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Mar 21, 19, 7:11 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,040
Posted By KRSW

Don't forget conference/tourist trap cities with...

Don't forget conference/tourist trap cities with an excess of hotel rooms. While it's not $37/night, I've been able to get some decent deals out of Orlando and the surrounding area at times. ...
Mar 20, 19, 10:06 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,557
Posted By KRSW

I seem to see the resort fees more prominently...

I seem to see the resort fees more prominently posted as of late...BUT parking fees are still absolutely buried on the websites. I'm finding them almost to the bottom of the Maps page for the...
Mar 20, 19, 11:29 am
Replies: 20
Views: 24,998
Posted By KRSW

[LEFT] Actually, it was the Starwood IT guys...

[LEFT]
Actually, it was the Starwood IT guys who said their system was superior because it was cloud-based. Marriott came into the merger with their legacy mainframe system and decided to move to a...
Mar 20, 19, 11:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By KRSW

Which one? Both are known for having computer...

Which one? Both are known for having computer problems.
Mar 20, 19, 11:12 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,844
Posted By KRSW

Friends don't let friends stay at The Lexington. ...

Friends don't let friends stay at The Lexington. The RI next door is much nicer, doesn't charge fees, has breakfast, good staff, better rooms, and you can often get it for the same rate as the Lex....
Mar 20, 19, 10:58 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By KRSW

Tonal quality matters in terms of perception of...

Tonal quality matters in terms of perception of noise, not just amplitude. We've all experienced the noisy, rattle-trap air con in hotel rooms before. The lower-pitched hum of the compressor...
Mar 19, 19, 11:21 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By KRSW

Under some conditions cell phones' speakerphones...

Under some conditions cell phones' speakerphones are absolutely shrill and can be heard for quite a distance, more so than a regular telephone's speakerphone. I've heard it in restaurants, airports,...
Mar 18, 19, 2:53 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 6,206
Posted By KRSW

I've booked a couple of these and they were...

I've booked a couple of these and they were legacy Marriott properties. The cancellation terms and price were better on the Advanced Rate but cancellable than the regular rates, so that's what I...
Mar 18, 19, 2:48 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By KRSW

2-factor authentication ain't all that secure....

2-factor authentication ain't all that secure. There's plenty of ways to circumvent it. In the OP's case, SMS was how their account got compromised.

BUT...any time something is changed on...
Mar 15, 19, 11:35 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,359
Posted By KRSW

I still happily fly the Mad Dogs over at DL. ...

I still happily fly the Mad Dogs over at DL. DL's done a nice job of keeping the interiors looking new. No IFE, but there's AC power and some rudimentary WiFi on them. Still quiet and smooth as...
Mar 15, 19, 11:32 am
Replies: 85
Views: 5,402
Posted By KRSW

I'm not bitter about the merger. I came into this...

I'm not bitter about the merger. I came into this as a Marriott loyalist. What does bother me is what's happened with Marriott from late 2017 to present. The old website wasn't great, but at least it...
Mar 15, 19, 11:21 am
Replies: 92
Views: 4,662
Posted By KRSW

Do you mean these two? ...

Do you mean these two?
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/220x164/220px_mangyongdae_children_27s_palace_09_549efd2839da0e31e83b0960952515b4d44d07e3.jpg
Mar 15, 19, 11:18 am
Replies: 54
Views: 4,468
Posted By KRSW

If anything, you've proved what I'm about to say:...

If anything, you've proved what I'm about to say:

Most of the problems we are experiencing is due to CORPORATE failing to get the basics right. The franchisees ARE getting the basics right. Yes,...
Mar 14, 19, 10:30 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 6,359
Posted By KRSW

I'm seeing quite a few Mad Dogs in the air...

I'm seeing quite a few Mad Dogs in the air tonight... are these replacements for the 737Mistake-8's?
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/MD83
Mar 14, 19, 10:21 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 4,468
Posted By KRSW

The franchise model works very well in the...

The franchise model works very well in the restaurant industry. Many (most?) of the chain restaurants are franchises, yet with a few exceptions, they've managed to standardize the experience and...
Mar 14, 19, 10:05 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 4,662
Posted By KRSW

No, Marriott's not always been this bad. Phone...

No, Marriott's not always been this bad. Phone reps used to be pleasant and knowledgeable. Other than the occasional missing stay, nothing really negative to report. Hotels were pretty consistent...
Mar 14, 19, 3:51 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 4,468
Posted By KRSW

To those on this thread, DO go back & read the...

To those on this thread, DO go back & read the full article. There's a lot more detail in there than what hockeyinsider posted. Some rather juicy things too.

I'll echo what others have said --...
Mar 13, 19, 1:21 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 5,402
Posted By KRSW

Anyone want to buy Boeinged.com? It's...

Anyone want to buy Boeinged.com? It's available. and given the current news, could be quite useful.
Mar 13, 19, 12:13 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,073
Posted By KRSW

I also think they're making a mistake by trying...

I also think they're making a mistake by trying to do a Sheraton / Sheraton Grand thing. There are already too many brands in the now-Marriott portfolio.
Mar 12, 19, 12:47 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,073
Posted By KRSW

hockeyinsider: But you forgot about the other...

hockeyinsider: But you forgot about the other 'restaurants' at the property:

I've eaten at nicer hospital cafeterias than this:...
Mar 11, 19, 11:51 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 1,854
Posted By KRSW

You say that, but we have a similar situation...

You say that, but we have a similar situation with Amazon.com. Yes, Amazon themselves sells a lot of products directly from their site. Marriott also has some corporately-owned properties. ...
Mar 11, 19, 11:42 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 5,402
Posted By KRSW

Well, the derogatory term "Bonvoyed" is taking...

Well, the derogatory term "Bonvoyed" is taking off:

besides http://www.bonvoyed.com , there's now:
https://twitter.com/FakeBonvoyArne
https://twitter.com/bonvoyed...
Mar 11, 19, 9:11 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,073
Posted By KRSW

Okay, I have some questions... Um... does...

Okay, I have some questions...


Um... does Enhancing the Digital Experience mean we might get a working website?

Well, it's 2019.. I'm not an SPG loyalist, but I didn't notice any Sheraton...
Mar 11, 19, 3:45 pm
Replies: 346
Views: 43,456
Posted By KRSW

I was just there two weeks ago... Unless price...

I was just there two weeks ago... Unless price is the only objective, I'd give it a pass. My room was spotless, BUT the renovation's nowhere near complete and was done as cheaply as possible. ...
Mar 11, 19, 3:36 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,073
Posted By KRSW

I'm not sure a new logo was needed, but at least...

I'm not sure a new logo was needed, but at least it looks good and tasteful. Although it should say Established 1974, as most of the Sheraton properties are from that era and feel like they've not...
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