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Yesterday, 10:27 pm
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Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Please do not forget that your nightly resort fee...

Please do not forget that your nightly resort fee at this property entitles you to ONE FREE HOUR of bicycle rental time from a third-party operation per stay, per person (but if that time is...
Jul 14, 20, 8:56 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Believe their philosophy is that they are...

Believe their philosophy is that they are extending a welcome gift to you, the Bonvoy member, versus to the room(s).
Jul 14, 20, 8:23 pm
Replies: 1,397
Views: 208,223
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Only speaking for myself here, obviously, but...

Only speaking for myself here, obviously, but count one vote in favor of opening LTTE back up - and introducing LT Amb in the same stroke (not that I found exceptional value in my actual ambassador -...
Jul 14, 20, 6:07 pm
Replies: 1,168
Views: 212,614
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

In retrospect this is what I wish I'd chosen....

In retrospect this is what I wish I'd chosen. While it's remotely possible I'll actually breach the 75-night threshold via 2020 stays, it's just as likely not. The idea of additional elite night...
Apr 12, 20, 1:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,002
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Would have to agree with Often1 - I would not...

Would have to agree with Often1 - I would not place my trust in housekeeping at any hotel of any category. Having said that, yes, the high temperatures involved with laundry should at least "cover"...
Mar 11, 20, 11:31 am
Replies: 2,993
Views: 660,650
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

I'm guessing there will be a new pre-3/3 thread...

I'm guessing there will be a new pre-3/3 thread or perhaps this expanded eligibility just belongs under an existing waiver thread (apologies, haven't been around these parts much lately). In any...
Feb 19, 20, 12:04 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,579
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

You appear to be proposing to defraud Marriott...

You appear to be proposing to defraud Marriott (and doing so by leveraging a lethal pandemic for personal gain - ever heard of karma??). And in spite of how often they get away with taking from us...
Feb 17, 20, 5:20 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 20,118
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

You're mistaken if you think you're Marriott's...

You're mistaken if you think you're Marriott's customer (with the exception of corporate properties - which I'm fairly certain are much more the exception than the rule). You are the customer of the...
Feb 16, 20, 10:17 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Not aware of any formal, published benefit - but...

Not aware of any formal, published benefit - but thatís not to say individual properties/FD donít have wide discretion in the room they assign at check-in. The RI in downtown Denver assigned me a...
Feb 16, 20, 4:54 pm
Replies: 1,295
Views: 301,980
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Yes, probably Old Silver == New Gold (etc) as...

Yes, probably Old Silver == New Gold (etc) as compared to the previous regime. But itís a free offering merely for doing a lot of business with a strategic partner, so thereís that.
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Feb 16, 20, 4:45 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Once had a pretty unfortunate experience at a...

Once had a pretty unfortunate experience at a Tampa Marriott, but I think the independent nation of S. FL, in particular, comes up especially short on the housekeeping front. I couldíve started my...
Feb 16, 20, 3:36 pm
Replies: 1,295
Views: 301,980
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Appears as though this is still valid: ...

Appears as though this is still valid:

https://rewardsplus.unitedmileageplus.com/signup

*Available to MileagePlus members who are Premierģ Gold, Premier Platinum or Premier 1Kģ who are also...
Feb 16, 20, 2:32 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Your most significant problem: Miami. I stayed in...

Your most significant problem: Miami. I stayed in a wide range of properties throughout the area both within Marriott & SPG and others as well for approximately 1.5 years, circa 2017/2018. A normal...
Feb 16, 20, 1:55 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 20,118
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

How much less? Seriously, though, I certainly...

How much less? Seriously, though, I certainly agree that manager greetings are a nice gesture but ultimately not a discriminator nor even something worth thinking about one way or the other. As for...
Feb 15, 20, 8:27 pm
Replies: 1,132
Views: 597,045
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

I, admittedly, have not read this entire lengthy...

I, admittedly, have not read this entire lengthy thread, so thank you for this clarification. I waited a bit to see if anyone knowledgeable would chime in before posting in response. Just hanging...
Feb 15, 20, 5:41 pm
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Views: 597,045
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

I have no idea what real-world experiences have...

I have no idea what real-world experiences have been, but this was another area of the Ts&Cs I thought restrictive: "Incidental charges (including charges made at restaurants, spas, and other...
Feb 14, 20, 7:10 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 23,148
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Well, I logged into my HH account for the first...

Well, I logged into my HH account for the first time in I don't know how long today, and it asked me where my 0 points would take me? :p
Feb 14, 20, 6:53 pm
Replies: 1,132
Views: 597,045
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Thank you both for your input! I suppose that I...

Thank you both for your input! I suppose that I agree with other recent comments in this thread that the airline credits are not particularly useful to many frequent flyers. For example, when I fly...
Feb 14, 20, 6:01 pm
Replies: 1,132
Views: 597,045
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

I'm looking to potentially make the transition...

I'm looking to potentially make the transition back over to HH from Bonvoy after quite some time, but wow this card is weak for $450/yr (outside of conferring Diamond, obviously).
Feb 13, 20, 12:07 pm
Replies: 1,397
Views: 208,223
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

That's an interesting thought, actually. Can you...

That's an interesting thought, actually. Can you (or anyone else) offer an analysis of how the two programs stack up? I've always regarded HH points as pretty weak - obviously Bonvoy has moved in...
Feb 11, 20, 3:49 pm
Replies: 672
Views: 142,841
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

I am floored by your report, honestly. Given all...

I am floored by your report, honestly. Given all of the chatter regarding Marriott customer service (lack thereof) post-merger, I can't recall a single post here where anyone ever chimed in to say...
Feb 10, 20, 7:54 pm
Replies: 672
Views: 142,841
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

Nevertheless, were I about to ask for a special...

Nevertheless, were I about to ask for a special favor, a social media platform would easily be the dead last channel to cross my mind (those people have training to primarily address branding,...
Feb 10, 20, 6:15 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

When I first entered into the Amb program, my...

When I first entered into the Amb program, my ambassador told me he had members with literally tens of millions of points. And these were the halcyon days of SPG (so roughly three times the value per...
Feb 10, 20, 3:41 pm
Replies: 672
Views: 142,841
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

I can't possibly imagine why someone would begin...

I can't possibly imagine why someone would begin by trying to pick up a favor from a corporate entity in front of a global audience vs. in a private conversation. Sure, an agent may be empowered and...
Feb 10, 20, 11:39 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,102
Posted By CCIE_Flyer

It's a pretty big hit to the value isn't it,...

It's a pretty big hit to the value isn't it, though? My sense is that it takes the certs back down to the same effective value as when they were good for 25k point stays, which in my experience...
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