Maybe some of you saw the recent comments by the head of IHC hotels, which includes Holiday Inns (HI) and Intercontinental (strange bedfellows for sure)?
IHC said that the demand for their rooms was up, and intimated that the price point--their lower room rates at HI -- was bringing in more business.
Got to thinking that Marriott, with a higher price point (up market is I guess the correct term) is suffering with reduced travel spending as a result. Any comments from you all?
Do we want Marriott to be HI? Hardly, but the price point issue will continue to dog Marriott and Marriott Rewards for the short term. There is a price where the hotel appears to be too cheap (I know that many of you are laughing about this)