I just returned from a three night stay at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Crystal City. I always enjoy this hotel and it has one of my favorite lounges but what I found out makes it stellar. Sunday evening I went to the lounge and Elizabeth greeted me in her usual friendly manner. The offerings that night included tabouli salad, pita wedges, cheese cubes, Moroccan chicken wings, tzatziki, a yummy chocolate cake and cookies.
I had my usual two glasses of wine and I saw the Honor Bar sign near the wine but no slips to fill out the amount of wine consumed. When I was ready to leave I asked Elizabeth where the honor bar slips were and she said the alcohol was free now!!!!!! Free; as in no charge, gratis, complimentary, costless, on the house, freebies, a hand out. Get my drift? I was pleased. Same thing Monday evening so it wasn’t just a one night fluke. And I didn’t make a pig out of myself but rather had my usual two glasses of wine; heck I could’ve consumed a whole bottle; maybe next time!
Has anyone else seen this? I sure hope it is a sign of things to come at other Marriott lounges.