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Aug 31, 19, 11:00 pm
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Posted By czj48

Marriott website still a hot mess...

Every week (sometimes every day) I get some new treat.

Tonight it was "unable to sign in". I see that periodically on a hotel site which is probably the largest in the world.

Sometimes it just...
Jul 13, 18, 1:52 am
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Posted By czj48

As an SPG Amex cardholder for 22+ years, I am not...

As an SPG Amex cardholder for 22+ years, I am not seeing the transition as being anything but a negative. Pretty much the topic of the matter in an article today in the WSJ.

As for the SPG hotels...
May 9, 18, 10:56 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 7,209
Posted By czj48

I think that comment makes the point. The trust...

I think that comment makes the point. The trust is simply gone.
Jan 11, 18, 11:21 pm
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Views: 7,038
Posted By czj48

Good points. It just seems to have been a...

Good points. It just seems to have been a downhill slide for the past two years. I'm heading out for a couple of weeks next week in the spg world and I am not expecting anything I experienced even...
Jan 11, 16, 9:26 pm
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Posted By czj48

Agreed. Usually posted earlier. Should have...

Agreed.

Usually posted earlier. Should have been posted days ago.

Nothing yet.
Dec 24, 15, 12:01 am
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Views: 3,335
Posted By czj48

If it was a AAA rate reservation, just call AAA. ...

If it was a AAA rate reservation, just call AAA.

They will slice and dice the situation for you.
Dec 20, 15, 9:04 pm
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Views: 9,873
Posted By czj48

Mine came a couple of days ago and is under the...

Mine came a couple of days ago and is under the tree.

Only a gold (over and over) but do a bit of business on my 20 year AMEX.

Actually a pleasant surprise.;)
Dec 10, 15, 12:04 am
Replies: 110
Views: 18,107
Posted By czj48

It's all just argle-bargle at this point. ...

It's all just argle-bargle at this point.

The franchisees have seen this coming for a while now with the failure of leadership at the top level of spg and the peddling of the brand. It's long been...
Nov 22, 15, 8:32 pm
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Views: 10,629
Posted By czj48

Agree completely. Get this moron off of the...

Agree completely. Get this moron off of the property immediately.
Nov 8, 15, 9:50 pm
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Views: 20,362
Posted By czj48

Since it has already been announced in the New...

Since it has already been announced in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere, it should not seem to be some sort of gossip at this point.

No purchaser of spg is going to want...
Nov 5, 15, 10:17 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 20,362
Posted By czj48

That is certainly a valid point of view. But...

That is certainly a valid point of view.

But some of us do not really need airline miles.

Perhaps it's more about having time and having a couple of weeks or maybe a month to stay at an spg...
Nov 4, 15, 10:04 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 20,362
Posted By czj48

Moving back towards the topic: It's not a...

Moving back towards the topic:

It's not a question at this point whether the spg operation will be acquired.

It is a question of who. When is the near future.

Starpoints will be valid for an...
Oct 29, 15, 8:12 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 20,362
Posted By czj48

This should not surprise anyone. It's not real...

This should not surprise anyone. It's not real news as Starwood has been "for sale" for a while now.

As already pointed out, all of the details will be worked out, finalized, and sold without any...
Oct 22, 15, 9:07 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,563
Posted By czj48

Not confusing at all. Just very very creepy. ...

Not confusing at all. Just very very creepy.

So you ask a couple of other guests (or even non-guests) to visit for a drink or whatever, the hotel sees them come and go, and.........

Totally...
Oct 14, 15, 9:31 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,356
Posted By czj48

Thanks for helping to make my point. If I...

Thanks for helping to make my point. If I steered off some of the others, I'm glad you came through for me.



Create whatever narratives you want for yourself. Park the snark.

I have...
Oct 13, 15, 9:17 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,356
Posted By czj48

OP, you are just going to get a whole series of...

OP, you are just going to get a whole series of posts here from those who have only ever had a great time at SPG properties. You already know who they are.

It's difficult here (I know) to have a...
Oct 13, 15, 8:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By czj48

If your on-line profile does not say "Gold" but...

If your on-line profile does not say "Gold" but some sort of "Preferred Member" that's probably what the hotel will see, and they will see you as a "Preferred Member", that is, just an SPG member. ...
Sep 3, 15, 8:56 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,428
Posted By czj48

Gosh, sounds like the voice of experience, from...

Gosh, sounds like the voice of experience, from someone who has had to call the Plat line more than once or twice. Maybe it would have been better to expect the front desk staff to be better trained...
Sep 2, 15, 8:30 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,428
Posted By czj48

I'll just repeat that for those apologists who do...

I'll just repeat that for those apologists who do not get it.

Long time Sheraton member going back 30 years and living through that, through ITT Sheraton, and now Starwood. I'm retired now but...
Sep 1, 15, 8:17 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,428
Posted By czj48

It's the striving towards consistency over the...

It's the striving towards consistency over the entire chain. It's a corporate goal and it appears that it is being carried out thoroughly and consistently. Now we at least have a policy we can...
Aug 26, 15, 10:04 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 21,182
Posted By czj48

An amazing thread which would not get much use...

An amazing thread which would not get much use elsewhere.

Being a Starwood and before that a Sheraton ITT and before that I do not remember frequent Sheraton guest for decades I would say that...
Aug 6, 15, 8:46 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,558
Posted By czj48

Consider another hotel chain asap. ...

Consider another hotel chain asap.



Very helpful. Being a Plat with a credit card guaranteed reservation, this kind of offer is a couple of days late and just an example of your importance as...
Aug 2, 15, 10:21 pm
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Views: 679
Posted By czj48

Can We Get The Carpets Cleaned?

Long time spg, ITT, etc. member going back many years but now retired and spending only three or four weeks at Sheraton per year.

Is it just me or are some of the worst aspects of the brand the...
Jul 24, 15, 9:51 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,320
Posted By czj48

Apparently did not read or get the previous posts.

Apparently did not read or get the previous posts.
Jul 23, 15, 11:14 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,320
Posted By czj48

There was no chargeback allowed. AMEX would only...

There was no chargeback allowed. AMEX would only allow a transfer to another valid AMEX card. There was a $0.38 discrepancy which persisted for two years.

My point, and the point you should take...
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