Once upon a time, I was a Marriott guy.  Marriott Rewards Gold member, loyalist, credit card holder, etc.  Marriott didn’t chase me off, I had to leave because of business reasons.  Long story short, my new job assignment surrounded me with Hilton loyalists, and it was just easier to stay with Hilton.  Nothing wrong with Hilton, mind you, I just always preferred Marriott brand hotels.  I’ve had some great Hilton family stays, and as an HHonors Diamond VIP member, I’ll surely continue to stay with them.  But this week, I’m at a Marriott hotel, the Marriott Atlanta Downtown to be exact.  It’s a small hotel compared to the gynormous Marriott Marquis Atlanta, and frankly, I like it that way.  Good location for my work, great little concierge lounge, friendly staff.  I like it here.  It won’t replace my Atlanta favorite, the W Atlanta Midtown, but I will most certainly be back here again.  I’ll post a full review once my stay is complete.  It’s good to be back at Marriott.