First, thank you to all of you for so much information! Our goal was to have enough points to have a 7 night stay at London Marriott Park Lane for our 40th anniversary and to have at least gold status. We made gold in May and will have Platinum after we get home. Our trip is in October and we will be celebrating my husbands 77th birthday also. This is a dream trip for us and he tells me that he will be crossing things off his bucket list. The generations before his father are from County Durham.
We read a recent review of a Platinum member having a view of an air shaft and he stated that 1/2 of the rooms in this hotel have the same view.
What are your recommendations for increasing our chance of getting a points room with a city/hyde park view? Any hope with being gold?
We arrive in LHR @ 9:20 am and would appreciate any recommendations for a good place for lunch or activities while we wait for our room to be ready.
Any tips on the hotel, executive lounge or area would be helpful.