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Apr 23, 19, 6:35 pm
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Posted By stant

I suppose it depends on when the upgrade is done....

I suppose it depends on when the upgrade is done.
IE, if a plat walks up to the front desk and there is a suite available, they arent going to not get it because and ambassador is supposed to check...
Apr 23, 19, 4:30 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 23,410
Posted By stant

You said you wouldnt stay at the property because...

You said you wouldnt stay at the property because of the water pressure issue. That sounded to me like making a pretty big mountain out of a molehill. The water pressure from the tap is fine, ie it's...
Apr 23, 19, 4:22 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

I was plat for longer than I have been amb - and...

I was plat for longer than I have been amb - and I dont notice any difference. The only perk that amb status gives me is the rare instance when SNAs cant be applied to a booking my ambassador has...
Apr 23, 19, 3:08 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

I have never had an issue with a... Just did a...

I have never had an issue with a... Just did a booking today that was prepaid and applied SNAs...

As far as plat vs ambassador upgrades go - afik there is no official distinction there. As plat...
Apr 23, 19, 3:02 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 23,410
Posted By stant

See my current 'bonvoyed' thread. I got a luxury...

See my current 'bonvoyed' thread. I got a luxury suite at this property after booking a basic room.

Maybe because I don't complain they serve something that's quite common that I'm allergic to at...
Apr 23, 19, 2:58 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

As someone who has never had a SNA expire, don't...

As someone who has never had a SNA expire, don't just hold them for aspirational properties. I try my best to burn them in the year I earn them.
Apr 23, 19, 8:36 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,542
Posted By stant

you could edit your original post to remove the...

you could edit your original post to remove the name of your company - since it has absolutely nothing to do with the shortcomings of MVC resorts....
Apr 22, 19, 9:05 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

That link sounds like jay rayner's writting, but...

That link sounds like jay rayner's writting, but it seems to be someone I'm unfamiliar with. I'll give the place the benefit of the doubt for now. Keep in mind I have flown from Florida to California...
Apr 22, 19, 8:45 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

To be fair, this was probably around 2pm and I...

To be fair, this was probably around 2pm and I had literally NO sleep at all the night before. I was basically a walking zombie at that point. The front desk staff probably just took pity on me.

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Apr 22, 19, 8:31 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

if it comes off as aggression, I apologize. I'm...

if it comes off as aggression, I apologize. I'm not saying people shouldn't complain. But at the same time I think it's worth while pointing out the good in the program too. I have had great...
Apr 22, 19, 4:53 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

Hey, look at my history, Ive had plenty to...

Hey, look at my history, Ive had plenty to complain about marriott in the past, but since the growing pains associated with integration, and being put off by my inability to earn LT titanium, I have...
Apr 22, 19, 4:24 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 10,905
Posted By stant

So I just got bonvoyed.... AGAIN!

I just got done with a quick weekend trip to San Antonio Texas. I booked 2 nights stay at the Westin riverwalk. I asked my ambassador to put in for SNAs for the stay, but he said none were available...
Dec 4, 18, 5:47 pm
Replies: 558
Views: 69,857
Posted By stant

how does compensation restore confidence? all it...

how does compensation restore confidence? all it does is make up for screwing up - it doesnt mean they wont screw up again.

also - half a billion members - if the compensation is more than $26 a...
Dec 4, 18, 5:44 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

If William said it, I'm pretty sure you can take...

If William said it, I'm pretty sure you can take that to the bank - even if you need to send a PM next year saying 'remember when you told me : XYZ..." - and a special accommodation is made for you...
Dec 4, 18, 5:34 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

Sorry, no. that was just sloppy typing on my...

Sorry, no. that was just sloppy typing on my part.

This year, I could have qualified for LTPP like the op, if marriot used the same rules for spg members as they allowed their own members to...
Dec 3, 18, 12:01 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

the #1...

the #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) reason why marriot bought SPG was the large base of fiercely loyal customers.
would you spend $13 billion bucks on...
Dec 3, 18, 11:55 am
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

At this time, since I'm close, once i qualify for...

At this time, since I'm close, once i qualify for ltpp I likely will shift my stays away from marriot, so I'll suck it up for now.

tons of people complained about SPG members not getting a crack...
Dec 2, 18, 6:38 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

about half of my stays are in london (and I do...

about half of my stays are in london (and I do 100+ nights a year). I think I'm getting a screaming good deal when I book a room at one of my preferred properties for 220 a night. I just made a...
Dec 2, 18, 12:37 am
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

The ones who think it makes sense are irrelevant....

The ones who think it makes sense are irrelevant. The point of a loyalty program is to inspire loyalty. If the loyalty program is ticking off members - especially the most lucrative ones - then there...
Nov 30, 18, 3:59 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 8,091
Posted By stant

i dont know if Marriott will do the same, but spg...

i dont know if Marriott will do the same, but spg has been willing to make allowances if you have a compelling story for not crossing a threshold. If you call in and say 'hey look, you guys gave me...
Nov 30, 18, 3:54 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

OHHHHH. well now that I know what grandfather...

OHHHHH. well now that I know what grandfather means, I am perfectly happy that I can spend 125 nights a year in starriot properties these days and spend tens of thousands a dollars a year with them...
Nov 30, 18, 12:29 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

Fair enough. Then why when you are making a new...

Fair enough. Then why when you are making a new program would you bother making ltpp for just the first year? Have ltg and ltp and that's it - if that's the only two categories for lifetime...
Nov 30, 18, 6:19 am
Replies: 89
Views: 6,120
Posted By stant

As a spg gold lifetime member who doesn't have...

As a spg gold lifetime member who doesn't have enough years as platinum, but with far more than enough points to qualify if Marriott was looking at spend - what gets me is that Marriott right now is...
Nov 29, 18, 11:04 pm
Replies: 211
Views: 9,161
Posted By stant

if the union guy just said 'now that we got...

if the union guy just said 'now that we got marriot to pay more, other hotels will have to pay more too' then it IS artificial wage inflation, not the market rate, per the context of this discussion....
Nov 28, 18, 9:23 pm
Replies: 211
Views: 9,161
Posted By stant

This isnt about hotels not paying market rates....

This isnt about hotels not paying market rates. didnt you read what the union rep said? more or less: "now other hotels will have to increase their wages too". This was about a special interest with...
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