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St. Regis Complimentary Breakfast for Two Only $162.80

Americans do have a reputation for gluttonously over-eating, but how many Americans can really eat $162.80 worth of food for breakfast – even at 5-star St. Regis luxury hotel prices?

I was looking for other Starwood Hotels special offers now that the Stay 2, Earn 1 Free Weekend night promotion is over. The highlighted link to St. Regis Offers looked promising.

“Enjoy exceptional rewards or preferred rates at the St. Regis.”  Link

St. Regis Hotels Offer: Receive complimentary daily breakfast during each stay.

Promotion Rate code – DSR

 

I tried a couple of test bookings.

 

St. Regis New York, Complimentary Breakfast,  

Superior Room, including American breakfast for two daily

Friday, August 14

$705.00/night Promotion Rate DSR

$808.96/night after tax

 

Same room, same night, no complimentary breakfast

$562.50/night AAA rate

$646.16/night after tax

 

$162.80 a day for complimentary breakfast at the St. Regis New York?

 

The other day I was reading notes in a travel journal from my trip to Thailand in 2004.

 

180,000 Baht can provide a water system for a Karen hill tribe remote village in the Chiang Mai province of Thailand; US$5,300 for a village to have running, clean water. 

 

30% of Karen children who go to secondary school drop out because they can’t afford the 150 Baht/month (US$4.40/month) for food while boarding at school. 

 

The added expense of a complimentary breakfast rate at the St. Regis could feed 3 high school students for a year.

 

Choices.

 

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About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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