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For the price, they need to step it up significantly. We checked in, went to our room and two guys were already in there! Hauled everything back to the desk, got an unoccupied room, the blow dryer had make-up and other crud on it and I also believe this location has mold. I had an additional odd, double charge pending on my card for a few days, which confirms they don’t have it all together. I have noticed these hotels going downhill, won’t stay here again.
First I would like to say that my stay itself was great! Very clean, nice staff, overall just nice. But after I didn't receive our incidental fee back which was $100 I first called the hotel to see if there was a problem. The man I spoke to said he saw no charges and I should expect a full return within 3 days. I thanked him and waited. After the third day I called their customer service corporate department, where I was told that I had used up my incidental fee. Umm what?!?!
I now have a case number and have to wait another 48 hours for someone else in customer relations to call me back to discuss the charges and try to find a medium. Medium?? Seriously!? I charged nothing so why am I paying for something? We didn't even use the internet! It is super frustrating to have such a nice and pleasant stay to have it be ruined over my incidental fee. A good faith gesture if you will, that in good faith they aren't returning. I've had to push back a bill because of this. So yeah pretty frustrated.
I was visiting Beijing and was going to have dinner at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido Hotel. I was at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Lido Hotel waiting for dinner at the Matrix Urban Kitchen. I was early and I went in to take a few photos of the nice environment and the untouched food for my memory. Then came a chef grabbed me to stop me from taking photo. I was upset because the staff cannot touch or grab me. I told him to get off me. He kept grabbing me and yelling at me and blocking and tangling me from leaving. There were guests waiting at the reception of the restaurant and saw me being hit and beaten up. The chef grabbed my backpack too. I fight for my way and came out of the restaurant.
I went to the front desk of the hotel to asked for speaking to a manager. The chef with another chef and another big guy in black suit came out to try to grab and beat me at the front reception desk! I got loose and ran out through the hotel front entrance to save my life from being beaten up at the hotel! I called back from the main driveway and called back 01064373388 and talked to a guest service manager Jeffrey **. He greeted me outside the hotel with another lady Rebecca. I explained everything to them and he promised to check the cctv to make sure I did not lie about being beaten up.
The chef at Matrix not only inflicted an injury on me and hurt my arms but also violated four counts of intentional tort: 1. Assault. The chef yelled at me and tried to hit me. 2. Battery. The chef grabbed my arms and physically tried to throw me on the floor. 3. Infliction of Emotional Distress. The chef kept yelling at me. There were many other staff in the restaurant and no one tried to stop the chef from chasing me and beating me. The other staff just watched and did nothing. Only another chef and another manager in black suit tried to follow him and helped the chef to grab and stopped me from leaving so that the chef can abused me and continued to beat me. All the staff were watching a show of a guest being beaten up and chased and yelled at by a chef? 4. False Imprisonment. The chef opened his arm to block me and stop me from leaving the restaurant. He tried to contain me inside the restaurant so he could beat me up.
I have recorded conversation of how Jeffrey ** at Lido Crowne Plaza and how I even kneeled on the floor and still did not believe me that I apologized and the chef still grabbed me, hit me, blocked me, assaulted me, beated me, stopped me from leaving, tried throw me on the floor. I left with a bleeding finger and strangled arm because I was grabbed and tried to be thrown on the floor by the chef.
Updated on 07/15/2018: The guest Service management refused to admit any wrongdoings nor apologize and for betrays. They not only refused to respond to my injury caused by their acts but cursed at me when I called them requesting their response and kept hanging up on me and threatened me not to call them requesting them to respond because they claim in China they consider email as public communications and they will never respond to any emails for any allegation of their wrongdoings.
So basically when you go to a Crown Plaza Hotel in China you can basically be beaten up or killed without any cause nor responsibility of the hotel. They also stated that people not staying in their rooms are not considered as hotel guests. When you visit their restaurants only but not staying at their hotel are not considered. Their hotel and the customer service manager Tina said I will be at my own risk and cursed me not to go to their hotel again or else my safety is not guaranteed because I am not considered as a hotel guest. Warning: Avoid Crown Plaza Lido Hotel in Beijing China and better avoid any hotels in the IHG Group too because for almost two months I still have not received an official reply from the corporate office of IHG after numerous emails and phone calls.
I mistakenly chose a non-refundable rate (listed under best available) and had to cancel my reservation 8 days before the stay to an injury (torn Meniscus). I contacted the hotel and was told, “No refund” and that taking it to management would not change the answer. After numerous calls with Customer Care of IHG (Brand Manager) I talked with 4 different reps. Found out, Hotel Manager denied a refund again via IHG but had the wrong name, thus, number of nights stay and wrong confirmation number. No wonder it was so difficult for IHG reps to find me in their system. Bottom line, USE caution booking with this hotel.
This is the second time I've experience very poor service from a stay at the Crowne Plaza. Once was in Annapolis Maryland when my booked (reserved) room was given to someone else even though I arrived on time for my stay. This most recent experience 3/19 was worst. My experience just solidified that I will never ever again stay at a Crowne Plaza. The room had a clogged sink in the bathroom that I reported, and the staff stated they'd have to wait to do anything about it because they didn't have the necessary tools (liquid plumber) to resolve the issue. I took that, but the other two will never go unnoticed.
Clogged bathroom sink. Horrible food for breakfast, someone really needs to step it up in this dept. I've asked 3 times for a receipt for my stay, and was told it would be emailed to me per their printer was broken. I'm yet to receive that even after calling back and speaking to (Angela) Manager or staffer on duty. This is one horrible place to stay, and although I've been stayed at several of these hotels through the years; I will never ever again spend my money with them, nor will I ever recommend them to anyone.
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Crowne Plaza Danbury - Absolutely amazed by this establishment! I was shocked by the beautiful decor and presentation! Staff was excellent and accommodating! Everything was spotless clean, rooms, halls, everywhere! It's not often to be pleasantly surprised, I will definitely be back!! Highest recommendation!!
After last night party above my room and all the phone calls that were not dealt with until nearly 3am. Called at the front desk to complain and he reassured me that it will stop. Nothing happened for the next half an hour. Called again and invited him to come to our room and listen to it. He just apologized and the volume was turned down for 5 minutes. Called again and asked him why is this allowed at 2am?? Who are those? Connected people or relatives of some managers? He just apologized again and nothing happened. Finally I called again and asked for the Manager on duty. He was very apologetic and asked if we would like to move to another room (How convenient it would have been!).
I have asked him, why don't you move the party down to the lobby or one of your many meeting rooms? He said he can't. I asked him what kind of a manager has no authority to kick out rowdy guest?? We explained to him that many guest on our floor are here on a conference and it starts 8am so he should re-think his approach. Within 10 minutes he called us back that the guests were kicked out. Finally it was quiet. The staff in this hotel is really friendly and the food is amazing. The cleanliness is appalling. If we have booked it then we would have cancelled it and moved somewhere else. This is not the standard that we expected from Crowne Plaza Kochi as we have stayed in Crowne Plaza in other countries.
The Crowne Plaza in Singapore is a great hotel right at the airport. You don't even need a shuttle. The ambiance is great, they offer good buffet, and friendly people at the front desk made everything better. Will recommend to family and friends.
The Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel was nice looking and one the beach, sure why not stay there? Because they steal your money, that's why. I was on a business trip and stayed 2 nights costing me $284.63 when they decided they were going to continue to charge me $428.16 not just once, but twice on my card in different months. What the??? Are you kidding me, this is how you treat your customers? The first time I complained and they did nothing, then 2 months later charged me again. Totaling my bill to be over $800. When my bill that I hold in my hand to this day is $284.63. It is really sad, I have told everyone I know about this and refuse to stay at any of their locations. Horrible customer service and they steal from you.
Parked at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura, as I've done for many years. When I went inside to get a ticket to let me out, the manager asked me if I was a surfer. Not wanting to be profiled I said, "No," and put me in a defensive mode. Then as he's walking out to the far end of the lot to let me out. He asks, "WHICH CAR IS YOURS?" I asked, "Why all the questions?" He replied, "It's my job." When I pulled up to the gate, where for some reason he has to manually let me out. He looks in the back of my car and said, "I thought you said you weren't a surfer." I replied, "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?" He then verbally insulted me and told me to never come back or he would call the cops.
I called the General Manager and he said he would talk to him and call me back. He Never did, so I left a message a week later. To this day he hasn't bothered to try and work it out as far as being verbally humiliated, signaled out and profiled. I'm a member of the community and spend my hard earned money all around Ventura including The CP. They have cameras all around and watch to see if you're a guest or just a Surfer parking in the lot. If they suspect you're a Surfer BEWARE your libel to be run out of there establishment.
We have had a terrible experience at this hotel!!! THEY HAVE BEDBUGS!!! We checked in which was fine. Brittany checked us in and she was pleasant and efficient. The problem presented itself in the morning at breakfast. The grill cook was very friendly. However the waitstaff was VERY aggressive! We upgraded our room to get breakfast included however we were not aware that breakfast was only for 2 of the 4 people in our room. Instead of simply telling us that, the waitress loudly told us that she had to call or go the front desk to verify. Very unprofessional! And came back and went on and on about how we were wrong! The manager came over to the table and we didn't know who she was. She had no uniform and no name tag and simply said do we have a problem... And to top it all off THEY HAVE BEDBUGS!!! DO NOT STAY AT THIS HOTEL for $170 per night it is NOT worth it!
I stayed at this hotel at the end of August, 2016. I was in a wedding and needed to be close for events. I arrived and the hotel entrance appeared clean. I was greeted by front desk and given my room key. My boyfriend and I went upstairs to our room. We went to sleep. I woke up to take a shower. I found skin and blood on the shower curtain. The front desk sent a housekeeper to clean the bathroom and remove the shower curtain. Then, we had an issue with the shower leaking and causing puddles. They sent a maintenance man. He said it was just that we needed to close the curtain properly. He was wrong. Then, I was in bed one night. I felt something bite me. The next day my leg and left side of my face was a little red. The area on my leg started to swell. I left the hotel. However, I called and explained about the bite.
I ended up having an emergency hospital visit. The bite was bad. I had to have the bite drained. It has taken almost two months to heal and I have a bad scar on my face and leg from the bites. I continue to call Crowne Plaza. They state management will call me back. However, the situation has not been resolved. They keep sending me to voicemails. They told me several General Managers have changed since my stay. Two months later there is no resolution. I have called the corporate office, locally, and customer service. Poor customer services and lack of professionalism. People will keep placing me on hold and sending me to voicemail. I will never stay at any Crowne Plaza. A hospital visit and bills are not worth the stay here.
I'm a regular customer at the Crowne Plaza in Edison, NJ and this stay was bad enough that I had to write a review. I also need to write a review because the manager wasn't helpful at all. I have severe allergies and normally the front desk staff and management ensure my room doesn't have feather pillows and the room is cleaned without chemicals. This stay for some reason was too difficult for the manager to handle. I arrived at the hotel and asked if my room was as I asked. The manager said they can't guarantee that and didn't want to help me at all.
I tried to explain why I needed my room to be this way but instead she told me I could stay somewhere else. As a frequent business traveler, I found this attitude very strange. No one before even at this hotel has made me feel that my needs were so difficult and impossible to do. I've worked at a hotel when I was in college and I know that the staff are to do whatever is in their capacity to make sure each guest has the best experience. Right now I am very disappointed in this company and although it's convenient to my job, I don't know if I want to stay there again, at least not while that manager is there.
I was there 1 night, July 23-24th. It took over an hour to even get checked in because the line was HUGE! Then front desk person said she had to check someone out to get us checked in. Once we get to our room it was dirty, had not been cleaned yet. We tried calling front desk several times, no answer. We had to track down the manager to get a new room which took another 45 minutes. When we got into our new room, it was so HOT/humid and it took forever to cool down. It was the most frustrating experience.
The amount of time wasted checking in cut into my group's plans. We had to rush. To "make up" for it the manager gave us 2 free drink tickets to Starbucks lol (by the way there was 3 of us in our group--nice!). My friend accidentally made a 6 second call without dialing 9 and even though it was clearly an accidental call, we got charged for it! Parking was $17 dollars, but I had a $25 charge pending on my account. This was the worst hotel experience I ever had and this was supposed to be one of the top hotels in KC. Laughable! I'll never go back. The rooms are nothing special either and I paid $244 for 1 night. I'm so mad!
I was there to pick up a Vietnam Vets Award for my deceased husband. They took me to the wrong Crowne Hotel and had to go back to the airport and start over to get to the correct one. The Starbucks was not open but for 4 hours a day, the restaurant was not open but 5 hrs a day, had to walk 2 blocks for food, the ice machines didn't work, there was no vending, key cards had to be replaced 4 times because they didn't work, no clean towels for room or pool area available, room was never cleaned until 2 pm, the security guard slept on the job at 3:30 am. The list goes on. DO NOT stay here!
Me and my husband who has never been to Atlanta, stayed at the above location 1/9/16-1/11/2016. This trip was a family trip. We drove from New York all the way down with my 6 yr old daughter. The day of check-out after being told our Mercedes Benz truck would be safe in the self park garage, our car window was shattered with a rock and money was stolen from our car. No one else suffered from the break-in. Just us. The hotel staff which was aware of the incident at 6 am didn't notify us before-hand. Mind you they were well aware and said so. They offered minimal assistance and no guidance to handle the incident.
I believe with the lack of care the hotel staff along with the parking garage company was in on it as well. The staff played country dumb and played the blame game instead of at least offering to comp the room for the incident. The supervisor lied and said that he was not just so he would not have to deal with the incident. I would never stay here much less recommend this hotel to anyone who does not want to be robbed by the hotel staff.
My stay at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel in VA was not pleasant from July 24-28. They gave me a room that was not sufficient even when I called them for service and they gave me mis-information on my bill when I checked out.
Crowne Plaza 5985 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045 - The management at this property is the worst I've ever seen of any of the IHG group hotels and as a result the experience is deplorable, whether it's the union picketers outside trying to ensure that the employees receive a fair wage and consequently waking you up, or the un-upgraded windows which means you'll be waiting till after 2 am to get a good night's sleep because of the proximity to the airport, or the elevators which have a brass finish that has enough grime from spilled coffee, etc. yet management refuses to clean it 3 months hence.
Then there's the racial profiling and harassment by security staff on an African-American customer which was akin to the Jim Crow experience of the pre-CIVIL rights south. How said security can manage to not only remain on the property, but also hold a seat on its executive board, speaks volumes about the ideology of management and ownership mindset. Truly, this property should lose its franchise license or management overhauled. The world is too diverse and the global traveller too important to have the Paula Dean of hotel management rear its ugly head for all to see.
Me and my two boys spent our vacation from 6/30 to 7/04 at the Crowne Plaza Universal Hotel. I am in ER right now back in NY due to an allergic reaction of bedbug bites all over my body. When we were in the hotel, I requested a different room because my boys had bedbug bites in their neck and arms. The receptionist said that the type of room we had, DID NOT qualify for a change of rooms. So, I email Expedia and Crowne Plaza Corporation. The next morning, the manager (Gaby) assigned a different room with three free breakfast cards included.
But got even worse. Now, my boys have more bites, and specially me. I took pictures and collect 3 bedbugs from our suitcases, put them in a jar with a lid. Now, I have to spend a lot of money for the exterminator! And to buy medication for the allergic reaction I am getting all over my body. While we were in the hotel, couple people dare to say that was mosquito bites probably or food allergies. But the three of us?!
Besides the bedbug problem, the bathtub was clogged, when the engineer came to fix it, black disgusting stuff came from the drain, he just wipe them, I didn't want my kids to shower there, is when I requested a different room besides the bed bugs, the receptionist said she will send a person to clean the tub, but we were not entitled to change rooms. I hope the department of Health send an inspector, is not fair for other guests besides me.
Recently my Mother passed away. As a former Edison resident and an IHG rewards member I chose Crowne Plaza of Edison as a hotel for my family and friends traveling long distance. There was probably 6-8 room utilized for this gathering. When I first arrived on March 12, 2015, there was some confusion with the booking of 3 nights vs what was on the books as 2 nights (booked directly thru your company). The front desk manager straighten out my booking for three nights with the correct daily charge.
Our stay went well. My bill on checkout for (**) $389.85 and (**) $518.48 was charged to my CITI card. About a week later, I was reviewing my CITI bill and found 5 other charges pending other than those already paid for over $400.00. I called the hotel in Edison. After being put on hold on and off for one hour, I finally spoke with ** the Front Desk Manager. She reviewed my charges and stated the best person to speak with was Mr. ** (accountant).
I called him on Monday, 3/23, and left a detailed message. Since I did not hear back from him, I called again today. This time I was able to speak with him. I explained in detail my issue. I told him CITI bank stated Crowne Plaza would have to remove the pending charges. His response was "he could not manually remove charges"; I would have to have CITI Bank call him! He didn't call me back...Why would I think he would call CITI Bank? I asked to speak to the Hotel Manager..."He's on vacation." There was no Asst. Manager on duty. So again asked for **, Front Office Manager and was put on hold again. After five minutes I hung up! Who is it I need to talk to correct my account???
The staff making the reservations did not seem to know how to address a modification to the reservation I initially made. I made a reservation then, when I called back to extend my stay, I was given a different reservation and confirmation number. I was attending an event at the hotel and was only given the event price for 1 day then when I questioned the rate I was told that I could not get it at the price for the 2nd night because I did not book it the first time. I thought about it, called back and then I was given the rate for the 2nd night, but the specialist told me that she only had me staying for 2 nights. I did not understand this and asked to speak with a manager and was transferred around and never was able to speak with a manager (not only that the specialists were rude as well as the switchboard operator, responding to me with “Uh huh.”) I then called the hotel directly and was told by Brittany that Jonathan would call me back that evening. Needless to say that never happened. I finally called customer relations and was able to make the reservation without incident. Needless to say this will not be our pick for the family reunion next year, if it is this difficult to make a reservation, there is no need to put our family through this drama.
I stayed at Crowne Plaza LAX on October 3, and October 11, 2014. The room was clean and quiet, the staff was friendly and courteous. After I returned home on October 12, I unpacked and discovered that I had left a set of portable speakers (with my address label on them) in the room. I had scanned the room carefully while packing, but the rounded speakers must have rolled under the bed, where I did not check. I called the hotel twice, talked to the front clerk and the head housekeeper and, by golly!, those pesky little speakers had totally dematerialized! No one has seen them or turned them in! I had used them the evening of Oct. 11 and I know they were left there. I told the housekeeper that it wouldn't do anyone any good to keep them because they require a particular charger and that I had that. I suppose I thought a miracle would happen and they would mail them to me. Nope. Too much trouble.
We stayed at the cp hotel in Hollywood, Florida for seven days. On August 31st my granddaughter and I were sitting at the edge of the pool when she noticed a fowl smell coming from very close proximity in the pool. The pool has a draining edge and sitting there was some human waste. Immediately I notified a hotel worker who told me that they asked him to take a picture of it. I noticed he started doing other things and show no immediate response. I went to another worker who took action immediately. One of the managers came down to the pool and proceed to remove the feces from the pool.
What I saw left me speechless. The manager and two other hotel workers took some plastic bags and put on gloves and started removing the feces with the people still in the pool. After the human waste was removed they asked everyone to come out of the Pool. Yes they closed the pool for a few hours but the procedure used was so inappropriate. I went to the desk and complained and spoke to the manager on duty. Her response was they are cleaning the pool and please not to call the corporate offices because they would handle it.
While at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare (Chicago - Nov 11 - 13, 2013) a sign on the elevator in disrepair damaged my sport jacket. When I reported the damage to the front desk staff they asked me to leave my jacket for photographs to support an insurance claim. When I went back to pick-up the jacket the staff would give me no claim information, but asked me to leave the jacket so it could be sent to their dry cleaners, then shipped to me at my home in California. I kept the jacket - no amount of cleaning was going to repair the damage. I was given no insurance claim information. I've since e-mailed the front desk manager (2x) with photos of the jacket and signs. I also called to follow-up, but they won't return calls or e-mails.
I've written the Intl Hotel Groups (IHG) corporate office and customer service, but even though they promised the hotel would respond, no one has contacted me. IHG's web site has a code of ethics - but it's easy to make the case they have none - no conscience, either. The coat is clearly damaged and the "neglected" sign the obvious cause. What will it take to get IHG to pay the claim and apologize for the appalling behavior of their staff? Any bets the signs are still not fixed?
Check in this hotel in Belem with my wife who is white and I am an African America. From the 1st day the hotel staff stirred us down with hate and disgusting looks. Worst when we were eating at the restaurant. We have never seen such a hateful stirred down in our lives. We were so scared we ordered our food brought to our room. The staff I believe must have spat in our food. We had enough and checked out. On our way to the airport we got calls from the hotel that our credit was declined and must return back. They talked to taxi to bring us back, we skipped out on our bill. Bear in mind we physically gave them three cards to pick one, American Express, Visa and Capital One MasterCard. They pick the MasterCard with a credit limit of $5000. Our total meals was only $200.
When they ran the credit card after we had left for the airport they put the wrong expiration date so the card was declined but this Crown Plaza felt they needed to humiliate us one last time ordering the Brazilian Taxi driver to bring us back. Talked to them on the taxi driver's phone, what the problem was, it turned out they entered August 2013 on Sept 3rd. The expiration on the card was August 2013 to 2016... Wow we both said. Must be dumb racist as well! How such a hotel can staff this kind of people is disgusting.
Crowne Plaza Riverwalk San Antonio - I wanted to give my parents a nice weekend get away, decided on this hotel because I really wanted to stay under $400 mark. I even walked a room which wasn't all that the king bed took up the whole room! but the front end were real nice ... so I thought. I ended up going with a different hotel, called CP to cancel the reservation, got the cancellation confirmation email and all. 3 days after the weekend, I got charged $487! I spoke to the front end supervisor who proceeded to tell me that because I gave the hotel my parents' named, it's considered "2 separate reservations." I had only canceled 1 of the 2 but for " inconvenience" they can refund $190?! Just be very careful with this hotel! I highly recommend Hyatt Del Palacio; I love Logan over there!
They overcharged my account and have not refunded all of it. I checked out of the hotel on Nov. 12th and was charged on the 15th of the same week. I requested a refund immediately on that same day. It's still not there. It has caused me to put off bills that I need to pay and has crippled my automated drafts. I had to borrow money just to get through. The manager Samantha ** and Mark ** have not been able to convince the bank of the mistake. My account was pending the refund amount last week, but now it has disappeared and not showing at all. It has been over the amount of days it takes to receive a refund and I'm upset.
I tried doing an early check-in at the Crowne Plaza on Oct. 2, 2012 at 5300 Rockside, Independence, OH. When I went to the front desk and asked the attending clerk if I could check in, he flatly turned me down. He told me 2PM is their policy. I proceeded to tell him I was here on business and had a noon meeting I had to attend. With three pieces of large luggage in toll, he made no attempts to handle my luggage or to offer me to wait in the lounge or anything. I never had this problem at any hotels I have stayed in. I must stayed in at least 10 a month! I usually have to wait for a room, only if there are no rooms available. Not the case today!
I'm currently waiting outside on a bench since 11AM in the cold rain, where I will have to continue to wait for the next several hours. I would leave but I have no car. Even the manager didn't help. I made a formal complaint to the Crowne Plaza headquarters and will continue to state my opinion of the hotel's horrible, unprofessional behavior. I missed my appointment today and on the verge of tears for their cruelty.
Customer service and Hotel Policy issues - First of all, I hope and pray that you spend time to read my account of what happened in one of your high-profile hotels. I know that people are always vying for you time, but I feel that your company missed badly in several areas. The below account covers a three-day period from June 13th through June 15th. If you look under the names Tim **, Wendy **, or Wendy **, you will see how many times we have stayed at the Crowne Plaza over the last couple of months (located in Dallas, Texas).
As soon as we got in the room, I received a call from Scott, the manager on duty. He thought I was the lady who checked in and told her that I skipped on a tab last night, and that there was a problem with me running up tabs and not paying for them. I told Scott that I heard everything he said just then. His consistent reply was, “I didn’t say anything.” I was livid. I went and worked out to blow off some steam, and it was a busy time and the people-pleaser I am, I didn’t go down and raise hell. Now this guy made false and slanderous allegations and I was not happy. I got off the phone and told Wendy what had just happened. I was seething, am I in high school? An employee, not a member of management, was calling my girlfriend and saying slanderous, false statements. Keep in mind, I just wrote a positive review on tripadvisor.com speaking to what a good job customer service had done a couple of nights earlier at the same Crowne Plaza.
I was waiting for 2 hours to confront Scott and chalked it up to him having a bad day. I then went down to the lobby hopeful of an apology or a quick resolution. Scott was whispering with the new girl when I walked up, made a point to wait roughly 20 seconds to acknowledge me even though there was nobody else waiting in the lobby. I politely asked Scott again why he called up to the room and said such slanderous things. His reply was, “I didn’t say that, I told you already.” So, I looked at Scott and the new girl, and said, “Do you know how I know what you said?” Scott’s reply was simply no. My reply was, “I have a great memory, and I was disguising my voice.” He immediately started craw-fishing (back-paddling for that north of Mason-Dixon Line) then admitted to me that he did in fact say those things. I berated him for 5 seconds, and walked away, all the while hopeful for a quick resolution.
Now this is where all of you connected to the advertising, marketing, customer service and sales verticals etc. get up and shout “Nooooo!” What happened next to this is similar to lefty choking the U.S. Open in 2006. Customer service choked. Bad! The next morning (Thursday June, 14th) I spoke with the day manager, Felicia. She took me aside, and seemed interested, took my information, advised me that she would get to the bottom of this. I must admit, she gave me a little hope the matter would be resolved. I then came down three hours later (roughly 3pm) and signed the paperwork for one more night. Later that evening (11pm), several people I had met while eating dinner in the restaurant dropped by to have a nightcap. My phone was off and didn’t return my guest’s phone call; therefore, she had some colorful words directed my way as she didn’t know why I didn’t call her back.
Being somewhat non-confrontational, I left the hotel to let cooler heads prevail. An hour later my guest left. Upon arrival to my room, I found my key no longer works. JC at the front desk informed me that I can no longer get back in the room until security got there at 7 or 8am. It was 1:30 am and now I don’t have a room to lay my head. Keep in mind, I explained to him that since I checked in and since she didn’t, that I should at least be able to get my belongings, and a place to lay my head. He advised me, that there was nothing he could do, because the reservation was under her name now (she put her card down for incidentals) and she checked out. Wow! I got corporate on the line (IHG) and the customer service representative empathized with me and advised me to go the front desk and wait for her call. When I got there, JC was engrossed in a conversation with a prostitute. She was having a minor problem and JC was very attentive to her needs. So much so that he didn’t answer the customer service representative.
She called three (3) times and he never answered the call. Even more disturbing is JC and the lady of the night were snickering and laughing at me. When she left and JC acquiesced to the customer service rep calling (this was corporate calling), he did everything (including lying) to persuade the customer service rep that I had no place to lay my head. And he did a good job, because I slept in the stairwell for 3 hours. At 7:00 am, I placed a call to the new manager on duty, Chris. Chris told me that he would look at the situation, and to come down after the breakfast. And again, dumb I thought this would certainly be rectified. At 9ish, I went down and was told by Ken that the head of security would now be talking to me. The head of security came down, pulled me aside and told me that there were two ways we could handle this now.
First, he said, we can get the cops involved. At which time, I said, “Sounds great, call them. I have done nothing wrong.” He said, “Or, I can let you get your stuff, then you can leave and never come back.” I was and still am in shock. I checked into the hotel, signed the paperwork for the room, had been there for 4 days prior, spent the night in a stairwell and now I am being kicked out for good? I did what this man asked. I left because I didn’t want ICG to lose patrons. So, my lesson learned is that if you are a door mat with IGH, then you will pay. If you stand up to them, then you are kicked out of their establishments. Thank you, guys. I followed up with calls but was shut down by both corporate and the location where I was staying. My only recourse is to publish my story and let the world know about my experience. It was not good.
The HLSR Bar-B-Que Championship at Reliant Stadium filled this hotel to capacity. There was no water when we checked in, but we were told it would be back on soon. Now at midnight when we return, there is still no water. No shower, no toilet, no nothing. There was no one at the front desk, no one answering the phone, no room service. Well, I do not feel this hotel is safe at all. What if it caught on fire? I can't believe they could deceive so many guests. No one is happy here, that's for sure. Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reliant Center.
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