In June 2009 Marriott launched a new system to centralize rate automation. The enhanced capabilities enable auditing of high volume accounts to ensure negotiated rates coincide with published rates. This interview with Marriott provides a perspective that I found interesting: Marriott Lightens Load Via Automation: Streamlines Rate Loading Process To Curtail Renegotiations
Thanks for finding this and posting.
This is another example of being efficient and effective in a very competitive marketplace. It is interesting to read that Marriott has taken this step. Hopefully there is some spillover to smaller accounts--like us--in the near and mid-term.
Don't get me started.