I understand why Marriott would scale back in room phones but am mystified by the latest trend. I stay at a lot of Courtyards on business and have noticed that many have eliminated the desk phone leaving only the bedside phone. I would personally prefer leaving the desk phone but imagine that some may use the bedside phone for wake up calls? Either way, whichever phone that remains, could it PLEASE be a speakerphone? I will occasionally use this phone to participate in conference calls while working from the room and mobile phone speakers leave a lot to be desired. Anyone else agree?
Also, I am seeing fewer and fewer hotels with luggage stands leaving me to use the coffee table or couch. In this day of possible bed bugs transfer i prefer having a luggage stand to rest my luggage, plus I can leave it in one place rather than moving it around.