Oct182011

Joey Quits Marriott and Sean Fired for US flag pin

‘Joey Quits’ is a viral video of a guy who quits his job at Marriott Hotels Renaissance Providence accompanied by the ‘What Cheer? Brigade’ band.

Barbara DeLollis, writer of Hotel Check-in at USA Today has a little more background on Joey’s story.

Hotel Check-in also has another story on a fired hotel employee at the Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida that is a Kessler Collection hotels and has the distinction of being the first hotel in 2010 to become part of the independent hotels affiliated with Marriott through the Autograph Collection brand.

Sean May was fired last week from his position as a front desk supervisor at the Casa Monica hotel for refusing to remove an American flag lapel pin he allegedly had been wearing to work for the previous two years.

Here are Sean May stories from Jacksonville News.

Employee told to remove US flag pin (October 13, 2011)

Hotel fires man who wore US flag pin (October 14, 2011)

The only other interesting Marriott news I have seen in the past week is Melanie Nayer’s piece on the new Autograph Collection website with no Marriott branding on its webpages. That move might be a public relations bonus in view of this flag pin issue at the Casa Monica Autograph Collection hotel.

I particularly like the disneyesque moniker for employees at the Casa Monica hotel who are called ‘Grand Performers’.

Perhaps the What Cheer Brigade should head south from Providence to Florida!

 

 

 

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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