how'd you know I was talking about SM PD? ;)

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #471 on: January 17, 2016, 05:47:46 AM »
Are you a prophet - how'd you know I was talking about SM PD? ;)

Naaahhhhh  ::) ;)

I pieced it together from here and here and here
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #472 on: January 17, 2016, 05:55:48 AM »
Naaahhhhh  ::) ;)

I pieced it together from here and here and here

Ha! Smart man ;)

If I get a renovated room, I think SM PD > Hilton CNS. Hilton CNS is small and doesn't really look too nice.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #473 on: January 17, 2016, 05:03:24 PM »
If I apply 2 SNAs to a 2 night res, does the system start looking for suite availability 5 days before check in or 4 days?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #474 on: January 18, 2016, 12:45:11 AM »
If I apply 2 SNAs to a 2 night res, does the system start looking for suite availability 5 days before check in or 4 days?

I have the same question.

Anyone know?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #475 on: January 18, 2016, 08:42:53 PM »
I want to book a 5 night stay at an SPG property. One of the 5 nights is sold out.

Is there anyway to get them to open up that one night? If yes/no, would status help?
Thank you

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #476 on: January 18, 2016, 08:57:02 PM »
does anyone have any experience using the StarHot rates ?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #477 on: January 18, 2016, 08:58:43 PM »
I want to book a 5 night stay at an SPG property. One of the 5 nights is sold out.

Is there anyway to get them to open up that one night? If yes/no, would status help?
Thank you

You can call the hotel and ask them to open it up - BIG YMMV.

Sometimes you can book another room type for a few more points over the phone, and that room type might be available all 5 nights. That is more likely than scenario A playing out.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #478 on: January 18, 2016, 09:07:46 PM »
I want to book a 5 night stay at an SPG property. One of the 5 nights is sold out.

Is there anyway to get them to open up that one night? If yes/no, would status help?
Thank you

book all the other nights you need anyways then call spg/hotel and I would imagine you can get it done. might take a couple hucas

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #479 on: January 18, 2016, 09:10:39 PM »
You can call the hotel and ask them to open it up - BIG YMMV.

Sometimes you can book another room type for a few more points over the phone, and that room type might be available all 5 nights. That is more likely than scenario A playing out.
Thank you for the idea. They'll let me downgrade without a cancelation fee?