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


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Per a Hotwire Vacation package search Nov 20-22, you can add business center to the list of amenities at the Concord Crowne Plaza hotel (Oakland/East Bay - Concord-Walnut Creek zone). Hotel is still rated 3 stars. Complete amenities are: Fitness Center, Pool, Restaurant, and now Business Center.

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San Francisco/Oakland Priceline changes per vacation package search Dec 8-10:

San Francisco (Union Square East)

3.5 Hotel 480 now 3 stars (becomes the Marriott Union Square effective April 2009 -- who knows what it will be rated under Marriott ownership)

Oakland

3.5 Marriott City Center now 3 stars - Major disappointment since Priceline users were previously able to bid 3.5 stars if they wanted downtown Oakland vs the airport.

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Hotwire has downgraded the Palace Hotel San Francisco (USE zone) 4.5 stars to 4 stars per a vacation package search Jan 16-20, 2009.

Amenities appear unchanged:

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Business

Internet

Spa

This leaves the Intercontinental San Francisco as the only apparent 4.5 star in the Hotwire USE zone.

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New Hotwire amenites at the River Terrace Inn (Napa-Sonoma/Napa zone) per vacation package search Jan 8-10. Still rated 3.5 stars.

Amenities:

Smoke-Free (new amenity)

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Business

Internet

Spa

Complimentary breakfast is no longer displaying as an amenity, although appears to be a standard feature per the hotel's website.

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Hotwire Reno changes per vacation package search Jan 9-11:

Reno/Tahoe (Downtown Reno)

Harrahs - upgraded 3.5 to 4 stars.

Casino

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Spa

Reno/Tahoe (South Reno-Reno/Tahoe Airport)

Peppermill Hotel Casino Tower - upgraded 3.5 to 4 stars

Casino

Shuttle

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Business

Internet

Golf

Tennis

Spa

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I believe that HOTWIRE is going thru a widespread rating change throughout their system, so there may be many more changes in the coming days/weeks.

UGH...sorry to hear. What a time consuming task keeping these hotel lists updated, huh?

I wish it were Priceline making what I feel are some much needed changes. Leaving Courtyard, Summerfield Suites, Residence Inn type properties common-rated at the 3 star level as full service Marriotts, Hiltons, Sheratons, etc, continues to be a major goof IMO.

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Remove the two Holiday Inns in Lansing from hotel list. The south hotel was sold on Dec. 2 and is now a Causeway Bay Hotel, which wants to sell to another franchise after $4 million renovations. The west hotel lost its HI franchise. This is good news. Both were outdated lousy hotels.

The parent group Intercontinental plans to build new hotels in the area - one or two more Holiday Inn Express and a Hotel Indigo in East Lansing. There is also a new Staybridge in Okemos, which I hope shows up on PL bidding at 2.5* or 3*. The way to check possible PL hotels and star levels before bidding is to input your dates on PL partner, Travelweb.com. A hotel listed there is usually a PL hotel.

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In San Diego area Hotwire's Carlsbad-Encinitas-Del Mar zone has been broken into three separate zones: Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Del Mar/Rancho Santa Fe.

The four reported hotels in the old C-E-D zone should be reassigned as follows:

Sheraton Carlsbad - Carlsbad zone

Del Mar Hilton - Del Mar/Rancho Santa Fe zone

Doubletree - Del Mar/Rancho Santa Fe zone

Days Inn Moonlight Beach - Encinitas zone

Also the Sheraton Carlsbad now shows in Vacation Packages as a 3.5*. At last report it was 4*.

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Thanks for letting us know and providing the new zone classifications... that made it MUCH easier and i was able to take care of the above right away.

If you notice any mistakes in the updated Hotwire Hotel List let me know.

Thanks again!

Please use this HOTWIRE and these PRICELINE LINKS: HOTELS, CAR RENTALS, and AIRFARE to begin your travel purchases

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Hotwire Ft Lauderdale changes per vacation package search Mar 10-12, 2009.

Hyatt Pier 66

Upgraded 3.5 to 4 stars

Resort

Near Beach

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Business

Internet

Golf

Tennis

Spa

Renaissance Ft Lauderdale (Downtown-Las Olas)

Downgraded 4 to 3.5 stars

Smoke-Free rooms

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Business

Internet

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Portland, OR updates:

Hotwire

Portland (Airport PDX)

3* Radisson Hotel Portland Airport

VP also showing Golf and Tennis

3* Red Lion

VP also showing Smoke Free and Golf

3.5* Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel (previously 3*)

(I haven't been able to verify yet through VP, but amenities and TA info are consistent with this hotel)

Portland (Beaverton - Hillsboro)

3* Red Lion Hillsboro

is now the Hotel B. I have not found a listing for this hotel on VP.

2.5* Extended Stay Deluxe Portland - Hillsboro - NW Cornell Rd.

VP also showing High-Speed Internet

2* Homestead Beaverton

VP lists amenities as: Laundry

Portland (Downtown - Convention Center)

3* Courtyard Downtown - Lloyd Center

VP lists amenities as: Smoke Free, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business, Laundry, High-speed Internet (no longer the same as the Crowne Plaza)

3* Crowne Plaza Downtown Convention Center (formerly Holiday Inn)

VP lists amenities as: Shuttle, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business, Laundry, High-speed Internet

3* Red Lion Hotel Convention Center

VP lists amenities as: Smoke Free, Fitness, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet, Golf

Portland (Greater Downtown)

3.5* Hilton Executive Tower

no longer the same as Vintage Plaza (see below) and no longer listed as a customer favorite.

4* Hotel Vintage Plaza - A Kimpton Hotel (previously 3.5*)

VP lists amenities as: Boutique, Fitness, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

3.5* Hotel Fifty (previously 3*)

VP also showing High-Speed Internet

3* Mallory Hotel

is now the Hotel deLuxe. I have not found a listing for this hotel on VP.

Portland (Jantzern Beach - SW Vancouver)

Is now Portland Meadows - Jantzen Beach - SW Vancouver

3* Hilton Vancouver Washington

VP also showing Business and High-speed Internet

Portland (Lake Oswego - Tigard)

3.5* Crowne Plaza

VP lists amenities as: Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

3* Residence Inn Portland South

VP also showing Smoke Free

Portland (Vancouver)

3* Residence Inn Portland North

VP lists amenities as: Shuttle, Smoke Free, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool, Business, Laundry, High-speed Internet, Kitchenette

Other hotels listed in VP

(I would suggest replacing the current list with this one, as much of the info on the current list is obsolete)

4* RiverPlace, a Larkspur Hotel

Boutique, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet, Spa

2.5* Comfort Inn & Suites Portland Intl Airport

Shuttle, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool

3* Four Points By Sheraton Portland East

Smoke Free, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

3* Holiday Inn Gresham

Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Business, Laundry, High-speed Internet, Golf, Tennis

3* La Quinta Inn & Suites Vancouver

Smoke Free, Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Pool, Business, Laundry, High-speed Internet

2* Homestead Portland/Tigard

Laundry

2* Extended Stay America Portland/Beaverton

Laundry, High-speed Internet

2* Extended Stay America Portland/Gresham

Laundry, High-speed Internet

3* Silver Cloud Inn Portland Downtown

Complimentary Breakfast, Fitness, Business, Laundry, High-speed Internet

4* Hotel Lucia

Boutique, Smoke Free, Fitness, Restaurant, Business, High-speed Internet

3* Courtyard Portland Southeast

Smoke Free, Fitness, Pool, Restaurant, Laundry, High-speed Internet

Priceline

Portland (Airport PDX)

The Sheraton is rated 3*.

The former 2* Red Lion Inn is now the Comfort Inn and Suites (the Comfort Suites is a different hotel).

Portland (Beaverton - Hillsboro)

The 2* Red Lion is now the Hotel B.

Portland (Downtown)

The Hotel deLuxe is rated 4* on Priceline.

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