TheBugster

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    4* Austin (Downtown Austin) W Austin

    you were spot on - W Hotel!! $128 a night inc taxes - that search didn't always come up for some reason and was normally showing up at over $200 earlier! Really happy I think and used the link provided by BiddingHelper.com! Cheers
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    4* Austin (Downtown Austin) W Austin

    For some reason your BiddingHelper.com is giving a great rate! Do you think this is the Guild Red River? (Based on the customer 9/10 rating?). Doesn’t seem as if it has been won before? HOTEL LINK
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    4* Austin (Downtown Austin) W Austin

    thanks guys - not booked yet as trying my luck on NYOP but I am guessing these prices will be similar to the Express Deals? thanks for your help
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    4* Austin (Downtown Austin) W Austin

    Apologies I didn't know there were other tools other than the lists - I will try those next time. . Thanks for the insight of it being the AT&T - I will take a closer look. Seems a little far from where I will be most days but could work - prefer a cheaper room thought!!
  5. Hi all, I'm trying to do a bid for a 4* in the Downtown area of Austin 21-24 Jan - as close to the convention center as possible. I've tried a few bids of $128 - $150 a night - and thought I'd check the Express deals to benchmark my pricing - this is showing up as around $200 a night. I'd prefer a 4.5* but let't not carried away as don't really want to even spend $200. Anyway I am trying to ID the hotel in the Express deal but can't match it to any of the 4*s in the Priceline List of hotels. The amenities are:- Free Internet Available Outdoor Swimming Pool Fitness Center Handicapped Rooms/Facilities Spa Restaurant Free Internet Access Swimming Pool Anyone with any ideas where this could be? many thanks!
  6. many thanks - hopefully a good location and some good bars. Stayed in Central Loop a few times and River North but not the best night life (important on a work trip eh?!). I'm sure I saw somewhere with the Express deal which was pretty much the same price with the discount that it would have been a King size bed....with NYOP any type of room is guaranteed isn't it so we could get the cheapest room which is 2 double beds? Are the hotels usually ok at moving someone by themself to a King room that you know of?
  7. Hopefully everything clicked through - in the end did NYOP and got it for £110 a night which I think is reasonable - and was the Westin! So £130 inc tax.... Offer price:£110.00/night Number of rooms:3 rooms Number of nights:3 nights Room subtotal:£990.00 Taxes & fees:£195.84 Total charged today:£1,185.84 Thanks for all your help and great insight into thinking it's the Westin - hopefully a good hotel
  8. Not sure if you can create a link - but can you create the same link which in GBP? It is exactly the same in USD as it is in GBP just means I wouldn't need to convert from USD to GBP - the link I have is https://www.priceline.com/stay/checkout/express/2018-11-12/2018-11-15/3/E8C13A94EA22AB5C5C65996B59B9CA161DEC127C8625261944491E3939FF753962F05912862755FF128E832A6FD63419/289A26DA827B5EC20595B748F3A506035E9F823EF88B9FE54621551369E91CDFB160BE3DB7EB0191B160BE3DB7EB01917EA3048807BEE935/?currency-code=GBP&country-code=GB&tax-display-mode=false
  9. good question - yes I have been requesting 3 rooms so all pricing is based on 3 rooms! Good to check though. I'll read through your comments now - but wanted you to know. We have a budget with the company which I think we can hit but I'd rather get the best * rating hotel we can - and not a random hotel!
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    Chicago 6/11 to 6/14 Tips

    Just a update as I never replied to this thread - in the end the per night stay was crazy high so I got someone else to pay for it as it was circa $650 a night and only the Hyatt Place Downtown which was nothing special at all!! Thanks for all your help on this
  11. No problem - I will update that thread apologies I didn't. No in the end the per night stay was crazy high so I got someone else to pay for it as it was circa $650 a night and only the Hyatt Place Downtown which was nothing special at all!! It is shown as $345 or so at the moment which is slightly better but not worth it in any way point of view! Yes for MagMile I have only allowed added zones which don't have 4* - some colleagues for whatever reason want to stay in that area and seems to be around that price all over central Chicago. For 4.5 I got to around £105 a night and was then offered to £138 for another bid (assume that would be accepted) - Express deals are available for £113 For 4* I got to around £70 and was offered to increase to £107 for another bid (assume that would be accepted) - Express deals are available for £82 So both NYOP and Express seem to be very close - which I wouldn't expect especially when traditionally it was always much cheaper - but is of course much cheaper than the "Try Again Right Now" for NYOP - which is odd?
  12. Hi I'm looking for a room in Chicago 12-15 Nov and I have been trying NYOP for both 4.5 and 4* in Magnificent Mile (tried 5* but went too close to RRP 4* hotels which I'd be happy with!). With both 4.5 and 4* hotels I got to within $s of what was being offered as a Express deal - and then being offered to increase my bid by $x to have a go again (which is usually accepted) - but this was about $40 over the Exrpress deal per night! Can anyone offer any advice? I used to have lots of success with NYOP but don't seem to be having any luck with it recently. Many thanks! Greg
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    Chicago 6/11 to 6/14 Tips

    thanks very much for coming back to me - seems the 13-14 may have a lot more availability therefore I could find a Priceline name your price for a good price - do many people still use this option? Many years ago when I came to the States and toured round I used Name Your Price a lot and did really well out of it - is it still used a lot? Would I be better off doing 11-13 and 13-14 separately with Name Your Price as the prices may be very different/no availability on the 11-13? Happy to move if it is easy to do so.... Really appreciate your help and I will do my research tomorrow. Thanks
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    Chicago 6/11 to 6/14 Tips

    No unfortunately it wasn't on Priceline as much as I wanted it to be - I was with 2 others including our CEO so I couldn't cancel my room and get a better room! Then I feel I could have got a really good deal as everywhere was really cheap - we stayed in the CQ Central Loop hotel which was around $133 a night - but at the moment I can't see anything near that. Obviously I'd prefer the best * hotel and budget - I guess would be $260 based on the all the pricing at the moment but I have a feeling that would need to be higher looking at the availability but any suggestions would be great!! Cheers