Does anyone have insight on how much negotiation room there is for marketing roles at Marriott? Manager / senior mgr level.
Portland ME: AC or Westin Hotel?
Cabo Westin or Jw?
Help! Need high end Marriott property for a beachy/relaxing vacation in late Oct (using points). Reservation at Solaz Los Cabos was cancelled due to infrastructure issues that shut down hotel indefinitely! What are the best properties out there?! Ideally in North America.
Looking for a Marriott property (I have a free night) within driving distance from Boston for a weekend getaway. Looking for good food and views. Recommendations?
Favorite dividend stocks? I currently own AGNC O SPG CVX OXLC MPW MO curious if there's even better than I could add or if I should just keep buying most of these. Thinking about dumping AGNC for STWD or ACRE
Need to book a Marriott for parents, how do I make a reservation under their name with my Marriott account to make sure I get the points. Is there a way to do this?
Marriott question: Do we need to reach both no. of nights and spend to maintain the status or just the nights?
Marriott Mattresses - Has anyone ordered the St. Regis mattress from Marriott? I am considering using my discount for that, but would love to hear reviews from others
Which Hilton property in Orlando has the best pool area? Looking for something good for kids 5-10
Has anyone used the code for Marriott employees to book a room at a Marriott property? Do they really check the ID to validate if you work for Marriott??
Has anyone used the code MMP to book a room at a Marriott property? Do they really check the ID to validate if you work for Marriott??
Going to Las Vegas soon. My friends ar thinking about staying in Caesars Palace. Are there any status matching programs I should look into to get a better deal/upgrades at hotels there? I'm diamond at Hilton and Gold at Marriott. TIA
It’s everyone’s favorite Marriott commercial
Looking to vacation next summer in Greece and Italy with the fam. When you all book on bonvoy points do you reserve the room just for yourself or do put the actual number of people? When I search for just 2 people staying the room, there is availability to use bonvoy points. When I search for 3 people(6y/o kid) nothing is available. The same in Athens, Rome & Naples.
When you’re booking a hotel in a small town with no Marriott / Hilton / Hyatt, what app do you use to search and discover hotels? Do you book with that app or still go direct to the hotel company?
For first time visitors, which Hawaii island would you recommend, for 3 full days? Even better if you have hotel recs (prefer Marriott if possible).. Thanks so much!
After previously confirming I was set for a 4:00 PM late checkout at a Marriott, I was rudely awakened 4 times around noon by housekeeping, ignoring the do not disturb sign, and the front desk calling asking if I was staying more nights. I worked the night shift and barely got any sleep before my long flights. How many points?
Anyone exit to Marriott HQ or have experience working with them? I’ve received an offer and am curious of others experiences. Thanks in advance!
Marriott Orlando hotel options, will be cash, don’t have enough points left. Just me and my 3.5 year old daughter doing Disney and parks: 1. Marriott Harbour Lake 2. Renaissance Seaworld 3. JW Grand Lakes 4. Orlando World Centre Votes? Or other recommendations?
If you had ample Marriott points and ample Delta points, what would you do? One “go all our trip”? Several smaller trips? What’s the best way to maximize value of points?
Traveled to Houston for work, Marriott I’m staying at is hosting a high roller house builders association party at the hotel bar. Should I try and crash in the name of client development?
Hello friends! Looking for some insight in Miami. I’m planning a trip there for the first week of November and will be attending the Miami Seed Food and Wine Festival. There is not a lot of details on where the events are happening, but several mention Regatta Park/Coconut Grove. I’m trying to figure out where to target for a place to stay. I have a bunch of Marriott and Amex points I would like to try to use but no special standing. Would appreciate any recommendations!
Best Marriott hotel and location to stay in NYC for a weekend? Looking to optimize for food, night life, and daytime exploring. Thinking Times Square but not sure.
Downtown Philly: Element vs Aloft vs Autograph Notary vs Westin vs other higher end Marriott properties in the downtown area for about 40k Bonvoy points? And…Element vs Autograph collection in general? Not real familiar with these sub brands.
Thoughts on getting a hotel credit card? Thinking about the Bonvoy Boundless (3 free night sign up offer). Gives you a free night each year and better status for $95/yr Any reason not to get it? - Don't travel for work anymore. 3-4 vacations per yr - Have a CSR already - Typically stay at Marriott properties - Not concerned about the 5/24 rule. Don't plan on getting a bunch of new ones
IHG Premier Card or Marriott Bonvoy Boundless? Both have annual fees under $100 and decent perks. I haven't been traveling since before covid and currently don't hold status with either brand. Which is better?
On track to honeymoon to Europe in May. Plan to use all the Marriott & United points from 5 years in consulting. What are the best 3-5 locations for Marriott in Europe in may? I see Santorini is already booked solid. Mallorca? Venice?
Any recommendations for a mattress? Cheaper the better (although I’d love the Sheraton, I can’t afford $$$$)
I can book Marriott hotel room using points for my relatives? The reservation still shows my name and I am not able to add names of the people who would be staying there.
lol here’s something for y’all to laugh at. I checked into The Ritz at Half Moon Bay for a staycation. Turns out the city’s waters out. I should’ve stayed home...
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
Who has tried the Double tree cookie recipe?
Favorite Marriott or SPG hotels in DC?
Hertz SPG status match with points double dip is a game changer. Deuces Avis. 5 Star for Plat. Pres Circle for Plat100.
Hilton wouldn't let me in to the executive lounge even tho I have status and front desk verified at check in and check out I had access. How many points can I ask for?
Prob been asked but how do you best use Bonvoy points. Debating 60k/night in Iceland or saving up for 85k/night Ritz in Caymans (or something like that). Generally what level to spend the points?
Does IHG do a status match with either bonvoy, Hyatt or Hilton? Any contact or link I can request on
Platinum in SPG/Marriott. Which SPG or Marriott property would anyone recommend in Dubai? Planning to be in Dubai during New Year eve..
How is westin resort at Cancun ? I received an offer from SPG for a discounted 5D/4N stay and trying to decide if I should book it. Thanks!
Has anyone been to the ritz Carlton in Cancun? Is it in a good location? Thoughts on your experience?
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!!
Best SPG property in Manhattan? Midtown area near Times Square / Grand Central / 30 Rock (excluding St. Regis)
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.
Have one night in wine country without accommodations planned. Anyone have insights / experience in Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance vis a vis Westin Verasa Napa?
Any reason to wait to merge my SPG and Marriott accounts? I was thinking to hold off until hitting plat on both accounts to count towards 2 years for lifetime status but not sure if that even works
How do MBB PE exit opps differ by office ? Given the global staffing model, can a McKinsey & Company BA pursue SF/ NYC/ BOS PE if they are tagged to any American office?
My partner and I are thinking about moving to NYC! Are there any CW jobs there right now or is it totally oversaturated from layoffs?
BETC Paris for Creatives? How is the work life balance, culture, pay and do they hire from outside france?
Hello everyone, Does anyone use 12.9 iPad (with a magic keyboard) as a “second workstation”? For example: lightweight typing machine when you need to work on an email or draft a document, or just join a conference call. My primary machine is MacBook Pro 16 but it’s a bit balky and I’d prefer not to take it with me when I’m leaving for a vacation.
Best LAX shuttle service? Used Uber for every trip, but would prefer something with terminal pickup. Might as well book both ways elsewhere. Cost not the biggest factor but reliability.
Hi all, my H1B got approved today and I am waiting on the actual physical notice. In parallel I have a L2 EAD extension request in process. My H1B is valid from oct 1 only. Can I withdraw my L2 tomorrow? Is it okie if I am out of status for nine days? I am worried that the L2 will get approved. If it does get approved, what do I do?
Been here several years. Only just clicked to me how predatory Big 4 are. Business model is to use cheap, underpaid labor from college grads who can't go elsewhere or pay debts. Churn em and burn em.
Does anyone know of where to find remote part time work opportunities for older Indian women? My mom was a part-time after school teacher but has not been doing that due to covid (dad is high risk). I’m having her do some online typing lessons to get her to be a faster typer, maybe find her a data entry gig. She does not want to do nanny’ing / babysitting. She’s a great teacher though and she’s trilingual (Telugu, hindi) - anyone know of where to find opportunities?
I used to be passionate about my firm’s people. Loved coaching junior folks and paying it forward with all the great mentoring I received early in my career. But my firm’s values and senior leadership priorities have incentivized a purely numbers vs people culture. It’s made the job so much less fun and personally fulfilling. Anyone also struggling with this and any advice?
Deloitte offer says up to 31% AIP, but realistically, what % can I expect? Manager role.
19 years ago today, I was giving a pitch at Canadien Tire in Niagara Falls. The meetings were cancelled, but the borders were closed and I could not return to the US for 3 days. I ended up driving my rental car home to Denver and was there before any flights were up.
I feel I lost my social or communication skills because of WFH! Does anyone feel the same way? Sometimes when ppl wanted to have small talks with me, all I wanted to do is to finish that conversation ASAP. It seems I lost the interest to whatever others are saying. Really need some advice here😭
Anyone feel like they are conditioned to always try harder, do better, etc? I'm having such a hard time dialing it back (I want to do this for my own mental health). I want to be okay with just being average, but it's like I'm working against myself...I don't know if it's just a consulting thing, but it's taking A LOT of effort, and I hate feeling like I'm letting ppl down, but ppl let me down all the time lol.
Posted this on the consulting bowl, but here's a comp survey I made. Trying to get more responses from folks in industry (only a handful so far). Not a commercial venture; data is just my own curiosity and desire to do some light analysis. Pretty interested in what the cross tabs tell me https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGHoBn8qXfoS5SfcYUzxIMqscoFrLsKtk5oNYthQGCXHqmFw/viewform?usp=sf_link
There’s a scene in the 3rd season of the west wing where josh is talking to Leo about wanting to go away on vacation to Tahiti with a woman he’s dating. Josh is reluctant to take time off, as a lot..
Have you ever seen one of the nicest, most talented, hardest working people get fired for no good reason. Really breaks my heart about how heartless this industry can be ☹️
How valuable is the AWS cloud practitioner and AWS solution architect certifications if I’m coming from a consulting role where it wasn’t applied much practically, even though company is Health IT . I have a high technical aptitude but I’m wondering how much weight do they hold as far as new opportunities if I haven’t used them in work but understand them well enough to speak through the information and pass the certs. Any insight is helpful only been in a consulting 1.5 yr and want to expand
Stay diligent, friends. I just checked one of last week’s hotel bills and found a misc charge for in room dining that I most definitely didn’t use. I wonder how many of us don’t notice these charges?
Best consulting firms in Houston for Healthcare?
Anybody have experience with Monta and Farer? I want to get a new watch soon to commemorate a new job/promotion. Looking at the monta atlas blue dial, also the Farer chrono-sport manual and Farer world time.