Hotel De Vendome in Paris

Nov 18th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Hotel De Vendome in Paris

Yes or no?
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Nov 18th, 2007, 04:56 PM
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Hotel de Vendome is a nice four-star hotel with a *great* location I see rates of 390 EUR with continental breakfast for a weekend night in December, 420 EUR during the week.

By way of comparison, you can get a room at the five star InterContinental Paris LeGrand just a half kilometer mile away (facing the Paris Opera House) for 320 EUR. Booked through a Virtuoso agent, you get

-automatic upgrade from Classic to Superior Room
- Free Access to the private Club Lounge with:
--- Private check-in/check-out
--- Personalized welcome
--- Complimentary buffet breakfast in the private dining room of Club Lounge
--- Complimentary finger food, fruit and soft drinks at lunch time
--- Complimentary afternoon tea, pastries and fruit
--- Complimentary evening cocktail hour with Champagne, wines & liquor, soft drinks and canapes
--- Priority reservation for small private meeting room in Club Lounge (4-5 people)
--- Complimentary access to computer, printer, scanner and high speed internet access

I think this is a better value.
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Nov 19th, 2007, 04:07 PM
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travelhorizons,

We'll be traveling the first of May. Are the rates the same as you quoted? Also what about the D'Aubusson or Le Meurice?

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Nov 19th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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For a 1 night stay checking in 1 MAY, this is what I see:

InterContinental Paris LeGrand - Classic Room: 380 EUR (Virtuoso amenities: upgrade to Superior and Club access, etc.)

Hotel de Vendome - Classic Room: 440 EUR

Le Meurice - Superior King: 550 EUR (Virtuoso amenities: upgrade on arrival, subj. to availability; daily American breakfast; etc.)

D'Aubusson - Standard Double: 305 EUR; Superior Double: 360 EUR; Deluxe Double: 450 EUR.
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Nov 19th, 2007, 04:39 PM
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Travel Horizons.

If all hotels were priced the same, what would yur first and second choices be.

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Nov 19th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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First choice: Le Meurice, easily!
Second choice: InterContinental
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Nov 20th, 2007, 03:15 PM
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travel horizons.

Is there a "Virtouso rate for a classic room at Intercontinental in Cannes for the begiining of May and would you recommend staying there for 3 nights after Paris as a home base to do day trips to Nice, Eze, St. Paul. Monaco or is there somewhere else that you would recommend?

Also, is the Intercontinental in town?

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Nov 20th, 2007, 03:59 PM
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Coopie,

The Virtuoso rate at the InterContinental Cannes is 15% off the fluctuating published rate (plus you get a full champagne breakfast daily and an upgrade if available on arrival). This hotel is in the heart of town with an ideal location right on the beach. (Just make sure you're not trying to rent rooms anywhere in Cannes during the Film Festival ... there aren't any, the prices are stratospheric, and there's a 10 night minimum).

The IC is *the* most prestigious property in Cannes. The other "grand hotel" in Cannes is Hotel Martinez which has more of an art deco style.

Whether to stay at the IC? Depends on whether you want to be in Cannes with access to the beach and all its restaurants and culture ... or whether you'd prefer to stay in a smaller, more boutique-type property up in the hills.
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Nov 20th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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Hi Travel Horizons,

The beach is not a concern as we will be there in the early part of May.

Does it make sense to stay in Cannes if we have only 2 days to explore and we want to visit Nice,m Eze, St Paul and Monaco? or is there somewhere else tat you would recommend that is more centrally located.

Thank you for all of your advise
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Nov 20th, 2007, 05:00 PM
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Am I the only one who finds this thread a bit odd?
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Nov 20th, 2007, 06:27 PM
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Underhill, anyone's free to join the conversation! We haven't taken it offline...

Coopie, if your interests are Nice, Eze, St. Paul, and Monte Carlo, then Cannes is not central to any of those destinations. You might prefer to stay in Nice (if you want to be in town) or Eze (if you prefer more of a village feel). There are Virtuoso properties in both of those places.
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Nov 20th, 2007, 07:16 PM
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travelhorizons,

Is the rate of 320 euro good until the week of May 6 to May 11th, and also May 26 to May 29, 08? Also D'Aubusson at the same time?

Thanks for the info.
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Nov 21st, 2007, 06:04 AM
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The 320 EUR rate was the low season rate at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand for 2007. The low season rate becomes 330 EUR in 2008, good from Jan. 1-March 9; July 21-Aug 24; Dec. 15-Dec. 25.

From May 6-11, the rate is 380 EUR for a Classic Room, with automatic upgrade to a Superior + Club Lounge access.

From May 26-29, the rate is 440 EUR, with the same amenities.


Hotel D'Aubusson:

305 for a Standard Room
360 for a Superior Room
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Nov 21st, 2007, 07:01 AM
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What hotels would you suggest in Nice?
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Nov 21st, 2007, 07:23 AM
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Palais de la Mediterranee. Virtuoso rates are at a substantial discount from Published rates and include daily buffet breakfast and upgrade if available.
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Nov 21st, 2007, 07:47 AM
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What rates are offered at Palais?
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Nov 21st, 2007, 10:54 AM
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The Virtuoso rates at Palais are as follows. The include an upgrade on arrival subject to availability and a buffet breakfast served in the restaurant daily:

LOW SEASON
January - April, 13OCT - December

Superior City View: 220 EUR
Superior Sea View: 230

MID SEASON
May-July, Sept - 12OCT

Superior City View: 285
Superior Sea view: 310

HIGH SEASON
August

Superior City View: 350
Superior Sea View: 380
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Nov 21st, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Out of curiosity....where are you getting these quotes, and what is a Virtuoso agent?

Teach me to fish...or give me the fish. How do I find out about these rates...apart from asking?
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Nov 21st, 2007, 02:03 PM
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Here is some info:


http://www.virtuoso.com/us/

Apparently, agents which are so classified have access to hotel rates that can be less than we can find on our own. Several posters on the Asia board have recommended checking virtuoso rates for upscale hotels like the Asian Peninsulas. You would then book through this agent. I think this is correct...
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Nov 21st, 2007, 02:06 PM
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I would also like to have more information on Virtuoso..

And what does "personalized welcome" mean???
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