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Posted By BrightlyBob

Add me to the list of first stay receiving the...

Add me to the list of first stay receiving the bonus but subsequent not... I seem to remember this happened a couple of years ago too. Contacted IHG and advised to wait the 4-6 weeks...
Jul 9, 20, 9:35 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

So the slightly better room goes empty for want...

So the slightly better room goes empty for want of €50. I don’t believe for one moment Hamburg hotels are in anything near normal demand right now. That truly was pathetic!
Apr 22, 20, 5:29 pm
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Hi AzTag, good to see you made it here! ...

Hi AzTag, good to see you made it here!

Setting MRI to “Read Only” seems to have led to data that should be protected becoming readable too, so it looks like Marriotts closed down the website,...
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I well remember that period about 5 years ago. I...

I well remember that period about 5 years ago. I think there were 3 or 4 threads like this running at the same time where OP was joined by other FTers saying the same thing. I think they all admitted...
Apr 5, 20, 4:46 pm
Apr 3, 20, 5:50 pm
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Hi Yogi - I’m a long term Flyertalker, indeed I...

Hi Yogi - I’m a long term Flyertalker, indeed I was a regular contributor on Flyertalk several years before I started contributing to Marriott Insiders.

Overall I preferred Insiders because it...
Mar 10, 20, 7:17 pm
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I’m staying at a Marriott on 16 March checking...

I’m staying at a Marriott on 16 March checking out on 17 March - would that count as my first stay on this promo (hence being the “fallow“ stay)?
Mar 5, 20, 4:12 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Yes, during my stays in the US I have encountered...

Yes, during my stays in the US I have encountered the Bistro breakfast which actually I quite like as a cooked to order breakfast as opposed to a warm-ish buffet! The Courtyards I’ve stayed at here...
Mar 5, 20, 1:59 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I think it’s isolated properties rather than a...

I think it’s isolated properties rather than a regional or brand thing, I’ve seen these complaints stateside as well as internationally, although they’re far rarer now than they were at introduction...
Mar 5, 20, 1:53 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Points are fairly easy to redeem at 1c. I check...

Points are fairly easy to redeem at 1c. I check every leisure stay I make and if the value is in the redemption I redeem. It may be a Cat 1, or a Cat 8, doesn’t matter to me, if I want to be there...
Mar 5, 20, 1:31 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Although it is done it shouldn’t be. Properties...

Although it is done it shouldn’t be. Properties explain this as a credit awarded at date of checkin that expires when the nightly reconciliations are complete. Hence on a one night stay it can’t be...
Feb 23, 20, 1:48 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Very nice there, good to see they’re still doing...

Very nice there, good to see they’re still doing the free minibar. I do like the Porte Monaco Marriott, although with the merger Bonvoys Riviera options have really improved. The Riviera is usually...
Feb 21, 20, 12:19 pm
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I never redeem below 1c per point. 5 years ago...

I never redeem below 1c per point. 5 years ago Moscow was ruinously pricey yet points were very reasonable and I was over 2c per point for a week there at the Aurora. For the same reasons the Riviera...
Feb 19, 20, 2:43 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

The original post asks for the top 10 and these...

The original post asks for the top 10 and these are mine as a predominantly European traveller. All except the Niagara Fallsview Marriott offer lengthy free beer/wine and good food. The only North...
Feb 14, 20, 10:49 pm
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I have exactly the same issue, I wanted to use...

I have exactly the same issue, I wanted to use the 75N cert for a peak summer night at the Sheraton Seattle at 40k points but it wouldn’t attach online so I had to call. It took the agent a long time...
Feb 12, 20, 2:03 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Titanium Lounge access is indeed for room...

Titanium Lounge access is indeed for room occupants plus 1. I have been the +1 there on several occasions!

Spirits are served free of charge during the Lounges happy hour from (I think) 5pm to...
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Whatever recategorisation is planned will take...

Whatever recategorisation is planned will take place, Coronavirus or not. If it turns into a worldwide epidemic expect other targeted reactions...
Jan 26, 20, 4:38 pm
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Different outcome indeed, but Marriotts initial...

Different outcome indeed, but Marriotts initial position was to wash their hands on guests at the “Residence Inn by Marriott”. Finally they changed their mind - gee, thanks guys! If you want an...
Jan 23, 20, 2:04 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

To me that would be an alert to check my credit...

To me that would be an alert to check my credit card to see if the hotels accidentally charged $20.20 to my credit card for something. Assuming that’s not happened I’d leave it be and enjoy my...
Jan 19, 20, 3:38 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I’m at the Hamburg Marriott right now and can...

I’m at the Hamburg Marriott right now and can confirm that room only rates do increase by about €10 per night if you search for 2 guests as opposed to 1...
Jan 19, 20, 2:14 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

The Wifi rules vary at different brands but if...

The Wifi rules vary at different brands but if you’re a member of Bonvoy and book via the website you’ll get free wifi at all the Bonvoy brands. Golds and above get enhanced speed wifi, where...
Jan 15, 20, 8:49 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

I was here last weekend, breakfast offerings are...

I was here last weekend, breakfast offerings are pretty good, full english, danishes, fruit, cereal and breads with a coffee/hot water machine. As a tea drinker I can’t comment on the coffee but the...
Jan 13, 20, 9:55 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Hmmm, I spend about £10,000 on non Marriott AMEX...

Hmmm, I spend about £10,000 on non Marriott AMEX so it’s not a nice cut. Even so 2 Bonvoy points are worth more than the 2 IHG points I get from the IHG Mastercard. As a Lifetime Titanium the 15...
Jan 11, 20, 2:34 am
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Posted By BrightlyBob

According to HeadForPoints (and I’ve also quickly...

According to HeadForPoints (and I’ve also quickly checked) the UK SPG AMEX website still has the “6 points for Marriott and SPG stays” verbiage but has removed any reference to an end date so it...
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Posted By BrightlyBob

Certainly if you think IHG is about ageing...

Certainly if you think IHG is about ageing Intercontinental’s, tatty Crowne Plazas, grotty Holiday Inns, and cheap Expresses, these days you’d be wrong. There’s some great Regents, Rehabbed...
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