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Sheraton / Starwoodutterly disappointed with four points penang service and condition

One couldn't describe how sorry we are to ourselves for choosing to stay at this hotel for 2 nights in 4 rooms. Here are the details of our stay:

Check-in: Sunday 17 June 2018 (from 15:00)
Check-out:Tuesday 19 June 2018 (until 12:00)

We arrived at 5 pm, which is already late for check-in only to realize that our rooms are not ready. We booked 4 rooms via After insisted to have at least a room ready because we have 3 infants with us, they provided us one room at 5.45pm. At 7.30pm I went and checked at the desk, but the other rooms are still not ready yet. Even worse, they only have can provide in total 3 rooms for us, not 4 room as per our booking. After arguing with me that it's not their fault but as they only received a booking for 3 rooms but not 4 rooms, Natasha told me that we can give you the room Complimentary if there's a room available or being canceled last minute but warned me it could be late at night. We take her words for it.

The other 2 rooms were ready at 8.15pm!!! When asked about the other room, they mentioned that they no longer have another room because they are having a full house today. At 11 pm after dinner, I insisted to have that room since we are a big family which no way can sleep comfortably in 3 rooms. The desk finally released a room to us at 11.58pm but insisted we have to pay for the room, even though we received it at midnight and even though Natasha has promised that it is complimentary.

I felt that Natasha only mentioned it will be on a complimentary basis to end the argument but there is no effort at all at her side unless we insisted it like we did at 11 pm. I feel like I'm staying at a really cheap hotel. Not only we have to pay for the rooms after asking for it like it's not our right to have the rooms, we have to still pay the full amount without even getting compensate for a really really late check-in.

Uneven surface:
My 1-year-old daughter accidentally scratched her left arm to the table. At first, I thought it was not serious, but after crying so loud I noticed the wound is so deep and caused by the uneven surface of the table. This is serious and not the expected out of a good hotel name.

Swimming pool:
On our second day, I brought my 1-year-old daughter to swimming pool. When we arrived the towels are no longer available, there was no one attending the booth!! So I brought her to swim, 45mins later, as the water is too cold she wanted to get out of the pool. We bath her and there is still no one attending for the towel. She was shivering cold waiting for a towel for a 20mins before we received a towel.
On top of the date, the pool is really filthy. The area looks uncleaned.

The coffee machine was out of order and leaving only one machine up and running. Due to high traffic, there was a long wait for coffee and to add matter worse - the staff took a long time to refill milk, and later water.
Your excuse shouldn't be oh we are currently full house if you can't operate to that capacity why bother operate?
There should be a backup plan, offer made-to-order coffee or place a dedicated staff at the coffee machine or ensure full maintenance during peak season?!

If you ask, I will never ever repeat or even recommend SPG hotels to anyone with this experience. I've sent an email to David Scully, the GM of that chain on 7th July but did not receive a reply since.

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    Sheraton / Starwoodlocked in the bathroom client no. [protected]

    On Aug. 4 my husband and I checked in to the Sheraton Hotel in Hyacinthe Quebec. We had been driving for 8 hours and being close to 80 yrs. old we had no choice but to book a room here at $269.00 for 1 night, as all other area rooms were booked. We were very shocked at the price but knew driving any further was impossible.

    We checked into our room and I went in to the bathroom to freshen up, closing the door behind me. When I went to exit the bathroom the door would not open. My husband tried to open it from the outside and I was trying desperately on the inside. I finally suggested he phone the front desk but he couldn't find the button on the phone to get a dial tone. By this time, being claustrophobic, I was starting to panic. He then decided he had to go down to the front desk and get help. In the meantime I was left sitting on the toilet imagining what the situation would be if I had checked in alone. With having no way of contacting anyone I would have been locked until the next day when the cleaning staff came by. This panicked me even more. I tried to put it out of my mind.
    My husband returned with a man who tried to open it, even resorting to advising me to stay clear while he smashed it in. That did not work. He left to go and get some different tools. He returned and managed to pry the door open and he removed part of the latch and let me out.
    After dinner I told the front desk about what happened and they assured me that someone would contact me the next day. I followed up with the hotel on the 6th and was told the person in authority would contact me by the 8th. I have yet to receive any call.
    This was a very traumatic incident for me, as I think it would be for most people. If this had happened to a person on their own this complaint would probably have resulted in a lawsuit. I would like a complete refund for the room and an apology from someone in authority.
    Patricia Astley

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      Sheraton / Starwoodmildew in 3 different rooms and an entire 6 floor in sheraton miyako in tokyo

      My name is Corinne David SPG member

      I stayed at Sheraton Miyako hotel in Tokyo from 7/20/2018 to 7/24/2018

      I have allergy to Mildew which triggers migraines and vomiting

      Sheraton Miyako hotel in Tokyo has a mildew issue
      The entire 6th floor smells mildew

      3 rooms, I was assigned to, had mildew

      Room 706 was the best for my sensivity and
      It still had mildew
      See pictures of room 706 attached

      Please have the hotel correct the mildew issue

      Mildew is not safe

      Thank you for looking into it


      I let the hotel know about the issue see attachment

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                  • Jy
                    jyc1 Jan 30, 2013
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                    I purchased an Omega J8006 juicer from Sheraton Market. Almost $200.00 was deducted from my Paypal account. Shipment was to occur within 7 days. When I emailed the company 6 days later to ask them when my product was going to be shipped, they told me my order purchase price was being refunded. They are still selling this model of juicer on their website and yet my order was cancelled??!!. I filed a Paypal dispute because 9 days later no juicer and no refund. This company also advertise their products on "Artfire". BUYER BEWARE. This company is horrible to deal with. They will take your order and your money. You will not receive their product and have to fight for a refund.

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                  • Ta
                    tab0206 Dec 18, 2014

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                  Sheraton / Starwooddishonest, cheating and shameless staff

                  What I try to say at here is not “general comment”. What I have to say is a serious complains! I just try to question sheraton or starwood can you still keep good service in china or have to become a very local bad service and low class hotel???

                  Ok, here is my bad experience. I discussed with a guy whose name is yang bo belongs to the four points in beijing and he is the director of the sales department. He promised me a price rmb16, 000 for a 73 square meters, service apartment or price rmb13, 000 for a 53 square meters, service apartment both can have extra 2 persons’ breakfast, 2 gym accesses and a parking.

                  He made me traveled twice to the four points in beijing where is 30km away from my place. However, when my wife and me went there today and prepared to sign a contract and we even plan sign for 5 years contract because I am be relocated by my company to china for 5 years. But at the last moment the sales lady told us that she did not know what yang bo promised to me and she cannot give me the price because that price is way over her authorization.

                  The story did not finished yet, the worst part is when we called the guy named yang bo together he totally denied what he promised to me and told me he cannot remember what he said to me on the phone last week!!! What a joke! Such a dishonest person can be a director of the sale department in a four points hotel! What a huge shame for sheraton and everybody who works for sheraton! It is insult and already nothing about the price anymore! He implied I am a liar!

                  So should I make voice record when I call sheraton or any other starwood chain hotel every time?! I phoned the head office of starwood tonight but too bad they cannot find the general manager for the four points of beijing. I am seriously waiting for a reasonable response from sheraton or starwood. A very reasonable explanation!

                  If sheraton or starwood cannot have the capacity to maintain the level what provide in north america then please do not come to china to make old customer disappointed so much! I updated my china cell phone under my member zone so I do not mind to receive call from starwood to explain for the whole issue.

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                    • Aj
                      AJIT KUMAR SINGH 2012 Feb 01, 2013
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                      Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
                      One Star Point
                      Stamford, CT 06902
                      Telephone: [protected]
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                      Respected Sir/Madam

                      With due respect, my name is Ajit Kumar Singh, and I joined Starwood hotels on 30 June 2012 as kitchen management trainee in Le Meriden, Ahmedabad through campus interviews.

                      I deeply believe in Starwood corporation, so I was very disappointed when they gave up their franchise of Le Meriden, Ahmedabad on 23rd November, 2012.

                      At that time, our management advised me and other staff that we would be transferred to other Starwood properties. To date, there has been no notice of any transfers by the Starwood management team, so I feel worried for my future. I strongly believe in the Starwood Corporation, as they are much respected and have a very good reputation. I believe that my future will be more secure with Starwood and would now like to respectfully request a transfer to another Starwood property.

                      Could you please kindly let me know what information you can provide me with as I have been an employee of Starwood before and I very much want to work with Starwood in future also.

                      Thanking you for your consideration on this matter.

                      Yours faithfully,
                      AJIT KUMAR SINGH

                      Contact: email ID [protected]

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