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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2016, 02:09:21 PM »
With kids?
no
Why HR Paris over the other options?

only wanted Hyatt (seemed like best use of my UR) and this was cheapest option (there was a room for 12k a night that i didn't want)
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #181 on: June 08, 2016, 02:10:48 PM »
only wanted Hyatt (seemed like best use of my UR) and this was cheapest option (there was a room for 12k a night that i didn't want)
Could have sold your points and bought certs for $225 for a far better Hyatt.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #182 on: June 08, 2016, 02:12:32 PM »
Could have sold your points and bought certs for $225 for a far better Hyatt.

no idea how to even start doing that what with all the phony companies out there. not about to start now.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #183 on: June 08, 2016, 02:14:55 PM »
There are legit operations as well. Your loss, paying way too much for a subpar experience.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #184 on: June 08, 2016, 02:15:44 PM »
no idea how to even start doing that what with all the phony companies out there. not about to start now.
PM me next time you need help.  :)

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #185 on: June 08, 2016, 02:16:29 PM »
1 night@ waj cert
2 nights at ritzaliya 2 fee nights
4 nights @shearaton ta c+p
When will you be there? We'll be there just before Sukkos. Would be great to hear your experience before we go! (Or, vice-versa  ;))

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #186 on: June 08, 2016, 03:48:35 PM »
I don't think I previously posted these upcoming award bookings (separate trips):

1.   Holiday Inn MADRID - PIRAMIDES , 1 night, 2 rooms, @20,000IHG per room (family of 5)
2.   Radisson Blu Hotel, Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport, 1 night, 2 rooms, @38,000 GoldPoints per room (family of 5)
3.   Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel, 3 nights, C&P, 3 people
4.   Crowne Plaza Jerusalem, 3 nights, 2 rooms, @20,000IHG per room per night (3 adults+1 chlid)
5.   Holiday Inn MIAMI BEACH-OCEANFRONT 4 nights @40,000IHG per night. (2 Adults+2Children)
6.   Westin Lagunamar, 1BR suite, 5 nights, 58,000SPG total. (pre-deval, obviously)

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #187 on: June 08, 2016, 04:08:52 PM »
I don't think I previously posted these upcoming award bookings (separate trips):


5.   Holiday Inn MIAMI BEACH-OCEANFRONT 4 nights @40,000IHG per night. (2 Adults+2Children)
Seems like alot, did you check the revenue rate?  Its a pretty cheap hotel, usually 100-150.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #188 on: June 08, 2016, 04:17:01 PM »
Seems like alot, did you check the revenue rate?  Its a pretty cheap hotel, usually 100-150.
‎$ 318.78 USD

It's during the week of 12/25, so maybe that's why prices are jacked up?

Happy to hear if there are better suggestions for that week.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #189 on: June 08, 2016, 04:17:42 PM »
isnt it 20k a night?

Can it hurt to call?

i'll TAGB

that rate is for the standard room which isn't available. my room is the Premier something or another.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #190 on: June 09, 2016, 07:38:59 AM »
When will you be there? We'll be there just before Sukkos. Would be great to hear your experience before we go! (Or, vice-versa  ;))
will be there august

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #191 on: June 09, 2016, 07:45:11 PM »
JW Marriott GIG 2 nights @40k per night, revenue was $300 per night and needed to be in copacabana for shabos.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #192 on: June 09, 2016, 11:07:23 PM »
will be there august
Great. Counting on you for a report...especially interested in the Club Room/Lounge. Prior reports indicate that there's ample breakfast and enough in the afternoon to make dinner. Wondering what they offer on Shabbat.... Enjoy!

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #193 on: June 10, 2016, 09:16:06 AM »
Holiday Inn Grand Cayman July 13th-17th.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #194 on: June 12, 2016, 05:29:50 PM »
‎$ 318.78 USD

It's during the week of 12/25, so maybe that's why prices are jacked up?

Happy to hear if there are better suggestions for that week.
Wow, just checked it out. Prices for hotels then are 2-3x more than usual.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #195 on: June 13, 2016, 03:58:06 PM »
Awesome, though that's a lot of time and moving around in Tokyo.

We spend the first 5 nights in Tokyo, we get in late the first night, and well do at least one day trip from Tokyo, we also will leave earlyish the day of checkout.  Then we venture south, and then fly back in to Tokyo at night for another 2 nights so this is also only an additional day and a half. So really we only have 4 days in Tokyo and one switch in the while we are actually in Tokyo to stay in different parts of the city. From Tokyo we continue on to Singapore for one night and then Maldives for a few nights. 2 Nights of the itinerary will not be on awards so I did not list it here, but we will be one night in Neoshima and one night in Hakone.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #196 on: June 13, 2016, 04:31:19 PM »


4.   Crowne Plaza Jerusalem, 3 nights, 2 rooms, @20,000IHG per room per night (3 adults+1 chlid)
When is this planned for would love an update on how it is

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #197 on: June 13, 2016, 10:58:55 PM »
Wow, just checked it out. Prices for hotels then are 2-3x more than usual.
All of us in the northeast want to escape the winter I guess.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #198 on: June 13, 2016, 10:59:48 PM »
When is this planned for would love an update on how it is
Chol hamoed sukkos. IYH, I will post either TR or brief update on the trip planning thread.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #199 on: June 14, 2016, 03:42:00 AM »
All of us in the northeast want to escape the winter I guess.
Its only expensive specifically that week because of Christmas.