As many of you may remember, Priority Club was offering the “King Bed Manhattan View Suite” at the brand new Long Island Holiday Inn for a mere 15,000 points per night. While that’s the normal rate for a Holiday Inn redemption, they typically only offer the lowest level room at that price. The “Manhattan View Suite” actually looks nice, and typically retails for $650 per night.
I booked this for a stay in two weeks, since that’s when we’re returning from Asia and have a one night layover in New York, arriving from Tokyo and continuing to Miami. While it’s not that convenient and is about a $40 cab ride each way, I figured it was worth it considering the room type. Well, based on a report by another FlyerTalker, they don’t have any suites ready yet. It’s listed nowhere on the website, but when I try to make a booking they don’t seem to offer any suites. Perhaps I’m being a bit unrealistic, but I would expect the hotel to contact me if that were the case.
Well, now I’m considering booking a room at the Hampton Inn JFK instead, which is about $135/night. Given the free internet it seems like a decent deal. I just can’t help but laugh at their website, though.
First of all, are those two ladies standing on the other side of the counter in the picture supposed to be employees or people checking in? I assume they’re supposed to be employees, but then I have no clue why one of them is facing away from the camera, as if she’s checking in.
Second of all, am I the only one that finds the text hilarious?
The modern lines of John F. Kennedy Airport immediately call to mind soaring to exotic destinations and unexplored countries. We hope you’re either coming from or headed to a fantastic vacation. Either way, the Hampton Inn® hotel in New York-JFK Airport (Jamaica/Queens) makes the perfect base to stop before or after your flight.
Then they go on to say:
Are you planning a meeting? Wedding? Family reunion? Little League game?
Ah, planning a marriage or getting married at a “base to stop before or after your flight” sounds like a recipe for success!
I’m still torn on this one. Stay at the Holiday Inn and then express my disappointment in not getting a suite when I booked one? Stay at the Hampton Inn and actually pay for my stay? Contact the Holiday Inn now? Decisions, decisions….