Middle of a construction zone
Posted Jun 19, 2016
I realize the desire to maximize revenue, even during construction, but there should be some limits. The room looked out over the construction area. Workers start assembling at 7:30, rattling tools and talking, even on a Saturday, and heavy construction and machine work started at about 9:00. So forego any idea of relaxing in the room after that. The entrance is through the parking garage and the lobby is a corner of what used to be the dining room. The main page of the hotel does not mention any construction and shows outdated pictures of the property. "Renovations" are only mentioned on an inside web page, and then only in relation to relocation of the lobby. Surely Marriott/Protea are not that cash strapped that they need to charge full rates for, or keep open, a hotel that is really now in the middle of a construction zone.
The hallway leading to our "non-smoking" room was full of smoke, and the air-conditioner seemed not to work. The windows open widely, which would have been nice for getting air into the room, except for the loud music coming from adjoining clubs that continued to at least 3 AM.
The staff seem to be comping admirably with conditions that neither they nor the patrons should have to endure - or should be fully warned of in advance.
I am sure the new hotel will be very nice. The question is why not