Subject: Re: FYI Marriott Hotel NYC
Hello Ziners:

Just responding to Candice's warning about the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

I stayed there for a convention in April and I gave it a huge thumbs down because of the elevators. Location was good. Service was friendly. Rate was right.

However, I missed two of my seminars (literally.) They would not let you in 15 minutes past the start and it was taking 20 to 30 minutes to catch an elevator.

It became a joke and a conversation starter with everyone in the elevators because after staying there for a day you learned to jump in whatever elevator you could fit into, whether it was going up, down or sideways! Because of this they get incredibly packed.

I was in New York this past weekend (for the marathon!) and purposely did not stay at the Marriott. I couldn't afford to risk missing the start of the race because of the elevators.

Thanks Candice for reminding me and warning everyone to allow extra time to get to shows, etc., if you're staying at this hotel.