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BRG Deal for New York City, New York – Distrikt Hotel (Ascend)

Here it is again – Choice’s priciest King room (the one with City Views) is bookable on Booking.com and Priceline for cheaper! (and other 1 King room types!)

See it on Booking.com as the “Grand View King Room”. 

Hotel Address: 342 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

BRG claim valid for:

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Lower rate(s) found on:

Airfare, Hotels, Rental Cars, Vacation Packages

Valid Dates: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 (seems to be Sundays in August only?)

Room Details: “Grand View King” (Choice’s priciest King with “CITY VIEWS” on an upper floor of the hotel) There seem to be other King types as well.

Cancellation Policy: Free Cancellation

Room Occupancy: 2 Adults

Rate Variation (for sample dates shown):

Booking.com, Priceline – $259.00 / Choice – $299.00 BAR (Grand View King)

Compare Prices & Read Reviews For This Hotel

Book this BRG deal here:

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HT: brgdeals.blogspot.com/

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Upgrade Hotel Rooms For Free

When staying at a hotel, everyone likes to get a free upgrade to a better room. There are many ways to get a better room, and we will share these tips with you. No we are not talking about paying for a better room with cash or points, we are talking about free upgrades.

  1. The $20 trick. The way it works is you hand the clerk $20 with you license, and pray that s/he will upgrade you. Check out this site for more information. We tried this, and it did not work. The woman at the counter said, I think you gave this too me  by mistake. I told her “eh, that’s for you!” She replied “Thank you”, and did not give me an upgrade.
  2. Ask for a complimentary room upgrade when you check in. This may or may not work, but hey it’s worth a try.
  3. Email the manager if you can get a room upgrade a week before your trip. This usually does work (if there is availability).

Check out my conversation with a hotel manager for my recent hotel stay.

First I emailed concierge@hyatt.com

“What is the manager of XXXXXX properties email?”

The reply was forthcoming

Dear Credit Card Joint, 

Thank you for your message to Hyatt Hotels Corporation. I welcome the opportunity to assist you at Hyatt Regency xxxxxxxxx.

 Please find below the email address of the front office manager:


 I look forward to assist you further. Thank you for choosing Hyatt.

 Best Regards,

 xxxxxx (Mr.) 

Hyatt Sales Associate

Global Contact Centre


Then I composed an email to the manager

Hi, I will be coming to your property over the weekend. We selected you hotel as it is the nicest one in our area, the only 4 star Hyatt within 50 miles of my home.

I was wondering if I would be able to get an upgraded room since it was my wife’s birthday. I am a Platinum member with Hyatt for already 2 years. I appreciate your time, and look forward to saying hello in person.


Within 12 hours I got a reply from the manager:

Mr Credit Card Joint, 

Thank you for your kind email and for selecting out hotel. We very much appreciate your loyalty as a Platinum member and I would be happy to assist. I have upgraded you to one of our View King rooms for your stay to make it special. I will be here on Saturday and look forward to meeting you as well.

 All the best,


Front Office Manager

The easiest way to get a hotel room upgrade is by emailing the manager. We had success on our recent try, why don’t you try it too?

In Summary:

A small note to the manager a little before your trip is the first thing to try for an upgrade. If this doesn’t work, then you can try the $20 trick or ask again by check in.

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