👓 Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You. | Reason

Read Are You a Woman Traveling Alone? Marriott Might Be Watching You. (Reason.com)
How hotel chains became the new frontier in the surveillance state.

The gist of the idea here is interesting, but the surveillance state it creates and the stupid amount of money it sucks up that could be better spent somewhere else. Where is the humanity in creating our society? Why create such fear in thousands of people for such little in return? There’s so much more to say about this, but I just don’t have the energy.

👓 Welcome to Hotel Alhambra! | ColoradoBoulevard.net

Replied to Welcome to Hotel Alhambra! by Melissa Michelson (ColoradoBoulevard.net)
Let’s face it — Alhambra is a nice place to live, but it hasn’t proven itself a coveted tourist or business destination for overnight stays, and if another hotel is to be built, or if the hotel-idea is even to remain in the Draft-Environmental Impact Report (D-EIR), the rationale for doing so needs to be reliably supported by current and accurate data.

While some of this analysis is interesting, it seems like a bit of sound and fury. I’d have to think that any reasonable corporation considering coming into the community is even better aware of the implications and current/future market. Unless the city is going to do the financing of any new hotels, I suspect that the market forces will take care of the issue going forward and there isn’t much to worry about.

👓 The hot topic: What are your rights when a hotel has overbooked? | The Guardian

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Linsey McNeill: Since we highlighted the case of a reader who arrived at a Paris hotel to be told his room was no longer available, we have received several letters from people who have had similar experiences.