Waldorf Astoria Berlin

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  1. uggboy
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    || Waldorf Astoria Berlin ||

    Accepting reservations from 1st of February 2013. :)

    SEE ALSO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE: Waldorf Astoria Berlin
     
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    I assume HHonors Golds and Diamonds will be denied complimentary breakfast as at all W-A hotels?

    Is there lounge?
     
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    Gold benefits at W-A properties:


    HOTEL BENEFITS

    Members with Gold status receive all the benefits in the lower tiers:
    • Quick reservations and check-ins based on your room preferences
    • Late check-out*
    • Express check-out
    • Spouse stays free**
    • Complimentary access to fitness centers and health clubs†
    • Two complimentary bottles of water per stay (at Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites Hotels™, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™ hotels)
    Plus:
    • eCheck-In: Select your room and check in online up to 24 hours in advance at participating properties
    MY WAY GOLD MEMBERSHIP HOTEL BENEFITS:††

    Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts
    • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
    • 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points per stay or one in-room movie per stay


    Diamond benefits at W-A properties:




    HOTEL BENEFITS

    Members with Diamond status receive all member benefits:
    • Quick reservations and check-ins based on your room preferences
    • Late check-out*
    • Express check-out
    • Spouse stays free**
    • Complimentary access to fitness centers and health clubs†
    • Two complimentary bottles of water per stay (at Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts, Conrad® Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton™, Embassy Suites Hotels™, Hilton Garden Inn™ and Hilton Grand Vacations™ hotels)
    • eCheck-In: Select your room and check in online up to 24 hours in advance at participating properties
    MY WAY DIAMOND MEMBERSHIP HOTEL BENEFITS:††
    Waldorf Astoria™ Hotels & Resorts
    • Space-available upgrade to a preferred room
    • Choice of two among the following: 1,000 HHonors Bonus Points per stay; one in-room movie per stay; or a spa, golf or restaurant discount, as designated by the property
    http://hhonors3.hilton.com/en/explore/benefits/index.html

    I don't believe that the W-A Berlin offers an Executive Lounge and yes, Gold / Diamonds are NOT entitled to free breakfast at W-A properties.
     
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    I consider that a huge drawback of W-A properties. SPG Platinum receive breakfast at St Regis and Luxury Collection properties (can be continental, subject to location interpretation, generally includes buffet). And Hyatt Diamonds receive breakfast at Park Hyatts and Andaz properties. Really no reason for Hilton to deny the benefit at W-A properties.
     
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    Anything in the 20 - 40 euro range? :D
     
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    The breakfast. :D
     
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    :eek:
     
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    no lounge. but great views/location
     
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    The one in Rome offers complimentary full breakfast (and a nice breakfast it is) to Diamonds (not sure about Golds).
     
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    The breakfast is 36 euros per person.
     
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    Has anyone tried the pool with the "counter-flow?"
     
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    I had full complementary breakfast at Waldorf-Astoria Shanghai on the Bund...and quite a spread it was!
     
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    Was it complementary because you are Diamond or Gold or some other reason?
     
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    Because (a) I am Diamond, and (b) Hilton properties in Asia tend to value their elites a lot more, and that means free breakfast almost always and everywhere. I was shocked when I stayed at Hilton SFO Union Square last year and was charged $10 extra to get hot breakfast, and I am supposed to get complimentary "breakfast" as a Diamond! The fine prints did, however, state that only cold items were free; I could have everything else if I was willing to pay the $10 extra. In Asia, every breakfast at every Hilton is a virtual royal feast...at no extra charge!
     
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    Yes, Asia and also Europe (except for W-A aside from Rome). It's really North America that has such poor treatment.

    I just wanted to know if the Waldorf-Astoria Shanghai gave full breakfast only to Diamonds, or to Golds and Diamonds, or to all guests, or if you booked a rate with breakfast.
     
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    But the official policy at HHonors.com is that Gold and Diamond benefits at W-A do not include free breakfast.

    http://hhonors1.hilton.com/en_US/hh/landing/myway_benefits_diamond/index.do

    At W=A Diamonds get a space-available upgrade to a preferred room (subject to interpretation)
    And 2 of 3 things: 1000 points; an in-room movie; a discount at a spa, golf or restaurant, as determined by the property.
    There is nothing in there about breakfast, which is a benefit at Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, so if the property gives breakfast that is a property decision.

    Since this is about the new W=A Berlin - does that property give Golds or Diamonds breakfast, or is it 36 Euro/person even for Golds and Diamonds?
     
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    Right; the point being that Gold and Diamond members are not as valued.

    Note that hotel properties are free to be more generous than required, and many do. E.g., Hilton and Conrad properties in Asia and Europe offer guests extensive full breakfasts even though not required. The W-A Rome offers full extensive breakfast to elites.

    36 euro unless included in rate. Not free for gold or diamond members.
     
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    This is exactly right. My sense is that a W=A in Shanghai would probably be under pressure to offer full free breakfast to its elite members because the Shangri-La just across the river in the Bund almost certainly does, as would nearly every other high profile hotel/chain in the city. You are absolutely right in stating that each property is free to set its own rules, which may deviate from the stated HHonors T&C. A case in point being that Asian properties almost never opt out of Hilton-wide promos, whereas you'll find lots and lots of properties in the U.S. opting out...
     
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    We did too, used the Citi card free nights and as Gold also received the complimentary breakfast which was GREAT!
     

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