When a suite not a suite

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  1. job2cu

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    Have recently found properties trying to fob off corner rooms as junior suite.

    Some people have a loose definition of suite.

    And how can you know if your suite award is eligible for a suite when all the property advertise are suites.

    More dilution of platinum soon it will be good for a closet upgrade if your lucky.
     
  2. KENNECTED
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    And exactly what is your definition of a "suite"? Having asked that, with so many hotels of varying age, needs, locations, etc. How a property categorizes it's rooms will vary from property to property.

    In addition, this isn't something that is only known to SPG.
     
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    Great point. If it dont have a hottub, it aint a suite to me...... lol

    In my hometown, the local Super 8 had a whirpool suite for like $20 bucks more than the regular room...... Oh the memories. To be young again. That was living....
     
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    I just had a stay at the Westin Chosun in Seoul, and was happy to find myself upgraded to a 'junior suite'.

    Which turned out to be a large room with a sofa and armchair in one corner. Perfectly pleasant, but nothing inherently 'suite-like' about it...

    :confused:
     
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    edekba Gold Member

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    I think hotels categories rooms with sofa and/or arm chairs as suites in a slightly larger room than a stnd room.

    At least that's what I've experienced.
     
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    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    after reading these posts, my opinion is souring on suites
     
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    four posts have soured your opinion? That baffles me. When people say they don't get upgrades, they need to look at so many factors, such as are there any weddings in the building, that booked suites? Special events that booked Suites? Room maintenance that took rooms out of service? Is it a holiday weekend? Is there a big event in the city you're in? How many platinums have booked the property. There are so many variables.
     
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    Is there a definition for a living-sitting area? Haha
     
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    Is there a definition for "is"? Haha
     
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    that was meant to be a joke. Sour and sweet (suite)
     
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    I remembered this post today as I am staying at a non-SPG hotel (the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Mass) that put me in a room they call a suite but that has no couch or separate room. It's just a small L-shaped addition with a round table and chairs.
     
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