With my belief that Marriott is feeling their financial performance oats and thus making it more and more challenging to find significant deals or rewards perks, this show may be helpful in providing us with some insight into the corporation's thinking. The program shows the impressive worldwide operations of this highly successful firm, their effective Asian development strategy, and of great interest to me, "will explore the strange science of hotel pricing and explain why guests can pay wildly different prices for comparable rooms".
Pricing has become more segmented each year. Yesterday we discussed the Residence Inn Times Square offering prices for the exact same room ranging from the $269 AAA "Special" rate, $179 Standard, $152 Rewards Offer, and a before the scheduled time period, Seasonal Awards points discount; so it can be the wild west out there when it comes to pricing - buyer beware. Hopefully the show will better equip us as Insiders in helping each other maximize our travel dollars.