Okay Insiders, I just saw the announcement by the NathalieF for the surprise party offer. I submitted a nomination for a surprise party at BWI for returning US servicemen and women who are coming home from SW Asia. I won't bore you with the details of my submission, but suffice it to say that there is no one more deserving of our thanks and celebration of their sacrifices that those heroes, many who are returning from multiple tours. If you agree with this nomination, may I ask that you pass on your support to the NathalieF. Thanks for supporting our troops and their families.
Great idea nuhusker and I agree with IAHFLYR. I was going to nominate NathalieF for the surprise party (wow, wouldn't that be a surprise!) because of his excellent work in managing the Insiders forum. That was a slam dunk winner for sure, so I'll just donate that party to the well deserved veterans who sacrifice their all so we can yap about late checkouts and room upgrades.
If it works out that way, it's a great story for Marriott, Andy; hotel's number one loyalty program members deciding that the most loyal among us are the most deserving. Put that cutting edge marketing team to work and come up with a win/win outcome for everyone involved.
Way to use the ol' bean nuhusker - great work.
If Marriott was to decide pick the excellent idea from nuhusker I for one would fly to where ever and greet these INCREDIBLE TROOPS who have sacrificed so much for us all.
To add to the concept should this awesome idea win, we could all donate some reward points and hold a raffle for them, just hand out a raffle card to each of them when they exit the airplane where the winners would get a free weekend stay or a few days longer at a Marriott Resorts/Hotel near the city they reside. Maybe Marriott would even toss in a few freebies as well to enhance the pot and make it an over the top experience for our wonderful TROOPS in a show of appreciation for their service.
Yes, Count me in as well!
I know of no individual who wants or needs a "Surprise party"!
Could I suggest another "Party Cause"? How about "Kids with Cancer"?
Lastly, for the third "Party", I would suggest Marriott do something for "Re-hab" survivors of Heroin OD! This actor Hoffman, and his situation is all too common in America!
One more nominee!
How about Marriott hosting an "Open House" for MRI "Worldwide" in WDC?
Everyone pays their own way to attend a "Cocktail Party" to visit staff and other MRI at The Nations Capital?
You could have it at The JW in WDC. Everyone pays for their transportation and room, but Marriott picks up the tab for the "Get together". This would be an annual event, that would be the "Super Bowl for MRI"
Marriott could introduce plans, rewards to their best customers.
Just a thought!
Keep dreaming as it doesn't cost anything Jerry. I love the idea, but if we can't get Marriott to provide us long time loyalists even with a tiny imprint on our reward cards that show how long we've been in the rewards program, I'm afraid the "medicine" party would be a cash bar!
After NathalieF posted his reminder about the Year of Surprises contest, I actually made the effort to click on the Official Rules link (novel idea, hunh?), Year of Surprises - Official Rules Holy cow, you would think we're applying for a State Dept. job. A big tip of the cap to nuhusker for his dedicated efforts in attempting to win a much deserved party for our veterans.
Winners will be determined by weighted values;
Best wishes nu, you and your nomination are winners in our book!
Let's go Insiders! I'm fired up, you fired up?! This would be a perfect spot for Animal House's soon to be Senator Blutarsky's Big Speech (he was on a roll), but it has too many curse words for this forum, so instead, I'll just plead, come on Andy Throw me a frickin' bone here! - YouTube