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Old 06-19-2014, 11:30 AM
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Default So you arrive at your hotel........

And it's closed.

I'm currently working on a massive project in DC @ the Southwest Waterfront. We have occupied an old 3 story hotel for our field office since 5/12/14. In 3 years it gets torn down as part of phase 2.

Last Friday a German couple was out front on their cell phone and I asked "May I help you?"
She says they had a room booked for a week. Apparently, Expedia kept booking rooms here even though they were notified in January the hotel was closing. Today, a couple Australian gentlemen walked up to my sliding glass door (my office is poolside) and asked "What happened to the hotel that was here?" I told them it was closed last month. I asked them if they booked rooms too and he said "Yeah, for a week, through Expedia."

I would think Expedia made good and found these folks some rooms but who knows.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:42 AM
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Hey its great to get the absolute lowest price, and not have to spend time on the phone talking to a live person that works at the hotel, telling them your info, waiting for them to enter the reservation, take down your credit card and other info, and all that other stuff that takes time.

While it is easier to use your hand-held device (as well as the ability to obtain a discounted price), quickly punch in a few items to secure your reservation, you do run the risk of this sort of thing happening on occasion.
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Old 06-19-2014, 12:01 PM
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Hey its great to get the absolute lowest price, and not have to spend time on the phone talking to a live person that works at the hotel, telling them your info, waiting for them to enter the reservation, take down your credit card and other info, and all that other stuff that takes time.

While it is easier to use your hand-held device (as well as the ability to obtain a discounted price), quickly punch in a few items to secure your reservation, you do run the risk of this sort of thing happening on occasion.
Yep. I suspect there will be more disappointed folks as we approach July 4th as this is a prime viewing spot for the fireworks in DC.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:29 PM
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Throw out a couple of mattresses in a room and start charging.
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Old 06-19-2014, 01:41 PM
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Tell them room service is optional
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:16 PM
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*knock* *knock* "room service". (remember the movie Tommy Boy?)

Tommy boy
Richard-Room service, you want pillow?
Tommy-No pillow me need sleepy.
Richard-Room service, you want blancky(sp?)
Tommy-ME NO WANT PILLOW! ME NEED SLEEPY!
Richard-Room service, you want jack-off?
Tommy-What the hell kind of hotel is this?
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I believe those sites pull their information and inventory form the host site - hilton, Hyatt, etc.... The hotel owner needs to pull the inventory off so this doesn't happen...
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I believe those sites pull their information and inventory form the host site - hilton, Hyatt, etc.... The hotel owner needs to pull the inventory off so this doesn't happen...
They did. Back in January.

For kicks, I went on Expedia and searched Channel Inn. At least now they say it's sold out

Got a good laugh at some of the reviews, too!

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Old 06-20-2014, 03:54 AM
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I never even knew there was a hotel there. What are they going to do with that building?
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Throw out a couple of mattresses in a room and start charging.
There ya go....
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I never even knew there was a hotel there. What are they going to do with that building?
Currently we have our field offices and temporary space for Capitol Yacht Club on 1st floor, renovating 2nd floor for design team offices and the 3rd floor is for developer.
In 3 years when phase 1 is complete, the building gets demolished for an office building.

Here is a web site: http://swdcwaterfront.com/office/off...ighborhood.htm
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Start renting rooms! With limited services of course
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Where was Captain Obvious?
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Originally Posted by Just1more View Post
Currently we have our field offices and temporary space for Capitol Yacht Club on 1st floor, renovating 2nd floor for design team offices and the 3rd floor is for developer.
In 3 years when phase 1 is complete, the building gets demolished for an office building.

Here is a web site: http://swdcwaterfront.com/office/off...ighborhood.htm
WOW! That is going to be pretty cool. I didn't even know about that. So are they going to relocate the fishmarket or just close it down?

DC really does have a lot of poorly used space that needs to be built on like that.
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WOW! That is going to be pretty cool. I didn't even know about that. So are they going to relocate the fishmarket or just close it down?

DC really does have a lot of poorly used space that needs to be built on like that.
Currently, there are no plans to do anything with the Fishmarket, other then give them a new parking lot. Those are actually just floating barges. The web site really doesn't do it justice. The model (which cost $250 grand) of the entire project really captures what it's going to look like but it's in crates in one of the existing conference rooms until I finish the Marketing Space. It is VERY finely detailed w/ lights and colors and textures.
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