. I am getting to the point of asking ZK to reimburse me for the time on the pool tables and the one or two Heineken's I bought him that he did not drink
Wait... Why didn't he drink the Heineken?
My favorite ZK line was the one about Chinese pre shuffled cards. I think about that conversation and just giggle like a school girl.
You are less likely to get an upgrade when your room is already comped, or when the hotel is very busy
are BBBabs rooms comped?
if so, the $20 trick has been working for her for years.
Yes I'm talking about comped rooms. When I was traveling for business, I didn't try it, because it would mess up the govt accounting to have more than a basic room on a bill, even if.the price was the same to them. (I did a lot of 1-2 wk travels, no-brainer to amortize a 20 over several nights, but govt travel is a nightmare of regulation and oversight. Not without reason, sad to say.)
Oh my God, I know!!! You can't give them a free upgrade if the room is going to say, 'Suite,' because that is going to be a problem for the bean-counters. If that was all I had, I would have to artificially put them in another room moving a guest who wasn't actually in the suite to the suite temporarily so I could print out a receipt that showed the Government employee in the regular originally booked room.
It's a firing offense. Not much else is, but abuse your travel, and you're on the street.