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  • Marriott now lists 18 Brands. How many have you visited?

    Here's the list of 18 brands now part of Marriott.     LuxuryLifestyle/CollectionSignatureModern EssentialsExtended Stay Destination Entertainment Ritz-CarltonEditionMarriottCourtyardResidence InnGaylord H...
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    Marriott now lists 18 Brands. How many have you visited?

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    • Which Marriott brand do you frequent the most?

      A couple weeks ago, I posed the question In How Many States Have You Stayed at a Marriott Property? which generated a great discussion. As I was looking over my (relatively short) history with Marriott, I began thinki...
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      • Coffee (or Tea) at Marriott Courtyards No More

        Question to Marriott:  Why? Don't understand this decision. As a platinum member, we cant even get a cup of coffee at Courtyard properties anymore.  Why is that? All properties have coffee and tea availabl...
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        Coffee (or Tea) at Marriott Courtyards No More

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        • IS ANYONE LISTENINIG?

          FORGIVE MY IMMODESTY BY STATING I AM A LOYAL MARRIOTT CUSTOMER.  First and foremost in Marriott's eyes that is how they should see me A LOYAL CUSTOMER. More importantly I should be considered a VALUABLE custome...
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          IS ANYONE LISTENINIG?

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          • Hotel Staffers Cleaning/Servicing YOUR Occupied Suite/Room with Door Closed?

            Fellow Insiders, as a guest how would you feel if you walked in on a hotel maid or other hotel staffer/agent in your room with the door closed? Would you or should you knock to enter the rooms/suites you are paying to...
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            Hotel Staffers Cleaning/Servicing YOUR Occupied Suite/Room with Door Closed?

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            • Has anyone noticed how bad the pillows have gotten in Feather Free Rooms?

              I have asthma, so a feather free room is not simply a matter of a preference; it is a matter of Superman avoiding Kryptonite!  I had a recent conversation with a Director of Operations at one of our frequented re...
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              Has anyone noticed how bad the pillows have gotten in Feather Free Rooms?

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              • How Much Do You Tip Housekeeping?

                Tipping is definitely a personal preference, though guidelines and recommendations for tipping amounts exist.  A recent article that I read stated that only 25%-30% of American hotel-stayers tip their housekeepin...
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                How Much Do You Tip Housekeeping?

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                • Suggestions JW New Orleans

                  My 19 year old son and I are staying at the JW on Canal Street next week as a little getaway before he leaves for college. Any suggestions for food and other fun things to do? We will be there 7 nights and I'm a Plati...
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                  Suggestions JW New Orleans

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                  • High Expectations

                    After getting loaded daily with emails from our Destinations reviews, I have noticed LOTS of complaining regarding MOST of the hotel properties. The question is are these properties really THAT bad or have we become...
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                    High Expectations

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                    • In-Room Telephones

                      I understand why Marriott would scale back in room phones but am mystified by the latest trend.  I stay at a lot of Courtyards on business and have noticed that many have eliminated the desk phone leaving only th...
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                      • HotelTalk?

                        I think most of us are aware of FlyerTalk and use it a lot or a little.  At times I find it very difficult to find useful information quickly, and you have learn how to do genius searches if you want very specifi...
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                        HotelTalk?

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                        • Changes to MRI Page?

                          Today when I click on "Marriott rewards insiders" logo at the upper right corner it now shows me everything new including reviews ('Destinations') and no longer the just the other topics.  By clicking there it wa...
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                          Changes to MRI Page?

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                          • The Music of Our Lives

                            Just back from a trip and a month from the next, it occurs to me how much music affects our past and present, and also the fact that we hear it in airports, on planes, (alas) in elevators, and always in hotel restaura...
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                            The Music of Our Lives

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                            • Posting Problems

                              I don't know whether anyone else is experiencing this, but frequently when I start typing a response, the one underneath it intrudes (literally overlapping), so that it becomes quite challenging to actually hit the po...
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                              Posting Problems

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                              • Marriott Discounts?

                                Today, my wife and I went to a Marriott Timeshare presentation and I was told by the Marriott Salesperson who owns many weeks himself that Marriott employees pay the same price that everyone does including hotel and t...
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                                Marriott Discounts?

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                                • Amalfi Coast

                                  Hi all, Even though some of you know I was rather underwhelmed by things in Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast (except the hotel, the dining and the people), that is my own bias, because I need historical things to do.&nb...
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                                  Amalfi Coast

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                                  • Volcano Alert!

                                    Bardarbunga (I kid you not) in Iceland is currently at stage 4 of 5 on possible eruption status.  This may seem an obscure or even silly topic (except for a big percentage of Icelanders who've been evacuated from...
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                                    Volcano Alert!

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                                    • Doing my "Willie Nelson" thing again...

                                      Well, starting last week, I began my "on the road again" status with a new project in New Hampshire.  I'm working with a hospital in Lebanon, NH and staying at the Residence Inn - Hanover.  I'll review it af...
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                                      Doing my "Willie Nelson" thing again...

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                                      • Summer's Almost Over - What Will You Miss the Most?

                                        Living in the S.E. US, I always look forward to enjoyment of cold watermelon, SC peaches (especially "Freestones") and vine-ripe tomatoes - not the mealy kind that are available in winter -  as shown below. Forgo...
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                                        Summer's Almost Over - What Will You Miss the Most?

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                                        • Purchasing a new bed

                                          We are in the market for a new bed and I am overwhelmed by the number of choices.  We have been impressed with the Marriott beds in the full service hotels. I remember some discussions about the beds on the Insid...
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                                          Purchasing a new bed

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