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Today, 4:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DJ_Iceman

On my first trip to Atlanta many moons ago, I was...

On my first trip to Atlanta many moons ago, I was shocked to find Coke products at the Marriott. The concierge lounge attendant must have seen the look on my face, because she volunteered that...
Yesterday, 8:22 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Well, personally I'm sad because this was my...

Well, personally I'm sad because this was my first-ever Marriott property and the one where I originally joined Marriott Rewards 20+ years ago. In those intervening decades I've stayed there a...
Yesterday, 8:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Don't ask me to name the brands, but I remember...

Don't ask me to name the brands, but I remember over the past few years a mix of them at standard FS Marriotts. Thann is becoming more and more common, but I seem to others too. Then again, I could...
Nov 15, 17, 10:50 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,193
Posted By DJ_Iceman

I hardly ever redeem points for hotel nights. ...

I hardly ever redeem points for hotel nights. I'd much rather earn MORE nights and points credit. In years gone by, I redeemed millions of points for free cruises. I also got lots of items from...
Nov 15, 17, 8:37 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 6,606
Posted By DJ_Iceman

I don't think that's the case, or at least not...

I don't think that's the case, or at least not the intent. As I understand it, "Marquis" properties are huge hotels that generally cater to conventions.
Nov 11, 17, 2:08 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 15,100
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Also, I'm pretty sure it's a Roy Yamaguchi...

Also, I'm pretty sure it's a Roy Yamaguchi restaurant.
Nov 10, 17, 6:35 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 4,394
Posted By DJ_Iceman

There are a myriad of things that could be...

There are a myriad of things that could be removed from the full-service hotel experience. Individually they may not seem all that important, and each one by itself may not cause guests to flock to...
Nov 8, 17, 9:56 am
Replies: 201
Views: 27,862
Posted By DJ_Iceman

I agree with puddy--back when I used to travel...

I agree with puddy--back when I used to travel frequently to San Antonio, the Plaza was my first choice. The Rivercenter was a solid backup, and the once or twice I had to stay at the Riverwalk I...
Nov 3, 17, 12:39 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,517
Posted By DJ_Iceman

IMO, Hilton is generally a notch below Marriott....

IMO, Hilton is generally a notch below Marriott. FS Hiltons are like lackluster FS Marriotts (or Sheratons). Good ones are like average Marriotts or Westins. The W=A properties I've stayed at were...
Nov 3, 17, 12:13 am
Replies: 103
Views: 4,394
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Come on, people. "Fresh bites" sucks, and...

Come on, people. "Fresh bites" sucks, and there's no getting around that. Whether you've only ordered room service a few times in decades or rely on it every stay, "fresh bites" is lame. If FS...
Oct 24, 17, 9:13 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Interesting how "diamond for a day" perks far,...

Interesting how "diamond for a day" perks far, far, FAR outweigh the actual perks of being diamond.
Oct 19, 17, 10:30 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 15,100
Posted By DJ_Iceman

I'm sure suites are available for booking, so if...

I'm sure suites are available for booking, so if the price isn't too high then maybe just save your points and pay for the suite. You could also call the hotel, tell them you've got two standard...
Oct 16, 17, 11:21 pm
Replies: 2,407
Views: 394,021
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Hey, MIFlyer, you and I have almost the same...

Hey, MIFlyer, you and I have almost the same number of lifetime nights (I'm currently at 1,658) but I'm way ahead on lifetime points (6,145,204). So I hope there's a premier category that rewards...
Oct 13, 17, 6:33 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 15,100
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! :D I've...

Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! :D

I've also had good, decently-priced (for the area) breakfasts at Longhi's over at The Shops at Wailea. And while the on-site Marriott restaurant is pricey,...
Oct 13, 17, 10:46 am
Replies: 1,057
Views: 115,003
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Long Wharf. Copley could be any city anywhere in...

Long Wharf. Copley could be any city anywhere in the country, but Long Wharf is adjacent to Faneuil Hall, the North End, and the revitalized waterfront for a much more uniquely Boston experience.
Oct 13, 17, 10:45 am
Replies: 106
Views: 15,100
Posted By DJ_Iceman

There is a Starbucks in the lobby that offers...

There is a Starbucks in the lobby that offers standard Starbucks pricing. There's also a cool little beach bar called the Whale's Tail that offers small, relatively inexpensive breakfasts.

To...
Oct 8, 17, 10:06 am
Replies: 272
Views: 48,114
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Yes, just last week. I had put a 6pm arrival...

Yes, just last week. I had put a 6pm arrival time but realized it was going to be more like 6:30. So at 5:30 I went into the app and adjusted my arrival time (kind of just to see if it would let...
Oct 5, 17, 5:22 pm
Replies: 2,407
Views: 394,021
Posted By DJ_Iceman

I agree, but I could easily see the status levels...

I agree, but I could easily see the status levels devalued such that platinum isn't what it is today. United did this when they added a platinum level, bumping all their million milers down a peg. ...
Oct 4, 17, 7:35 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 11,727
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Since I am not in your financial or travel shoes,...

Since I am not in your financial or travel shoes, what I'm about to say may make sense to me but not to you. But why on earth do you care a hoot about loyalty programs at all?

If you're generally...
Oct 2, 17, 6:59 pm
Replies: 210
Views: 30,261
Posted By DJ_Iceman

I definitely agree that the wine is WAY...

I definitely agree that the wine is WAY overpriced in this lounge, but disagree that they're not transparent about it. As I recall, there are little menu tents on the tables that list the choices...
Sep 29, 17, 9:13 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,890
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Look, I know you feel piled-on and only wanted to...

Look, I know you feel piled-on and only wanted to hear suggestions about how to earn extra points, but you aren't "due" anything more than what you got. It's that entitled attitude that led to many...
Sep 29, 17, 9:08 pm
Replies: 500
Views: 50,368
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Yep, "better" depends on your criteria. My...

Yep, "better" depends on your criteria. My favorite Marriott-family property in Las Vegas is the Cosmopolitan.
Sep 29, 17, 9:06 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Can't we all just get along? ;) I concur...

Can't we all just get along? ;)

I concur with others who suggested the OP work this through their SPG ambassador. Maybe there is a Starwood property that would work, or (I would hope) the...
Sep 27, 17, 10:40 am
Replies: 904
Views: 116,361
Posted By DJ_Iceman

It has never taken more than a day or two for me....

It has never taken more than a day or two for me. Take a look at booking a Marriott travel package reward (includes a week in a hotel in addition to the United miles), because the redemption is...
Sep 24, 17, 12:11 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 5,336
Posted By DJ_Iceman

Not directly related, but this past week I stayed...

Not directly related, but this past week I stayed in a hotel where someone I became friends with as a front desk associate years ago is now in the management ranks behind the scenes. While we were...
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