Cheap Dom Perignon in Delta Lounges and Why Do Hotels Have So Many Brands?

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  1. i’ve asked about the Dom in two Sky Lounges on my last flights. In both cases the bottle had been opened a couple of days earlier and a stopper put in the bottle. I wanted a couple of glasses for that price but i couldn’t imagine that it would be very good.

  2. Why do hotels have so many brands? My guess would be …. It creates an illusion of competition among the uninformed when there really is very little. Imagine if every Starwood was called a Marriott, Renaissance …..

  3. “Adam Ruins Everything” is a complete farce….half-truths and outright FALSITIES are marketed as truth and a heaping serving of radical liberalism is thrown in for good measure. It is an abortion adapted for television! Such a disgrace!

  4. Why Do Hotel Companies Have So Many Brands? I knew I was being fed BS when the writer couldn’t tell the (substantial) difference between the Luxury and Tribute portfolios. Oy vey.

    The article was a very wordy attempt to tell us what every road warrior already knows: Marriott wants so many brands because we are in the midst of a hotel construction boom, and it has become impossible to sell a potential franchisee a brand that already exists down the street.

    A place like Orlando could probably fill 10 Fairfield Inns, but Marriott could find anyone to pay to build the 10th Fairfield when 9 already exist across town.

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