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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #460 on: July 27, 2015, 11:27:02 PM »
Just booked a night for my sister and family at the HI Mont Tremblant.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #461 on: July 27, 2015, 11:41:51 PM »
Where?
STAYBRIDGE SUITES PHILADELPHIA- MONTGOMERYVILLE.
@12HRS did it.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #462 on: July 28, 2015, 01:23:25 AM »
STAYBRIDGE SUITES PHILADELPHIA- MONTGOMERYVILLE.
@12HRS did it.
Thanks anyway for all.
Thats on the list? Didn't see it. Stayed there last month.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #463 on: July 28, 2015, 01:31:48 AM »
Thats on the list? Didn't see it. Stayed there last month.
How are they with upgrades?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #464 on: July 28, 2015, 01:43:09 AM »
How are they with upgrades?

I have Gold status and they upgraded me to a one BR. That's even though I booked a Proceline express deal for about half of what IHG.com was selling the night for. And officially you don't get points (didnt) or status benefits when using 3rd party booking sites.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #465 on: July 28, 2015, 01:46:15 AM »
I have Gold status and they upgraded me to a one BR. That's even though I booked a Proceline express deal for about half of what IHG.com was selling the night for. And officially you don't get points (didnt) or status benefits when using 3rd party booking sites.
Thanks. Did you call ahead, or at check-in?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #466 on: July 28, 2015, 01:48:48 AM »
Thanks. Did you call ahead, or at check-in?
I called ahead and they wouldn't even let me add Marriott # to the ressy (this is common with 3rd party bookings but I always do it anyway at checkin and once in a while actually get points).

So the upgrade came at checkin time.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #467 on: July 28, 2015, 01:56:40 AM »
I called ahead and they wouldn't even let me add Marriott # to the ressy (this is common with 3rd party bookings but I always do it anyway at checkin and once in a while actually get points).

So the upgrade came at checkin time.
Marriott? Isn't it IHG?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #468 on: July 28, 2015, 02:00:54 AM »
Marriott? Isn't it IHG?
Yes. My bad. Same issue with Marriott. And I'm IHG Platinum. But that really didn't seem to do much at a bunch of IHG properties I stayed in. I even got the "no better rooms available" BS a bunch of times when there clearly were better rooms available.
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #469 on: July 28, 2015, 04:13:00 AM »
Got a Friday night at HI Ashkelon for my family and the inlaws.  We live in Ashkelon, so it's always a nice way to catch a break without going through too much trouble.

The hotel is family-friendly and right on the boardwalk and beach (the boardwalk was refurbished not that long ago).  They are slowly renovating the place and recently replaced all the lobby furniture.

Just an FYI: the HI Ashkelon also has an executive lounge/club room and tends to be generous in granting free access to Platinums, even on points.  Definitely a nice perk and very unusual for Israel.

For anyone interested, Ashkelon is mostly about the beaches and the marina.  There's also an archaeological park with some interesting ruins.  Honestly, there's a lot more internal/Israeli tourism than foreign tourism.

It could also serve as a nice base for exploring the Northern Negev between Ashkelon and Beer Sheva.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #470 on: July 28, 2015, 05:39:56 AM »
For anyone interested, Ashkelon is mostly about the beaches and the marina.  There's also an archaeological park with some interesting ruins.  Honestly, there's a lot more internal/Israeli tourism than foreign tourism.

It could also serve as a nice base for exploring the Northern Negev between Ashkelon and Beer Sheva.
Do "chareidi" go there? (because of the kashrus)

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #471 on: July 28, 2015, 07:30:05 AM »
I have Gold status and they upgraded me to a one BR. That's even though I booked a Proceline express deal for about half of what IHG.com was selling the night for. And officially you don't get points (didnt) or status benefits when using 3rd party booking sites.

Yes. My bad. Same issue with Marriott. And I'm IHG Platinum. But that really didn't seem to do much at a bunch of IHG properties I stayed in. I even got the "no better rooms available" BS a bunch of times when there clearly were better rooms available.
Gold or Platinum?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #472 on: July 28, 2015, 07:31:26 AM »
Do "chareidi" go there? (because of the kashrus)

To be honest, I don't recall seeing any.  There were plenty of dati leumi/orthodox, and of course non-religious/masorti.  I'm pretty sure the kashrus is rabbinate, but I may be wrong.

I do know that I've never had an issue with checking out motzei Shabbos.

Haredi or not, I think 5,000 points is a great deal even for board only without meals.  You can still enjoy the accommodations and explore...

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #473 on: July 28, 2015, 09:04:24 AM »
At crowne plaza suffern. Very nice. Got suite upgrade.
What status do you need to get that done

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #474 on: July 28, 2015, 09:05:11 AM »
What status do you need to get that done
I leveraged Spire Elite to get a confirmed suite upgrade .
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #475 on: July 28, 2015, 09:25:37 AM »
I leveraged Spire Elite to get a confirmed suite upgrade .
Thanks any other way to get a upgrade?

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #476 on: July 28, 2015, 11:35:38 AM »
Plat status. But it's based on availability.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #477 on: July 28, 2015, 12:14:15 PM »
Got a Friday night at HI Ashkelon for my family and the inlaws.  We live in Ashkelon, so it's always a nice way to catch a break without going through too much trouble.

The hotel is family-friendly and right on the boardwalk and beach (the boardwalk was refurbished not that long ago).  They are slowly renovating the place and recently replaced all the lobby furniture.

Just an FYI: the HI Ashkelon also has an executive lounge/club room and tends to be generous in granting free access to Platinums, even on points.  Definitely a nice perk and very unusual for Israel.

For anyone interested, Ashkelon is mostly about the beaches and the marina.  There's also an archaeological park with some interesting ruins.  Honestly, there's a lot more internal/Israeli tourism than foreign tourism.

It could also serve as a nice base for exploring the Northern Negev between Ashkelon and Beer Sheva.
Cool to know that you live there, have been looking for someone that lives there. I have been there maybe 20 times in the past 3 years and never once was I offered free loungee access. I am platinum.

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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #478 on: July 28, 2015, 03:08:21 PM »
I leveraged Spire Elite to get a confirmed suite upgrade .
You did that at check in ? Or you got that by calling before?
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Re: New Pointbreaks!
« Reply #479 on: July 29, 2015, 12:24:12 AM »
At crown plaza suffren. Room is decent, but front desk staff was pretty rude. (Chewing noisily in my face while talking to me.)