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Parmelia Hilton 2-for-1 offer

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Yada Yada, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Just received this from Hilton Premium Club:

    I saw in last Saturday's SMH that the Parmelia was stripped of it's star rating (it was 4, I think) and that the management were hopping mad. Last time I stayed there (Sept 2004) the rooms were looking very tired so it seemed fair to me.
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  2. oz_mark

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    It was downgraded to 4.5 star (as was the Sheraton).

    I had always thought ratings were about service and facilites, and didn't know aesthetics came into it - it does sound a bit subjective to me.
     


  3. Yada Yada

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    Yes, aesthetics is a part of it. It would be interesting to know what the weighting is for each aspect. If Parmelia was 5 stars before the downgrade it was way over-rated IMO. Very old and stodgy. OTOH Hilton at MEL airport is great.
     
  4. NM

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    Mrs NM is in Perth this week visiting her sister. We might take advantage of the offer for this weekend if they have availability. She can go stay there with her sister and leave all the kids with her brother-in-law for the weekend 8) .
     
  5. QF WP

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    Well, I'm about to stay at the Parmelia on Saturday, Sunday and Monday; so will be able to see what the kerfuffle is all about and report back...
     


  6. oz_mark

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    Hilton were withdrawing from the rating system altogether, so may not have an official star rating of any description now.
     
  7. JohnK

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    Is that like taking bat and ball and going home. :p
     
  8. oz_mark

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    They certainly didn't take it well. From what I understand the Sheraton are looking at what they can do to spruce the place up to get back to 5 star, but they may also decide to live with the 4.5 star rating.
     
  9. Yada Yada

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    Yes, it's a lot like taking the bat home. Really, they should spend some money on a rennovation or sell it and get something else. :roll:
     
  10. straitman

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    Is this the standard for Perth :?: :? :? :? :?

    The Hyatt is also very "tired" and in need of work.
     
  11. oz_mark

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    The Hyatt kept its rating, as did all the other 5 star hotels in Perth. It was just the Hilton and Sheraton that lost theirs. I think it takes more than just looking 'tired' to lose the rating, but I believe there is some subjectivity in this criteria.
     
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