- Jun 6, 2005
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- Philadelphia, PA
Anyone who limits their options for vacations to ONLY one brand or locks themselves into only accepting what is in their mind an "equal" exchange based on MF expended is being shortsighted. They will probably never be disappointed, to be sure, but neither will thay ever discover the little known gems and the special places where there are no big name brand mega resorts.
I don't want to limit my life experience to some standard vacation that a brand name is known & expected to deliver. I want some adventure and unexpected memories from my travels, too. If I don't take a few chances that will never happen. How boring. Sometimes it isn't about the fancy designer decor and the swim up bar and water feature and lovely lobby. Sometimes it's all about the place. Marriott may be in a lot of major vacation destinations but they aren't everywhere. Thank goodness.
To the OP, if all you ever want is the experience that you believe Marriott guarantees you, then good for you. Stick to Marriott. But for me, no way. I have no intention of closing my mind to other possibilities.
LOL -Of course I agree with you. I have traveled around Europe staying in quaint hotels. I loved Napa - stayed in Worldmark - and it wasn't as great as Marriott - but the location! AH!
Obviously I am not going to limit my life to Marriotts. I'm not that stupid. It's just that I invested in timeshares- and currently have no extra money for vacations other than using/trading them. when I look at II's offers in Cape Cod, it's hard to find a place that would have a 2 bedroom. THEN - I would have to find a second place there to rent for my folks. If I go anywhere in the Marriott (or Hilton) system - I know i can always rent a second unit for my folks. Easy.
When the kids are older and (sniff) my parents no longer travel with us, we'll look at things differently.