Below are pictures of the "lounge" benefit at the Delta I am currently staying at... a 5'x~24' glass enclosed pantry in the elevator lobby of the top floor... no seating, coffee maker, bags of chips, cereal, m&ms, nuts, cheese one night of five so far, cans of soda, etc... At a minimum "lounge" to me implies a place where it's possible to go in,… Show more
Finally went through and figured my average points per month earnings for the past 12 months in my quest to secure lifetime platinum before the change (I need points!!). I was surprised, earnings are over 1.1 million lifetime points earned since joining insiders, and about 400k in the previous 8 yrs as a MR member, so I'm wondering what others… Show more
This is how I became a MR Millionaire. Everyone's journey is different, but we all have access to a world of amazing opportunities that can create a lifetime of memorable experiences for our families and friends. I'm happy to share this Dream-setting checklist. Item Earnings Category Earnings Sub-Category Average Yearly Earning Potential My… Show more
In the past, I understood that if you didn’t maintain a level you would drop down one level. Will that still be the case? For example, I will be platinum premier (75) this year, meaning that I would keep that until February 2020. If I do not even maintain Platinum 50 in 2019, would I still be Platinum 50 in 2020. Thanks!
I found this article by Richard Kerr posted on TPG's website today and I thought it was a well-crafted and extremely poignant download of an issue that we all lament over daily (or whenever we travel), that which is the bain of every hotel-goer's existence: the ridiculous, inexcusable, unjustifiable, reprehensible overcharging of the dreaded… Show more
It is especially disappointing that Marriott is leading the way with these compulsory junk fees calling them “destination fees” at non-resort New York City. It’s utterly reprehensible and shameful that a company that supposedly sells itself on fair dealings should be leading this opaque and customer disrespectful charge. It demeans Marriott who…
I’m curious how many of you tip the front desk? I’ve given gratuities for housekeeping, bellmen, concierge, and valet, but I’ve recently heard that quite a few people leave gratuities for the front desk as well.
This is mere silliness of course, but I plan to collect key cards from every Marriott brand, then framing the collection. Most will be easy, but a few will take some planning. I should have started this long ago,but I got the idea after I stayed recently at an EDITI0N, since the key card was relatively distinct & there are only a handful of… Show more