San Diego FlyerTalk Meetup Lunch Nov 1st

Shakey's was the first pizza I ever ate!

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More HILTON Amex Devaluations

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  Hilton Honors was once the go to program for rapid hotel point accumulation, but over the past years the program has rapidly chiseled away both the benefits and redemption of points value. Benefits came from both the Hilton Honors Program and the relationship with American Express via the Amex Hilton card and the Amex…

BREAKING: W San Diego Suffers Major Damage

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W San Diego entrance

The W San Diego Hotel located at 421 W B St., San Diego, CA 92101 suffered major water damage on Monday evening reported by San Diego Fire Rescue as a water line on the third floor cooling system ruptured.  Flooding  occurred on the Third, Second and First floor including the elevator shafts, elevator cars and elevator pits.  Hotel management claims that guest rooms were not impacted and guest are not being evacuated at this time. The hotel did offer to accommodate guests at the Westin San Diego or the US Grant Hotel, a Luxury Collection property.  Both are within a few blocks of the W San Diego Hotel.

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W San Diego lobby prior to flooding on August 18, 2014

Guests interviewed on the local news channel claim to have only access to the stair wells for entry and exit. Television news footage showed water flowing freely out of third floor window and into the underground parking garage.

The W Hotel chain is a member of Starwood Hotels.

Link to local NBC news coverage with video.

Link to local CBS news coverage with video.

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