Diamond Benefits For Guests (With Diamond not staying).

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I'd like to book a night at HSW for my parents without me staying and have them receive the Diamond bells and whistles without paying the standard rate. If I check in and give them the room key would that work? I have no idea if they'd get queried at the lounge because of an age discrepancy. Does your official +1 have to be registered by name? I'd find it a bit weird checking into a room with my mother that has only a King bed!

I guess the other option is I book 2 queens, say there are 3 of us and hope we all get the benefits extended and then I don't actually stay the night.
 

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Don't over complicate things - play the simple odds.

Your room number and surname are the keys.

Book for 2 (or 1 under spouse stays free); check in yourself (solo preferably) as normal, hand them the keycards discretely and leave them to it.

(Also, word up your parents on discretion ;))
 

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Thanks Serfty. That's my ideal scenario - I just thought there might be some unanticipated roadblocks.

If I decide it's unethical I may just book 2 rooms and stay myself as my impression from previous reports is that the benefits would likely be extended to the 2nd room.
 

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Diamond benefits are in no way worth the cost of an extra room. For the typical rate at the HSW (which is, what, $280+ a night?) you could pay to upgrade the to the exec floor several times over and pay for wifi access, at which point they're only missing out on a couple of bottles of water and a newspaper and the handwritten welcome note, and you'll still be at least $150 a night ahead.
 
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Diamond benefits are in no way worth the cost of an extra room. For the typical rate at the HSW (which is, what, $280+ a night?) you could pay to upgrade the to the exec floor several times over and pay for wifi access, at which point they're only missing out on a couple of bottles of water and a newspaper and the handwritten welcome note, and you'll still be at least $150 a night ahead.

I understand your point but I also get the benefit of staying at a hotel + breakfast + drinks etc. I've decided to book 2 rooms as I'm keen to check the place out anyway and can earn some brownie points with my girlfriend.
 

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If its a weekend you are looking for i've found them under the Any weekend Any time for $187 atm, sometimes you have to check both nights to see if its only avail for one of them and do two bookings if you want a Fri and Sat but still good savings. I've had a few recent 2 room stays booked and taken friends with me as Gold, both times at HOTP and HSW they were upgraded to Exec Lounge with me, and of course I got the extra points for the 2nd room :)
 
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