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Jun 7, 20, 12:17 pm
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Posted By VA1379

If a hotel is not going to offer a buffet, they...

If a hotel is not going to offer a buffet, they should allow elite guests to order enough dishes in lieu of a buffet for their complimentary breakfast. They used to allow that at the old Hyatt Irvine...
Jan 22, 20, 1:58 am
Replies: 66
Views: 9,446
Posted By VA1379

It is extremely disappointing to hear about the...

It is extremely disappointing to hear about the OP experience with trying to get the guarantee honored. 10k points is not nearly enough compensation for what the OP has experienced so far. I would...
Nov 26, 19, 1:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By VA1379

You need to be physically there for the entire...

You need to be physically there for the entire stay to get the elite night credit. Otherwise, they will open up the rewards program to a huge loophole that people will exploit and cause the rewards...
Sep 21, 19, 10:46 am
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By VA1379

I have stayed at this property several times over...

I have stayed at this property several times over the past 6 years. They stopped having the Wall Street Journal as a newspaper about 9 months ago, and I told them I found that unacceptable. The...
Sep 6, 19, 12:39 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,441
Posted By VA1379

Individual hotels track guests based on how...

Individual hotels track guests based on how frequent they stay at their property. They have top 50 lists of guests by nights stayed per year. I would expect some hotels to upgrade a top 50 guest who...
Aug 3, 19, 5:45 pm
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Views: 272,590
Posted By VA1379

They should be going out to all lifetime Titanium...

They should be going out to all lifetime Titanium members.
May 11, 19, 4:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,877
Posted By VA1379

I found a link here...

I found a link here (https://travelisfree.com/breaking-marriottʼs-best-rate-guarantee/) that referred to the METT rate under member rates back in 2013 when the blogger was looking for a BRG claim at...
May 4, 19, 6:32 pm
Replies: 160
Views: 43,364
Posted By VA1379

Amazon keeps getting more partnerships to use...

Amazon keeps getting more partnerships to use third party reward programs to pay. I was really annoyed when they kept adding my Citi Thank You points as a payment option on my account. I did not want...
May 4, 19, 6:23 pm
Replies: 1,027
Views: 158,832
Posted By VA1379

Is Phil still the GM at the Westin? He took care...

Is Phil still the GM at the Westin? He took care of me a while back on a stay where I managed to get stuck in a hotel elevator and had a fire alarm pulled right afterwards that caused me to need to...
Oct 7, 18, 9:21 am
Replies: 77
Views: 15,650
Posted By VA1379

Iím looking at this property for a flight over...

Iím looking at this property for a flight over Christmas since there is a AAA rate that includes parking for up to 14 days at no extra cost over the regular AAA rate. I used to stay at the Hyatt...
Oct 5, 18, 3:58 am
Replies: 77
Views: 15,650
Posted By VA1379

Do they still give platinum and platinum premier...

Do they still give platinum and platinum premier members breakfast automatically, or have they made it so you have to choose breakfast as your welcome amenity gift?
Sep 29, 18, 2:45 am
Replies: 63
Views: 46,544
Posted By VA1379

They have not updated those pages that state Gold...

They have not updated those pages that state Gold and higher for M Club or executive lounge access. You can see that at some hotel reservations for executive level rooms at Marriott brand properties....
May 11, 18, 3:29 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 710
Posted By VA1379

Getting another Marriott credit card is the...

Getting another Marriott credit card is the cheapest way to get more points. You can also buy up to 50k points a year, and it will count towards lifetime status. They sell points in 1000 increments...
Apr 20, 18, 1:09 pm
Replies: 212
Views: 34,480
Posted By VA1379

Some properties will have promotional rates that...

Some properties will have promotional rates that give extra points. Most of the time, they will cost more than buying points directly from Marriott, but there are occasionally some good deals. These...
Apr 20, 18, 1:02 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 12,438
Posted By VA1379

Marriott had one of the first lifetime elite...

Marriott had one of the first lifetime elite program for any major hotel chain. Iím not sure if Hyattís lifetime diamond, I mean globalist, has been around longer, but Marriott has had lifetime...
Mar 23, 18, 5:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,006
Posted By VA1379

I suggested he wait until closer to the end of...

I suggested he wait until closer to the end of the year simply because he won’t need to buy as many points if he ends up taking a trip. From a logistical perspective, a mid year revamp of the awards...
Mar 22, 18, 11:34 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,006
Posted By VA1379

The OP is experiencing some anxiety over the...

The OP is experiencing some anxiety over the possibility that Marriott may change the rewards program. Right now, there isn’t much difference between gold and platinum at Marriott. That may change,...
Mar 11, 18, 3:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By VA1379

Leaving Marriott over one hotel doesn’t sound...

Leaving Marriott over one hotel doesn’t sound wise to me. The Crystal Gateway Marriott is across from the Westin, and they have excellent customer service.

You should have asked if they would let...
Mar 5, 18, 5:08 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,090
Posted By VA1379

It sounds to me like the large group may have...

It sounds to me like the large group may have negotiated a late checkout of 3 or 4 pm. If that is the case, you may not be able to check in at 4 pm. What would be helpful to know is how big this...
Mar 4, 18, 2:31 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,321
Posted By VA1379

I have good memories of my one stay at this hotel...

I have good memories of my one stay at this hotel several years ago when the weekend EEO certificates were still around for BOGO nights. The concierge lounge was above average and well stocked with...
Mar 3, 18, 9:55 am
Replies: 15
Views: 5,863
Posted By VA1379

Harris Teeter, a regional grocery chain owned by...

Harris Teeter, a regional grocery chain owned by Kroger, is close to some Courtyard hotels in the mid-Atlantic region. The Courtyard near the Dunn Loring Metro stop is across the street from a Harris...
Mar 1, 18, 5:22 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 14,296
Posted By VA1379

I thought that was a Doubletree hotel.

I thought that was a Doubletree hotel.
Feb 28, 18, 8:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By VA1379

I’m sure the GM wasn’t happy about that.

I’m sure the GM wasn’t happy about that.
Feb 28, 18, 5:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By VA1379

About 7 years ago, I stayed at the Courtyard...

About 7 years ago, I stayed at the Courtyard Southcenter close to the Seattle airport. They had a wheel at check in that you could spin for prizes. I won a cup of hot coffee, and I told them I donít...
Feb 28, 18, 5:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,016
Posted By VA1379

I don’t know if I ever caused a hotel to oversell...

I don’t know if I ever caused a hotel to oversell by extending a stay, but I’ve probably cost someone an upgrade and been denied one myself because of it. I have been called a few times by Marriott...
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