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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #520 on: October 27, 2015, 12:20:11 PM »
The crown plaza in Edison was on the breakpoint list yesterday, but I don't see it today. Has anyone noticed?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #521 on: October 27, 2015, 12:21:21 PM »
The crown plaza in Edison was on the breakpoint list yesterday, but I don't see it today. Has anyone noticed?
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #522 on: January 11, 2016, 11:29:09 PM »
When should we expect the mew point breaks to come out, the end of the month?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #523 on: January 12, 2016, 05:39:37 AM »
When should we expect the mew point breaks to come out, the end of the month?
historically they tend to come out between the 24th and the end of the month

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #524 on: January 24, 2016, 04:05:39 AM »
Any word on the new list.  Should be out by now

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #525 on: January 24, 2016, 04:29:07 AM »
Any word on the new list.  Should be out by now
This is the earliest it comes out
historically they tend to come out between the 24th and the end of the month
Also 9/10 times it was released on a Monday but judging from the fact that there was no preview i would assume it to be later
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #528 on: January 24, 2016, 12:15:57 PM »
Once again a very weak list

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #529 on: January 24, 2016, 12:20:28 PM »
Once again a very weak list
Even more weak than usual it seems.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #530 on: January 24, 2016, 01:28:39 PM »
Even more weak than usual it seems.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #531 on: January 25, 2016, 11:47:59 AM »
When does it go live

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #532 on: January 25, 2016, 12:12:22 PM »
When does it go live
I believe it is already

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #533 on: January 25, 2016, 10:52:06 PM »
I booked a couple of Shabbatot in April at Stamford Crowne Plaza. Place gets mixed reviews on TA.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #534 on: January 25, 2016, 10:55:24 PM »
I booked a couple of Shabbatot in April at Stamford Crowne Plaza. Place gets mixed reviews on TA.

Just note they will hit you with a $75 key fee for shabbat. The only way to avoid it is to not look shomer shabbos when you check in and do what you'd normally do about locking up in any other hotel.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #535 on: January 25, 2016, 10:57:43 PM »

Just note they will hit you with a $75 key fee for shabbat. The only way to avoid it is to not look shomer shabbos when you check in and do what you'd normally do about locking up in any other hotel.
Wow! My normal minhag is to let the front desk know in advance that I can't use the electronic locks and that I will need a staff member to escort me to open the door. They will charge me $75 for that?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #536 on: January 26, 2016, 12:07:22 AM »

Just note they will hit you with a $75 key fee for shabbat. The only way to avoid it is to not look shomer shabbos when you check in and do what you'd normally do about locking up in any other hotel.
even if you don't request extra help they will charge you?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #537 on: January 26, 2016, 08:54:22 AM »
even if you don't request extra help they will charge you?

IME yes

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #538 on: January 26, 2016, 09:00:51 AM »
Wow! My normal minhag is to let the front desk know in advance that I can't use the electronic locks and that I will need a staff member to escort me to open the door. They will charge me $75 for that?

They will inform you that the rooms have mechanical keys for shabbat and then charge the fee to switch the room over from electronic to mechanical (which consists of a guy sticking a plastic blocker over the door latch and then handing you the key to the deadbolt). They don't allow you to say you will live without the deadbolt lock, claiming its unsafe to not have a way to lock the room if you leave.

Most ironically, I found it was extremely hard to get a shabbat goy - I was expecting it to be super easy. I needed a light switched on and every single one had an excuse why they couldn't do it l. Maybe their staff is trained not to or is sick of doing it.

Again, this is just IME but I've been a few times.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #539 on: January 26, 2016, 09:09:20 AM »
They will inform you that the rooms have mechanical keys for shabbat and then charge the fee to switch the room over from electronic to mechanical (which consists of a guy sticking a plastic blocker over the door latch and then handing you the key to the deadbolt). They don't allow you to say you will live without the deadbolt lock, claiming its unsafe to not have a way to lock the room if you leave.

Most ironically, I found it was extremely hard to get a shabbat goy - I was expecting it to be super easy. I needed a light switched on and every single one had an excuse why they couldn't do it l. Maybe their staff is trained not to or is sick of doing it.

Again, this is just IME but I've been a few times.

Very helpful. Thank you.  I have made a dummy reservation under a different name for next weekend and then forwarded the confirmation with the following email message (sent from an email account with a name that's not my own) with the following query:
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"Dear Crowne Plaza Stamford Staff,

I am looking forward to spending next weekend at your property.  As an observant Jew, I do not use electricity on the Sabbath, from sundown Friday through nightfall Saturday.  As such, I would like to ask if a staff member from the hotel would be able to escort me to my room when I return from Synagogue on Friday night and on Saturday afternoon, and open the door for me.  Will there be any additional charge for this assistance?

Thank you for your consideration."
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I will let you all know what they say.  If they indicate that there is a fee as you note below, then I'll need to decide whether just to go frum-incognito (I don't look so frum anyway) or to cancel altogether.  I can't see paying a $75 fee when the nightly room rate is ~$35!  Thanks again.