I recently went to Amarillo Texas for a few days of business. Of course, after the normal business day, I'd enjoy dinner with my wife, who almost always accompanies me on my trips. When checking in, I usually make small talk with the front desk.. I guess I told the front desk clerk that I was passing through and that I hoped to see my daughter while on this trip. Little did I expect that information to be emblazoned across the top of my folio once I received it via e-mail. "visiting daughter" "passing through" printed below my name on the folio. I called the hotel days later and was informed that they could'nt take that off of the folio, and was told that Marriott likes to know your purpose of visit. Not a problem for me but I guess it is when printed on the receipt for which I will now have to explain to accounts payable. I told the young lady that I went to supper, swam in their pool and even saw a movie during my stay but wouldn't expect to see that either printed on the folio. If the purpose is to find out the reason, I think in short order it would be self defeating as most (me included) will just respond; "business", and Marriott won't gain accurate information. I don't remember this type of thing ever happening to me before and am surprised that if this is a new protocol, that it is being tolerated. I for one do not like it. Anyone else have this happen...or think its a big deal?
I just reviewed several folio's of recent travel and have found no indication of the notation you mentioned. very strange. I can fully understand Marriott wanting maket intelligence as to your travel purpose, but cannot imagine them printing this on the folio.
perhaps our community manager will fill us in. seems to me its a breach of privacy, but that's just me.............