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Instead of Casinos This Month, Try Your Luck At The Marriott Marquis Vending Machine

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December 12, 2011 at 9:48 AM | by | ()

On a recent evening, we found ourselves in Times Square with some time to kill while waiting for a friend. Unable to think of something better to do, we headed straight for the huge eighth-floor lobby of the Marriott Marquis Times Square.

As it happened, we were also a little snackish, but didn't want to spoil our appetite for dinner (an extravagant feast awaited in K-town). So we hopped on over to the vending machines in search of something salty. Inserted the bill, pressed the button, watched the metal rings coil, and then—nothing. A pack of trail mix hung precariously from the tip of the dispenser. Sadness!

But just when we were about to give the whole machine a much-deserved headbutt, the mechanism sprang into action again to let fall not one, but two packs of trail mix. Score!

The holidays are all about giving, right? So the whole event was entirely fitting, not least because we were about to faint from low blood sugar.

In case you find yourself in the area, and want to try your luck with the amazing Marriott Marquis vending giving machine, head up to the eighth floor, exit straight out of the elevators and towards Starbucks. Turn off into a hallway from the main atrium, and find the small row of machines. Pick the second from left (above), and give it a go!

Do you have a lucky vending machine story to share? Or have you been shysted more than once? Do tell!

[Photos: HotelChatter]

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