I still get the daily newspaper.
Long time again I stayed at a Marriott and every morning a newspaper was delivered. The articles were very good – too good unfortunately as I would try to read all of them – but I would never get the time to finish or even start reading the newspaper from the respective day. I kept saying I’d read them during the week-end but again I’d never have the time to do this and the newspapers kept piling up. It was depressing so at some point I asked no newspaper to be delivered. I even got the bill reduced by the cost of the daily newspaper not that I cared much about it as anyway I was reimbursed by the company but I considered it a waste not to mention the depressing factor.
I stay now at a Fairfield by Marriott and initially I thought I could fast read the daily newspaper. It turned out I couldn’t. So tried to cancel my newspaper ‘subscription’ also, especially after I learned the paper is not recycled, it is just dumped in the garbage bin and this is the reason I won’t reveal the location of this Fairfield not to ‘shame’ them, after all they are nice to me; I suppose my Platinum status contributes to this too .
And it worked for a few days (i.e. no newspaper), then it didn’t so it is very unpredictable, I suppose it depends on who delivers the newspapers. When I inquired at the front desk they told me their system is different from Marriott’s and that’s the way it is and they can’t do much about it. As a matter of fact they were surprised by my request as the bill won’t be reduced anyway. For a time I thought of taking all newspapers back home plus other things that they don’t recycle at the hotel but it would be too inconvenient. However, I try to take with me the business section, and read them after a few months to see what happened with the companies the author recommended you should buy shares of, like this company I lost some 90% after I bought it following an investment recommendation from this very newspaper.