Be aware of the inhumane policies of the Marriott Hotels and their subsidiaries hotels.
I am having a real hard time understanding how large corporations could be so uncaring and inhumane with regards to animals. The Marriott Residence Inn in Tempe is refusing to be responsible for an severe injury to my little Chihuahua Oso that occurred at their hotel.
They claim to be pet friendly, but I guess that only applies to letting dogs stay at their hotels and they draw the line at being responsible for injuries that happen as a direct result of their door security policies.
The room doors are set to close within ten seconds with so much force as to have swept my small 10 pound dog into the metal door jam and dislocate his femur. These doors could also easily fracture small children's finger's. I asked them to adjust the setting and they responded that due to security policy they would not adjust the springs that forcefully slam the door. [continued below]....
..... I am not concerned so much with security as I am with the safety of my children and my animals.
The Hotel filed a report and contacted their insurance provider. They asked me to provide them with all of the documents that the vet gave as well as a statement as to what happened and I did so still I have yet to be contacted. I contacted them again today after my dogs hip dislocated again but they refused to address the issue and they referred me to the insurance company.
After several attempts to contact them I spoke with the Marriott claims adjuster. The Marriott Insurance adjuster told me that she did not think they would cover this injury as they felt that it was not their responsibility. She also told me she would get back to me in a week. I asked her what was I to do with this injured animal in the meantime as he needed immediate veterinarian care to re position his hip and she said that was not her problem.
Consequently, on the first vet visit on 2/14/12 I payed a $700 dollar vet bill that included xrays, sedation, hip manipulation, a leg sling and medication for inflammation and pain. I was also told that his hip could dislocate back out at any time. I was also informed that the only way to permanently fix this injury is to surgically remove the ball on the hip which will cost $1500 to $2000. Just days after the initial injury and getting him back on his feet this morning his hip dislodged again. So today my day was spent at the vet at another financial blow of $400.00 in which they tried several times to reset the hit back and each time it became dislodged so the best they could do was to bandage it and sedated him for comfort.
Unfortunately, due to the enormous financial cost of the surgery my only option will be to euthanize my beloved animal so as to ease his pain and suffering. Please pray for my family and for my dog.
Consumers need to be aware of the inhumane pet policies and dangerous door closure polices of the Marriott Hotels and their subsidiaries hotels, so travelers with small children and pets beware. This company will not take responsibility for any injuries to your animals but they will however take your money for the $100 pet cleaning fee. There are however many other truly pet friendly hotels out there but I would never recommend Marriott Hotels for pets or pet lovers. Please do your research as Marriott has many subsidiaries that go by different names.
Marriott website boasts Corporate ethics is a key part of day to day business at Marriott hotels. Clearly this does not apply to the safety of their consumers/families or animals that they serve otherwise they would not have treated my family and my pet with such blatant disregard.
If you wish to voice your opinion on this matter please contact the Residence Inn Tempe at 5075 South Priest Drive Tempe, Arizona 85282 call at 1-480-756-2122 or flood their fax 1-480-345-2802 with a letter expressing your thoughts on these heartless and inhumane business practices with regard to animals. Marriott website boasts Corporate ethics is a key part of day to day business at Marriott hotels. Clearly this does not apply to the safety of their consumers/families or animals that they serve otherwise they would not have treated my family and my pet as if we were
Thank you for Caring, We are all responsible for speaking on behalf of those that cannot speak for themselves, be the voice of the animals as the are our protectors.