I’ll be like $400 short of the $14k annual spend for bonvoy titanium….anybody know if it is worth calling them over at year and and asking for? Would any of you just stay somewhere a night or two to hit that?
I’m at 760 nights & 9 years as platinum at Marriott…but I was at 750 nights & 9 years last year (pretty sure? Maybe going crazy). Do you have to hit 10 years as plat within a 10yr time span? Or 10 years as plat at any point in your life?
Have the old Amex Spg credit card. Am I eligible for the new Amex Bonvoy Brilliant promotion that is going on right now? 150k?
Any insight on Hilton’s Legal team (work culture, hours, flexibility, morale, upward mobility, etc.)? Considering making a move. I am very happy at my current company but underpaid (company politics are taking precedent) Seems like a decent opportunity but I am concerned about morale, among other things, given the 2020 Covid layoffs.
Done with Marriott. I’m moving to Hyatt 💯💯
I transferred CSR points to my bonvoy account yesterday. They were taken from my CSR balance but still aren’t showing up in my Marriott account.. how long does this normally take? Was hoping to book today and CSR says it’s typically instantaneously.
I often use corporate rates for personal travel and in a sample size of 20 hotels across Hyatt and Marriott, I’ve only been asked for my work badge once at a Courtyard (or possibly Fairfield). I’m leaving my firm soon, but tempted to continue to use the corporate rate after I leave since they so infrequently check. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Any Marriott all-inclusive and/or just amazing Marriott properties to visit in the US or Caribbean? I have some suite upgrades and points to burn and looking to do a short trip in November.
Going to Vegas for the first time in December. I have Marriott platinum. Are there valuable status matches I should do and influence where I look to stay? Thanks for the advice!!
Need to book a Hilton and short ~70k Hilton points …. Best way to transfer points there from partner brand or alliance?
Key West vs Miami for a baby moon in December / January? Any Marriott recommendations for a low key getaway in either location?
Marriott properties in Manhattan where to get a suite upgrade; any suggestions; 30th bday soon want to get a suite upgrade somewhere for 3 nights
Hi everyone! Any hotel recommendations (Marriott preferably) to stay in Berlin and Hamburg? Thanks!
Has anyone ever asked a hotel if they can pay for half the daily rate in order to stay at the hotel Bc you have a late night flight? Do they accommodate this? Marriott is letting me check out at 4pm but ideally would like to check out at 8pm to catch an 11pm flight. I’m willing to pay extra if they can make this happen…
Do you guys usually do mobile check in on the bonvoy app when on vacation? Is there a better chance of getting upgraded when you check in in person?
Did anyone here work at Marriott? Do they verify if you fill out an explore program authorization form?
Is Marriott doing this?
Torn on going all in on Marriott (more locations, often closer to offices and client sites) vs. Hyatt (better rewards program). Thoughts? What have you chosen?
Any other Australians feeling ripped off that we'll lose our Bonvoy status and suite nights on 1 Feb 2022 despite our borders having been closed for 18 months? I never got a chance to enjoy my perks for a non consulting trip..tried twice this year but both trips were cancelled when state borders closed! I sense an angry email to Bonvoy coming on (srsly though I feel so sad)! #firstworldproblems
Very specific question: have you been to both Westin Hapuna and Mauna Kea Beach hotel, Big Island? Which one is better for couples? Traveling on points.
Looking for recs for a hotel <$250 on or near the beach in the LA in early October - Manhattan beach, Santa Monica, maybe Venice beach. Marriott properties are either in the marina or $$$ so looking for alternative recs. TIA!
Are bonvoy discount codes easily shared? I missed making a wedding block reservation and now there are no rooms in the block available - price difference is +$50. Thanks!
Marriott Stanton or Cadillac hotel? In Miami for one night/day so ideally want to be in walking distance to good food, bars, and the beach.
Anyone successfully extend Marriott Status into 2022? Trying to avoid losing Titanium status given the lack of biz travel this year. Any suggestions?
Anyone stay at the W in Ft Lauderdale? Pictures look nice but some reviews aren’t great. Or there is the Marriott Resort close by.
Has anyone been to Bora Bora and the Maldives? I’ve been to the Maldives a few times (St Regis) and love it and also looking at checking out the St Regis Bora Bora. How do the two compare?
Which Marriott property has the best bed? (E.g., Westin Heavenly) thinking of using my 40% off code.
Are Marriott points worth redeeming for hotel stays anymore? Or is it better to just transfer to airline miles?
Thank you Marriott. So brave 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷
Please help me with your recommendations for a good resort/cabin at a drivable/short flight distance from Dallas for the long weekend! (Only preference is to be peaceful/secluded). Two places currently on my list are JW Marriott San Antonio, Miraval Austin
Starwood SPG or Marriot rewards - I have 100K in MR and 150k in SPG. I have not merged the two. is it better to convert SPG into MR or vica versa? Thanks.
Will we be losing out on our reward nights at SPG come August ? As in the rewards nights accumulated every 50 nights ..
Who else is doing expenses on an amazing Saturday? I noticed a $50 dinner charge. Damn you Sheraton. I hardly ate anything that night.
Best SPG property in Bangkok and Phuket?
Has anyone rented workout clothes at the Westin before? Thoughts on the quality/cleanliness?
SPG Hotels in India screwing me over by charging mandatory fees and taxes for NYE dinner when I can go party at better places for half the price. #thanksbutnotthanksspg
The receptionist at the westin in really cute. I want to ask her out. But if I get rejected It will be really awkward coming back here. 😔
Has anyone been close to 75 night platinum and talked your way into it? If so, how close? Debating if it's worth staying at SPG if there are better hotels since I won't get to 75.
Fuckers at Ritz Dubai have a mandatory $500/per person for a new year's dinner. Who the fuck would want that mandatory
Has anyone had Marriott gift you the next level of status if you’re only a few nights short of the requirement at end of year?
Does getting to the hotel late Monday evening mean there are less “good upgrades” available? I have Ambassador status on Marriott fwiw
Good Marriott hotel in Vegas for Christmas time? Platinum elite member hoping for upgrades.
Looks like there's new exclusive / targeted bonvoy promos out. I got 2 stays for 4500 points, coworker got same, some didn't, any other ones out there?
Woke up to hundreds of ants in my room. How much we thinking here fam? Marriott property
Holy crap, did you guys know Marriott and SPG were merging? There are integration issues on day one too! GTFO!
What’s the EY Marriott code?
Spg internet sucks
What's your favorite Marriott hotel (reasonable for business travel so Ritz and JW are usually out of policy)?
My interviewer made me interview him and kept asking me to ask all my questions and we spent 45 mins with me nodding or adding to what he said. What do you all think? Why did the interviewer make me interview him about the role?
Is HSW worthless in the job market without MBB/BBIB/FAANG to go with it? Please show your work 🙂
Are LIC Policies Jeevan Lakshya and Jeevan Labh good from an investment and insurance POV? 25 lakh rs policy pays 67lakh after 25y on maturity. Premium paid is 1.2 lakh for 23&16y resp. Suggestions
How flexible is moving into an industry focus at big 4? If I wanted to move from the core/generalist group to a specific industry like Tech, Healthcare, or F.S?
What’s the acceptable minimum time to spend in strategy consulting post-MBA to be worth it for the career boost and exit opps? Is 1.5 years enough or 2 years is minimum?
I’ve been through 5+ weeks of interviews with a company that will IPO next year and they did a bait and switch on me with the offer: it was advertised as “Head of” and then during the offer-walk-through-meeting today they said “oh btw we changed the title to ‘Senior Manager’ for this role”. They offered me a salary I made 4 years ago as a manager. They offered stock options with an exercise price TBD 1 year from now…which is when they’re hitting IPO. Is that normal for stock options?
Hi Fishes, I am basically stuck while taking a decision. Two weeks back, I have joined the big 4. Now I have an offer from capgemini offering me around 4 L more that my current ctc. Should I consider moving to capgemini considering WLB. Will big 4 release me as I am still being onboarded. Also If they ask me to serve notice, will capgemini wait for me during notice period at big 4. Please help guys.
The recruitment that is being done for project specific roles, what happens once the project is done? How's the bench system in mindtree? Do they throw people out in that case??
Anyone received an RFE on your green card application? EB1-3 applicant here; GC filed in Oct ‘19, received RFE in May ‘20. Unsure about the timeline - would appreciate any guidance. Thanks!
What’s the going salary for a new manager in the Atlantic coast? I’m seeing the low end on robert half’s salary guide is $87k. Any truth to that? Audit SL
Can someone provide referral please.
An executive director was projecting his computer today and got into some technical issues. Hence, everybody in the meeting got to see what he was watching last night - "how I met your mother" 😬😬😬
Just hit my first major milestone since starting FIRE and can’t share it with anyone I know. I increased my net worth 100k a year, on a 100k total salary, thanks to intensive saving and good investments and am proud of myself. I’m hoping with FIRE I can be out of the corporate rat race in just over a decade.
As an Asian American, have you experienced bias this year that you believe was related to coronavirus?
I have total 4.2 years of experience, I have offer from Nagarro 16.5 LPA fixed, I have received offer another company of 18LPA fixed,but I want to join Nagarro can I ask nagarro 19LPA fixed or ask for match? Any chances of getting joining bonus from nagarro or is it too much to ask? Please suggest
What is the federal parental leave policy? I’m new to government and having a baby soon. I know we’re given 12 weeks and have to sign an agreement to work 12 weeks after we return but are there other stipulations to a claw back period or how long we had to be at the agency first?