OFFICIAL - Embassy Suites (former Federal Reserve)

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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cityscape wrote:I will agree that about 4-6 years ago there were some definite quality control issues, but in the past 3 years I've had nothing but clean and high quality stays with great service. My issue with Marriott isn't the main level brand, it is all the sub-brands that are extremely cheap and lacking.
They have 30 brands. Which main level are you talking about? It’s not setup as a low-medium-high

Longer stay is a different series of tiers for example.

https://www.marriott.com/marriott-brands.mi#ourbrands

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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"Marriott". Courtyard, Residence Inn, Fairfield Suites, etc.. I have not had many positive experiences.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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well marriott owns SPG now. RIP lucrative SPG point program. footprint was the only thing legacy marriott had over legacy starwood imo. i'd take the average sheraton i've stayed in over the average marriott. much better loyalty program/implementation, too. of the brands downtown, i am a fan of marriott's ambassador. nice facility. very good service. restaurant/bar leave something to be desired, but that's more or less to be expected.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Any news on this? I walked by today and was reminded how necessary this project is even if it just meant clean sidewalks

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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I complained about the developer again and the city still has done nothing. Does that count?

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Oh and we passed the two year anniversary of them both doing absolutely fuck all. I was not invited to any birthday parties.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Nothing is going to happen with this huh?

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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geeman68 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:26 am
Nothing is going to happen with this huh?
Given how many hotel rooms have come online just since it was "revived", I doubt it.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Lane drop in place on both 10th and Grand. Traffic control permit says "construction on The Reserve". No plans on Compass so I assume this must just be maintenance?

EDIT: An interior demo permit was issued 10/19/18. So...this is moving forward albeit slowly?

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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I'm sure that sidewalk closure will only be for 14 days.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Though it does look in that photo like it's been hosed down, the cynic in me thinks they closed the sidewalk just to stop people from calling 311 about it.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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I'm calling 311 more.... Concrete barriers going up now on 10th

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Single lane drop has now become a double lane drop. Perhaps only while they install concrete barriers?

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Wait, I walked by and I'm pretty sure there were concrete barriers two lanes out, one lane traffic. (And still lots of pigeon crap.)

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Yup. Friday they were installing them at lunch.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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KCPowercat wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:45 am
Yup. Friday they were installing them at lunch.
I'm sure they take the city code so seriously that one lane is to set up construction, and the other to set up a walking lane. Lol

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Can anyone smarter than me look up if there are any permits for the North lot there?

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Sorry to triple post, but this place is disgusting. I'm guessing what we're seeing here is interior demolition and we'll see hoses coming down this side of the street.

I hope the neighbors are ready because this place is infested with rats.

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Re: Old Federal Reserve (925 Grand)

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Walked by earlier today and could see lights on inside. Impossible to make out any details though

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