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.