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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 12, 2012, 12:13:33 PM »
See if buying hyatt stay certs from hyatt will work for you.
Otherwise they trade on the forum for about $250/night.

I looked at stay certs, but they don't list which properties require which level. I've never used them before so I don't really know how they work.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 12, 2012, 12:16:55 PM »
I looked at stay certs, but they don't list which properties require which level. I've never used them before so I don't really know how they work.
https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/ParticipationLocations.aspx
https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/

Call the hotel to make a res with a stay cert and then buy the cert.
No stay credit or points, but you can save a bundle.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 12, 2012, 12:23:15 PM »
https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/ParticipationLocations.aspx
https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/

Call the hotel to make a res with a stay cert and then buy the cert.
No stay credit or points, but you can save a bundle.

Thanks! Apparently at the PH Washington DC I can't save too much. The lowest level they offer is $250/night, off the current rate of ~$300 right now. Not too big of a savings.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2012, 01:18:27 PM »
@Dan: It says on the ticket for the capitol building you must arrive 45 minutes prior to the time stated? Is this true? Did you do that?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: March 12, 2012, 01:45:25 PM »
If I can get C&P at the Westin for 4800SPG+90/night is that worth it over the $260/night rate+tax (about $300/night effectively)?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: March 12, 2012, 02:25:04 PM »
Of course it is (unless you value SPG at more than 4cpp)
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #86 on: March 12, 2012, 02:53:27 PM »
Of course it is (unless you value SPG at more than 4cpp)

How tough is it to convince them to open up C&P if its currently showing as unavailable?

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: March 12, 2012, 05:41:53 PM »
https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/ParticipationLocations.aspx
https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/

Call the hotel to make a res with a stay cert and then buy the cert.
No stay credit or points, but you can save a bundle.
You noticed they stopped honoring them at (some of) the EU hotels.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: March 12, 2012, 05:44:07 PM »
You noticed they stopped honoring them at (some of) the EU hotels.
Stopped implies they once did.

At any rate the best deal for these is PH SYD.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #89 on: March 12, 2012, 05:46:52 PM »
Stopped implies they once did.

At any rate the best deal for these is PH SYD.
IIRC at the end of last year Zurich and madeline were available for the 319 cert
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #90 on: March 12, 2012, 10:44:00 PM »
@Dan: It says on the ticket for the capitol building you must arrive 45 minutes prior to the time stated? Is this true? Did you do that?

In general, it depends when you're there. I went to the capitol on Presidents day and there wasn't much of a crowd at all. But they said in the summer the lines are tremendous. We actually reserved a specific time but didn't make it because of the hassle they gave us with food.  When we got in and said we made a reservation and missed it, they sent us to a different line than the one for walk-ins. So its possible that as long as you reserve it's not a big deal if you're late getting in.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2012, 02:02:12 PM »
Basic Room at Fairmont vs. Hyatt - which one wins?

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« Reply #92 on: March 13, 2012, 02:04:01 PM »
Definitely Park Hyatt.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #93 on: March 13, 2012, 02:09:08 PM »
Got a great looking rate on Chase UR Site that I can't find anywhere else but seems kinda weird... below are the terms. Rate is $209/night

**HOTEL SOURCE**
$ THANK YOU FOR BOOKING WITH US $
FAFAWAS FAIRMONT WASHINGTON DC GEORG
IN XXX XXXXX/OUT XXX XXXXX NBR PERSONS: 1
FA BKG CODE: D1KPAN
RATE: 209.00 USD PER NIGHT STARTING XXXXX FOR 2 NIGHTS
418.00 USD TOTAL RATE STARTING XXXXX FOR 2 NIGHTS
DESCRIPTION: PANDA PACKAGE
FAIRMONT KING NS 400 SQ FEET HIGH SPEED
INTERNET 3 PHONES LUXURIOUS ROOM DESK
MINIBAR
?THE PANDA? PACKAGE OFFERS A LUXURIOUS GUESTROOM AND A ZOO
WELCOME KIT FILLED WITH A CUDDLY PLUSH PANDA A ZOO MAP ZOO
TYCOON 2 A COMPUTER GAME FOR WINDOWS A ZOO PEN WITH ANIMAL
DESIGN A PANDA INFORMATION CARD AND A PANDA STICKER AND ZOO
SCAVENGER HUNT. FOR EACH ?PANDA? RESERVATION A DONATION OF
$10 PER NIGHT WILL BE MADE TO FONZ?S GIANT PANDA CONSERVATION
FUND THAT SUPPORTS INITIATIVES IN THE U.S. AND CHINA. ONE ZOO
WELCOME KIT PER ROOM PER STAY.
RULES ROOM TAX 14.5 PCT
#GUARANTEE#
GUAR IS MANDATORY AX CA DC DS IK JC VI
A DEPOSIT IS NOT MANDATORY
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CANCEL
CXL BY 4PM XX-XXX-XX
#EXTRA CHARGES#
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #94 on: March 13, 2012, 02:11:34 PM »
Just found it on the Fairmont website as well. Its odd because the best available rate for the same nights I'm looking at are $349/night - but this package seems to allow cancellations also up to the day before.

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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #95 on: March 27, 2012, 01:16:23 PM »
Just read through the entire thread. Halacha lemaaseh, we will make a reservation for Eli's at 8. We are now at the air and space and walking around that area.

Is there anywhere in the 'hood we can get a milching lunch in the meantime? (Car parked far away)
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #96 on: March 27, 2012, 01:19:22 PM »
Lol...just eat at Eli's twice.  I don't think you'll need reservations there.
Or eat at Eli's now and drive to Pomegranate for dinner.
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #97 on: March 27, 2012, 01:24:44 PM »
Lol...just eat at Eli's twice.  I don't think you'll need reservations there.
Or eat at Eli's now and drive to Pomegranate for dinner.
They don't take points...
But is anything aforementioned (like Rockville) relatively on the way to Hanover, MD?
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Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2012, 01:26:56 PM »
They don't take points...
It's $28 for an excellent steak with a number of great sauces and 2 side dishes.
Skip their entrees and dessert.
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Re: Re: Washington DC Master Thread
« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2012, 01:28:13 PM »
Just read through the entire thread. Halacha lemaaseh, we will make a reservation for Eli's at 8. We are now at the air and space and walking around that area.

Is there anywhere in the 'hood we can get a milching lunch in the meantime? (Car parked far away)
Can you ask them if they are open over Pesach
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