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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #75 on: September 11, 2015, 04:42:52 PM »
In what world is the W SoBe $180?

Usually $400++
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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #76 on: September 11, 2015, 04:43:02 PM »
So the Conrad was not so fun and the W is the way to go.

ETA: What? 35k SPG? WTH.
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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #77 on: September 11, 2015, 04:43:18 PM »
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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #78 on: September 11, 2015, 04:46:22 PM »
In what world is the W SoBe $180?

Usually $400++
I'd guess in the summer when no one wants to go, though even then it seems low.

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #79 on: September 13, 2015, 12:26:10 AM »
Great finish to the TR.

Forgot to add that it probably takes a long time to clean that room you stayed in. Seems like it would be worth the wait though.

Thanks. Yeah, I guess. But definitely was worth the wait.

I told you that you can't leave without the flat breads. :))

Great TR! Thanks for sharing.

Indeed. Thanks!

Bravo! Well done with the TR. It almost makes me want to visit MIA just for ZTB, though almost doesn't count in this case.

Great pics! I like the menu snippets along with the food. The W looks awesome as well. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks! ZtB is definitely worth a stop if you're in the area. I wouldn't fly in for it.

I can't be the only one who wants to know how in the world your friend from yeshiva ended up in a FFL with LbJ and CP3.

I have no idea... though to be honest, I didn't even ask. I guess I was so surprised that I forgot.

Great TR.

Skirixen and Quiet Waters Park are hidden treasures around here.

Thanks!

Great great TR AJK!!! The pictures are all sharp, appreciated the car stuff too.

Thanks! Glad you did; I was hoping someone else besides me would :)

So the Conrad was not so fun and the W is the way to go.

ETA: What? 35k SPG? WTH.

Conrad was great, especially the price, but yes, all things equal (which they're not), I'd choose the W SB.

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #80 on: September 13, 2015, 12:46:56 AM »
Firstly, awesome TR as always AJK.
I did the ski without a boat thing in TLV, great activity, highly recommend.
I can't be the only one who wants to know how in the world your friend from yeshiva ended up in a FFL with LbJ and CP3.
My guess is promotional thingy, with like a ton of ppl in the league... But I could be wrong

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #81 on: September 13, 2015, 03:10:23 AM »
great tr!! I love how you post the item you ordered from the menu itself with a pic!

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #82 on: September 13, 2015, 03:34:45 AM »
great tr!! I love how you post the item you ordered from the menu itself with a pic!

Very much enjoyed that too.

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #83 on: September 13, 2015, 09:53:05 AM »
Thanks for finishing up! It was a great read even though I'm not so into cars or food. :P

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #84 on: September 20, 2015, 01:56:53 PM »
Firstly, awesome TR as always AJK.
I did the ski without a boat thing in TLV, great activity, highly recommend. My guess is promotional thingy, with like a ton of ppl in the league... But I could be wrong
great tr!! I love how you post the item you ordered from the menu itself with a pic!
Thanks for finishing up! It was a great read even though I'm not so into cars or food. :P

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed.
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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2015, 05:21:11 AM »
great tr!! I love how you post the item you ordered from the menu itself with a pic!
Thanks for finishing up! It was a great read

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #86 on: September 21, 2015, 10:41:50 PM »
How did you decide where to stay?
Thinking of heading down for a Fri-Sun and have heard that one *must* stay in Miami Beach to "experience" Miami. Seems like you had a great time even with staying downtown. Can you share how you decided and how you felt after the fact of not being within walking distance of the beach?

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2015, 10:56:40 PM »
How did you decide where to stay?
Thinking of heading down for a Fri-Sun and have heard that one *must* stay in Miami Beach to "experience" Miami. Seems like you had a great time even with staying downtown. Can you share how you decided and how you felt after the fact of not being within walking distance of the beach?

Fair question.

The primary motivating factors for us were (i) price/points and (ii) status, and less so about the beach as a pool was fine for us.

As we are Hilton and Hyatt DIA, I first limited my search to those brands.  Within those brands, I saw that each required a ridiculous amount of points as compared to revenue rates (i.e. Hyatt Centric SB for 25,000?! It didn't matter what the revenue rates were, there wasn't anyway I was plopping 25K/night for the Hyatt Centric when I can get the PH MLE for the same price; or the Conrad was 60K HH when regular revenue rates were sub $250).

(And, no I wasn't about to plunk down 35,000 SPG for the W SB for 4 nights.)

Anyway, I was back and forth on the decision until I found a rate of ~$120 at the Conrad which sealed the deal (that's like buying HH at $0.00002 cents per point). Combined that with the fact that we're like 7/7 with Suite Upgrades at Hilton's and we were sold.

Gravy on top was the fact that there is a great Chabad less than ten mins away by foot.

All that said, Mrs. AJK loves hotels and I had heard the W SB is gorgeous, even if the service isn't, so we switched over for the last night. It was the right move for us.  Truth be told, even with the beach, I realize I didn't miss it. But that's just me.
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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #88 on: September 22, 2015, 08:46:07 AM »
Thanks for the detailed answer. I'm very much on the same page as you. Pool would be great, while beach would be nice.
Having only Hyatt status, I've been thinking of Hyatt Regency, which is also 10 minutes to that Chabad, and I could use my anniversary certs. However, Hyatt Centric is only $135, so if I can sell my certs for the right price, I'd opt to be closer to the beach.

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Re: Labor Day Hop on the WN Companion Pass: New York to Florida
« Reply #89 on: September 22, 2015, 09:35:19 AM »
Thanks for the detailed answer. I'm very much on the same page as you. Pool would be great, while beach would be nice.
Having only Hyatt status, I've been thinking of Hyatt Regency, which is also 10 minutes to that Chabad, and I could use my anniversary certs. However, Hyatt Centric is only $135, so if I can sell my certs for the right price, I'd opt to be closer to the beach.
Have you been to Miami before? I'm assuming (correct me if I'm wrong) that ajk has been to Miami before... This also can go into the decision to stay downtown