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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Some little hubs off I-95 there are like ten and they're all identical. Homewood suites. Courtyard. Four Points. Then the "first movers" Super 8 and whatnot. I always drive to each front desk (as each'd be 2mins away) and price compare on walk-in rate. Kinda fun actually lol

Never stayed at a LA QUINTA though. I'd like to- mostly if just to broaden my opportunity to say "LA QUINTA."
"La Quinta" is Spanish for "next to Denny's"
post #84377 of 85782
Also, can we stop making the top news story whether this fucking third string quarterback wants to stand or sit for the national anthem?? JFC.

He's prolly going to get cut before the season opener. Let him practice his fucking civil disobedience in his living room for all I care
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Got stupid drunk last night with some friends and got into a verbal slap fight with some girls. These girls sat down and started talking to us and I was telling a story. I used the word "female" and the one girl said, "first you should stop using words like female that are demeaning to women." I honestly fucking hate people like this and I turned up the asshole to 11. In the end they really hate me. Fuck them.

These are people that will however refer to men as "males."
post #84379 of 85782
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Why do hotels need so many different brands anyway? I get having an upscale brand and a mainstream brand, maybe even a budget brand, but that's 3. Hilton has like 10-12 different brands!!!


Most hotel companies like Starwood, Hilton, Reidor, Choice, BestWestern etc. are franchise businesses, where they own the prop.co and then do a leaseback to the op.co. The op.co is owned by the franchisees, who then pays franchise fees to the hotel company as well. So even though the franchisees are competing amongst each other the mother company makes $$$$$ no matter what.
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I get how the franchise model works, but I still don't get why the mother company would want to spend x10 on marketing support for each brand. It would make sense if they each has a defined niche, but these chains are all indistinguishable. I spend like 20% of my working life at a Hilton or Starwood property - I get that a Conrad or Waldorf is upscale....but I have no idea what all the rest of this shit is
post #84381 of 85782
2 reasons.

1: there's a limit to how many Mariotts you can have in one city. If a town has 100k hotel rooms and each hotel has a 1000 rooms. You either need A LOT of Mariotts or a bunch of different brands with 2-3 locations each. Which solution do you think is better.

2. A lot of companies have caps on the numbers of stars the hotels they stay at can have. Downgrading to 4 stars and raising price can actually mean more dollars. Also people like to shop around thinking they got a deal.
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Still skeptical 🤔
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I spend like 20% of my working life at a Hilton or Starwood property - I get that a Conrad or Waldorf is upscale....but I have no idea what all the rest of this shit is

"Starwood. Eugh. Just a Marriott in sheep's clothing."

http://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-clears-marriotts-acquisition-of-starwood-hotels-1467031627

:P
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During an ice storm ,while traveling across country, in the early 70s I limped from El Paso to San Antonio  where pulled the engine and replaced the clutch and throwout bearing of a VW bus in the parking lot of the first La Quinta Inn ever built

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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Thank you for your kind words, everyone. My friend passed away last night. I'm trying to focus on the silver lining, which is that I don't think she suffered much. And if she had survived, I think her quality of life would have been something she wouldn't have wanted.

I just read this. Horrible.
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After my experience tonight, I am convinced that our pets feel the emotion of jealousy.
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Still skeptical 🤔

Do you think, they would do anything that didn't make them more money, than they would otherwise.
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I think they all leaped into that traveling salesmen, motorcycle club, visiting the inlaws, discount airline type hotel model at the same time.
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Lady in front: So I'm not able to pick it up?

UPS guy: No, it's on a train right now.
Lady in front: I really need that package by tomorrow, I can't pick it up any other time, it'll be too late.

UPS guy: I'm sorry, but that's out of our control.

Lady in front: Is there anyway to contact them?

UPS guy: No, we can't contact them, nor do we know the number of the conductor on dat train.

Lady in front: Do you know the location of the train? or what train it's on?

UPS guy: Miss, your package is on that train, that train is out of our control. Now if it were on one of our trucks stationed here, that MAY be possible, but this is out of our hands.

Lady in front: Is there anyway I can get to the train?

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