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Yesterday, 2:57 pm
Replies: 30
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Posted By writerguyfl

It's actually not insane. Lots of hotels...

It's actually not insane. Lots of hotels purposely avoid booking guests on long-term stays. Guests who become semi-permanent residents create operational challenges for hotels that are designed for...
Aug 3, 20, 3:49 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By writerguyfl

I'm pretty sure that was a typo, and what you...

I'm pretty sure that was a typo, and what you meant to write was "except J or F."

(Sorry, I couldn't resist. :p)
Aug 3, 20, 3:45 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 40,237
Posted By writerguyfl

That section of Fort Lauderdale Beach only has...

That section of Fort Lauderdale Beach only has metered parking on the streets. There are no separate parking lots. (The closest city parking lot is the Sebastian Street Lot, about 8 blocks away.) ...
Forum: South
Aug 1, 20, 5:36 am
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By writerguyfl

It's not that surprising. Both MIA and FLL are...

It's not that surprising. Both MIA and FLL are now outside of the "cone" for the storm. PBI is inside, but not by much.

Here's the current map (as of the 5am update on 8/1/20). The cone is...
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By writerguyfl

Hotels have a completely different ownership...

Hotels have a completely different ownership structure than airlines. Most hotels are franchises with separate owners. I afraid you're not going to get what you want.

The chances that an open...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 30, 20, 6:12 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By writerguyfl

Unlike "regular" hotel brands, the extended-stay...

Unlike "regular" hotel brands, the extended-stay properties are far more likely to enter into rate negotiations with individual travelers. Unless the property is in a very high-demand location,...
Jul 28, 20, 6:04 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By writerguyfl

Some people won't want to hear this, but hotels...

Some people won't want to hear this, but hotels upgrade non-status guests over elite-level guests all the time. On a daily basis, people who aren't top-tier frequent guests of the chain will get...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,822
Posted By writerguyfl

Complete Speculation: Sounds like the owner might...

Complete Speculation: Sounds like the owner might have been looking for ways out of the IHG contract. My guess is that they purposely stopped submitting the documentation necessary for reimbursement...
Jul 28, 20, 5:13 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 5,492
Posted By writerguyfl

The Ritz-Carlton Naples is a AAA-rated...

The Ritz-Carlton Naples is a AAA-rated Five-Diamond hotel. They have earned that distinction since 1987. Out of thousands of hotels in Florida, there are only 10 that earn that rating.

It's...
Jul 27, 20, 6:12 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By writerguyfl

Okay, this is really getting into the minutiae of...

Okay, this is really getting into the minutiae of how hotel operate. And while I haven't worked at a Hyatt, the following is how other chains operate. It's possible that Hyatt does things differently...
Jul 25, 20, 3:52 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By writerguyfl

Keep in mind the fact that any controversial item...

Keep in mind the fact that any controversial item such as this will get sent up the chain of command. As such, it's not particularly surprising that the initial comment will get altered based upon...
Jul 25, 20, 3:39 am
Replies: 511
Views: 197,698
Posted By writerguyfl

Whatever answer you get would only apply to the...

Whatever answer you get would only apply to the hotel where the person works.

I worked for over a decade in hotels. As far as I know, there are no chains that require hotels to offer government...
Jul 23, 20, 8:41 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 5,492
Posted By writerguyfl

Or maybe the hotel management thinks they are...

Or maybe the hotel management thinks they are doing their valet employees a favor by ensuring that they have tips from the few hotel guests they have by requiring valet parking. That's another riff...
Jul 23, 20, 4:02 am
Replies: 74
Views: 5,492
Posted By writerguyfl

Good idea, but it probably won't work. According...

Good idea, but it probably won't work. According to the website, that garage is only open 8am to Sunset.

https://www.collierparks.com/collier_park/vanderbilt-beach-park/

While it doesn't...
Jul 22, 20, 3:10 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By writerguyfl

That's especially odd at Fort Lauderdale. In...

That's especially odd at Fort Lauderdale. In normal times, the massive amount of cruise traffic means most airlines won't accept any baggage more than 4 hours prior to departure. The FLL website...
Jul 19, 20, 4:53 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,708
Posted By writerguyfl

As someone who has worked in hotels across...

As someone who has worked in hotels across multiple brands (although never Hyatt), I can confirm that this is 100% true.

Additionally, a guest does not need to be an elite-level member of a...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By writerguyfl

If every hotel in a city/county/state has the...

If every hotel in a city/county/state has the same taxes and those taxes are being paid by the guest, it's highly unlikely that any hotel would ever oppose them. Sure, when they are in the...
Jul 18, 20, 5:09 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,278
Posted By writerguyfl

I expect the Virgin Las Vegas to become the...

I expect the Virgin Las Vegas to become the epicenter of British tourism to Las Vegas. Because the hotel is owned in-part by the Virgin Group, I'm expecting that Virgin Holidays will be going out of...
Jul 16, 20, 6:57 am
Replies: 58
Views: 11,649
Posted By writerguyfl

I just called the number on the Marriott website...

I just called the number on the Marriott website (703-413-5500) and got connected after 1 ring. It was a message saying that some hotel services have been discontinued followed by a menu (Press 1...
Jul 13, 20, 12:05 pm
Replies: 172
Views: 11,384
Posted By writerguyfl

I'm speculating, but I'd imagine that the people...

I'm speculating, but I'd imagine that the people who fought against JetBlue's expansion probably weren't leaving their Long Beach homes to jet across the country on a routine basis. As such, having...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jul 12, 20, 9:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By writerguyfl

I didn't really think too much about the Westside...

I didn't really think too much about the Westside figures as to whether they were reasonable or not because that wasn't the point I was trying to make. Clearly, I didn't make that point (or my error...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By writerguyfl

I disagree. If they are so desperate for 5...

I disagree. If they are so desperate for 5 nights of room revenue, they would have made this offer available to everyone. Or, they would have created a short-term offer (Buy X, Get Y) that doesn't...
Jul 12, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 172
Views: 11,384
Posted By writerguyfl

It's not a curious move when you consider the...

It's not a curious move when you consider the following (quoted from the third page of this thread):



The basics:
"The friction with Long Beach began in early 2017 after the city leaders...
Forum: Los Angeles
Jul 11, 20, 3:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 910
Posted By writerguyfl

According to Wikipedia, the population of the San...

According to Wikipedia, the population of the San Gabriel Valley was 1.5 million people in the 2000 Census. That's almost three times as large as the 529,000 people on the Westside (also in 2000)....
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By writerguyfl

The (not so fine) print also says: "Six...

The (not so fine) print also says: "Six Continents Hotels, Inc.(SCH) and its subsidiaries and affiliates which are InterContinental Hotels Group companies (collectively IHG) reserve the right to...
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