Category Archives: Starwood

Loud sex in a Hong Kong hotel?

I’m yet again staying at the Sheraton Hong Kong, which I reviewed last time. There was a promotional fare of HK$580 which I was offered from a travel agent and I jumped on it, and points can still be accrued, so it’s a nice bet (even if it’s just mattress running), given how good the hotel is.

Just now I left my hotel room for a night stroll out in Hong Kong (even though I live here, I have had only a few chances to stroll through). I walked past room 1014, and I heard a loud noise.

It’s definitely not the kind I prefer to hear, either.

Caroline

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Hotel Booking Rule No. 2: Check Promotions before Booking

I just used my father’s email to book the Naka Island for a February stay, though at a refundable rate (we’re actually also interested in the Anantara Mai Khao given the promotion, but we’re still trying to decide – I think we have plenty of time).

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Then I went on Starwood’s website, and found out that they’re giving triple Starpoints for a stay when booking through their site and late checkout until four o’clock (though, since we’re more interested in Thai’s flight, we don’t need it). There are also special rates.

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The least pretentious W service anywhere?

I had dinner at the Sing Yin restaurant with family at W Hong Kong last night. After signing up for a Hong Kong W dining coupon, every restaurant at W Hong Kong, Taipei, Guangzhou, Sentosa Cove and a few other properties is 75% off, so I’m basically just trying to make up for the HK$2200 that I paid for my yearly fee for the card. (Actually, I’ve already saved $1868.5 and I have to renew my card next May, so I’m set for now.)

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Ah, the big homey sign…

I enjoyed a stay at the W Retreat Bali Seminyak back in 2012. Everything was excellent except the service, which didn’t have the genuine “Bali” feel and was pretentious (I’m Starwood Platinum and I had to force them to upgrade to a Marvellous Suite – which they were still selling – by tweeting to SPG, since I was Starwood Platinum). The service throughout the whole hotel was a little pretentious, as we had to make them do most of the things that they are allowed to do for guests (such as ask if we could bring alcoholic drinks down from WOOBar) that they’re not obviously supposed to do (like give us a room – they did that).

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