In looking over the activity for the last 24 hours on this site I see a plethora of "guest created" hotel reviews, something I never noted before, Anyone else see these in the past? Is it part of the new Marriott Rewards Insiders,since in the past to post you needed to be registered. Is that still the case?
Let me be the first to recognize that you have officially "hit the wall". I have no idea what the "guest reviews" are, where they are found, or how they differ from non-guest reviews. Also, I cannot imagine why it would matter to anyone….. I'm sure I must be missing something very important, so please set me straight on this.
R.I.P Ron Palillo
Ooh, ooh, I know this one. Down below the listing of posts on the front page are the hotel reviews. As supersleuth anadyr observed, more and more of them have been posted by Guest. Is this one person using the name Guest? Is it non-rewards members being allowed to review hotels? Do we care? That's between you and your pal to decide if anadyr has
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anadyr, I'm linking your sample review here instead of a new thread:
Hey misterchk, I'm still around here so you don't have the lowest of anything, that's reserved for ME!
Sign me up for the bivouac, I think I still have some MRE's from my days at Ft. Bragg and plenty of UA miles to burn to make the trip!
Good to see you up, bright eyed and bushy tailed. When Arne discusses Marriott's stellar year this morning on CNBC, he'll no doubt mention future growth, effective growth in revpar, strong group bookings in the District and perhaps even how the DC suburbs were hit by sequestration and govt. shutdown and remain soft (which is great news for us locals - hey Insiders, you can still book the Mayflower during the Christmas holidays at AAA $113/$99 pre-pay including New Year's Eve, come on down).
Here's the idea; knowing how you guys are working on that surprise party contest, let's go with nuhusker's idea for honoring the veterans/active service personnel returning home. Great rooms are available at Marriott Westfields or Marriott Dulles Suites (for a Dulles arrival) or Bethesda Marriott Suites or North Bethesda Conference (for a BWI arrival along with a trip to HQ) with enough advance notice for jerrycoin's idea of having MRIs attending in a show of support. Thank you for your consideration.
nuhusker can bivouac with me ! I didn't read the rules (what's new?!) but if that's the case, Marriott and the powers that be could choose vets that live in the DC area. I'm sure Andy will figure something out, afterall he's smart enough to know how to train race car drivers .
Your intuitive skills remain sharp. The guest reviews are now rolling in, so whereas the reviewers are Rewards members, they are not necessarily Insider participants. You may be onto something about the changing impact and Marriott's view toward Insiders. Like your regional neighbor, Andy Grove, often says, "only the paranoid survive".
A tip of the hat, my super sleuth pal.
Andy and I often have virtual lunch together. And there are some names (not that show up in my vast NSA-inspired database associated with some of them. Might they be associates, who can say? I also note that recent ones have margins that suggest a cut and paste from a word processing program that is incompatible with the one used for Insiders. I suspect fould play, alien interference, or none of the above. PS, Oracle's CEO Mister Ellison says hello too.