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

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Thanks for the info.

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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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Thanks... we've updated the Hotwire Hotel List accordingly.

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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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THANKS!!!

All 3 above have been updated.

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Two Priceline updates for Scottsdale, AZ:

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale has been upgraded back to Resort.

The Doubletree Paradise Valley has been upgraded to 4*.

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Thanks... both have been updated in the Priceline Hotel List.

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The Westin Palo Alto (Palo Alto/Mountain View zone) has been downgraded 4 to 3.5 stars per a Priceline vacation package search Dec 9-11.

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Thanks... we've updated the Priceline Hotel List accordingly.

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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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Thanks... i've made the above changes.

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.

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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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A Hotwire vacation package search Jan 13-15 reveals the Concord Hilton (Oakland-East Bay/Concord-Walnut Creek) has been downgraded 3.5 to 3 stars.

Amenities:

Fitness

Pool

Restaurant

Internet (new)

Golf

Tennis

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DONE... updated the Hotwire Hotel List

THANKS!!! for helping us keep us with these!! :)

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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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Thanks for the info.

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Thanks for the update... we've updated the Hotwire Hotel List accordingly.

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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!

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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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