Sitting at the hotel bar. Over hearing a boomer flash his United gold and Marriott platinum status to a millennial women. Debating if I should call his status and raise him 1k and ambassador elite? 🤔
Does anyone bring their Xbox to Marriott properties? Does it work? I know I know: “who has time to play video games?!”. Me. On a PMO project.
In a third world country for a project... my Marriott airport pickup driver hit and killed two stray dogs on the way to the hotel. I don’t even want points. What the hell do I do/say?
Redeemed Bonvoy points for my parents and brother, and got a room with 1 King bed and a sofa bed. They want to charge extra $75 per day for the 3rd person even though they are just giving a sofa ...
In nyc with a fair amount of bonvoy points.. anyone know if I can donate some of it to healthcare workers that may need a night or 2 in a hotel to prevent potential spread at home?
Looking to book 5 nights in New York on points - prefer hotel with club lounge. Ambassador Elite Marriott Bonvoy member here. Any recommendations?
Staying in Time Square for the next few weeks. Best Marriott Hotel? Between the W, Marquis, Renaissance and Edition. Biggest factor for me is room size and gym (any of them have access to a full gym?)
Need some advice. Friend of mine is undergoing chemo while waiting for a liver transplant. 1)How do I book hotel rooms wit Marriott points for him (I’m Ambassador) 2) Any easy way to get around cont..
I have CSR, Amex Plat, Amex Gold, and Amex Bonvoy ($95 fee one). Are they worth keeping, esp. CSR and Plat? For Amex Gold, they have already charged my account. Anyway to reduce the fee after the fact?
I have a ton of Marriott points and want to go on a domestic vacation (bc we can’t travel almost anywhere internationally)- anyone have any favorite Marriott hotels/resorts they recommend? I’m open to international spots too assuming Americans are allowed!
Anyone else get annoyed by the 2-3 days it takes Marriott to post points to your account? Like Delta is almost instant and when you transfer amex points its instant. Why does Marriott take so long...?
I’m going to end the year just short of the 20k required to hit Marriott Ambassador. Would it be worth spending personal money to reach it?
Can’t find any Marriott stays even close to 0.8 cents per point no matter how many times I search the Bonvoy app. What gives?
The wife is planning a 12 hr drive (cringe) with a 7 y/o, 4.5 y/o, and 2 y/o twins. Staying off property at 2BR Marriott resort on points. 3-4 park days. Feeling anxious - advice?
Planning our honeymoon. Is it worth it to spend 600k Bonvoy points on St Regis Bora Bora for 7 nights? What Bonvoy alternatives would you recommend across Fr. Polynesia, Fiji, Samoa, New Caledonia?
Romantic hotels located in the mountains / outdoorsy locations? Want to treat gf to a special time. Even better if Marriott, but not a restriction. No regional preference. Thanks!
Have 9 out of 10 years for Lifetime Bonvoy Platinum (due to Marriott SPG merger) but only have 500 out of 600 nights. Short 4 nights this year for Platinum. Should I buy these nights to lock in 10yrs?
Are there any Bonvoy properties near Lake Louise, Canada? Going skiing there in a couple of weeks!
Does this exist: A spreadsheet with rankings of hotel gyms, by city preferably. I would pay Marriott to make this
Unlock More Marriott promotion turns out to be worthless. They intrigued me by hiding it; clever to gameify it. Back to Hyatt for me! [2k points every ~2 visits is a rounding error, not a promotion]
If I book a room with bonvoy points for my parents and I won’t be there, can they still have the free breakfast?
Which properties are good for a trip to Hawaii? Both Marriott and Hyatt. This will be our first time, and know absolutely nothing about the island
I’ve found myself actively looking to avoid buying products from Made in China (Not necessarily made in the USA but just made somewhere else other than China). Even paying up if need be. I figured this made sense if I’m also actively seeking not to buy products from companies who don’t commit to social justice causes on some level. I’m doing this because I’m finding it increasingly scary how the CCP influences things; I.e., Marriott and Tibet, Rockets and Hong Kong. Anyone else doing this?
The ridiculous things we do for status. Was 3 nights short from Marriott Platinum (local projects) and found a cat 1 near my parents. 15k points for 3 nights total.Checking in and going home 😂
How much impact would terminating my oldest credit line (9 years old) have on my credit score? * Marriott Bonvoy with annual fee of $95, a waste because I never use it anymore * CANNOT be downgraded (shitty program) * oldest credit line - 9 years * next oldest credit line is 5 years old, and the third one 3 years old - all credit cards * I have no other types of loans * excellent credit score, in the 790s-800s * planning to buy a house soon-ish (but not in the next 3-6 months) Thanks folks!
Anyone go through the Marriott timeshare pitch? I would love a $250 gift card and am in no financial position to own a timeshare. Looking for some advice to get out alive 😛
Bonvoy Ambassador and lifetime titanium, have had enough with no perks whatsoever out of this and want to move to Hyatt ... what is the best way to get a status match?
Is it worth transferring chase rewards points to bonvoy? Have about 250k Marriott and 150k chase points
TFW the Sheraton employee questions if you and your SO really belong in the lounge, then you call them on their BS and they send a bottle of champagne later as an apology. That's right 👍🏾👍🏾
I was “upgraded” to a room that has a hotel flood light outside that is directly pointed at my window in the Westin. I have woken up every hour because of it. What should I ask for besides a new room?
Somehow ended up with Platinum Elite status after the Marriott/SPG merger when I was Silver. Just started consulting 5 months ago. Did the right thing and told the front desk and they let me keep it!🤗
Anyone flown United basic economy to Europe? Does Silver elite status help with the seat they assign you or are you still getting a crappy seat regardless?
Anyone ever have success with requesting AA to transfer a spouse’s separate reservation to your reservation so SO can reap elite status benefit (ie, early boarding/seat selection)?
Do you guys know what they do with used beds/furniture in hotels? Particularly interested in Westin St .Regis likes.
How is the NY Sheraton Tribeca Sheraton Hotel also where is a nice place to go out for dinner and club?
Went to the wrong hotel because the client books all travel and I was too used to going to the same one for 6 months. Oops. Also Hilton where the hell is my mini fridge? #marriot4life
Westin (that’s usually packed with business travelers) just closed their Lounge until further notice. Worker at the lounge told me she will be out of a job for the next month 😭
Who else is doing expenses on an amazing Saturday? I noticed a $50 dinner charge. Damn you Sheraton. I hardly ate anything that night.
Has anyone used preplounge to get geared up for case interviews? Have a few coming up and need a refresher. Any insight would be helpful.
Finally locked in a partner track role!! Did 2 year consulting and 2 year PE. How should I position myself differently now that I’m in this for the long haul?
Just wasted 20 minutes trying to figure out how to update my job title on LinkedIn as a promotion instead of a new position. It still sent notification to my network as a new position instead of a promotion. How’s your evening going? 🙃
Removed my partner from LinkedIn coz I was open to work .... in next 2 weeks , I was fired .... lol ... thanks ... who wanna work for a toxic partner , dining things which I care , hope things be back to normalcy .
Hi Ladies, a close friend of mine got laid off work today :( . Is there anyone that can help please? Background in product application support, marketing, business operations and project management ct
WSJ called to say I was PROBABLY going to be named “Consultant of the Year,” but I would have to agree to an interview and major photo shoot. I said, sorry, I’m too busy making Vision2020+ happen.
Has anyone here made the decision to move from consulting to medicine? Lately I have been feeling a need to truly help people and am wondering if an MD can position me to work and eventually lead in state health where I’d be able to work on large public health initiatives, similar to Deborah Birx’ experiences
I was reading about the USS Theodore Roosevelt Covid-19 cases. They had 1,100+ cases but only 3 hospitalizations and 1 deaths. Why was the outcome so much better than the general population?
Just got the call from Amazon after my Loop interview (final round, 6 hour interview) and I didn’t get the role. I thought it went really well. They can’t give me any feedback and said to wait 3 months to apply for other roles. What gives!
How much should partners be expected to communicate with one another in terms of demands on associates’ time? Should associates be managing all the way up, or is it reasonable to expect some level of coordination at the top? My firm does not have a workflow coordinator so I am curious as to how other firms handle this issue. This has been a problem at my firm which has left to people leaving after being over-utilized.
What are some example titles or roles that you have exited into in the hotel industry? 7 years of experience, MBA, just completed a year in mbb and trying to scope out options.
Anyone took up to a year off from work and then went back to consulting? How did interviews go re: how the time was spent if it was time off related to family? Fyi not that I had a kid; other reasons
Anyone have feedback on the Payer practice within Strategy&? Would appreciate hearing about the culture, projects, your experience, etc. TIA
How do you guys bring toothpaste every week? Trial sizes are expensive and every travel container I’ve bought, the toothpaste dries up in the bottle