I've stayed at a few non-Marriotts (NMS) in my career, as have many of you. While this is not a scientific poll, can you tell me what you've liked and not liked at the various NMS that you've experienced.
I've found that Fairmont Hotels (based on a few stays) is top of my list for all things hotel-like
Reasons: excellent whatever you want we can do attitude on the part of staff, rooms that are very very nice, and wonderful food.
Four Seasons, where I have less experience and stays is second.
Price in this case begets service that is very much above an beyond amazing. Shoe shining, valets on the floor, car service--you name it they do it.
Last, but certainly not least some Intercontinental hotels are also excellent.
Amazingly each of the hotels has a unique ambiance, a distinct character. Like the other two above, the service is what makes the stays enjoyable.
Anyone else care to rank them (even if the ranking includes Marrriott branded properties?)