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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2015, 07:24:07 PM »
Yeah I got lucky. I called to upgrade and was quoted 1700 points to which I said yes I'll take that. I was then transferred to someone else who then transferred me to the hotel who then told me it was $200 or 750 points per $10. He said the rate would be better by transferring me to central SPG booking. When the booking agent picked up the phone she said I already had the upgrade in my account :)

I'm not sure if it was a booking mixup or if the request I put in when I reserved the hotel was honored. In any event I'm really excited.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2015, 08:24:12 PM »
380,000 for the five nights. Hopefully i can change one of the directions. I have until 30 days before i arrive to change the reservation.

380k for a owb?

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2015, 08:44:39 AM »
380k for a owb?
I wish. To get those on points, it is xxx,xxx per night. I'll likely upgrade for a night or two and stay at their lowly basic room for the other nights.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2015, 09:13:52 AM »
Marriott in San Jose for Aug 21-23

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2015, 05:11:44 AM »
Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica. Free upgrade to Ocean View and personal hot tub. 16k spg.

Nice!! If you already completed your stay, how was the upgraded room and hot tub? Suprisingly I couldn't find any photos of the balcony jacuzzi online...

I am considering spending on the upgrade if I don't get as lucky as you, so I am curious if it is worth it ; )

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2015, 07:42:43 AM »
Yeah I got lucky. I called to upgrade and was quoted 1700 points to which I said yes I'll take that. I was then transferred to someone else who then transferred me to the hotel who then told me it was $200 or 750 points per $10. He said the rate would be better by transferring me to central SPG booking. When the booking agent picked up the phone she said I already had the upgrade in my account :)

I'm not sure if it was a booking mixup or if the request I put in when I reserved the hotel was honored. In any event I'm really excited.
At the end were you charged for the upgrade at all?

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2015, 08:24:04 AM »
No but it's still a reservation.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2015, 03:55:41 PM »
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai for one night in August. Booked paid night through SPG Hot Escapes for $71.
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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2015, 06:24:20 PM »
5 nights in aloft cancun ocean view room

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2015, 08:57:23 PM »
Nice!! If you already completed your stay, how was the upgraded room and hot tub? Suprisingly I couldn't find any photos of the balcony jacuzzi online...

I am considering spending on the upgrade if I don't get as lucky as you, so I am curious if it is worth it ; )
Here you go: http://m.yelp.com/biz_photos/le-meridien-delfina-santa-monica-santa-monica-4?select=zV_5bCgBK3vYq8Yscmpj4A
Honestly I'm just not sure what the appeal is... I prefer one in my room.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2015, 09:27:59 PM »
Here you go: http://m.yelp.com/biz_photos/le-meridien-delfina-santa-monica-santa-monica-4?select=zV_5bCgBK3vYq8Yscmpj4A
Honestly I'm just not sure what the appeal is... I prefer one in my room.
Different strokes for different folks

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2015, 09:30:29 PM »
Different strokes for different folks
100% everyone could, and should do as they please. I was referring more to the hype the hotel themselves build around these "exclusive upgrades".

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2015, 09:32:30 PM »
100% everyone could, and should do as they please. I was referring more to the hype the hotel builds around these "exclusive upgrades".
A lot of ppl consider that to be a huge difference in a hotel room. Being able to relax in a Jacuzzi outside with fresh air under the stars etc
Plus the fact that rooms like that are hard to come by does make it exclusive

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2015, 09:34:37 PM »
More on topic, (although not actually an award reservation) I just booked a gorgeous villa with a completely private pool in costa rica for $140 a night!
#thirdworldcountries

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2015, 09:35:58 PM »
A lot of ppl consider that to be a huge difference in a hotel room. Being able to relax in a Jacuzzi outside with fresh air under the stars etc
Plus the fact that rooms like that are hard to come by does make it exclusive
Makes sense, just was expecting something fancier I guess. Either way I hope he enjoys himself.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2015, 09:36:48 PM »
More on topic, (although not actually an award reservation) I just booked a gorgeous villa with a completely private pool in costa rica for $140 a night!
#thirdworldcountries
Now thats something that would appeal to me! :) Unfortunately wife likes keeping our travels in the U.S.

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2015, 09:42:44 PM »
Now thats something that would appeal to me! :) Unfortunately wife likes keeping our travels in the U.S.
Lol. I couldn't even believe it when I found it. The decent hotels in the area I was looking were over 200 after taxes and then I found this 2500 sq foot villa with furnished patio, balcony, private pool for 140 flat! Maybe show your wife pics of some of these villas and she'll change her mind ;)

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2015, 09:47:18 PM »
Lol. I couldn't even believe it when I found it. The decent hotels in the area I was looking were over 200 after taxes and then I found this 2500 sq foot villa with furnished patio, balcony, private pool for 140 flat! Maybe show your wife pics of some of these villas and she'll change her mind ;)
LOL. Trust me I've tried....

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2015, 09:51:27 PM »
LOL. Trust me I've tried....
Haha I think a lot of us have been in a similar scenario at some point or to some extent. We should start a thread on how to convince a spouse to go on a certain vacation or do a certain activity (ie - skydiving :) )

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Re: What Hotel Award Reservation Did You Just Book/Hold
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2015, 10:13:19 PM »
Here you go: http://m.yelp.com/biz_photos/le-meridien-delfina-santa-monica-santa-monica-4?select=zV_5bCgBK3vYq8Yscmpj4A
Honestly I'm just not sure what the appeal is... I prefer one in my room.
Is there anyone that (I can book with points that has a hot tub in the room there?