Pretty cool, two days before check-in and I'm already given the option to do the following (can't submit until check in though):
Also, I have the option to "opt out" of maid service for 3 nights at a time and 500 points per night. The new function looks really excellent, if it works properly it's going to be a fantastic additional benefit! Will report back on the upgrade, which is the part I'm most looking forward to.
The Marriott mobile app upgrade had some difficulty uploading. The app timed out multiple times, and I got several error messages before finally getting it to load. I had to power my phone on and off 3 times to finally get it to work. I sure hope the new features work better than the initial experience.
The new room upgrade notification feature sounds great - will be anxious to see it in action this month and, of course, skipping a day or two of housekeeping for the points will be cool too! I am wondering if the Pointslut badge conjured up in another thread could have a "messy multiplier" for the most points earned by skipping out on housekeeping services. It could have wings like a military decoration - I can't draw a dustbunny, but that's what I am envisioning!
Personally I am just seeing it in the app center on my iphone. I check it weekly to see what apps I have on my phone and ipad are ready for updates. Updating the app now and it took 15 seconds. Staying at the Marriott in Dublin OH this weekend-anxious to see if it works as mentioned.
I was using the app this week. Its is now asking if you would need a late check out. This is new. But for this option you have to remind the point when you arrive at the hotel. I also received a notification when the room was ready. But nothing about upgrades.!! So if you want to be upgraded it seems that you need to go to the hotel an ask for that . We will see in the future
I really like the new no-housekeeping points and have used them three times in the past two months. The points come in handy and I have no problem re-using the same towels. Additionally, it saves the property a lot in human and material resources. This is one idea whose time has come.
pilam76 I just used the new app for my stay this week the first time. I must say I am really pleased with the way it worked! They notified me of my upgrade to a larger executive room, gave me the chance to check in early and guaranteed check out late, and arrange for pillows, towels etc for the week. While I didn't use it this time, the chat feature seems useful when you are onsite and need something in a pinch. So long as everything we've agreed to works, this will be an outstanding start to the week's stay! Good work by the development team!!! It's really nice to be looking forward to the upgraded room without having to politely ask at check-in.
nationwide Did the notification specify the upgrade to the larger executive room or just tell you that you have been upgraded?
Checked in online yesterday( had reserved regular room) and got:
Larger Guest Room, Corner, King, City view
Glanced at reservation today before departing for airport and now it is back to a regular room. Grr.
Concierge lounge access, Guest room, 1 King or 2 Double, City view
vickisocal so you got upgraded then day of check in got notification it was back to being a regular room?
I used the new app to check into the Renaissance in OKC several weeks ago and even though the app had the correct dates, when I went to pick up my keys (which seems to take just as long as when I don't check in ahead of time - but they did have my early check-in ready), they confirmed that I was checking out Thursday. No, I said, I'm checking out Friday. We confirmed that we were both looking at the same reservation number. They added the extra night, so, no harm not foul, but it made me wonder how on earth the dates got changed.
I too used the skip housekeeping for points. I only had them come once half way through my stay. It worked out well. It wasn't available at my Residence Inn last week. I think it is only available at some hotels.
I've used the APP for some time now to check in and check out and have actually been quite disappointed with it lately since the supposed upgrade. I usually request additional bath amenities (shampoo, conditioner) and have done it a number of times recently through the APP and it has been ignored every time. Also, I never get the notification that my room is ready so not sure how good the APP really is. The Hilton Honors APP is much better and you can do a great deal more with it. You would think that Marriott with it's concern for its brand would want to have the best APP in the business. I for one am not impressed.