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Yesterday, 8:48 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,250
Posted By Horace

The JW Marriott is not on Disney property. I...

The JW Marriott is not on Disney property. I would not expect Disney transportation, Extra Magic Hours, or other benefits of a non-Disney-owned on-site hotel that pays Disney for these benefits.
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Yesterday, 6:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Horace

That's reasonable speculation. It could very well...

That's reasonable speculation. It could very well be a geographic restriction.

Hilton also has three collection brands. Hilton's luxury "soft brand" is LXI. But I'm not entirely sure of the...
Yesterday, 5:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,252
Posted By Horace

Wow! I recently made a reservation for the...

Wow!

I recently made a reservation for the Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel for 2020. I liked the low nightly rate, the proximity to Manchester Victoria railroad station, and that's its a...
Yesterday, 2:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Horace

Marriott now has three "soft brand" collections...

Marriott now has three "soft brand" collections for hotels with their own unique style, history, or reputation: Luxury Collection, Autograph Collection, and Tribute Portfolio.

Tribute Portfolio...
Yesterday, 12:10 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By Horace

I think this excellent post by pinniped might...

I think this excellent post by pinniped might have have been overlooked by many who are reading this thread because quite a few posts appeared shortly afterwards, pushing it out of view.

I agree...
Yesterday, 11:12 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By Horace

For Platinum Elite (and above), the T&Cs have...

For Platinum Elite (and above), the T&Cs have this:


The mobile app allows a late check-out time (up to 4 p.m.) to be chosen during the mobile check-in process. I think it's safe to assume the...
Yesterday, 7:56 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,978
Posted By Horace

Marriott.com makes it easy to know whether a...

Marriott.com makes it easy to know whether a property is a Resort or a Hotel. At the hotel website for each property, a line at the top ends with Resort or Hotel. You don't even have to go to a...
Jul 16, 19, 1:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By Horace

But that's not how it works. You've received...

But that's not how it works.

You've received Marriott Bonvoy status through United Airlines, not Marriott Bonvoy elite-qualifying nights.

You can get 15 nights per year with a Marriott Bonvoy...
Jul 14, 19, 7:13 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,816
Posted By Horace

The Gold Elite Welcome Gift at Autograph...

The Gold Elite Welcome Gift at Autograph Collection (and other full-service and luxury brands) is 500 Points per stay.

The Gold Elite Welcome Gift at AC Hotels by Marriott (and other select...
Jul 11, 19, 11:03 am
Replies: 128
Views: 6,757
Posted By Horace

Hotel taxes vary by jurisdiction. In the United...

Hotel taxes vary by jurisdiction. In the United Sates, often there are multiple taxes, such as sales tax, state lodging tax, and local hotel occupancy tax. There may be places where the scam fee is...
Jul 9, 19, 3:34 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 6,757
Posted By Horace

Yep! And if the DC AG is successful against...

Yep! And if the DC AG is successful against Marriott International, then the precedent will be set. Other hotel companies will be on notice. Instead of waiting for the legal action, they are likely...
Jul 9, 19, 2:03 pm
Replies: 128
Views: 6,757
Posted By Horace

True. Marriott International owns The St. Regis...

True. Marriott International owns The St. Regis New York, which has this notice on its Marriott.com booking page: "Please note - A daily destination fee of USD 50 added to the room rate includes USD...
Jul 7, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 730
Views: 91,152
Posted By Horace

Did you stay at the Houston Marriott Medical...

Did you stay at the Houston Marriott Medical Center/Museum District?

Or did you stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Houston Medical Center/NRG Park?

The former is branded as a Marriott Hotel. The...
Jul 3, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,109
Posted By Horace

[/LEFT] The term "scam fee" sums up...

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The term "scam fee" sums up mandatory resort fees and mandatory destination fees very well.

I have nothing against optional resort fees. For example, a lakefront resort might offer an...
Jul 2, 19, 12:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Horace

I suppose, technically, a hotel does not OWE a...

I suppose, technically, a hotel does not OWE a guest anything above and beyond what the guest is paying for, even if the guest's room has been upgraded. In other words, the guest is not ENTITLED to...
Jul 2, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By Horace

I'm not like you. I am thrilled that so many...

I'm not like you. I am thrilled that so many additional hotels now provide Elite benefits to me.

Before the merger, I routinely achieved more than 75 nights per year at Marriott Rewards properties...
Jul 1, 19, 6:35 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 157
Posted By Horace

Des Moines Marriott Downtown, Iowa, USA [Master Thread]

This is the master thread for the Des Moines Marriott Downtown.

For posts comparing this hotel to other Marriott Bonvoy hotels in the Des Moines metro area or in the state of Iowa, these FlyerTalk...
Jul 1, 19, 5:17 pm
Replies: 272
Views: 85,638
Posted By Horace

SUMMARY: * Des Moines / Marriott Downtown /...

SUMMARY:

* Des Moines / Marriott Downtown / CLOSED; Full breakfast buffet in restaurant for elite+1; additional guests $16/buffet; lounge on mezzanine level; 06/30/19 update

MORE DETAILS:
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Jun 27, 19, 10:22 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 8,629
Posted By Horace

"That’s not a promising start for the hotel," is...

"That’s not a promising start for the hotel," is putting it mildly.

The hotel only has 16 reviews on Marriott.com so far, but it's off to a terrible start:
— Only 2.2 out of 5.0.
— Only 40% of...
Jun 27, 19, 4:39 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 91,152
Posted By Horace

Two asterisks after "U.S. $10 F&B credit per day...

Two asterisks after "U.S. $10 F&B credit per day for Member +1" correspond to a clear footnote right below the chart:

** The U.S. $10 F&B credit per day is for the Member. An additional U.S. $10...
Jun 25, 19, 1:16 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,612
Posted By Horace

At non-resort Delta Hotels properties without a...

At non-resort Delta Hotels properties without a Signature Lounge, a self-service Elite Pantry is an "approved alternative" to the lounge for Platinum Elite (and higher) members, according to the...
Jun 25, 19, 9:31 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,612
Posted By Horace

Marriott officially has 30 brands (although...

Marriott officially has 30 brands (although Marriott actually has a few more if one includes all timeshare brands and variations of Ritz-Carlton). Because you brought up Delta Hotels, I'll address...
Jun 25, 19, 9:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Horace

I am surprised that you are "seeing next to...

I am surprised that you are "seeing next to nothing throughout Europe" for late May 2020.

Normally, hotels loads reservation inventory — cash inventory and Marriott Bonvoy points inventory — into...
Jun 24, 19, 2:28 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Horace

"4th night free" is not a published benefit of...

"4th night free" is not a published benefit of any Marriott Bonvoy credit card from American Express or Chase.


"5th night free" is only a benefit when booking with Marriott Bonvoy points. If you...
Jun 24, 19, 2:21 pm
Replies: 730
Views: 91,152
Posted By Horace

At least that hotel defined the expiration time...

At least that hotel defined the expiration time of the F&B credit — at that particular hotel. This still doesn't explain such ridiculous things as being told that if your first transaction is a $2...
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