Post your questions here re MR Program....

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  1. sophiegirl
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    If you are new to the Marriott Program, and have a specific program related question, post it here. Those of us with MR experience will (hopefully [​IMG]) be able to give you an answer or send you to the right place!
     
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    I have found that booking groups can capture a good rate (lower than other options) . . . have you ever tried setting up a group and then only having one room of the group actually get reserved?
     
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    if you do not honor the minimum # of rooms the rate will revert. There are so many ways to legitimately get decent rates, why bother with deceit?
     
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    As the contractor, I have not seen a revert clause for booking less than the allotted number of rooms.

    As part of of a group res, I usually go find a better rate. My most recent experience showed the group res was better (10%!) than anything I could find.
     
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    Perhaps I am not understanding your question...for how can you book less than an allocation? Isn't the allocation what creates a group rate? And if you only use one room, then how is it a group?
     
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    So the distinction is between a formal group with attrition, etc. and for this type of situation where the group reservation is a date and property specific discount code for a block of rooms.

    Once the deadline passes, the rooms go back into the system. So, if only one room uses the discount code, it is still technically a group.

    Just an inefficient Marriott system flaw that I wonder 'aloud' about. If you haven't come across it, no harm no foul!
     
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    Was blind, but now I see....
     
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    Interesting idea. How big a group is required? 10 room nights?
     
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    10 it is - Marriott Meetings
     
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    Thanks for the link.
     

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