Conrad Chicago to Convert to Starwood's The Luxury Collection

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    Conrad Chicago to Convert to Starwood's The Luxury Collection

    Interesting development concerning the Luxury Collection by Starwood as they grow and convert a prominent Conrad hotel to one of their own. I wonder how Hilton overall wants to grow their Conrad brand around the world without "clashing" with their WA brand in the luxury space.
     
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    awesome, but i do see rates going up after this.

    wonder what they'll do with all the leftover bears ...
     
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    What leftover bears?
     
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    Indeed, looks like that rates are knowing only one way right now, and that's up as you pointed out. I wonder how the hotel will be named by the owners, now that it will be integrated into the Luxury Collection by Starwood. Regarding the bears, had they bears on offer in the first place?

    I associate teddy bears more with Asia, not all Conrad hotels do offer them.
     
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    :D:):D
     
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    oh i thought i read somewhere they had bears... guess not.
     
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    Only in European and Asian Conrads and definitely not in any US properties ... the Conrad Miami does have a nice plush manatee.:)
     
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    Sadly Conrad has no "bear brand standard" just yet. I wish they had. :)
     
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    As for Europe, Conrad Dublin doesn't provide usually bears to their guests, but I've heard/read somewhere about that they offer sometimes "special seasonal" bears. Do all Asian Conrad hotels provide teddy bears? :)
     
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    Damn...you got me interested for a while.

    Could have been a great selling point for them.
     
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    Would be interesting when a future Luxury Collection hotel offers their guests "Conrad bears".....:):D:)
     
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    I thought Conrad NY has a bull?

    Conrad Seoul doesn't. You have to buy one...
     
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    I know there are bears left in the rooms in the Conrads in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo in fact on our last visit to Japan (total of 6 nights at that property) we ended up with ten bears (two per night) and two rubber duckies. Friends have reported getting animals including elephants at other Asian properties.
    BTW I got a bear at the Dublin Conrad about 10 years ago and many years ago at the old Conrad Chelsea Harbour, London.
     
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    Most Conrads in SE Asia do offer the little animals: Conrad Hong Kong, a bear; Conrad BKK, an elephant; Conrad Bali, a monkey...

    However, that Conrads in the US do not offer the little animals is not why I am disappointed to see Conrad Chicago go to SPG. This was a great Hilton property where just last month I raked in some 150K HH points on a 4-night stay, in addition to being upgraded to a great suite without asking. As a farewell to Conrad Chicago and for comparison with what it will be turned into under SPG, here are some photos from my recent stay:

    CONRAD ORD.jpg
     
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