10 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2015 9:17 AM by joshm RSS

Where can I find Coke products in CL?

clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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A recent trip to Atlanta involved the following exchange between me and the clerk at the gift shop at a Marriott:

 

Me:  Looks like you only have Pepsi products?

Clerk:  That's what we have here in the case...

Me:  I can't believe that I am in Atlanta and you don't have Coke products!  Isn't that some sort of heresy?  Atlanta = Coke, right?

Clerk:  Oh, I can get you Coke products.

Me:  Can you get me a dietCoke?  I will pay anything!!!

Clerk:  Yes, they are in the back.


Clerk returns with a cold dietCoke for me and charges me the same cost as the Pepsi products.


What is going on here?  Was this a contraband dietCoke?

 

I have heard a rumor that some of the CLs actually serve Coke?  Is this true?  Which ones.

 

I go to a week-long conference at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, and I am usually one of the few people who has a car.  So I stop at the Publix and stock up on Coke products to bring back to the resort.  Every year, people I don't even know come up to me and say in a hushed voice that they heard I might have a dietCoke they could buy.  It's a cottage industry!

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  • Re: Where can I find Coke products in CL?
    702rugbyref Platinum
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    I support Pepsi products.

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  • Re: Where can I find Coke products in CL?
    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    The Henry (an Autograph property) in Dearborn, Michigan has Coke in the CL. It was enough of a rarity at Marriott CLs that I noticed it.

     

    If I recall correctly, some products from both Coke and Pepsi were available, though not a wide variety.

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    • Re: Where can I find Coke products in CL?
      702rugbyref Platinum
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      I think my recent stay in Denver West had Pepsi products but also Dr. Pepper...not sure if that is Coke product or not. I also think they had Sprite.

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  • Re: Where can I find Coke products in CL?
    joshm Member
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    Coke vs. Pepsi, the classic fizzy beverage debate.

     

    Good post, clebert. I've never really thought about these offerings at properties. I try to stay away from soda, but it's darn near impossible. Having said that, I typically lean Pepsi, but enjoy a cold Coca-Cola from time to time.

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  • Re: Where can I find Coke products in CL?
    Jsucool76 Gold
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    I find most properties have coke IF YOU ASK for it.

     

    Marriott has some type of deal with pepsi, but a lot of hotels carry coke and just cant display it proudly.

     

    During my stay at the ritz PG city, the club attendant came up to us and almost in a whisper said "I have coca cola products in the back, if you want any let me know"

     

    It felt like we were breaking the law.

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    • Re: Where can I find Coke products in CL?
      clebert Platinum 21 Reviews
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      Haha!  This explains the back room stash of dietCoke in Atlanta.  Now I will not be afraid to ask. 

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