Aloft @ Panama – SPG Life – Platinum gift

in photography •  6 months ago

Aloft @ Panama – SPG Life – Platinum gift

Welcome to the Aloft @ Panama City! As an SPG Platinum member I get a few perks every now and then and this is a tribute to one of them. The little cheese/fruit plate and a letter from the staff welcoming me. I really like this small gesture and definitively a good snack to have when you’re arriving and might need to recharge quickly. Now, I like all SPG hotels and what the Aloft is set apart from the rest the SPG branded hotels here in Panama is… Price! It was the lowest price of them all (at the time of the post) but the best part is… if you have points this hotel only costs 2,000 SPG points! The cheapest category 1 and truly it is a very good bang for your buck. As any Aloft wanna be W hotel, the lobby wants to be a night club and sometimes they have events or concerts. I’ve only come across one but who knows… you may be lucky!

What I like about this hotel:

  • Points cost
  • Connected to the Sheraton and access to all their restaurants and shops
  • Free parking garage for guests
  • Only Casino I've made money in Panama
  • Can walk to several restaurants in the area

What I don’t like about this hotel:

  • No suite upgrades
  • Beds are harder / less comfy than the Sheraton or Westin
  • If you are frugal and paying with points, this is the hotel to stay at when in Panama City!

If you want to see the full size picture or other pictures I’ve taken, you can go ahead and click the image which will take you to my website!

Here is a top view of the welcome gift plate so you can appreciate better the cheese lol
Aloft @ Panama – SPG Life – Platinum gift

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Would love to visit Panama City one day

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If you do, don't forget to check out the beaches like Bocas del Toro

wow photo is very good .
i want to take picture like you haha respect u
thank u so much i am gonna follow u

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Awesome, thanks for the follow! I am going to confess, most of the magic is the iPhone doing the blurred background and what not. But it took me like 10 shots to get to this one and trying several different locations in the room trying to get the best lighting and background. A lot of effort goes into it, including from the image processing chip in the phone, lol. Thanks again for your kind comments and for following me up!

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Oh, and the staff for providing the inspiration/subject of the picture!

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thank you so much have a nice day

In my opinion, this plate is really treat on Welcome and everything placed in an way that, it automatically reflecting the pleasing effect in our eyes. Many hotels have their own way to welcome some give sweets and some give the free passes for some stuff but, this gesture is so welcoming and once we treated like this then for sure an bonding born and this way long term relationships are maintained, and i definitely believe that this process will help in the Customer Retention Programme. Thanks for sharing your experience with us and wishing you an great day. Stay blessed. 🙂

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Indeed, different hotels have different ways to make us feel more "at home." At the Sheraton next door during the turndown service you get little chocolates like you said, which is also common at the St. Regis and at some Marriotts. Although to be honest my best experiences have been with Le Meriden and with St. Regis. Le Meriden has some fancier treats with hand written notes while the St. Regis even got me tickets to a local concert once in Houston! Too bad I don't get that spoiled anymore though.

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Great to hear more from you. Thank you. 🙂

I just focus on the pic,, what camera do you use to take that pic??? So clear and precise

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iPhone X, lol. If you click on the picture it takes you to my website where you can click the picture again and you get the details: https://jcbit.xyz/travel/hotels/aloft/aloft-panama-spg-life-platinum-gift/#jp-carousel-73. There you can see Aperture, Camera, Focal length and Shutter speed as well as see the full resolution picture!

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Ooo,, yea,, thank you for information.. I'll try to visit the site...... Thank you for share..

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no problem, hope I was of assistance!

which camera you have used to take these pictures...You did very well....you have proven that you are a best photographer indeed

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I used my iPhone. If you click on the picture it takes you to my website where you can click the picture again and you get the details (here is a direct link for convenience) : https://jcbit.xyz/travel/hotels/aloft/aloft-panama-spg-life-platinum-gift/#jp-carousel-73. There you can see Aperture, Camera, Focal length and Shutter speed as well as see the full resolution picture! Thanks for your kind words but I am very far from being the best... this is still a hobby but hope I can continue to hone my craft and take better pictures!

Looks very elegant

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Their beds look nice which makes for a good picture. The Aloft isn't an elegant hotel per say though, it is on the lower end of the SPG brand of hotels so it is more of a business hotel. If you want to see elegance, look for the St. Regis brand which is on the high end of the SPG branded properties. Next time I stay at one I'll post some pics!

hello please you vote me

You may have loved various points but I loved the pictures

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Glad you liked it!

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wow awsome image and i really like your click
please follow me
i alredy following you

Very nice

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Thanks!

Whenever i will visit panama then i will try my level best to stay in this good looking hotel.

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Decently sized hotel rooms, but there are other options in town worth considering as well. Stay posted and check trip advisor when you come so you can find the best one suited for your trip!

Photography at its peak!!

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Thanks for the kinds comments! Hope I keep improving though ^^

I like the image you produce, Tpi is a good blur effect .. so that the impression is more beautiful
#thanks

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Yes, the blur effect really takes it to another level.

Their bed looks nice, which makes a good picture. Alfat is not a gifted hotel, although it can be said that it is at the lower end of the hotel's SPG brand so that it is more in a business hotel. If you want to see Sourav, then look for the St. Regis brand which is the high end of the SPG branded property. Next time I'll be at a time, post some pictures!!

Nice bro! Do you live in Panama City? I live there since 3 months ago. And what do you play in the casinos? I am looking for some home poker games in PC.

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Yup yup, I live here! Well, I play black jack most of the time (most casinos have that). But what I really enjoy is crabs... the problem is you can lose money much faster which can make for a very short visit. Also, most casinos don't have that which is lame. Though I haven't played in a while... it is an expensive hobby considering my win/lose ratio.

Amazing. Your dishes are so good .i like it.thank for sharing the post.

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You are welcome, thanks for stopping by! hope to see you around

Very nice pictures! It’s often the little things that makes the difference!

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Indeed they are. Specially when you're starving and you're too tired to leave the room, lol.

Panama Platinum gift wonderful image

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What did you like the most about it?

Wow nice picture, I really want to go there.

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My favorite in town is Le Meriden because of the location and view. I'll be sure to share some pictures of it later on so stay tuned!

I like it thank you

I am your new follower and hope you have good jounery with you. I am looking here all photograper and follow them.As i am also photograper and happy to see what they are share.

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Same here, looking around and pleased to see there are many sharing amazing photographs all around! Glad to have you onboard!

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Thankyou👍

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A simple post how to earn so much money!??????