SPG and getting a ride

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  1. eurobear

    eurobear Active Member

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    So i've stayed at the W and got a free MDX ride and Ive done the Bently thing at the St Regis-

    are there other FREE rides for SPG properties? how long will these programs last?

    Do all stateside W's have the Acuras?
    Do all St Regis suites have Bentleys?

    Love SPG!
     
  2. mattsteg
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    mattsteg Gold Member

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    It varies by property. St. Regis Park City has Escalade service, for example.
     
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    At least some alofts have a shuttle van, with aloft advertising. I think it's pink and white. Some Sheratons have a shuttle van.

    I assume we're excluding airport hotel shuttles in this discussion.
     
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    danny Silver Member

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    Do you generally tip for the free rides?
     
  5. newbluesea
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    newbluesea Gold Member

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    I depends.... I stayed at the W Montreal last Thanksgiving and we got lifts to three restaurants and even the Montreal casino.
    (a total of four lifts in three days)
    On one ocasion no driver was available and the concierge drove us himslf.
    When we were checking out I gave him $10 to buy a couple beers:)
     
  6. VeryGoodPoints

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    In the US, yes. In other countries, usually not (depends where I am though)
     
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    I'll be staying at the St. Regis Punta de Mita in January. They are quoting me a substantial sum for transportation to and from the airport in the Escalade. It is a 30-40 min ride as far as i know Am I being taken for a ride? (pun intended)..
     
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    Probably not there is a distance limit placed on these rides most of the times I believe it has to be under 10 miles.
    Once when I had trouble getting a taxi in Chicago, the W Lakshore got their town-car to take us to ORD and it cost about $40.00

    The onlt time I have gotten free ride to the airport was at the Westin Cape Town but that was a hotel specific stated benefit for SPG Plats.
     
  9. Dreamworks

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    The Acura deal exists at the W in the states and will drop you (but not pick you up) for a distance of around 3 miles I think. It's not really a shuttle per se.
     

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