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Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Caterer, Credit Cards, Hotel, Starwood | 0 comments

Wedding Caterer Menu: Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 4

Menu 4 is the top menu offered in the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu series. So far, I’ve discussed Menu 1, Menu 2, and Menu 3, and you can take a look at those posts if you’re interested in comparing all four menus. You’ll notice that the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 4 contains significantly more seafood selections.     Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 4 Roasted Whole Suckling Platter Lobster with Ginger and Scallion in Superior Soup (Half Lobster per Person) Sliced Giant Clam & Sashimi on Ice Sautéed Butterfly Clam and Crab Claw with XO Sauce Blossom Garden Green with Conpoy Braised Shark’s Fin with Crab Meat and Seafood Braised Whole Abalone with Oyster Sauce (Ten Pieces) Deep Fried Chicken Marinated with Garlic Sheraton Steak Steam Seasonal Fish Dungeness Crab over Sticky Rice Braised E-fu Noodles with Crab Meat & Chives Fresh Fruit Platter & Petit Fours Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Herbal Tea   The Main Point Unfortunately, the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 4 does not...

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Caterer, Credit Cards, Hotel, Starwood | 0 comments

Wedding Caterer Menu: Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 3

In the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu series, I’ve discussed Menu 1 and Menu 2 so far. Here is the listing for the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 3, the next menu upgrade option.     Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 3 Roasted Whole Suckling Platter Golden Scallops and Prawns with Greens Stewed Whole Conpoy with Melon Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Bamboo Pith and Crabmeat Sautéed Abalone and Sea Cucumber with Garden Greens Steamed Seasonal Fish Deluxe Lobsters with Ginger & Scallion Forever Crispy Chicken Splendid Seasonal Vegetables with Crabmeat Fried Rice with Pineapple and Seafood Braised E-fu Noodles with Shredded Chicken and Chives Taro with Purple Rice Sweet Soup Fresh Fruit Platter Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Herbal Tea   The Main Point The Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 3 costs $1,088.00 for a table of 10 people or $108.80 a person, $10 more a person than the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 2. As mentioned earlier, the seafood dishes improve as you upgrade menus. Menu...

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Caterer, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood | 0 comments

Wedding Caterer Menu: Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 2

Last time, I listed the dishes on the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 1, which is the entry-level menu. In total, the Eastern Weddings come with four menu choices, and here is the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 2:     Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 2 Roasted Crispy Pig Suckling Platter Deep Fried Crab Claw Stuffed with Mashed Shrimp Wok-Fried Sliced Sea Whelk & Sea Scallop with XO Sauce Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Seafood Black Pepper Steak Braised Slice Abalone with Garden Greens Steamed Seasonal Fish Deluxe Lobsters with Ginger & Scallion Forever Crispy Chicken Soft Noodles with Chicken & Mushroom Fried Rice with Seafood, Conpoy Slices, and Vegetable Sweet Soup with Mango Fresh Fruit Platter Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Herbal Tea   The Main Point The Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 2 costs $988.00 for a table of 10 people or $98.80 a person, $10 more a person than the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 1. The difference as you upgrade the menu is...

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Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Caterer, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood | 0 comments

Wedding Caterer Menu: Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 1

A few people have contacted me asking about the wedding caterer menu for some of the wedding venues I’ve analyzed thus far. Almost all vendors will have menu upgrades or banquet options you can add so the final menu will vary from couple to couple according to your preferences, but the venues generally have a core menu. Here is the Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 1; I analyzed the venue cost here.     Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding Menu 1 Roasted Suckling Pig Platter Deep Fried Crab Claw Stuffed with Mashed Shrimp Sautéed Chicken & Squid Slices with Vegetables in XO Sauce Braised Shark’s Fin Soup Bamboo Pith, Seafood & Shredded Chicken Sautéed Beef Tenderloin with Asparagus Pleasant Shanghai Sea Cucumber Steamed Seasonal Fish Deluxe Lobsters with Ginger & Scallion Forever Crispy Chicken Soft Noodles with Mushroom Tender Green Fried Rice with Shrimps Red Bean Soup with Lotus Seeds Fresh Fruit Platter Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee & Herbal Tea   The Main Point The Sheraton LaGuardia Eastern Wedding...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Credit Cards, Hotel, Starwood | 0 comments

Last Few Days for American Express Starwood 30,000 Points Signup Bonus

Just a reminder that you have until 9/3/13 to open the American Express Starwood credit card and the American Express Starwood Business credit card, two of the best rewards credit cards. On each card, you will receive 35,000 Starwood points after spending $5,000 within 6 months (30,000 points signup bonus on top of the 5,000 points for spending). If you don’t have large wedding expenses to charge, you can still easily meet this spending requirement via Amazon Payments. 30,000 Starwood points can get you three free nights at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, and 40,000 Starwood points can get you five free nights since you get the fifth night free when you redeem points at any category 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Starwood hotel!     The Main Point I’ve done the cost analysis of having a wedding at the Shertaon LaGuardia East Hotel for both an Eastern style wedding and a Western style wedding, and it’s a great hotel to have a wedding for both styles. If...

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Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel #3

As mentioned before, the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel’s intro western wedding package is the Elegant Wedding package. The other western wedding package is the Grand Wedding package, and here is the price breakdown.     Wedding Venue: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel Date Price Quoted: June 2013 Wedding Date Quoted For: Summer 2014 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes dinner reception for 150 guests Room Name: Western Wedding Grand Wedding Capacity: 180+ Venue Fee: $0 Catering Per Person: $109 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 21% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $21,539   The Main Point At $109 a person instead of $99.95, the total cost is just $1,788 more than the Elegant Wedding package. For that price, you get five hours of open bar instead of four hours, and the bar offerings are better. In addition, you receive a carving station and pasta station for the one-hour cocktail hour as well as the hot hors d’oeuvres passed butler style. Last but not least, you receive better, more diverse menu choices for the appetizer, salad,...

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Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel #2

The Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel is not just a popular choice for Asian couples to hold a low-cost Chinese wedding reception, but it’s also a popular choice to hold a western style reception! Like the eastern style receptions, you have a couple of package options to choose from, including the Elegant Wedding package.     Wedding Venue: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel Date Price Quoted: June 2013 Wedding Date Quoted For: Summer 2014 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes dinner reception for 150 guests Room Name: Western Wedding Elegant Wedding Capacity: 180+ Venue Fee: $0 Catering Per Person: $99.95 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 21% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $19,751   The Main Point For the western wedding packages at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, you are charged per person rather than per table of 10 for the eastern wedding packages. For the entry-level Elegant Wedding package, it’s $99.95 a person. Other aspects, such as 8.875% tax and 21% gratuity stay the same. What is interesting is that the western wedding packages also include a cocktail hour,...

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2013 in Amex Starwood, Amex Starwood Business, Credit Cards, Hotel, Queens, Starwood, Venue | 0 comments

Wedding Venue Cost: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel

Situated just a few miles from New York LaGuardia Airport and right in the heart of Flushing in Queens, the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel is a popular choice for Asian couples to hold a wedding reception. It’s convenient for traveling guests, it’s nicer than a lot of the older banquet halls in Chinatown, and the cost is quite low.     Wedding Venue: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel Date Price Quoted: June 2013 Wedding Date Quoted For: Summer 2014 (Saturday evening) Price Assumptions: Includes dinner reception for 150 guests Room Name: Eastern Wedding Menu 1 Capacity: 180+ Venue Fee: $0 Catering Per Person: $88.80 Tax: 8.875% Gratuity: 21% Total Wedding Venue Cost: $17,548   The Main Point Chinese wedding venues usually charge by tables of 10 guests, and the Sheraton LaGuardia operates in a similar manner charging $880 for a table of 10. The old rule of thumb for weddings in Chinatown is $1,000 a table, so the price of the lowest cost menu at the Sheraton LaGuardia is actually better. Higher-price menu options do...

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