TLC Makes Courtyard by Marriott Feel So Damn Unpretty With Their Rider Demands
Lately, we've been digging Courtyard by Marriott Hotels, thanks to their new, functional room layouts, ever-present free WiFi, nifty media pods and their convenient Bistro cafes. But it turns out Courtyard by Marriott gets no TLC from the 90s R&B band, TLC.
The Smoking Gun uncovered a rider for the band's TLC Reunion Tour (which is just T-Boz and Chilli, RIP LEFT EYE) and after several food specifications--Nobu sushi for Chilli, turkey sandwiches with Miracle Whip for T-Boz, the contract demands suites for the singers in a "5 star hotel." A "4 star hotel" will do “if a 5 Star Hotel is not available in the applicable location.”
And more specifically, under no circumstances shall the ladies be put up in “motels, inns or Courtyard Marriot’s.” AW, SNAP.
TLC may not want no motel scrubs but Courtyard by Marriotts are certainly not on the same level as motels and inns. All you have to do is look at their room rates, which have gone up significantly in the past few years and rarely dip below $100 here in the U.S.
Oh well, TLC may not be chasing waterfalls to stay in a Courtyard but we don't mind. We'll creep, yeah, just keep it on the down low....
[Photo composite: HotelChatter]