One More Note from Florida
This is not related to Florida per se, I just found out about this in Florida.
While I was looking for a hotel in Fort Lauderdale I stopped at a Courtyard hotel in the airport area. They were sold out. But they did not say that there is a Fairfield hotel just around the corner. That hotel appeared to be almost empty. Both chains belong to Marriott. I wish Marriott had better integration and could direct customers to other Marriott hotels in the area if they do not have any rooms available.
Later I found out that the Courtyard and Fairfield chains operate as separate entities. So what does Marriott do itself?