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Info overload awesomeness!
I thought that Autograph and The Lux Collection might merge at some point too.
I didn't even know about Tribute... Guess that one might roll into Autograph as well.
LOL poor Delta!
I don't know about AC Hotels. There is one in Nola...and after bejacob did a review on one, stark and dorm like... I am not sure I want to hang out there. I think it was missing a dresser???
I will be trying out an Aloft brand next year in Munich... My sister said it was like a dorm room after staying in one and she didn't like it. I decided on it b/c it was in a better location than any of the Marriotts AND FREE laundry!!! so important! Mainly the location and free laundry sold me. I can deal with dorm for 2 nights for that.
Good read SeaTexan way to stay on your toes.
I'm tellin' ya, as Norm of Cheers said, "it's a dog eat dog world and we're wearing milk bone shorts".
Marriott tweaks the language of MegaBonus registration, policies like late checkout and upgrades are property by property, the ever challenging I.T. issues in tracking points, benefits and stays, and now, the introduction of dynamic targeted offers (to specific groups, fine; changing by the day - ouch) we have to be informed or we're going to miss out on opportunities.
Wait till all the folks who were tickled pink about the upcoming Let's Get Connected deals try to grab one of the ten vs. 90+ million competitors, and find The Machine goes on the blitz (ask pluto77) oh baby, fun time had by all .
Keep on keepin' on - Insiders, don't leave home without it.
If your Munich hotel is a spot to spend the night before a plane ride across the pond home you might want to check out the former Kempinski Munich Airport which is now Munich Hotels | Hilton Munich Airport | Munich, BY. The place if outstanding right in the midst of the airport, a 2 minute walk to the terminal, 2 minute walk to the trains to downtown and with a little shopping village right there as well. We stayed there twice and both times and loved the rooms as well as the entire hotel.
After reading about the Aloft it certainly does not sound like the JW Downtown here in H-Town, only concern about the MUC Hilton might be if they'd redone the rooms from the Kempinski.
Oh that looks great! and a perfect location if I were flying out. Do they have free laundry???
Aloft is close to the train station, a Beer Garden and Marienplatz. I'll be headed to Salzburg by train. I was going to go back to Munich after a few days in Salzburg and fly back to London but Salzburg has an airport and I can get to Gatwick for pretty darn cheep!
While we wait for the Insiders forum to be updated, perhaps the delay IAH is due to them setting up hotel reviews
Here's the latest on hotel development
Category Brand Current - Pipeline
Luxury St. Regis 37 26
W 49 37
Luxury 98 28
Ritz 96 43
Bulgari 3 5
JW 77 45
Edition 3 12
Upper Upscale Westin 215 54
LeMeridien 105 38
Sheraton 445 79
Tribute 13 26
Autograph 105 75
Renaissance 162 42
Marriott 539 148
Delta 37 23
Exec Apts 38 23
Gaylord 5 1
Upscale 4 Pts/sheraton 224 135
Element/westin 22 72
Aloft 114 150
AC Hotel 94 102
Courtyard 1080 280
SpringHill 353 150
Residence Inn 724 234
Upper Midscale Moxy 6 62
Fairfield 821 360
Protea 97 7
Town Place 293 198
erc's place 1 0
For number of rooms and descriptive narrative https://hotel-development.marriott.com/brands-dashboard/
Ha! More Courtyards! LOL dang! I guess FF are not too far behind.
My goal of staying at every JW ever is going to get a lot harder now...45 more coming.
I really don't give Bulgari too much thought. Hmmm You can't stay on points with them I don't think. I am not sure what perks we would have there either, other than earning.
great post ERC . I bet the consolidation will happen in two phases. the first as outlined in the post . But I bet a second wave once Starwood guest get use to Marriott brands and you may see Sheraton get rolled into Marriott or as you say at least reduce gradually the number of hotels. Its tough for one company to have so many brands when in many cases they serve the same customers