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Yesterday, 2:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By writerguyfl

I can't speak to cultures outside the United...

I can't speak to cultures outside the United States. I can't even speak for all hotels in the United States. But, I did work at a very AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel run by a very conservative...
Yesterday, 1:59 am
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By writerguyfl

You'll find lots of similar tales on the master...

You'll find lots of similar tales on the master Hilton Best Rate Guarantee thread:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/hilton-hilton-honors/1658544-hilton-best-rate-guarantee-brg.html

These...
Aug 16, 19, 12:54 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,341
Posted By writerguyfl

When you're talking about safety, hotels should...

When you're talking about safety, hotels should do everything possible to reduce the risk of a guest getting robbed, attacked, or raped. Having hotel staff verbally announcing room numbers does...
Aug 15, 19, 12:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By writerguyfl

My guess would be that he's an actor/model who...

My guess would be that he's an actor/model who submitted his headshot to whatever advertising company Southwest uses. I'm a part-time actor. I get casting notices for TV/movies/commercials either...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 13, 19, 7:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By writerguyfl

I'd bet good money that large resorts like you...

I'd bet good money that large resorts like you mentioned (Maui, Las Vegas) knows what they're doing in terms of maximizing revenue. I'm certain they have data that backs up their decisions.
Aug 13, 19, 6:26 am
Replies: 120
Views: 15,906
Posted By writerguyfl

Let's say I agree. I still don't see how this...

Let's say I agree. I still don't see how this tweet is some sort of smoking gun. What's important is how the fee is disclosed during the booking process. Everything else is irrelevant. As I noted...
Aug 12, 19, 11:44 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 15,906
Posted By writerguyfl

Some of the pushback you're getting is because...

Some of the pushback you're getting is because your example doesn't prove your thesis.

Your example was a tweet that pointed guests down a multi-step process to find out what the resort fee...
Aug 11, 19, 7:39 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 15,906
Posted By writerguyfl

While some way see it that way, others do not. ...

While some way see it that way, others do not. No one books a hotel reservation via tweet. This tweet (and this entire thread in my opinion) is irrelevant to the discussion of proper disclosure of...
Aug 11, 19, 2:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,196
Posted By writerguyfl

You're ignoring time zones. What feels like 3am...

You're ignoring time zones. What feels like 3am to you might be 10pm to that person sitting next to you.

Additionally, not everyone works 9 to 5. There are many people that work "graveyard"...
Aug 9, 19, 11:20 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 4,227
Posted By writerguyfl

This is a confusing post. Are you actually...

This is a confusing post. Are you actually staying at the hotel in a guest room?

Although whether you are or not, you're asking for something that is not part of Marriott's frequent guest program...
Aug 8, 19, 1:51 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,718
Posted By writerguyfl

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Aug 7, 19, 1:17 am
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By writerguyfl

Join the club. I used to work in the hotel...

Join the club. I used to work in the hotel industry and the proliferation of brands today makes my head spin.

Then, imagine the confusion a "regular" person who thinks quality is tied to price...
Aug 7, 19, 1:08 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,398
Posted By writerguyfl

Officially, no. From the Term and Conditions...

Officially, no. From the Term and Conditions (emphasis mine):

2.1.d. Qualifying Stay. A “Stay" or “Qualifying Stay” means all consecutive nights a Member registers for, and personally pays and...
Aug 7, 19, 1:03 am
Replies: 94
Views: 7,744
Posted By writerguyfl

Yes, that's correct. It would be a brand...

Yes, that's correct. It would be a brand standard to have locks with an electronic log for every chain hotel for a US-based hotel group.
Aug 7, 19, 12:50 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,718
Posted By writerguyfl

Maybe because all-inclusive properties are...

Maybe because all-inclusive properties are fundamentally different from "regular" hotels and resorts. When you take out the possibility to make money on things like food, the way an all-inclusive...
Aug 5, 19, 7:47 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 4,056
Posted By writerguyfl

Actually, the fact that so many people here came...

Actually, the fact that so many people here came to the conclusion that the OP was asking for free shipping means it wasn't pretty clear.
Aug 5, 19, 6:56 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By writerguyfl

Please note the text I quoted. You wrote "hotel"...

Please note the text I quoted. You wrote "hotel" not "Hilton hotel".



No clue.
Aug 4, 19, 7:04 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By writerguyfl

This statement is simply not true. ...

This statement is simply not true.

DoubleTree Orlando Airport: $16 self parking/$20 valet
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport: $16 self parking
Renaissance Orlando Airport: $16 self parking/$19...
Aug 3, 19, 1:05 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,982
Posted By writerguyfl

As other folks noted, this is almost certainly...

As other folks noted, this is almost certainly something done by the individual hotel and not Marriott Corporate. It's merely the Sales Department prospecting for business. Asking a simple question...
Aug 2, 19, 4:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,197
Posted By writerguyfl

It really depends upon the management of the...

It really depends upon the management of the hotel. In one hotel where I worked as a Revenue Manager, we processed no-show charges but would reverse them if 1) the guest provided a decent reason and...
Aug 1, 19, 5:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By writerguyfl

As other people have noted, different cultures...

As other people have noted, different cultures have different opinions relating this this topic. Based on that fact, I doubt that Hyatt has a policy. Instead, it is up to each individual hotel to...
Jul 31, 19, 9:03 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 36,096
Posted By writerguyfl

That's a tough question because it depends upon...

That's a tough question because it depends upon the person. The average high temperature in January in Lake Buena Vista (aka Disney World) is about 71 F (22 C). The average low is about 47 F (8 C)....
Jul 30, 19, 6:21 pm
Replies: 162
Views: 36,096
Posted By writerguyfl

Yes. Third item down on this list from the...

Yes. Third item down on this list from the Hilton website:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/600x500/hilton_honors_perks_073019_2af83de3e5304a957f502e06db583c03448b32d5.jpg...
Jul 30, 19, 6:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By writerguyfl

Complain up. Compliment down. If you have a...

Complain up. Compliment down.

If you have a complaint, start with someone at the hotel in the area responsible. If uncertain who is responsible, go to the Front Desk. Sometimes, regular hourly...
Replies: 114
Views: 4,658
Posted By writerguyfl

Do you have any proof to back up that claim? To...

Do you have any proof to back up that claim? To me, eliminating tiny plastic bottles and using refillable ones certainly sounds like a positive in terms of the environment.

The fact that...
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