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Collecting on a Prepaid Room Is NOT a Layup

by Larry Chiang on May 31, 2017

By Larry Chiang

Shut up if you’re a platinum AMEX. I know that American Express fax hotels to announce your grand arrival as a VIP douchebag 🐼🐥🐳. This post is for everyone else that isn’t paying the $550 annual fee* This article is for everyone who shops hotel rates before plopping down hundreds of dollars for one night.
Problem: hotels get sketchy when you’re trying to check into a room you booked at a low rate on a third party site.
Solution: Real world insurance, #cs183RWI 

Context: I tried to check into palazzo. I booked the Memorial Day room for $150 on Expedia. Palazzo had their rooms going for $499.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Real world insurance. Not the fake kind like @StateFarm. PROTOCOL #cs183RWI I’ll leave up to you to curate. #ENGR145

Hotels are dirty revenue-climbing whores-who can blame them!? But I book a backup bc collecting on a prepaid room isn’t a layup #cs183rwi

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
If you’re booking housing, #SXSW#SB52 #FyreFestival, tech conference, #SDCC2017 or otherwise, I recommend booking a backup!!! #cs183rwi


#FyreFestival. I guarantee these girls had a larry Chiang book them backup accommodations. 


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Best example of real world insurance is booking a back up Las Vegas hotel room in case your primary bed gets soaked #cs183RWI #purpleBear


Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)

Real. World. Insurance.

Booking the @FSAustin AND +W/Airbnb/driskill/Sheraton/anything but #Austin IC is automatic IRR/ROI- That #cs183rwi…

Housing. At popular tech conferences, getting a hotel room is often an issue.

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