Today, in Hospitality News

“All aboard, we’ve been waiting for you-uuuuu”

I guess that Marriott didn’t finish reading those articles about the Cajun Navy rescuing people:

HIGH AND DRY Tourists on hurricane-hit Caribbean isle of St Thomas left ‘stranded’ when Marriott rescue ship refused to let non-guests board despite having ‘200 spare seats’

A spokesman told the Mirror: “On Friday, Marriott was able to secure a ferry to transport about 600 of our guests from St Thomas to Puerto Rico.

“These were guests who had to stay behind after the airport closed in advance of Hurricane Irma.

“The ferry departed St Thomas Friday, September 8, with the Marriott guests on board.

“There were a number of additional people gathered at the dock who were not our guests who also expressed a desire to leave St Thomas.”

They go on to explain what they are doing to mitigate the PR damage from this oopsie moment:

“As a company, Marriott places a priority on the safety and security of our guests, but we also have a long tradition of looking out for the greater community.

“In this case, we weren’t able to help and as grateful as we are that we were able to transport our guests, we are saddened that we were not able to do the same for more people.

“We continue to work with local authorities in St Thomas to help support the relief efforts there.”

“…like sending out some boats to look for bodies,” Marriott did not say.

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5 Responses to Today, in Hospitality News

  1. HarpoSnarx says:

    “In this case, we weren’t able to help and as grateful as we are that we were able to transport our guests, we are saddened that we were not able to do the same for more people.”
    Here’s hoping you’re sadder when guests choose the Bates Hotel chain instead of you disingenuous fucks.

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  2. jaysus fuck; the captain of that ferry should be stripped of his command. As a ship captain he has a duty to rescue if possible. They were there…on the dock ready to go, tight window or not.

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  3. Nora Daly says:

    We stopped staying at their properties in 2008 after they donated millions to get Prop H8 passed.

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  4. Bruce388 says:

    It’s OK as long as Marriott offered their thoughts and prayers.

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