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How does Marriott block rooms for far in the future?  (Ottawa availability 5/24/14)

Question asked by willies777 on Oct 9, 2013

Hi,

 

I am in the early planning stages of a trip to Canada and was just checking marriotts in Ottawa.  The three days that I want to stay in Ottawa turns out to be Friday 5/23/14 to Monday 5/26/14, but there is no availability for marriotts in downtown.  Specifically, the three downtown hotels have saturday 5/24/14 as Not Available for Check-In: the Courtyard, Residence Inn, and Marriott.  While it is a holiday weekend for the USA (Memorial Day weekend) I don't see any Canadian holidays, and a search on Expedia for other hotels on that day in Ottawa turned up plenty of available non-Marriott hotels.  It just seems unlikely to me that all 3 hotels are booked solid on that day SEVEN months out.

 

Does Marriott block "busy" days off far into the future?  Why?

Will they unblock it sometime in the future?  When?

 

Thanks!

Will

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