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A Marriott Hotel Missteps With Mini Muffins on 9-11

September 12, 2013 at 8:54 AM | by | Comment (1)

There was a ton of backlash this year about different brands "commemorating" the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, especially when those brands were inserting their product into the "remembrance." (yeah AT&T, we're talking about you.) But this Marriott Hotel's tribute to those who died on 9/11 is just bewildering.

The San Diego Marriott Mission Valley decided to put out mini muffins and free coffee from 8:45am to 9:15am yesterday (the time span when both towers were hit by hijacked airplanes.)

A hotel guest tweeted this pic of the perplexing offering. After the photo blew-up on Twitter with folks mostly making fun of the offering but a few also thinking it was pretty offensive and cheap, Marriott Hotels then issued their own tweet-pology:

Oy vey. But we can understand the hotel was coming from a good place, giving guests a chance to remember the national tragedy together. Maybe next year, put more emphasis on the remembering and not mention the mini muffins.

What do you think--misguided, offensive or totally ok? Sound off in comments below!

[Photo: @Eclectrica/Twitter]

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Perhaps misguided but the intention was good

Sometimes we jump on the little things that people do without looking at the genuinely good intention. Of all brands out there Marriott was affected by both events at the World Trade Center . Their intent was good, that's all that needs to be said.

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