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Starwood hotels switching from Coke to Pepsi products as a result of Marriott merger

Starwood hotels switching from Coke to Pepsi products as a result of Marriott merger

Old Feb 6, 18, 10:50 pm
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Starwood hotels switching from Coke to Pepsi products as a result of Marriott merger

After noticing a switch from Dasani to Aquafina for the in-room water my hotel this week, I confirmed with the Front Desk that due to the Marriott acquisition, Starwood hotels are switching from Coke to Pepsi products.

This is probably one of those areas where they will have mixed reactions, but here is to hoping that we can still get Coke products onsite.
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Old Feb 6, 18, 11:15 pm
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Every Starwood hotel???
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Old Feb 6, 18, 11:16 pm
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Even Atlanta? Isn't Pepsi illegal there?
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Old Feb 6, 18, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
Every Starwood hotel???
I definitely didnít press the Front Desk Agent for specifics, beyond confirming that it wasnít a property-specific decision to switch...
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Originally Posted by lilpisher View Post
I confirmed with the Front Desk that due to the Marriott acquisition, Starwood hotels are switching from Coke to Pepsi products.
gross.
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Ugh...not a fan of this decision. Well, I guess I'll be opting for hot tea instead of a soft drink...
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Old Feb 7, 18, 12:34 am
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I think it might be a US thing. Westin Chosun Seoul still has Coke.
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I noticed the same at Sheraton Grand Chicago tonight and was told that switch happened within the last month as part of the Marriott acquisition.
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Even Atlanta? Isn't Pepsi illegal there?
I'm at the Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter this week and can confirm lounge drinks are Pepsi and water in rooms are Aquafina. Interestingly enough, the water in the lounge is Dasani, but perhaps they're just going through the remaining stock.
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Yup, Marriott is finally starting to chip away at SPG. First it's "Destination Fees" for NYC hotels, now Pepsi... what next?
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I hope this practice will not spread worldwide (including those ridiculous fees).
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Old Feb 7, 18, 9:10 am
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Worst decision ever!...
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Old Feb 7, 18, 9:32 am
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Gross!
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Old Feb 7, 18, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by 3rdworldresident View Post
I hope this practice will not spread worldwide (including those ridiculous fees).
Starwood has its own history of ridiculous fees. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ho...hotel-charges/

With Pepsi products, I assure Marriott I will be spending less on beverages. It is not the end of the world for me.
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Old Feb 7, 18, 10:16 am
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Just remember that while Pepsi has long had the contract with Marriott there are a good number of Marriott properties across multiple brands (particularly at the upper end of the brand portfolio spectrum) that stock Coke products for guests who request a Coke or Diet Coke. Other properties, like the Renaissance on Aruba, are contractually exempt from carrying Pepsi products. In Aruba's case, the hotel's owner is also the local Coke bottler.
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