Daily Archives: Jan 9, 2013

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Yesterday, I wrote about an article on NY Post regarding alleged fabrication of records by both Le Parker Meridien New York and Parker Palm Spring in order to get greater reimbursements from Starwood’s loyalty arm for award nights consumed at these two properties.

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Friend gave me a hint to download the actual suit, which I did. It is a nice read about the ins and outs of the alleged misrepresentation that had been going on. [click to continue...]

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You can now access chain specific promotions for major hotel chains via the drop down “Hotel Promotions” menu on top of the site.

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Previously, I had all the chains on one display, but due to the number of promotions that all the hotel chains were having, the list became borderline unreadable.

It will include Fairmont’s President Club and Ritz-Carlton Rewards soon as well.

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Hopefully, this will make accessing the chain specific current and past promotions more manageable.

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Hilton HHonors Gold status is the bets mid level hotel status that gets you free internet access and executive lounge access/complimentary breakfast on all stays. Upgrade to executive level room for Gold members is based on availability.

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You need to complete 4 stays within 90 days after registering for this promotion. The Gold status will be valid until the end of 2014 per the terms and conditions of this offer (likely until March 2015). [click to continue...]

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There was a piece on NY Post few days ago about alleged fraud that the management of Le Parker Meridien and Parker Palm Springs, both owned by the same company, had conducted over three year period and milked SPG out of more than million dollars in unwarranted reimbursements.

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According to the NY Post article about the law suit, the management of the hotels had falsified records and fabricated room reservations in order to boost payments from the Starwood’s loyalty program. [click to continue...]