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Old Jul 21, 07, 9:37 pm
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which hotels offer evening receptions?

DH will be traveling on a regular basis soon, and would like to stay at hotels that have a manager's reception or something similar during the week. Which hotels offer this? We're not looking for specific locations, but really rather chains. I know Homewood Suites offers a manager's reception Monday-Thursday. What other ones do? Thanks!
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Old Jul 21, 07, 9:44 pm
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Embassy Suites - seven days a week in most locations, IIRC.
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Old Jul 21, 07, 9:52 pm
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I don't think you'll see too many outside of Embassy Suites and similar 3* properties. The high-end hotels have their club lounges, so they generally don't have receptions for the whole hotel.

Other than ES, I've only seen one such reception -- at the Four Seasons Maui. We got invited because it was our second stay there. It was very nice, but nothing extraordinary.
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I don't think you'll see too many outside of Embassy Suites and similar 3* properties. The high-end hotels have their club lounges, so they generally don't have receptions for the whole hotel.

Other than ES, I've only seen one such reception -- at the Four Seasons Maui. We got invited because it was our second stay there. It was very nice, but nothing extraordinary.
I'm looking for the names of the 3* properties. IIRC, Residence Inn does something in the evenings. I know from experience that Country Inn & Suites does as well. We're trying to develop a list, so he can give it to the secretary at work, with the, "Please try to book me into one of these when making hotel arrangements for me."
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I'm looking for the names of the 3* properties. ...
I need to steer clear of such properties. I enjoy these receptions, but too much. There's something about an open bar that doesn't agree with me the following morning.
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Old Jul 21, 07, 10:11 pm
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I need to steer clear of such properties. I enjoy these receptions, but too much. There's something about an open bar that doesn't agree with me the following morning.
DH doesn't drink cheap beer, or typically, liqour, so chances are, he'll be fine. But, you can use the same list with a "Don't book me into these properties."
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Old Jul 21, 07, 10:33 pm
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DH doesn't drink cheap beer, or typically, liqour, so chances are, he'll be fine. But, you can use the same list with a "Don't book me into these properties."
IME, these "receptions" typically serve the cheapest of the cheap.
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Old Jul 21, 07, 11:26 pm
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IME, these "receptions" typically serve the cheapest of the cheap.
He's not looking for the alcohol, he's looking for the food.
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Old Jul 21, 07, 11:28 pm
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IME, these "receptions" typically serve the cheapest of the cheap.
Sure, but no one goes to taste the subtleties of the fine wines.
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Sure, but no one goes to taste the subtleties of the fine wines.
True, but IME, the wines have not even been drinkable.
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Old Jul 22, 07, 12:29 am
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And yet another travel-related thread finds itself misplaced in OMNI....



Seems like this would be more appropriate in TravelBuzz.

Anyhow, there are even some Hampton Inns that offer an evening reception with food. Not sure if they are all doing this, though. I think not.
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The Marriott grand cayman has had a managers reception several times when I've been there.

That is the only Marriott I have ever been at where such an event took place.

Ironically, also the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman, though that may have been a special event since it has only happened once.
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If DH is interested in the food, then pick a chain (or two) and stick w/ it to get to Gold status, at which point he'll have access to the executive lounges of the full-service hotels & they usually have food.

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Old Jul 22, 07, 6:12 pm
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If DH is interested in the food, then pick a chain (or two) and stick w/ it to get to Gold status, at which point he'll have access to the executive lounges of the full-service hotels & they usually have food.

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Which ones? Not Hilton....

Unless you are out of the US.....
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Old Jul 22, 07, 6:16 pm
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Is he travelling on his own dime? I can't imagine any managers reception that I would consider having "food" worthy of making a meal.

In college we used to hit the Bahia resort in SD for happy hour where we could scare the tourists by drinking dollar drafts and doing a coordinated multifront assault on the managers' reception, but fortunately that was many years ago.
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