I don’t travel last-minute all that often, but tomorrow is an exception. I walked into the office this morning, much like any other Monday morning expecting to spend a full week in town. By 9:30am, I was searching for flights and hotels in Atlanta. Flights were easy, Delta it is. Hotels on the other hand, not so much. I spent most of the day thinking I would spend tomorrow night at an Atlanta airport hotel, and then move downtown for Wednesday night (this is a 3 day, 2 night trip). Don’t get me wrong, there are hotels available in downtown and Midtown Atlanta tomorrow, just none at a rate my employer will pay. So I had to suck it up and think outside the box….maybe even part with my brand loyalty.
Tomorrow, I will be spending the night at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center. Then I will move to my favorite Atlanta area hotel, the W Atlanta – Midtown for the last night of my stay. The W Midtown has some availability on the first night of my stay, only problem is that it costs about 3 times what my employer will reimburse! Ugh. So….for the first time in recent memory, I will split my 2-night stay amongst 2 different hotels. I suppose an honest to goodness status ho would do this all the time, but I just haven’t felt the need so far. In any event, tomorrow, Atlanta…….and a new hotel to review. I really like the Marriott brand, it’s just that circumstances now require me to favor Hilton when I’m not in a Starwood property. It’ll be like going home. More to say when I get to the ATL.