shangri la special

Feb 11th, 2005, 05:22 AM
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shangri la special

just got a promotion from Amex, where you get one free night with two nights paid at any Shangri La. Not bad. BUT in other news -- if you are a Golden Circle member, not so good news: seems they have changed the free breakfast benefit; now you get the buffet, but for half price.
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Feb 11th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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Hi Jim-what rate per night did you pay?
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Feb 11th, 2005, 05:45 PM
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i get about 4 pieces of mail per day from amex, but have not had this one...where did you see it??
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Feb 12th, 2005, 04:58 AM
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hi -- This mail seemed to come directly from Shangri La...but had the AMEX logo all over it too. They offered me US 195 per night (april) for 2 nights, with the third free. So works out to $130/night.
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Feb 12th, 2005, 07:24 PM
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Tks Jim-not cheap enough for me!
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Feb 12th, 2005, 08:01 PM
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i can't find anything on their site so maybe it was a targeted mailing...
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Feb 12th, 2005, 08:04 PM
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call them at 866-565-5050 and ask for the 3 nights for 2 deal....
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Feb 20th, 2005, 05:07 PM
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Jim- Did that price ($130 a night with the 3 nights for 2) include taxes and breakfast? Also, what kind of room is it?
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Feb 21st, 2005, 06:07 AM
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hi
that price didn't include taxes nor breakfast...and i think it's an executive river view room. so it's a good deal, but you still may do better/about the same via other web sites...i'd check around
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Feb 21st, 2005, 08:45 AM
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Apparantly, the review of the benefits of the Golden Circle is as a result of a questionairre that many of us completed. I think the new scheme is p##s poor for those who stay less than 20 nights a year at anything other than the full rate.

I thought the Free Breakfast offer at the Shangri La was a great vote swinger when selecting a good hotel in a city. I'm not convinced that the new package will attract me nearly as much. I fail to see any real benefits to anyone who stays less than 20 nights a year in one of their hotels. For classic members- the free breakfasts have gone, the separate check in area has gone, the suite upgrades are now no longer all at $25 but start at $39 and rise steeply in some of the locations (and are very limited in availability). They say the Frequent Flyer miles are more generous but whenever I have tried to claim them in the past they tell me I'm not paying the correct rate and therefore cannot be credited them. Other hotel groups may offer less Frequent Flyer miles but let you claim them even on discount rates. I find it hard to believe that the survey returned a "ditch the free breakfast" vote - seems like a cheaply disguised cost cutting exercise.

If any Classic Golden Circle members have found any real improvements I'd be interested to know.
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