- Nov 16, 2004
- My Map
They are definitely missing out. It’s amazing how the number of properties went down from three to zero without any forward planning to open new ones.To bring back on topic, I recall the check-in agent at DT seemed to mention there should be a Hilton in MEL in 2020 but who knows how reliable that is. I feel they are missing out on a lot of revenue as the Hyatts, Sofitel and Westin have a stranglehold on the business traveller spend.
Considering Hyatt has a fraction the number of properties around the world as Hilton, Marriott and IHG, coupled with what is essentially double the minimum requirement to qualify for top tier, the benefits need to be significantly superior.With that frequency, I'd be looking at Hyatt. The Globist benefits and recognition leave Hilton for dead.
Too receive benefits you are meant to book via Hilton website but some properties may give them anyway. Same for points and stay credits.Property: Waldorf Astoria Shanghai
Booked: Double Queen Deluxe
Received: Double Queen Deluxe City View
Getting mixed signals from these folks - I'm not entitled to breakfast as I booked through Amex Travel but somehow got an upgrade? Going to have a few words with the front desk staff in the morning. I don't think I've ever been declined DM entitlements at any properties regardless how it was booked.
Melbourne Marriott has an Executive Lounge.At the risk of going OT, my colleagues who also cover Melbourne are Hyatt Globalists as MEL and HKG are our frequent destinations but I've decided to go Marriott for global coverage and the Platinum status challenge. I will miss having a lounge, as none in MEL do, but when travelling for work that's irrelevant and only useful on leisure trips in which case there should be a lounge.
To bring back on topic, I recall the check-in agent at DT seemed to mention there should be a Hilton in MEL in 2020 but who knows how reliable that is. I feel they are missing out on a lot of revenue as the Hyatts, Sofitel and Westin have a stranglehold on the business traveller spend.
Eating Japanese fruits is one of the reasons I go there. Strawberries, persimmons, grapes, white peaches... So sweet...Only fresh fruits offered at breakfast was banana, green kiwi, grapefruit, apple, orange, pineapple(felt like canned).I normally load our kids up with fruits from hotel breakfast because fruits in Japan is $$ imo and was quite disappointed with the range. Staying at Conrad Osaka now and the fruit situation is still not as good as what we had at Conrad Tokyo last year.