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RETIRED: New Zone Boundaries, Star Levels, Name Changes?

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Phoenix/Scottsdale the 3* Radisson in the Scottsdale area has been closed for about a year and will not reopen. They are building condos on the grounds.

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Reno, NV changes & observations:

Hilton has sold the Reno Hilton and it is now called the Grand Sierra Resort. Not sure whether or not it participates w/Priceline or Hotwire, however the hotel did not display in a number of vacation package searches of both venues.

Also, Hotwire is now displaying the Peppermill in two categories. A vacation package search of 9/19-9/21 reveals that in addition to the 3.5 star Peppermill Hotel & Casino, they have also added the Peppermill Montego Bay Wing. The property is rated 3 stars with amenities of: Casino, Airport Shuttle, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Golf, Tennis & Spa.

Finally, the Hotwire hotel list is displaying the 2.5 star Sands Regency in two different zones, despite there being only one downtown Reno zone on Hotwire.

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Secaucus-North Bergen

The Wyndham Suites, formerly the Prime Suites, formerly the Radisson Suites, is now a La Quinta Inn and Suites. It was a Wyndham for all of about 5 months, this property must be cursed as it just can't seem to hit its stride. Rooms are available for $200 a night, which is pretty high compared to the amenities. I ran into an upset guest who made his reservation as a Wyndham, he won't get his "by request" amenities or 500 airline miles.

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The Hyatt Sainte Claire in San Jose is no longer a Hyatt. It is now "The Sainte Claire, A Larkspur Hotel".

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I believe I have pinned a Hotwire hotel that is not listed on the "Hotwire Florida Pinned" page. I found it by first looking for a hotel room for Thanksgiving 2006 ($58/nite Nov 24-26) and then looking for a vacation package for late October 2006. Stars and ammenities matched up exactly, so I think you are safe with this one, and I hope it helps someone:

Miami Beach North/Sunny Isles

2 stars

6 icons

Beachfront

Fitness

Pool

Rest

Laundry

Tennis Nearby

Turns out to be Best Western Thunderbird Resort, 18401 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160

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The Mag Mile/Wacker Drive area on Hotwire in Chicago is now called Mag Mile-Streerville. Hotwire also has a new Lakeview-Wrigleyville zone in Chicago that's likely for the one main hotel in that area - the Best Western Hawthorne Terrace.

The Chicago Loop zone and South and West of Loop zones also appear to have been altered. The Chicago Hilton and Towers on South Michigan Ave. looks to have been absorbed into the South and West of Loop zone. The Loop North border now also appears to end at the river, meaning that the Swiss and the Hyatt (as well as Hotel 71) are now likely Loop hotels instead of Mag Mile/Streeterville hotels.

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The Hotels listed below are in Kansas but are listed on the Missouri Hotwire Hotel List thread.

Kansas City (Merriam - Lenexa - Olathe)

3* Holiday Inn

Amenities: Restaurant, Pool, Fitness

2.5* ExtendedStay America

Amenities: Complimentary Breakfast, Pool, Fitness, Kitchenette, Business, Laundry

2* Homestead Suites (in Merriam, KS)

Amenities: Kitchenette, Laundry

Kansas City (Overland Park)

2* Homestead Overland Park

Amenities: Kitchenette, Laundry

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San Francisco Hotwire zone changes:

1) The former "Van Ness/Lombard Corridor--Pacific Heights" zone has been split in two. The two new zones are "Japantown-Civic Center North" and "Lombard Street-Marina District".

The Holiday Inn Golden Gateway and Opal Hotels are now in the Japantown-Civic Center North zone.

2) The former "Civic Center" zone is now called "Civic Center South". I don't have a map of the old zones but I think this is just a renaming and not a change of boundaries.

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The Hotels listed below are in Kansas but are listed on the Missouri Hotwire Hotel List thread

All of the zones above are part of the Kansas City Region, which is in Missouri, which is why they are classified in that hotel list.

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San Francisco Hotwire zone changes:
DONE
Chicago Ohare now seems to have 2 areas. Ohare North and Ohare South
DONE!

PS- only hotel i couldn't find any info on in Chicago was the "Chicago O'Hare Hotel"... does anyone have an address or info on this property? (please PM me) Thanks.

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Not sure where to post this, but I'm a Local Expert for Philadelphia on the Tripadvisor. Wanted to let you know that one of the posters there just won the Loews hotel in Philadelphia on Hotwire, but the SPA icon is no longer listed in the amentities on Hotwire. She had thought she was getting the Westin, but it ended up being the Loews. Just a FYI.

Suzanne

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Actually there is a Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO.

The #1 tourist attaction in the state of Kansas is in Kansas City, KS.

Listing them on the pinned list of KS hotwire hotels might be helpful for folks traveling to the Kansas Speedway, or people how are looking for a place of relatives to say over the holidays who live on the Kansas side and wouldn't dream of making anyone stay in MO, (such as myself) :)

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Update for Florida list.

I found some new hotels today not listed. All found in VP in search for 4/28-4/30 stay.

Fort lauderdale north zone.

3.5* The Westin Fort Lauderdale

Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, High-speed Internet Access

Fort lauderdale beach zone.

2.5* Ocean Sky Resort

Beachfront, Fitness Center, Pool(s),Restaurant(s), Business Center, Laundry Facilities, High-speed Internet Access

2* Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort Hotel

Near Beach, Complimentary Breakfast, Pool(s), Laundry Facilities

Fort Lauderdale (Hollywood Beach).

2.5* Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort

Beachfront, Airport Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Laundry Facilities

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For Florida list.

These are diffrent/new/changed/added amenities in VP comparing to boards list. Search made for 3/5 - 3/9

Fort Lauderdale beach zone.

3* Sheraton Yankee Trader Hotel

Amenities: Near Beach, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, Laundry Facilities, High-speed Internet Access, Tennis Nearby.

3* Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel

Amenities: Near Beach, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, Laundry Facilities, High-speed Internet Access.

3* Doubletree Guest Suites

Amenities: Suite, Near Beach, Fully-equipped Kitchen, Daily Housekeeping, Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, 24-hour Front Desk, High-speed Internet Access, Kitchenette.

Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas - Downtown - Port Everglades)

3.5* Riverside Hotel

Amenities: Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, High-speed Internet Access

Fort Lauderdale (Hollywood International Airport Zone (FLL))

3* Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport

Amenities: Fitness Center, Pool(s), Restaurant(s), Business Center, High-speed Internet Access, Tennis Nearby

Henrik

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Thanks for the additions/updates.

In case you ddin't see it, there are additional hotels listed beyond the first post of the Hotwire Hotel Lists... when hotels appear in the vacation packages, but not yet reported, we keep them in subsequent posts in the same thread in order to make the distinction. Sometimes a hotel will have different amenities in the vacation product vs. the opaque hotel product.

Thanks again for helping us keep things up-to-date. :)

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Looks like Hotwire decided to change the zoning for the Honolulu / Waikiki area. The following zones now are listed:

Waikiki North

Waikiki South

Waikiki Beachfront

Downtown Honolulu

Diamond Head

Airport

Seems like it'll be a challenge to identify and see where hotels with similar icons show up. Priceline recently changed up the zones as well.

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Update for Florida list.

3* Sheraton World Resort is now called International Plaza Resort & Spa. For Orlando Univ/SW zone.

Fort Lauderdale (PL Hollywood zone) no longer have any 3* zone.

AmeriSuites (Fort Lauderdale Plantation zone) now shows 3*. Shows 2.5* in boards HW list. Still has the same amenities as board has.

Henrik.

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Per Hotwire vacation package 1/21-1/24/07, the Hilton SF Financial District no longer lists "LAUNDRY" amenity. Hotel is still listed as 4*.

Current amenities are:

Fitness

Restaurant

Business

Hi-Speed Internet

Spa

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