I suggested that, but was turned down. Now, to be fair, my recommended date to hold the event, (Labor Day Week-end), was not inside the time period of this first event.
Will re-submit, next period. Just feel the "Party" would need to be in WDC on Labor Day Week-end. Maybe, I'm wrong, we'll see.
Still like NUHuskers suggestion for "Returning Vets". Maybe, MRI could be a part of the "Party" as well? A "Delegation" of MRI? Point Donation? or ?
I haven't contacted a GM prior to my stay yet. I will probably want to do it for my New York trip (at least contact the hotel in some way to confirm a Central Park view).
The San Jose Marriott's customer service team typically contacts me after my stay and I always provide them suggestions / notes. I stayed there recently and have some suggestions for them. I was there this past weekend and there was a high school volleyball tournament going on at the San Jose Convention Center.
My stay was not bad, but there were some slight issues. The worst I experienced was that some kid pulled a Bart Simpson (pushed all the floor buttons) in every elevator. I also heard that two floors had to be evacuated in the middle of the night because someone pulled the fire alarm.